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Welcome to Guitar Shop TV

Welcome to Guitar Shop TV! THE place to find the coolest guitar gear, exclusive interviews with the greatest players, our exciting Artist Showcase competition, and backstage access to the top venues from around the world!  Guitar Shop TV is a unique community and resource for anyone who shares our common passion: great guitar music!   So start exploring the best in original and curated video programming, and discover a world of guitar like you… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artist : Fill The Silence 2 – Artist Showcase

 

We love these guys! Hailing from the Great Pacific Northwest, Fill the Silence is a modern rock band with decidedly classic roots. The band’s music is a fusion of past influences like Neil Young and Led Zeppelin with a heavy, contemporary alt rock sound. Fill the Silence is fronted by the emotive… Read More

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May Artist Showcase Winner: The Oz Noy Trio

This month’s Artist Showcase Winner, fusion guitarist Oz Noy, chats with Guitar Shop TV backstage at The Bitter End in New York about his melodic approach to improvising, and his interest in jazz guitarists who experiment with their tones to give them “the presence of a saxophone.”

 

This Israeli-born NYC resident is a tasteful virtuoso who is receiving growing acclaim in jazz circles with the 2009 release of Schizophrenic on Magnatude Records. He brings fresh… Read More

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Zakk Wylde/Black Label Society “In This River” (Live)

A spectacular in-concert solo from Zakk Wylde on “In This River. “ Although Wylde actually wrote the song before his close friend Pantera guitarist “Dimebag” Darrell Abott was murdered in 2004, Wylde began dedicating the song to him soon after and now plays it in tribute to Dimebag at every Black Label Society show.

 

Here Wylde combines incredible speed with lyrical lines and soulful bends… Read More

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NYC Venues: Madison Square Garden – Arcade Fire Performs “Wake Up” (Unstaged)

Performing at the one and only Madison Square Garden, Win Butler brings an army of Canadian musicians on stage with him whenever Arcade Fire plays a show. They scream, they chant, they rock,  and now that they’re playing to large venues, “epic” is an accurate word to describe their performances.

 

Take this version of “Wake Up” from their enormously successful sophomore record Funeral, for instance. Arcade Fire captivates a large audience better than most. Bruce Springsteen used to be the only man who played in… Read More

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Nashville Players: Brent Mason (with Vince Gill)

The acclaimed session guitarist Brent Mason is one of the most recorded six-stringers of all time. Proof of his ubiquity: Mason’s been named Guitarist of the Year by the Academy of Country Music a staggering 12 times, he’s a two-time winner of the CMA Musician of the Year award, and—really raising the bar on the heights a studio musician can reach—he earned his own signature model guitar. Gibson debuted its Valley Arts signature Brent Mason guitar in 2003. The best-selling guitar is a replica of Mason’s… Read More

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