If you’re playing electric guitar in 2019, you owe a debt to Jimmy Page.
The man is an icon. Along with Mick Jagger, he’s the heart of the Rolling Stones and one of the most important figures in rock ‘n’ roll history. Without Keef, popular music would be a very different place.
Tony McManus has been described as the “guitarman’s guitarist.” In today’s article, I’m diving into McManus’s story; how he gravitated towards the six string, and what makes him such a unique force in fingerstyle guitar playing.
In this edition, we’re getting to grips with what is perhaps the largest model in the acoustic guitar realm; the aptly named Jumbo.
Today, we’re diving in with an iconic and enduring type: the Dreadnought. Given the nautical origins of this instrument’s name, “diving in” is entirely appropriate!
Today, in celebration of the great 335, I’m running through a handful of legendary players that adopted the instrument, and its variations, as their signature axe.
The Dragon isn’t Page’s first signature guitar. In fact, he’s had several. With that in mind, I thought it’d be fun to tell the stories of some of Page’s more noteworthy instruments.
Today, we’re taking a look into the history of the 335 and the big problem in the guitar market that it addressed.
As I noted in a recent article, the Fender Jazzmaster is a guitar for those who dare to be different. Thurston Moore, the former Sonic Youth guitarist, continues to push the boundaries of guitar-based music, and has influenced a generation of players in the process.
Today we’re taking a look at the Fender Jazzmaster; a truly unique instrument for those who dare to be different.
We’re back with three more bona fide classic songs that feature guitars played with capos!
A striking departure from Fender’s Stratocaster or Gibson’s own Les Paul, the Explorer was suppose to be the guitar of the future.......
Van Halen’s words of wisdom when it comes to guitar playing.
He’s been slinging his guitar for the better part of six decades now. And, as far as we’re concerned, Eric Clapton is still god.
Thalia Capos was founded when Thalia dreamed of making a capo that would complement the Hawaiian Koa in the Taylor Guitar held by Taylor Swift on the cover of Rolling Stone. Today, we are announcing our new mission to play a meaningful role in the reforestation of Koa in Hawaii over the coming decade while also promoting the use of sustainably grown Hawaiian Koa from 2nd & 3rd growth forests.
When it comes to writing great songs, a capo is a seriously useful tool...we’re running through three bona fide classics that feature guitars played with capos. And, because these are songs that every guitarist should have in their arsenal, we’re including guitar tab links as well.