Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tennessee State Museum Slates “The Guitar: An American Love Story”


An exhibit featuring vintage, rare, and celebrity-owned guitars will open November 8 at the Tennessee State Museum. “The Guitar: An American Love Story” will showcase more than 150 guitars including a ’42 Martin D-28 owned by Vince Gill, a ’58 Gibson Explorer once owned by Eric Claption, a ’53 Fender Telecaster played by Keith Richards, […]

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Dunlop Offers Petrucci Signature Jazz III Pick


Dunlop’s John Petrucci Signature Jazz III pick is 1.5mm thick and made from Ultex with a raised JP logo grip and polished tip. Check it out at jimdunlop.com. (more…)

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Indy Custom Guitars Intros Mossy Oak MO-T1


Indy Custom Guitars’ new MO-T1 is finished with an “infinity breakup” pattern on its body and headstock. It has an alder body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard with pearl dot markers, sealed diecast tuners, and black hardware. Learn more at (more…)

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Marshall Chapman

Big Lonesome
TallGirl Records

Marshall Chapman wrote most of the songs here in tribute to friend (and former guitarist) Tim Krekel, who died of cancer in June of ’09. The result is at once beautiful and very sad. Krekel played on the title cut, his twangy electric guitar, along (more…)

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Lonesome River Band

Still Learning
Rural Rhythm
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The Lonesome River Band has been around for 30 years. And while he wasn’t a founding member, banjo player Sammy Shelor is the de facto leader of the band by virtue of tenure. On their latest album, the band delivers the same driving (more…)

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Tone-Guard Offers Vintage-Style Anodized Pickguard


Tone-Guard vintage-style silver-anodized-aluminum pickguard uses premium shielding to reduce or eliminate disturbances and preserve purity of tone. It’s hand-made in the U.S. Learn more at tone-guard.com. (more…)

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Kentucky Thunder

'Bout Damn Time

First, this Kentucky Thunder has nothing to do with Rickey Skaggs’ band. And instead of bluegrass, they serve up hot-buttered white Southern soul, a la Delaney and Bonnie. Since the band has four lead vocalists (Etta Britt, Vickie Carrico, Jonell Mosser and Sheila Lawrence – all of whom have angelic pipes), no song is carried […]

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Godin Introduces Montreal Premiere


Godin’s Montreal Premiere is a thinline semi-hollow electric with a carved-spruce core, Canadian wild cherry top, back, and sides, rosewood fingerboard, contoured headstock, Graphtech ResoMax bridge or optional Bigsby vibrato with tune-o-matic-style bridge with roller saddles, custom Godin humbucker pickups, three-way (more…)

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Scott Gibson

Just Keep Drivin'

  Gibson It’s hard to toss a quarter in Nashville without hitting a songwriter holding a tip jar, but few have Scott Gibson’s songwriting chops. On Just Keep Drivin’, Gibson delivers 12 reasons he should be on (more…)

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The Grascals

The Grascals + Friends
Cracker Barrell Records

The Grascals understand that making music professionally is a business, and strategic partnerships are part of being successful. On The Grascals + Friends they partner with some of the biggest names in country music. Though known as a bluegrass band, the music here is more acoustic and electric country; partners include Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, […]

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