keith richards

Keith Richards is the undisputed master of rock ‘n’ roll rhythm guitar. But who’s his best partner in the “ancient art of weavin”: Brian Jones, Mick Taylor, Ron Wood … Ry Cooder? We’re going through our favorite Stones guitar songs culled from studio albums and bootleg live recordings, with help from guitarists Chris Forsyth and Glenn Mercer of the Feelies.

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Eric Clapton’s 1958 korina Gibson Explorer on display is likely the second one he owned, which was acquired in the early ’80s. His more famed Explorer appeared on Slowhand’s 1975 live album, E.C. Was Here, and traveled the world with him on his 1974-’75 tour.

Photo courtesy of Frist Art Museum

Nashville’s Frist Art Museum’s new exhibit, Storied Strings, presents iconic guitars in wood, steel, paint, photography, and sculpture. The show runs through August 13 but catch a preview here.

Nashville, TN — Celebrity guitars, classic 6-string designs, photos of musicians from Woody Guthrie to Prince, paintings, and other works of art comprise the Frist Art Museum’s Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art, which will be on exhibit through August 13. It’s the first show to explore the instrument’s symbolism in American art, from the early 19th century through the present, and includes 125 beautifully curated works.

In addition to Eric Clapton’s ’58s Explorer, above, here are some highlights for gear fiends—and there are plenty of other instruments not pictured:

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Rig Rundown: Bush's Gavin Rossdale & Chris Traynor [2023]

Import steals to custom-ordered Fenders plus Fractal Audio modelers keep these post-grunge heroes sounding modern and rocking harder than ever.

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