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Jason Richardson on Lamb of God's "Laid to Rest" and Dream Theater's "Train of Thought" | Hooked

The All That Remains shredster details two technically challenging riffs that leveled-up his playing and he shouts out the latter for springboarding him into 7-strings.

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This cheaper version of John Mayer’s signature S-style update plays and sounds like a million bucks.

A truly exceptional S-style instrument in the vintage tradition, with superb tones and playability, an improved cutaway, and a bridge-pickup-dedicated tone pot.

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$849

PRS SE Silver Sky
prsguitars.com

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Budget renditions of established-model guitars used to make me skeptical. There was often a hitch: rough frets, pickups that were let-downs, funky pots, etc. But over the past decade-plus, the quality of guitars built in Asia by the major brands has continued to improve. PRS’s lower-priced version of their John Mayer signature model, the SE Silver Sky, is a premier example.

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Melissa Dougherty on Jimi Hendrix's "Little Wing" | Hooked

The 6-string foil for Grace VanderWaal and Mayer Hawthorne was mesmerized by the guitar god's dexterous orchestration and explains why the song is great for teaching solo-guitar compositions.

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