Electric Guitar Documentary from Commotion If you were going to make a documentary on the electric guitar and feature three guitarists, which three guitarists would you pick? Davis Guggenheim

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Electric Guitar Documentary

from Commotion


If you were going to make a documentary on the electric guitar and feature three guitarists, which three guitarists would you pick?

Davis Guggenheim chose Jimmy Page, the Edge and Jack White. The film is called It Might Get Loud and debuts at Cannes next week.
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Felder Tells All

from the Orlando Sentinel


Eagles guitarist Don Felder has written a book that documents the highs and lows of his previous flight with the band. Felder says Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles (1974-2001), is his way to leave cautionary "signposts" for younger readers about what not to do.
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Guitarist Leo Jackson dead

from The Tennessean


Guitarist Leo Jackson is dead at the age of 74. Family members say he shot himself. Jackson had performed with Jim Reeves, Alabama and Hank Williams, Jr.

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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