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Great Performances: John Mayer Unplugged

Guitar Shop TV was on hand to hear guitarist extraordinaire and Grammy-Award winner John Mayer unveil and play his new Martin 00-45SC John Mayer Signature Edition.


The instrument is already a collectors item, as only 25 of them were made. It is an extraordinarily beautiful guitar, made with rosewood and Adirondack spruce, and deep, vibrant voicings.


Mayer said he wanted people to buy it not because they… Read More

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Great Performances: Bono Live at The Apollo, NYC

We just happened to be in the audience and caught Bono performing “Angels of Harlem” Live at The Apollo Theatre NYC at The Jazz Foundation of America Benefit Concert earlier this month. What a gifted Artist!

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Gear Profile: One Incredible Vintage Amp Collection

Brent Ware, a private collector based in Nashville, describes his huge collection of vintage amplifiers and guitars as “forty-five years of complete insanity.” Ware’s collection includes over 300 amps and a couple hundred guitars. Here he shows Guitar Shop TV selections from his personal amplifier collection at his farm’s storage facility, including Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 Plexi, which was damaged in an arson fire!


Ware talks about how he was first inspired to collect when he began… Read More

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Great Venues: The Melkweg Club – Amsterdam

One of the most famous club/entertainment complexes in Europe, the Melkweg Club (Dutch for Milky Way) was founded in 1970 when a local theater group took over a old dairy building and transformed it into a concert venue and nightclub.


The Melkweg draws many of the hottest up and coming international touring acts, such as electric blues guitarist and singer Ana Popovic. Popovic was raised in war-torn Belgrade, in the… Read More

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Johnny Bennett

Johnny Bennett is a talented Los Angeles-based rocker who is originally from Nashville, TN. With a deep, edgy snarl of a voice, engaging lyrics based on his own various life experiences and a slightly unconventional approach to songwriting, Bennett’s has crafted a distinct, compelling rock sound that seems somehow both retro and contemporary at the same time. Check out this live video of Johnny and his band performing “Sister Pharmaceutical” live at the Viper Room in LA.

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Danielle Barbe

The lovely Danielle Barbe is a talented singer/songwriter from a small town near Pittsburg, PA. With her supermodel looks, powerful female rock vocals, and compelling, catchy songs Barbe has already begun to generate a buzz with industry insiders and seems almost readymade for next big thing status. She has already found some success with having her song “Wango Tango” placed in the movie Vampires Suck, and another number, “Ghost Town” placed in the show The Ghost Whisperer. Experience Danielle’s alluring presence and radio-friendly sound for yourself in this video for… Read More

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