The Most Popular Instrument in the World? from Voice of America Here''s a radio piece (mp3 and script) exploring the question, what is the world''s most popular instrument?  Metheny

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The Most Popular Instrument in the World?

from Voice of America


Here''s a radio piece (mp3 and script) exploring the question, what is the world''s most popular instrument? 

Metheny

Metheny Review

from Daytona Beach News Journal


Despite this being a very surface-level review, we see it as an opportunity to remind you to catch Pat Metheny on his current tour if you can. Bassist Christian McBride is downright ridiculous and, of course, Metheny is from another planet. Drummer Antonio Sanchez rounds out the trio nicely.

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Armstrong Plastic Guitar Factory

from icCoventry.co.uk


Rob Armstrong may be one step closer to mass-producing a plastic guitar that has been generating buzz in the UK for several years now.

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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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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