Half-million Dollar PRS Guitar? from eBay 3/17 UPDATE: On Sunday, we reported on a seemingly-normal PRS McCarty Soapbar guitar (pictured at left) that was selling on eBay for $544,544.99.

Half-million Dollar PRS Guitar?

from eBay


3/17 UPDATE: On Sunday, we reported on a seemingly-normal PRS McCarty Soapbar guitar (pictured at left) that was selling on eBay for $544,544.99. The auction has since been removed from the site, prompting us to further wonder just what was behind the high price.

Guitar Hospital at SXSW

from KVUE


With so many artists descending on Austin, guitar troubles were inevitable. "Guitar hospital" to the rescue. Here''s a nice article with an accompanying video.

Priority Mail Amp

from Consuming Worship Blog


Okay, here''s an amp that really delivers. (Sorry, couldn''t help it.) We''ve covered some oddball amps, including the coconut, among others... so we figured we had to mention this one, too -- the Postal Amp.

Can a bona fide funk guru help design a better Klone?

Wide range of gain. Very useful EQ.

Doesn’t do the Klon clean boost as well as original.

$349

Jackson Audio The Optimist
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Jackson Audio’s pedal collaboration with modern funk hero Cory Wong could have taken a few different paths. Considering Wong’s style, a compressor would have been an obvious choice. Instead, the Optimist is a dual overdrive that builds on a Klon-inspired baseline, adds a second overdrive, and has a clever EQ to create a super-flexible overdrive. Named after Wong’s second album, The Optimist suits Wong’s exuberant and fun-loving personality. But it also describes the way you might approach a gig with this pedal in hand. Together, the two separate overdrives and active EQ give you enough tones to cover almost any gig this side of Slayer cover band.

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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

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How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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