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Guitar App of the Month: Guitar Jam Tracks

Practicing on your own is fun again with Ninebuzz’s cool line of Guitar Jam Tracks apps

Let’s face it, even for the most dedicated of guitarists, practicing alone without accompaniment can make it difficult to find inspiration.

 

Enter the Guitar Jam Tracks series of apps, which enables you to play on your own but feel like you’ve got a full band backing you up!

 

This cool app series developed by Ninebuzz provides full band backing tracks for a variety of musical… Read More

Gittler Guitar’s Kickstarter Campaign

Crowdfunding campaign underway to relaunch innovative minimalist guitar line

 

Back in the 1970s, musician and minimalist artist Alan Gittler had an innovative idea. What it you stripped away all the excess elements of the electric guitar and whittled the instrument down to its essential core?

 

The result was the Gittler Guitar, a unique titanium instrument that dispensed with what Gittler felt was a sentimental attachment to the shape and form of acoustic guitars.… Read More

Schecter Warns Buyers to Beware of Counterfeits

Cheap copies of Schecters being floated as the genuine article

 

By Alex Baker

 

Schecter has issued a warning that several guitars recently appearing for sale on auction sites have in fact been counterfeits. The American mass producer of custom guitars has identified the Synyster Gates Signature (above) as being one of the guitars that has been appearing as counterfeited.

 

Founded in Van Nuys, CA in the mid Seventies, Schector is known… Read More

LA WEEKLY: The Seven Sexiest Guitars

LA Weekly recently put out a list of their picks for the seven sexiest guitars. Below is a quick excerpt from their list. Be sure to hit the link after the jump for the full rundown, and be sure to leave a comment with some of your own favorites.

 

The Seven Sexiest Guitars

By LA Weekly


Martin Acoustic 000-18 Kenny Sultan Sunburst Custom Signature Edition
For those of you who prefer an intimate encounter, this sunburst beauty will inspire ballads and Bic lighters. Her solid premium… Read More

Gear Profile: The Steinberger L Series Bass

The Steinberger L series bass was formally introduced in 1980, and in 1983 the Steinberger GL guitar was rolled out. At the same time a slightly revised version of the bass was also introduced and given the name XL to distinguish it from the guitar and the original L bass. Check the above photo of GSTV friend Derek J with his 1986 XL bass: very cool!

The instruments were described as being made from layers of composite materials (carbon fiber and… Read More

Shop Spotlight: 30th Street Guitars – New York

30th Street Guitars, NYC: As one veteran New York studio guitarist put it: “This is really the only guitar shop in Manhattan for the working guitarist. Every place else is aimed at the wealthy, the kids, or the wealthy kids.” Be that as it may, 30th Street Guitars certainly runs a professional operation, and their staff is very knowledgeable and helpful.

 

 

In addition to their truly impressive collection of vintage 1950′s and 60′s Read More

Gibson Guitar Controversy Continues

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