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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Gilbert Slates Great Guitar Escape ’13


The second annual Paul Gilbert’s Great Guitar Escape will take place July 8-12 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, New York. The event offers instruction to players of all ages, levels, and styles, conducted by Gilbert and this year’s guest instructors, Andy Timmons, Simon Phillips, Paul Stanley, Mimi Fox, Scotty Johnson, Tony Spinner, and […]

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GuitarPedalExpo Slated for April 7


Loni Spector, promoter and host of the LA Amp Show and NY Amp Show, will host a similar event dedicated to effects pedals. GuitarPedalExpo will be held April 7 at the Airtel Plaza Hotel in Van Nuys, California. Like the amp shows, it will feature private demo rooms with no volume restrictions, but will also […]

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Steve Hunter

The Manhattan Blues Project

Picking a highlight of Steve Hunter’s latest is a tough chore, as there’s many tracks to recommend. Top of the list may be his lovely interpretation of the Marvin Gaye classic “What’s Goin’ On.” Or perhaps it’s his breathtaking, almost solo instrumental of “Solsbury Hill” with bassist Tony Levin. Hunter created the deceptively simple sounding […]

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Clapton to Release Book on His Guitars


Eric Clapton has documented his guitars and amplifiers in a new book titled Six String Stories, which includes photos and background information on nearly 300 instruments and amps that span the five decades of his career, beginning with his early days through the ’60s and until his 2010 auction benefitting The Crossroads Centre. A limited-edition […]

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Floyd Rose Intros FRX Tremolo


The Floyd Rose FRX Tremolo System for Les Paul, SG, and Flying V-style guitars is a direct swap for the Tune-O-Matic bridge and stop tailpiece. It uses mounting stud holes and requires no routing. The locking nut is a truss rod cover/nut hybrid which swaps with the original nut and cover. It’s available in 10 […]

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Renowned Guitar Builder Phil Kubicki Passes


Philip Kubicki, a renowned guitar designer and builder who was active in the musical-instrument industry for more than 50 years, died March 18 at his home in Laconia, New Hampshire. He was 69 years old and had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in mid January. Kubicki began building acoustic guitars at age 15 […]

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New Joe Satriani Album Slated for May Release


Joe Satriani will release his 14th studio album, Unstoppable Momentum, on May 7.  The album was recorded at Skywalker Sound in the Bay Area, produced by Satriani and Mike Fraser (AC/DC), and features Vinnie Colauita (Sting, Jeff Beck) on drums, Chris Chaney (Janes Addiction) on bass, and Mike Keneally (Dethklok) on keyboards. Eleven songs were […]

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Knaggs Intros Steve Stevens Signature Guitar


Knaggs Guitars has introduced its Steve Stevens Signature model, which has a mahogany body with maple top, set mahogany neck with pink Morning Star inlays on a rosewood fingerboard, pink ray-gun headstock inlay, and Knaggs’ proprietary tune-o-matic-style bridge with string holder. Volume and Tone controls drive specially designed and engraved Signature Bareknuckle pickups. It’s finished […]

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Cool Straps Offers Hand-made Guitar Straps


Cool Straps Custom guitar straps uses unusual materials including brocade satin and hand-woven Mexican blanket with 3″ commercial-grade polypropylene backing. Their straps adjust from 39 to 72 inches with leather tabs, folded over a commercial-grade plastic anchor bar and trimmed to shape. The sides are fastened with tanner glue and double-whip stitched with waxed leather […]

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Jorgenson Records Single to Benefit Desert Museum


Inspired by a recent visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, in Tucson, guitarist John Jorgenson composed and recorded a song called “Sonora Spring,” and will use proceeds from its sale to benefit to the Museum’s Oasis Project. The single is available for direct download here. His group, the John Jorgenson Trio, will embark on a European tour […]

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