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2014 Instro-Summit


May 16-18, at the Motorco Music Hall, 723 Rigsbee Ave., Durham, NC. For more info, contact Facebook: The Instro-Summit. (more…)

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John Jorgenson Sets Tour of Europe Playing Custom Fret-King


Guitarist John Jorgenson, who has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Elton John, Sting, Bob Dylan, and Luciano Pavarotti, is set to embark on a tour of Europe with The John Jorgenson Electric Band. Jorgenson will tour with a Fret-King Country Squire Semitone guitar custom-built by Trev Wilkinson. Comprised of Alan Thomson on bass, Cesare Valbusa on drums, and Franz Bazzani on keyboards, the group plays an eclectic mix of music […]

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Eddie Clarke


Ex-Motorhead guitarist Fast Eddie Clarke is back with his first Fastway album in more than two decades. It’s called Eat Dog, Eat and it’s a hard-hitting heavy-duty rock record with the kind of blazing guitar tones that brought Clarke to prominence. The current lineup of Fastway (more…)

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1st Annual Houston Lefty Guitar Show


October 18 & 19, at Southpaw Guitars, 5813 Bellaire Blvd., Houston, TX. For more info, contact (713) 667-5791, info@southpawguitars.com. (more…)

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Great Lakes Guitar and Amp Show


September 21, at the Southfield Community Church, 21122 Indian St., Southfield, MI. Show hours 10-4. For more info, contact Great Lakes Registration at info@marstran.com, marstran.com/GreatLakesGuitar.html. (more…)

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The Ultimate Speaker Demo


Learn more about the Ultimate Speaker Demo in the video below. (more…)

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VG Hall of Fame 2012 Inductees



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Fender Ceases Hamer Production


Fender Musical Instruments Corp. has suspended production of Hamer instruments, “…to focus its efforts on other brands in the company’s portfolio,” according to John Chermesino, the company’s spokesman for Hamer. He added that should the market dictate need for Hamer instruments, the company will consider once again making them. “We will continue to service all […]

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Akkerman Knighted by Dutch Government


Jan Akkerman, the Dutch guitarist known for his experimental style that employed volume swells, sweep picking, tapping, and alternate picking, and a founding member of the prog-rock band Focus, was recently awarded knighthood by the Dutch government, for his “Service to Music.” Classically trained on the (more…)

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Pete Anderson

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Pete Anderson needs little introduction as a guitar slinger and producer with sublime guitar taste. For his production work on albums with Dwight Yoakam from 1986 to 2003, he has taken home a Grammy while the records have gone multi-platinum, selling more than 25 million copies and counting. While his guitar work with Yoakam was […]

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