David Gilmour Strat On Its Way from GPGG Finally, the rumors have been substantiated. David Gilmour''s official website broke the news of his "Black Strat" Custom Shop instrument, with

David Gilmour Strat On Its Way

from GPGG


Finally, the rumors have been substantiated. David Gilmour''s official website broke the news of his "Black Strat" Custom Shop instrument, with further details coming from Dolphin Music''s Guitar Player Gear Guide blog. We''re in for a regular version and a relic''ed version -- and apparently neither will be so limited that only the President and the Pope can get one. Yippee!

Cream Reuniting Again

from Contact Music


Looks like Eric and the boys are getting back together for a one-night-only performance as a tribute to drummer Ginger Baker. With the monstrous success of reunion tours like the Police, we''re crossing our fingers for more than one night.

And in "Still Not Real Guitar" News...

from The Escapist, Digital Journal


This just in -- Rock Band creators claim that Guitar Hero''s gameplay isn''t as faithful to the music. What''s rock without catty feuds?

More exciting, an air guitar legend (yes, apparently air guitar has legends), had to have a toe amputated after a particularly rowdy performance. Now that''s rock n'' roll! Kind of.

Random Guitar Tidbit: The Guitar Fish

from Wikipedia


For those of you that don''t frequent your local aquarium, you may not be aware that there is such a thing as a Guitar Fish. Well, now you are. But don''t let this children''s story misinform you about the animal''s origins.

A bone nut being back-filed for proper string placement and correct action height.

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to change your acoustic guitar’s tone and playability.

In my early days, all the guitars I played (which all happened to be pre-1950s) used bone nuts and saddles. I took this for granted, and so did my musician friends. With the exception of the ebony nuts on some turn-of-the-century parlors and the occasional use of ivory, the use of bone was a simple fact of our guitar playing lives, and alternative materials were simply uncommon to us.

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Johnny Winter's Burning Blues by Corey Congilio

Learn to rip like one of the all-time masters of modern electric blues.

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