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GSTV Legend: Johnny Winter: “A Life in the Blues”

Check out this great Wall Street Journal article on Johnny!

Also: Check GSTV’s footage of Johnny & Edgar Winter jamming LIVE with Rick Derringer and Kim Simmons (ex-Savoy Brown) on the Stones’ classic “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”


Johnny Winter: A Life in the Blues

 

 

Still touring at 70, the guitarist opens up

 

By

Marc Myers

 

Wall Street Journal Feb. 20, 2014 9:50 p.m. ET

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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

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SoCAL World Guitar Show July 13-14

4 Amigos Guitar Shows gears up for SoCAL World Guitar Show in Glendale

 

By Alex Baker

 

The “Texas 4 Amigos,” a group of guys who’ve been producing great guitar shows across the country for years, are getting ready to launch the 2013 SoCAL World Guitar Show July 13-14.

 

The 4 Amigos group was created by Larry Briggs, who first began producing guitar shows back in 1984. Since then Briggs has been involved in every major… Read More

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Gibson Introduces 1959 Dot Fret ES-335 Models

Classic humbuckered hollow-body recreated for a new generation

 

Gibson Memphis has introduced a new reproduction of the much-coveted 1959 Dot Fret ES-335. The new ES-335TD and ES-335TDN have both been faithfully modeled after an original 1959 ES-335, down to the distinct “Mickey Moue” cutaway.

 

Here’s what Gibson had to say about the 1959 Dot Fret ES-335:

 

 

1959 ES-335

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Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline

Fender combines Cabronita styling with lightweight Thinline design

 

By Alex Baker

 

Fender has added the new Cabronita Telecaster Thinline to its popular Cabronita series. The new model combines the striking styling of the Cabronita series with the lightweight design of a Thinline model. The beautiful guitar was designed as a distinctive and powerful take on Fender’s first model of electric guitar.

 

The Fender Carbonita Telecaster Thinline features… Read More

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Fret-King Black Label Super-Hybrid

Single-coil, humbucker and acoustic tone all in one stylish package


By Alex Baker

 

Looking for one guitar that does it all? You might have found it in the Fret-King Black Label Super-Hybrid. This impeccably-finished solid body electric/acoustic hybrid sports two split coil humbuckers, a single-coil center pickup and a piezo loaded “Acoustibridge,” giving it arguably, a wider range of tone… Read More

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