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Eric Clapton’s 50-year career told through his guitars
By Alex Baker
Genesis Publications has partnered with Eric Clapton to bring us Six-String Stories, a unique volume of work that chronicles the guitarist’s five decade career through the guitars he’s played along the way. Using a combination of photographs and Clapton’s own words, the limited edition book provides detailed background info on 300 guitars played by the legendary blues-rock guitarist over… Read More
Vancouver guitar manufacturer unveils new line of Avenger baritone guitars
By Alex Baker
Jericho Guitars has unveiled its new line of Avenger baritone guitars. The Avenger comes equipped with a 27-inch scale that’s been optimized for standard tuning as well as drop tunings as low as drop G.
“This is not your daddy’s guitar,” explains Dave Muselman of Jericho Guitars. The instrument features… Read More
UK indie duo Starar are an eclectic brother and sister act with a sound that incorporates elements of jazz, pop, soul, country, and rock. Singer Jenna learned to play a guitar she allegedly nicked from her and her brother Steven’s father. Both are multi-instrumentalists, with Steven concentrating on drums and bass while the two share vocal and keyboard duties. On their latest release Starar have concentrated on doing synth-pop, urban R&B styled music, but doing it with actual instruments, rather… Read More
IK Multimedia brings you the legendary Orange sound in one affordable digital package
By Alex Baker
Orange amplifiers. Few amps in the history of rock and roll are so instantly recognizable. The inimitable Orange styling is matched by their distinct tube-generated warmth and retro-rock crunch. Of course Orange amps are also among the most expensive models on the market.
But now all that warmth and crunch is available in an affordable package,… Read More
Reared on his parents classic rock albums from the Sixties and Seventies, singer/guitarist Juston Stens was inspired to get his first electric guitar after seeing Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future. After doing time with a number of other Philadelphia rock and punk outfits, Juston put his own group, the Get Real Gang, together in 2009 and has since been exploring a vintage… Read More
GSTV gets up close with a rare vintage classic - the Silvertone Amp In Case
With its lipstick tube pickups and three-watt amp built into the case, the Silvertone Amp In Case was an affordable entry-level model that is rumored to have been the first electric guitar ever owned by the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan. During our recent visit to the National Guitar Museum, GSTV’s Brian Lippey got the lowdown on this unique Danelectro guitar and all-in-one package, that was originally available for just $67.95.