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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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Collector’s Corner: The Gibson Trini Lopez – Dave Grohl & Foo Fighters Perform


In Gibson Guitar history there is a select group that was/is accomplished enough to have Gibson put their name on a signature model guitar. Les Paul is of course the default pick in this group, but others such as Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, and Trini Lopez are also members of this elite group. Yes, one of the chosen ones was Trini Lopez, the actor from the 60′s cult war film The Dirty Dozen and a music performer of whom Peter, Paul and Mary once retorted, “Our next album is… Read More

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Gear Profile: 65 Amps – Cheryl Crow Guitarist Peter Stroud

Guitar Shop TV sits down with Cheryl Crow Guitarist Peter Stroud and Sam Wolh to discuss and demo 65 Amps, the very cool amplifier company from North Hollywood, California.


 

65 Amps is a unique company, dedicated to quality amplification and the recapture of the great electric guitar sounds generated from an earlier era in rock history. Each decade holds a defining characteristic, and today everyone is captivated with reviving these vintage items and feelings. 65amps aims to bring back the sound of rock… Read More

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