Van Halen''s Guitar For Sale from 100 Percent Vintage Auctions Okay, it''s not the guitar he used on the first album, but hey - this opportunity isn''t too shabby. One

Van Halen''s Guitar For Sale

from 100 Percent Vintage Auctions

Okay, it''s not the guitar he used on the first album, but hey - this opportunity isn''t too shabby. One of Eddie''s main stage guitars from the 5150 tour is for sale. It''s being sold by Kevin Dugan, EVH''s tech for 25 years. Starting bid: $25,000. Go here to view Kevin''s statement and auction link.

50 Ugliest Guitars


Ever see a mom with a butt-ugly kid and wonder how she loves it? She does, obviously, as do people who play butt-ugly guitars. At least we assume they do. Gawk away, here.

Robert Plant Agrees to Rejoin Zeppelin


After passing on the idea of a reunion tour just over a week ago, Robert Plant has changed his mind. Apparently once Plant heard the band was auditioning for a fill-in singer, he realized they were serious and it prompted his return back to the band--so says the Sun, anyway.For more information about the tour and band comments, visit here.

Hall Of Fame Announces Nominees


It''s that time of year again--the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has selected its final list of nominees... Jeff Beck, Metallica and the Stooges are among them. Go here, to check out the rest of this year''s list.

It’s not difficult to replace the wiring in your pickups, but it takes some finesse. Here’s a step-by-step guide.

Hello and welcome back to Mod Garage. After numerous requests, this month we’ll have a closer look at changing wires on a single-coil pickup. As our guinea pig for this, I chose a standard Stratocaster single-coil, but it’s basically the same on all single-coil pickups and easy to transfer. It’s not complicated but it is a delicate task to not destroy your pickup during this process, and there are some things you should keep in mind.

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The emotional wallop of the acoustic guitar sometimes flies under the radar. Even if you mostly play electric, here are some things to consider about unplugging.

I have a love-hate relationship with acoustic guitars. My infatuation with the 6-string really blasted off with the Ventures. That’s the sound I wanted, and the way to get it was powered by electricity. Before I’d even held a guitar, I knew I wanted a Mosrite, which I was sure was made of fiberglass like the surfboards the Beach Boys, Surfaris, and the Challengers rode in their off time. Bristling with space-age switchgear and chrome-plated hardware, those solidbody hotrod guitars were the fighter jets of my musical dreams. I didn’t even know what those old-timey round-hole guitars were called. As the singing cowboys Roy Rogers and Gene Autrey strummed off into the sunset, the pace of technology pushed the look and sound of the electric guitar (and bass) into the limelight and into my heart. Imagine my disappointment when I had to begin my guitar tutelage on a rented Gibson “student” acoustic. At least it sort of looked like the ones the Beatles occasionally played. Even so, I couldn’t wait to trade it in.

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Need an affordable distortion pedal? Look no further.

We live in the golden age of boutique pedals that are loaded with advanced features—many of which were nearly unthinkable a decade or so ago. But there’s something that will always be valuable about a rock-solid dirt box that won’t break your wallet. Here’s a collection of old classics and newly designed stomps that cost less than an average concert ticket.

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