PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Normandy Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to Normandy's newest model, a "chicken pickin'" Alumicaster. The Alumicaster is Jim Normandy's take on tele-style guitars. Its a hollowbody guitar made of aluminum. There are aluminum blocks under the bridge and where the neck bolts onto the body. The pickkups on this model are a Seymour Duncan Classic Classic (bridge) and '59 (neck), but pickups, pickguards and fretboards can change per player's request.



PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, for NAMM 2010 where she visits the Normandy Guitars booth. In this segment, we get introduced to Normandy's newest model, a "chicken pickin'" Alumicaster.

The Alumicaster is Jim Normandy's take on tele-style guitars. Its a hollowbody guitar made of aluminum. There are aluminum blocks under the bridge and where the neck bolts onto the body. The pickkups on this model are a Seymour Duncan Classic Classic (bridge) and '59 (neck), but pickups, pickguards and fretboards can change per player's request.
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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.

The latest in EHX's 9 Series is designed to turn guitar tone into a string ensemble synthesizer.

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