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The Cult of Gretsch: Billy Duffy White Falcon

It is with great pleasure that Gretsch is releasing the G7593T Billy Duffy White Falcon guitar, which has immediately become one of the most unique and bewitching White Falcon guitars ever made. Featuring much of what Falcon fans hold dear, The Cult guitarist’s inimitable instrument has several unique aesthetic differences that separate it from the rest of the “Falcon” flock, namely its period-correct ’70s Baldwin-era styling, pure White gloss nitrocellulose lacquer finish, V-shaped Falcon headstock, Silver Sparkle binding, custom wound hot “Black Top” Filter’Tron pickups with three-point adjustable ’70s-style metalRead More

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Phil Jones Briefcase Amps – Mighty Mites!

Compact guitar amps that pack a mighty punch

 

“Be prepared to catch your chin before it hits the floor.” That how Phil Jones Amps describes the powerful impact of its compact amps series for bassists and guitarists—They are really amazing—We were really impressed by the volume tine and overall quality of these briefcase sized amps, worthy of your consideration.
According to the Phil Jones Amp website:  “….. you might not use this amp for the next Woodstock. For the next small to medium size gig? You certainly… Read More

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Gear Profile: Specimen Products & The Chicago School of Guitar Making – Part 2


Specimen Products is a unique custom guitar and amp shop located on Chicago’s West Side.

In this clip, Specimen founder Ian Schneller shows Guitar Shop TV his hand-built Little Horn speakers, which are exceptionally efficient yet also have a funky vintage look to them. These are smaller versions of the speakers Specimen Products created for Carnegie Hall. Schneller also shows off the 48 “hornlings and hornlettes” that Chicago multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird played through these in his “Sonic Arboretum” performance at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.… Read More

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Collectors Corner: 1964 Gibson Melody Maker

The following profile is from our friends at Vintage Guitars and Bass a very cool UK- based site focussed on distinctive vintage instruments, check them out!

Profile: 1964 Gibson Melody Maker

 

 

 

Very many guitar players of the 1960s started out on a Gibson Melody Maker; they were very fine guitars for the price; high quality wood, a desireable nitrocellulose finish, but with simple electronics, resulting in a lightweight, easy playing, great sounding instrument, but with less tonal range than higher end instruments. There… Read More

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2012 Carolina Guitar Show




2012 Carolina Guitar Show – August 25 & 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, at the Metrolina Expo, I-77, Exit 16A, 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269. For more info, contact Bee-3 Vintage (828) 298-2197

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Shop Spotlight: Jay Rosen Music – Emeryville, CA




Guitar Shop TV meets with Jay Rosen Music of Emeryville, CA, to check out some gorgeous Gretsches, including the iconic Gretsch Monkees Guitar and other cool vintage instruments.

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