Vintage Guitar Investors from Business Standard As if that late-fifties Les Paul couldn''t get even further out of your reach, a UK investment company is considering adding a "Guitar

Vintage Guitar Investors

from Business Standard


As if that late-fifties Les Paul couldn''t get even further out of your reach, a UK investment company is considering adding a "Guitar Fund" to invest in vintage guitars.



A Man and his Martin

from NaplesNews.com


When this man''s 1963 Martin D-18 needed some work, he remembered the guitar''s lifetime warranty when he purchased it. Unfortunately, he forgot to hold on to the receipt. Read about his interesting journey to get his Martin fixed, along with a short primer on the origins of the C. F. Martin Guitar Company.


Les Paul Trophy goes to Scott Wimmer

from ESPN

The winner of this year''s Pepsi 300 bagged a Les Paul for the win. Despite the gawdy Sam Bass artwork that only a race fan could appreciate, the Nashville race''s Les Paul trophy is among the coolest awards in sports.

Guitars and fast cars go well together -- open wheel racer Lewis Hamilton is an avid guitar player.

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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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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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