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GSTV Gear Locker: Jimi Hendrix Stratocaster brought in by Dweezil Zappa

From our friends at Norman’s Rare Guitars, check out this amazing piece of Rock Memorabilia: one of Jimi Hendrix’s original Stratocaster’s that Jimi gave Frank Zappa, and now owned by Frank’s son Dweezil Zappa! Very cool!

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Wayne Kramer of the MC5 – GSTV’s Exclusive Interview

Wayne Kramer talks to GSTV about the MC5, guitars, and his new jazz project

 

Interview by Alex Baker

 

As a founding member of the MC5, Wayne Kramer is arguably one of the most influential American rock guitarists to emerge from the 1960s era. The MC5’s revolutionary stance and proto-punk sound were ahead of their time and while they never became a huge success, they’ve been massively influential on generations of bands since then. After the MC5 broke up, Wayne did a two-year stint in prison… Read More

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Dylan’s Guitar from Newport Folk Fest to be Auctioned

Sunburst Fender Stratocaster Dylan wielded when he ‘went electric’ to be sold at auction

 

It was one of the most pivotal moments of the Sixties when after completing his three-song acoustic folk set at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, Bob Dylan announced that he would be bringing out “some friends.”

 

Joined by a band of electric powered backup musicians, the folk icon… Read More

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THE $2 Billion Guitar??

Check this cool article from The London Sun on Funk legend Nile Rodgers and his white 1959 Fender Stratocaster, courtesy of GSTV friend and brother Dave Lippey:

05/06/2013

by Ellie Ross

IT’S the £1.3billion guitar that continues to earn its owner a fortune.

Funk legend Nile Rodgers is the genius behind disco giants Chic but has also produced and played on some of the biggest-selling albums of all time by artists including Madonna, David Bowie, Duran Duran and Diana Ross.

And on each track he has played his… Read More

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GSTV Exclusive Interview with Author/Photograher Lisa S Johnson: “108 Rock Star Guitars”

Guitar Shop TV met with Author/Photographer Lisa S. Johnson at The Cutting Room in New York this month to discuss her fabulous new book “108 Rock Star Guitars”

 

 

“108 Rock Star Guitars” is an illustrated coffee table book that was published on October 8, 2013, encapsulating the sexy imagery by Lisa S. Johnson of the world’s most famous guitars.  The book contains a foreword by Les Paul.

 

 

Armed with a macro lens, an incredible eye for detail and a truly ground breaking

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Fender Releases Ritche Blackmore Tribute Strat

Fender Custom Shop unveils limited edition replica of Deep Purple guitarist’s legendary black Stratocaster

 

By Alex Baker

 

Fender Guitars has unveiled a special limited edition Ritchie Blackmore Tribute Stratocaster based on the instrument the pioneering heavy metal guitarist used to record the iconic hit “Smoke On the Water.”

 

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