DIY Acoustic Pickup from Instructables While we''re not sure how this will ultimately sound (the website simply describes the sound as "one of a kind"), it''s fairly inexpensive to

DIY Acoustic Pickup

from Instructables


While we''re not sure how this will ultimately sound (the website simply describes the sound as "one of a kind"), it''s fairly inexpensive to do and the instructions are thorough, so we could see ourselves spending an afternoon with the project.

Jimmy Page Les Paul Custom Available

from Guitar Center


The recreation of Jimmy Page''s long lost Black Beauty guitar comes from Gibson''s custom shop with full VOS treatment. Though the Gibson Custom Shop website has few details yet, pics and specs can be found at the retailers Guitar Center and Private Reserve. Even if you don''t have the $6000, the pictures are worth a look!

The Upside to Guitar Hero?

from Yahoo


Though the game has been met with a near-universal disdain from guitarists (and near-universal love from gamers), some neutral sources are finding that it might actually be good for the music industry. This local news station talks with some people who think it is helping sell guitars as well.

Hank Garland Video

from The Aristocrats Blog


Here''s a gem: some old footage of the late, great Hank Garland and Eddy Arnold. Eddy jokes that he''s testing Hank with a line on guitar, who responds by playing a faster, more complex version of the lick. Eddy''s response? "Oh no, man, you go too crazy with it." Priceless.

Equipped with noise reduction and noise gate modes, the Integrated Gate has a signal monitoring function that constantly monitors the input signal.

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Luthier Maegen Wells recalls the moment she fell in love with the archtop and how it changed her world.

The archtop guitar is one of the greatest loves of my life, and over time it’s become clear that our tale is perhaps an unlikely one. I showed up late to the archtop party, and it took a while to realize our pairing was atypical. I had no idea that I had fallen head-over-heels in love with everything about what’s commonly perceived as a “jazz guitar.” No clue whatsoever. And, to be honest, I kind of miss those days. But one can only hear the question, “Why do you want to build jazz guitars if you don’t play jazz?” so many times before starting to wonder what the hell everyone’s talking about.

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A modern take on Fullerton shapes and a blend of Fender and Gibson attributes strikes a sweet middle ground.

A stylish alternative to classic Fender profiles that delivers sonic versatility. Great playability.

Split-coil sounds are a little on the thin side. Be sure to place it on the stand carefully!

$1,149

Fender Player Plus Meteora HH
fender.com

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After many decades of sticking with flagship body shapes, Fender spent the last several years getting more playful via their Parallel Universe collection. The Meteora, however, is one of the more significant departures from those vintage profiles. The offset, more-angular profile was created by Fender designer Josh Hurst and first saw light of day as part of the Parallel Universe Collection in 2018. Since then, it has headed in both upscale and affordable directions within the Fender lineup—reaching the heights of master-built Custom Shop quality in the hands of Ron Thorn, and now in this much more egalitarian guise as the Player Plus Meteora HH.

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