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Guitar of the Month: 1968 ES-355 Gold Sparkle

All that Glitters…

Guitar Shop TV’s “Guitar of the Month” is this magnificent 1968 Gibson ES-355 Gold Sparkle double cutaway, recently featured by The Chicago Music Exchange, which is located at 3316 North Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. The CME website described this amazing guitar as follows: “Perhaps inspired by the radical spirit of the times as much as by the then-traditional, elegant looks of the Les Paul Goldtop, this 1968 ES-355 was ordered as a… Read More

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Nashville Players: Vince Gill, Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow & Friends – 2009 Crossroads Guitar Festival – “Tulsa Time”

Sure, he’s a famous country frontman now, but Vince Gill got his start as a backing guitarist for Ricky Skaggs and Rodney Crowell. Gill became renowned in his own right during the 1970s as frontman for country rock band Pure Prairie League and then as a solo artist beginning in 1983 (the same year that the Norman, Oklahoma native moved to Nashville). These days, the 54-year-old has sold upwards of 22 million albums and has 18 CMA Awards and 20 Grammy Awards to his name. This… Read More

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Promotional Clip: Guitar Shop TV -WREG Memphis Interview

Executive Producer Brian Lippey discusses Guitar Shop TV with CBS affiliate WREG Memphis Channel 3 “Live at Nine”

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GSTV on FOX News

GSTV Executive Producer Brian Lippey discusses the process of creating “Guitar Shop TV” with anchor Kimberly Gilfoyle on Fox News



Watch the Interview at Fox News

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Nashville Venues: The Grand Ole Opry

 

The Grand Ole Opry is the most sacred of all Nashville venues. It’s changed locations several times since the 1920s, but the six-foot circular oak stage at its current location (just east of Nashville, where it’s resided since the 1970s) is cut from the Opry’s most famous incarnation at The Ryman Auditorium. This is the same piece of oak on which Patsy Cline, the Carter Family and Johnny Cash once stood.

 

 

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Varvatos: Rock Fashion That Can Even Pretty-Up ZZ Top

John Varvatos is a famous fashion designer from Detroit, Michigan who served for Ralph Lauren‘s Polo line and Calvin Klein before launching his own company that vends his signature collection.

 

Varvatos actually launched the Polo Jeans Company and was even licensed by Converse to make a line of high-end, high fashion All Star’s which became so popular that he still makes them today as part of his own line.

 

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