Olson Guitars from WCCO Been wondering about that letter "O" on the headstock of James Taylor''s acoustics? It stands for Olson. Here''s a profile of Jim Olson from Minneapolis

Jim Olson

Olson Guitars

from WCCO


Been wondering about that letter "O" on the headstock of James Taylor''s acoustics? It stands for Olson. Here''s a profile of Jim Olson from Minneapolis news station WCCO -- be sure to check out the video.
Stanley Jordan

Whatever Happened To Stanley Jordan?

from DenverPost.com


Stanley Jordan burst onto the scene and blew us away but eventually disappeared. Well, almost. Here''s a snippet that brings you up to speed on the man who made Eddie''s hammering look easy. 
Jack Savoretti

Win a Martin

from gigwise


We know you love contests for free gear (don''t forget to sign up for ours), so we thought we''d pass along a link to this contest from our friends at gigwise. Their Martin giveaway is part of a promotion for the release of a new single from Jack Savoretti.
Andy Spencer

Player profile: Andy Spencer

from newstimes.com (Danbury, CT)


Here''s a nice write-up on a guy in Connecticut who does some pickin'' and works as a janitor to pay the bills. More power to him. Be sure to click on the audio clip.

This rare English Tonemaster was made circa 1957.

The Valco-produced English Tonemaster is a rare, lap-steel-inspired gem from the 1950s—when genres and guitar design were fluid.

The 1950s were a peculiar time for the electric guitar. Innovators, designers, and tinkerers were pushing the boundaries of the instrument, while musicians were experimenting with various playing techniques and sounds. There was an evolution of sorts (or de-evolution, depending on your slant) from solidbody “sit-down” guitars, like pedal and lap steels, to “stand-up” or “upright” solidbody electrics. If you look at an early Fender catalog—let’s say from 1953—you’ll see the Telecaster (and Esquire), the Precision Bass, and then a whole bunch of steel guitars. There was a shift underway, and many manufacturers began to blur the lines of what a guitar should look, sound, and play like.

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PRS Guitars and John Mayer officially announce the PRS SE Silver Sky, an affordable version of the original with PRS trademark bird inlays and three single-coil pickups.

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