Monthly Archives: March 2011

JBG Unveils The Supertone Solidbody


Joe Bochar’s JBG Supertone solidbody has a sculpted neck heel and patented Sliplock Neck Joint design comprised of an nterlocking mortise-and-tenon joint.  Its body is shaved to 1 5/8 inches thick, with contours and an average weight of approximately 7 pounds. It is available in three versions: (more…)

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Nordstrand Guitars Releases Nordy vS

Nordstrand vS

Nordstrand Guitars’ Nordy vS i has a maple neck carved to a large, soft V shape. Its maple or rosewood fretboard has a 7.5” to 12” compound-radius, It’s available with single-coil or hum-cancelling pickups, and its bridge has bent-steel saddles and a steel block. Finish options include modern polyurethane or lacquer.Learn more at nordstrandguitars.com.

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Morley Releases Twin Mix ABY Box


Morley’s new Twin Mix  is a handy switching device that allows a user to route two input devices to two output sources. Each input has an independent Level control for the perfect mix of both inputs. Each input has its own footswitch to engage or mute the signal. When using only channel 1 output, the Twin Mix combines both input […]

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Live! In Chicago
Roadrunner Records

While we may wish he’d step further out of the shadows of his influences (especially Stevie Ray Vaughan), there’s no denying the guitar skills of one Kenny Wayne Shepherd. That said, his latest effort is so rollicking you forget all that. On this live (more…)

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2nd Annual Westchester, New York Guitar Show


March 27, at the Rosehill Music Center, 660 Columbus Ave., Thornwood, NY. Show hours 11-4pm. For vendor info, contact retail@rosehillmusic.net, for general info, contact rosehillmusic.net. (more…)

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2011 Tempe Guitar Show


March 26, at 6221 South Maple Ave., Tempe, AZ 85283. Show hours 9-4pm. For more info, contact tempeguitarshow.com. (more…)

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Val Bonetti

Baraban Records

A first listen to guitarist Val Bonetti’s Wait makes one respect his playing. Subsequent listens make you appreciate his music, too. This is simply Bonetti and his acoustic, focusing on jazz but employing many other styles including classical, world music, and the blues. Cuts like “3.25” are immediately likeable for their gorgeous changes and walking […]

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Gathering of the Vibes Announces Lineup


Gathering of the Vibes, the Northeast’s premier summer music festival, announces initial lineup including: Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Jane’s Addiction, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, moe., The Levon Helm Band, John Butler Trio, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Dr. John and the Lower 911, Taj Mahal Trio, The Rhythm Devils (more…)

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Guitarist Nick Perri Launches Guitar Brand

Perri Ink. Protostar

Nick Perri, former lead guitarist for Shinedown, Perry Farrell, Silvertide, and others, has announced the creation of Perri Ink. Guitars. Perri designed his Protostar and Solostar models, and each guitar is handmade and built-to-order “I have owned lots of guitars over the years, and built and destroyed many of them,” Perri said. “But this time, I […]

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Guitarist Melvin Sparks Passes


Session guitarist Melvin Sparks died March 13 at his home in Mount Vernon, N.Y. He was 64 and battled diabetes and high blood pressure. Sparks got his first guitar at age 11 and, as a teen, worked in R&B bands in his hometown of Houston, including a stint in the Upsetters, a group founded by Little Richard. […]

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