PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Tanglewood booth. In this segment, we get to see the Ironheart IRT-Studio and IRT-15H and see and hear the Tony Iommi Backstage Amp. For more NAMM '13 video demos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1500 other videos online, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com/video



PG's Rebecca Dirks is On Location in Anaheim, CA, at the 2013 NAMM Show where she visits the Tanglewood booth. In this segment, we get to see the Ironheart IRT-Studio and IRT-15H and see and hear the Tony Iommi Backstage Amp.


For more NAMM '13 video demos or to watch one of Premier Guitar's 1500 other videos online, be sure to visit http://www.premierguitar.com/video

Oh no—it finally happened! Now the big question: How long before my verve for guitar recovers from Covid?

This past Sunday I awoke to a very un-Sunday sensation. Hovering on the edge of consciousness, as yet still incapable of contemplating what Sunday mornings are for (lounging in bed till coffee’s made and lunch plans are set, of course!), I was suddenly struck by a godawful stench. As one does, I wrinkled up my nose, lifted my head to look around in disgust, and took a couple more sniffs to see if … I don’t know—maybe I’d dreamt it? Or woke up incontinent? Then I tasted the putrescence. Then … nothing.

Fuuuuuuuck.

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We polled our readers to find the coolest guitar shops in the US, and here are the first half of the results, in no particular order.

The 20 Coolest Guitar Shops in the US, Vol. 1
"We asked PG readers what is the coolest guitar shop they've been to in the US. And while long-gone favorites like Manny's Music (New York) and Black Market Music (San Francisco) came up again and again, there were even more current shops topping readers' favorites list. We compiled the 20 most mentioned stores and quickly realized there were too many great photos we'd have to cut in order to get them all in one gallery. So here's the first installment in no particular order. If you're wondering where your favorite is, it may be coming next time, or we might not be aware of it, so feel free to leave your faves in the comments section."

A recreation of George Harrison's '61 Sonic Blue Strat, hand-painted in psychedelic Day-Glo colors and affectionately named “Rocky.”

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