Guitar Idol from Guitar Idol Attention Brits! Check out this new online competition for guitarists. All of the voting is done by the fans. There are a lot of videos to see,

Guitar Idol

from Guitar Idol


Attention Brits! Check out this new online competition for guitarists. All of the voting is done by the fans. There are a lot of videos to see, so it''s worth checking out even if you''re not interested in entering.

A Very Flashy Bass

from SlapYak blog


This guy bought a cheap bass and installed LEDs to make it flash with the music. The blog shows you just how he did it with nice, big pictures. Awesome, we''ve been wanting to do this forever....

Guitars from Household Items

from NewJersey.com


Ted Crocker makes guitars from things he finds lying around the house. He was also commissioned to make a guitar for the upcoming Honeydripper movie. Pictured here is his cigar box/walking cane guitar with a Jagermeister slide -- perfect for those of us with a few vices.

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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