More kick-ass live shots from the star-studded homage to Jimi.

Billy Cox, the last living member of both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, dons his best Hendrix getup and channels the spirit while popping out some bass lines on “Stone Free.”

We bring you a second look at the Experience Hendrix Tour, which launched in Dallas on March 11, 2014, and wrapped up in Minneapolis on April 8. Why part two, you ask? Well, we answer that question with another question: Can a guitar player ever have too much Hendrix? Here’s a look at what went down at Detroit’s Fox Theater on April 3, 2014. Our sources report that it was an inspiring display of loud guitar and drums: A celebration of an icon for the ages.

This rare English Tonemaster was made circa 1957.

The Valco-produced English Tonemaster is a rare, lap-steel-inspired gem from the 1950s—when genres and guitar design were fluid.

The 1950s were a peculiar time for the electric guitar. Innovators, designers, and tinkerers were pushing the boundaries of the instrument, while musicians were experimenting with various playing techniques and sounds. There was an evolution of sorts (or de-evolution, depending on your slant) from solidbody “sit-down” guitars, like pedal and lap steels, to “stand-up” or “upright” solidbody electrics. If you look at an early Fender catalog—let’s say from 1953—you’ll see the Telecaster (and Esquire), the Precision Bass, and then a whole bunch of steel guitars. There was a shift underway, and many manufacturers began to blur the lines of what a guitar should look, sound, and play like.

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PRS Guitars and John Mayer officially announce the PRS SE Silver Sky, an affordable version of the original with PRS trademark bird inlays and three single-coil pickups.

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