The Gibson Guitar Controversy continues, and has fired up guitarists of all political persuasions. What do YOU think? Leave a comment below….We welcome your feedback!
On his cable TV talk show, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a bass guitarist, talked recently with the head of the Gibson Guitar Company, Henry Juszkiewicz, about the raids on the companies’ facilities and the resulting agreement with the Justice Department, which Juszkiewicz said was markedly unjust and resulted in $2.4 million in legal fees along with the… Read More
Guitar Shop TV fan Chuck Pollard is the lucky winner of our contest to meet blues/rock guitar icon Johnny Winter in person before his rockin’ show at The Beekman Beer Garden in New York City this month—We caught the meeting on video to share with all the rest of our fans around the world—Check it out!
Guitar Shop TV was backstage to catch lead Guitar icon Rick Derringer perform with Johnny and Edgar Winter at the Beekman Beer Garden and Beach Club in New York this month, and believe us, this guy still rocks! What an incredible player! Rick is a true guitar icon with a key role in rock history!
Check the following from the Rick Derringer website: “Young guitar great, vocalist and entertainer Rick Derringer was just 17 when his band The McCoysTM recorded the No.1 hit “Hang On… Read More
GSTV was in the front row for an awesome full version performance of the rock classic “Frankenstein” by the red-hot Edgar Winter Band at the Beekman Beer Garden in NYC. Check out the amazing work by guitarist Doug Rappaport—Smokin’!
According to Wikipedia:
“The song’s title, coined by the band’s drummer Chuck Ruff, derives from the fact that the original recording of the song was much longer than the final version, as the band would often deviate from the arrangement into less structured jams. The… Read More
Guitar Shop TV caught up with guitar icon Johnny Winter at the Beekman Beer Garden in New York for a cool live version of the rock classic “Johnny B Goode”
Check the following from Johnny’s Official Biography:
“Johnny Winter has been a guitar hero without equal. Signing to Columbia records in 1969 called largest solo artist deal of it’s time, Johnny immediately laid out the blueprint for his fresh take on classic blues a prime combination for… Read More
The following profile is from our friends at Vintage Guitars and Bass a very cool UK- based site focussed on distinctive vintage instruments, check them out!
Profile: 1964 Gibson Melody Maker
Very many guitar players of the 1960s started out on a Gibson Melody Maker; they were very fine guitars for the price; high quality wood, a desireable nitrocellulose finish, but with simple electronics, resulting in a lightweight, easy playing, great sounding instrument, but with less tonal range than higher end instruments. There… Read More