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The maestro with his nearly omnipresent whammy bar, onstage at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor in 2015.

Photo by Ken Settle

Remembering the art and life of one of the world’s greatest and most innovative instrumentalists, who died on Tuesday, January 10, at age 78.

Legends are immortal, but not human beings. And so, Jeff Beck, an immortal of the electric guitar, died from bacterial meningitis on Tuesday in a hospital near his sprawling county estate, Riverhall, in Wadhurst, England, at age 78.

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For our annual guitar mods issue, we asked readers to share projects from their own workbenches.

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Neil Young Is “Rubbish, But Brilliant”

The Fixx’s Jamie West-Oram on his unlikely guitar hero, and Albert, B.B. and Freddie King’s “bird song” solos.

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