Monthly Archives: January 2012

American Amp & Custom Guitar Club


January 20&21. Showcase during “Winter Market Week” – No Decibel Meters. Ayres Anaheim Hotel, 2550 E. Katella Ave., Anaheim, CA 92806, two miles from Convention Center. Free admission to badged convention attendees. For more info, contact Loni Specter (818) 992-0745, www.aaacgc.com, loni@aaacgc.com. (more…)

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Orlando International Guitar and Music Expo


January 20 – 22, at Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL. For more info, contact Morty Beckman (850) 962-4434, guitarexpo@aol.com. guitarexpo.net. (more…)

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Eddie Van Halen Gives 75 Personal Guitars to Schools


Eddie Van Halen has donated 75 electric guitars from his personal collection to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports music education in public schools. Per Van Halen’s request, the Foundation will distribute the guitars to music programs in public schools throughout the Los Angeles area. “Music is the universal language,” said Van […]

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Lynwood Slim and the Igor Prado Band

Brazilian Kicks
Delta Groove Music

Despite its title, this is a batch of West Coast jazz-inflected blues – not some form of South American music. The title comes from Lynwood Slim’s band, which hails from Brazil; guitarist Igor Prado, drummer Yuri Prado, saxophonist Denilson Martins, and bassist Rodrigo Mantovani (more…)

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Guild Standard Series Acoustics

Legacy, Cont’d?

Guild Standard Series Acoustics (LEFT TO RIGHT) Price: $2,499 retail/$1,799.99 street (F-30); $2,699 retail/$1999.99 street (F-30R); $2,799 retail/$2099.99 street (F-50). Price: $2,499 retail/$1,799.99 street (D-40); $2,799 retail/$1,999.99 street (D-50); Contact: guildguitars.com. Founded by a jazz guitarist as jazz-box builder, the Guild company also built a (more…)

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Johnny Winter Slates Tour, First TV Appearance in 30 Years


 Johnny Winter and his band will appear on “The Late Show with David Letterman” this Thursday, January 12, marking Winter’s first national television appearance since “Saturday Night Live” nearly 30 years ago. “For me, blues is a necessity,” said Winter, who was recently featured in Rolling Stone’s “Top 100 Guitarists of All Time” feature.  Winter […]

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Squier Expands Vintage Modified Series


Squier’s Vintage Modified Series includes five retro-inspired guitars with hot-rod touches. The Vintage Modified ’70s Stratocaster is finished in Black with a maple fingerboard or Vintage White with rosewood fingerboard. Both have a large headstock, vintage-tint gloss neck, and black plastic parts typical of that era. The Vintage Modified Telecaster Special has a Jazzmaster neck pickup […]

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Jack Casady

Hot Tuna, Part II

Jazz bass great Anthony Jackson (August ’11) once told Bass Player magazine, he was drawn to Jack Casady’s “big, rich, metallic sound with a full bottom and a curious, guitaristic way of playing.” When Jackson saw Casady perform live, he was “struck by his dignity (more…)

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Big Head Todd

Big Head Blues Club: 100 Years of Robert Johnson
Big Head Todd THUMB

Doing an album of Robert Johnson songs may not be a particularly original idea, but it’s not a bad one. For this one, Todd Mohr and band have called upon veteran bluesmen to join them on takes that keep the spirit intact. It’s no (more…)

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Richards, Fender Deluxe Reverb Inducted to VG Hall of Fame


Vintage Guitar magazine, the leading publication in the collectible-guitar industry, announced today that Keith Richards and the Fender Deluxe Reverb have been inducted to its Hall of Fame. Each year, the magazine’s staff and readers select inductees in three categories – Player, Innovator, and Instrument. Richards and the Fender Deluxe Reverb are joined by Innovator Seymour […]

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