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, [...]
Monthly Archives: October 2012
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.
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 shop-shs.com.
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 with floating dobro and steel from Tommy Spurlock, make it [...]
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 sound that has made them fan favorites. The Lonesome River Band’s roster [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 toggle, master controls for Volume and Tone, 12″ fingerboard radius, 24 3/4″ scale, 1 [...]
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 your radar. Born inWaco, many of Gibson’s songs are stories aboutTexas; the title tune tells the tale of [...]