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Shop Spotlight: Mark Taylor – Vintage Guitar Connoisseur

Mark Taylor is a vintage guitar collector and expert who tells us that the market for vintage guitars is now in favor of the consumer. For those who prefer a solid investment should buy now while the prices for vintage guitar collectables are down, acroiss all the major brands, Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Martin, Gretsch, and many others.

Mark also mentions that the foreign markets for vintage guitars are booming, especially in Europe. Guitar collectors can easily sell their vintage piece overseas and get the price they desire.… Read More

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GSTV Featured Artists: June Divided – “Bullet”

One of our Artist Showcase finalists earlier this year, June Divided are a red-hot indie rock quartet from Philadelphia, fronted by the impressive blonde guitarist/vocalist Melissa Menago.  The band has a distinct, radio friendly sound and despite only having been formed in 2010, they have already appeared at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin and on the Vans Warped Tour. See for yourself why June Divided are attracting fans across the country with this well-produced video clip for “Bullet.” We love these guys!

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Great Venues: The Highline Ballroom – New York, NY

The Highline Ballroom is a 700-capacity space that books a fairly eclectic selection of bands while maintaining a decidedly classy vibe. This upmarket rock venue is housed in a former dance club and its interior sports exposed beams, great sight lines, and a lighting scheme that’s on the loungier side.
The bookers at the club routinely schedule a good variety of established and emerging acts. A glance through the club’s online calendar reveals vintage rock legends like Ian Hunter and the Zombies, cool contemporary groups like avant-garde electro… Read More

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Great Performances: Kim Simmonds – Savoy Brown – LIVE in NYC

 

Guitar Shop TV recently caught up with legendary British blues guitarist Kim Simmonds, who performed on the same bill with Johnny and Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer. Simmonds is an exciting guitarist and in our view underappreciated within his peer group. Considered one of the architects of British blues, he started playing professionally in 1966 in London, England, and formed the Brtish blues rock group Savoy Brown in 1966.

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Collector’s Corner: The Guild Starfire – Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Mick Taylor

There is something about the Guild Starfire and its arsenal of models that draws you in for a potential GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) attack. The various models of the Starfire have made their way in the hands of some true legends. Whether it be Buddy Guy and Bob Weir sporting a Starfire IV, or Jerry Garcia and his early Ginsberg-Era 60’s Starfire 3. This lineup has made its mark. Tonal range is a big part of the Starfire. When you go from predominantly rhythm player (Bob Weir) to… Read More

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The Killers Partner with Werner Herzog for Live Concert on the Web

Indie rock darlings, the Killers are teaming up with acclaimed film director Werner Herzog for a filmed concert performance that will be broadcast live on the web tomorrow.

 

The eccentric German director will film the band’s set at the Paradise Theater in the Bronx tomorrow night at 7 p.m. EST. The performance is part of the American Express Unstaged series that pairs bands with Read More

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