PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Soloway Guitars room. In this segment, we get to check out Soloway's brand new hollowbody guitar, the Single 15". Jim Soloway describes his newest model, the Single 15", as the "hollowbody killer." The guitar has a 15" lower bout and a design that involves a neck block that extends to the bottom of the neck pickup. There is also another small block under the bridge. The rest of the body is completely hollow. The guitar is available with a 25.5" or 27" scale length, standard (1 11/16" at the nut) or fingerstyle (1 13/16" at the nut) spacing, and with six or seven strings.



PG's Joe Coffey is On Location at the 2010 LA Amp Show where he visits the Soloway Guitars room. In this segment, we get to check out Soloway's brand new hollowbody guitar, the Single 15". Jim Soloway describes his newest model, the Single 15", as the "hollowbody killer." The guitar has a 15" lower bout and a design that involves a neck block that extends to the bottom of the neck pickup. There is also another small block under the bridge. The rest of the body is completely hollow. The guitar is available with a 25.5" or 27" scale length, standard (1 11/16" at the nut) or fingerstyle (1 13/16" at the nut) spacing, and with six or seven strings.
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Intermediate

Intermediate

  • Demonstrate a variety of drone guitar techniques and approaches.
  • Examine drone points of reference from an array of genres.
  • Learn how to use standard, drop D, and uncommon alternate tunings in drone contexts.

Playing a melody or solo with a “drone” means playing over just one note or, in some instances, one chord. Besides playing without any harmonic accompaniment, it is about as simple a concept as one can image, which also means the possibilities are endless. We’ll look at ways to use drones in a variety of contexts, from ancient to contemporary, blues to metal, traditional to experimental.

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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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