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Collectors Corner: 1964 Gibson Melody Maker

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

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2012 Carolina Guitar Show




2012 Carolina Guitar Show – August 25 & 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, at the Metrolina Expo, I-77, Exit 16A, 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269. For more info, contact Bee-3 Vintage (828) 298-2197

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Shop Spotlight: Jay Rosen Music – Emeryville, CA




Guitar Shop TV meets with Jay Rosen Music of Emeryville, CA, to check out some gorgeous Gretsches, including the iconic Gretsch Monkees Guitar and other cool vintage instruments.

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Great Venues: Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues, London, UK

As its name would seem to imply, Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues is a venue that exclusively features English and American blues music. Styled appropriately after a vintage Chicago juke joint and wallpapered with sheet music, ANBTB revels in its role as one of London’s most authentic blues clubs.

The venue features live bands every night of the week. Many of London’s top blues acts are regulars at the club with names like Ned Evett, the Kingly All Stars, and Big Joe Louis and His Blues… Read More

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International Players Series: HIDE of X Japan

Now it’s time to feature some cool players outside the Anglophone universe, and of course one of the most notable is the Japanese guitar icon Hide.
According to Wikipedia and other blogs:

“Hideto Matsumoto (松本 秀人 Matsumoto Hideto?, December 13, 1964 – May 2, 1998), known exclusively by his stage name hide (written in all capital letters when he was with X Japan and in all lowercase letters when solo), was a popular Japanese visual kei rock musician. He was primarily known for his work as lead guitarist of… Read More

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Asia Focus: Tokyo Guitar Shops


Check this cool video of the guitar shops in the Ochanomizu area of Tokyo. Music by Garry Schultz

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