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Taylor Guitars: Exciting New Models

Guitar Shop TV stopped by the Taylor Guitars booth at NAMM 2011 in Anaheim, CA to chat with Andy Lund about new entries and innovations in their world-famous lines of acoustic guitars. In this clip Andy shows us one of the classic and exquisite Taylor Presentation Series guitars, which features some changes from last year’s models including a stunning new inlay.

 

 
Taylor Guitars was founded in 1974 by then up-and-coming luthier Bob Taylor and his business partner Kurt Listug in El Cajon,… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen

Guitar Shop TV speaks with Def Leppard guitarist extraordinaire Phil Collen about his 2011 tour and newly released CDs. Def Leppard kicks off their summer tour in Ireland and the UK in early June, followed by a three-month tour of North America from June 15th to September 15th.  Also on June 7th and various other days throughout the month, Def Leppard’s first ever… Read More

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The Clash – The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame – Where Legends Live

 

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is a unique nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum, library and archives as well as its incredible educational programs. Guitar Shop TV is collaborating closely with the Museum, and… Read More

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June Artist Showcase Winner: Vintage Trouble


Vintage Trouble describes its sounds as “live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d, pelvis-pushing juke music.” Indeed. This band rocks. Truly. They are also extremely soulful, consistently delivering a very big sound and exciting stage performances. In the current Los Angeles musical milieu of over-hyped, indie bands with hipster haircuts and limited musical abilities, Vintage Trouble are truly a breath of fresh air.  A charismatic and musically potent quartet, Vintage Trouble take the classic soulRead More

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Guitar Shop TV Episode 2: Rudy’s Music – New York

Episode Two: Guitar Shop TV heads to Rock N Roll Vintage Guitars in Chicago to check out some amazing classic axes including a 1964 Epiphone Riviera, talks to Rudy Pensa of Rudy Pensa Music in New York about his “new girlfriend,” a 1959 blond ash Fender Stratocaster, and answers a viewer question all the way from Hong Kong!

 

 

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Gear Profile: PRS Guitars – Paul Reed Smith Interview

Guitar innovator, master luthier, celebrity and entrepreneur, Paul Reed Smith is owner and creator of PRS Guitars. Smith made his first guitar while he was a student at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, and continued to build guitars after college. After he would complete one, he would bring it to concerts and convince the musicians to try it out and give him feedback.

 

PRS Guitar Factory

 

Smith eventually encountered Carlos Santana. The end result of this meeting was that Santana ended up trying… Read More

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