Larry Carlton to Hold Class in London from The Guitar Institute On Wednesday November 19, 2008, Larry Carlton will be headlining a blues-focused master class, running from 6.00 to

Larry Carlton to Hold Class in London

from The Guitar Institute


On Wednesday November 19, 2008, Larry Carlton will be headlining a blues-focused master class, running from 6.00 to 9.30pm, hosted by the Guitar Institute in London in association with Guitar Getaways Awaydays. While its located across the pond, why not make a vacation out of it? For more information on the event, visit here.

Iowa''s Surf Ballroom US Landmark

from contactmusic.com


Just down the highway from the PG editorial offices, the legendary Surf Ballroom & Museum in Clear Lake, Iowa, has been granted as an official rock n'' roll landmark. Of course, this venue is where Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper all last performed before "the music died." While the Surf Ballroom still holds concerts and events, its never been the same since that fateful night. For more information, go here.

Campbell American Guitars Showcase

from campbellamerican.com


Campbell American Guitars and Mr. Music present an afternoon performance by Guitarist extraordinary, David Fiuczynski, with Evan Marien on Bass and Jovol Bell on Drums. David will be showcasing his new Campbell American “Fuzix” double neck guitar. There will be several other Campbell American models for the interested player to check out including a single neck version of the Fuzix and their new RJ Bass Guitar. For more information, go here.

Linda Manzer and Pat Metheny’s collaboration on the Pikasso guitar proves that a good creative chemistry between luthier and client can lead to extreme innovation!

Photo by Brian Pickell

The construction of your dream guitar can be a fun journey, but learning the language is essential.

You’ve visited countless websites, played as many guitars as you could lay your hands on, and zeroed in on the luthier that resonates most with you. You’re ready to take the plunge and your next step is to have a conversation with the builder. You’ll both have lots of questions. Be sure to listen and let them guide you through the process. This is when the fun begins.

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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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Gibson 1960 Les Paul 0 8145 is from the final year of the model’s original-production era, and likely from one of the later runs.

The story of 1960 Gibson Les Paul 0 8145—a ’burst with a nameplate and, now, a reputation.

These days it’s difficult to imagine any vintage Gibson Les Paul being a tough sell, but there was a time when 1960 ’bursts were considered less desirable than the ’58s and ’59s of legend—even though Clapton played a ’60 cherry sunburst in his Bluesbreakers days. Such was the case in the mid 1990s, when the family of a local musician who was the original owner of one of these guitars walked into Rumble Seat Music’s original Ithaca, New York, store with this column’s featured instrument.

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