Milwaukee Jazz Guitarist dies from jsonline.com You may not know the name of William H. Ruddy Jr., but his tale is certainly an interesting one. This cat turned down

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Milwaukee Jazz Guitarist dies

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You may not know the name of William H. Ruddy Jr., but his tale is certainly an interesting one. This cat turned down a gig with Oscar Peterson and played with many greats, including Frank Sinatra.

Guitar Assault

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Real violence isn''t funny, so we''re certainly not making light of this situation -- just linking to it. Some dude named Gibson attacked someone with a guitar. For reals.
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Busking 101

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They say busking is something every musician should do at some point to be humbled and truly in tune with their stuff. Some coinage can help, too. Here''s a guide.

A blind horse wouldn’t be impressed, but this beautiful, double-horned instrument with one-of-a-kind engravings helped make luthier Tony Zemaitis famous.

Though they never reached the commercial success of some of their peers, the Faces have no doubt earned a place as one of the seminal rock ’n’ roll bands of the late ’60s and early ’70s. Combining influences as varied as instrumental funk à la the Meters, traditional folk music, and a heavy dose of rhythm and blues, the Faces brand of rock ’n’ roll can be heard in some way or another in the music of countless bands that followed. After the Faces folded in 1975, all five members went on to continue making great music, but their chemistry together was undeniable.

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We polled our readers to find the coolest guitar shops in the US, and here are the first half of the results, in no particular order.

The 20 Coolest Guitar Shops in the US, Vol. 1
"We asked PG readers what is the coolest guitar shop they've been to in the US. And while long-gone favorites like Manny's Music (New York) and Black Market Music (San Francisco) came up again and again, there were even more current shops topping readers' favorites list. We compiled the 20 most mentioned stores and quickly realized there were too many great photos we'd have to cut in order to get them all in one gallery. So here's the first installment in no particular order. If you're wondering where your favorite is, it may be coming next time, or we might not be aware of it, so feel free to leave your faves in the comments section."

A recreation of George Harrison's '61 Sonic Blue Strat, hand-painted in psychedelic Day-Glo colors and affectionately named “Rocky.”

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