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Asia Focus: Tokyo Guitar Shops


Check this cool video of the guitar shops in the Ochanomizu area of Tokyo. Music by Garry Schultz

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Collector’s Corner: The Gibson Trini Lopez – Dave Grohl & Foo Fighters Perform


In Gibson Guitar history there is a select group that was/is accomplished enough to have Gibson put their name on a signature model guitar. Les Paul is of course the default pick in this group, but others such as Barney Kessel, Tal Farlow, and Trini Lopez are also members of this elite group. Yes, one of the chosen ones was Trini Lopez, the actor from the 60′s cult war film The Dirty Dozen and a music performer of whom Peter, Paul and Mary once retorted, “Our next album is… Read More

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Gear Profile: 65 Amps – Cheryl Crow Guitarist Peter Stroud

Guitar Shop TV sits down with Cheryl Crow Guitarist Peter Stroud and Sam Wolh to discuss and demo 65 Amps, the very cool amplifier company from North Hollywood, California.


 

65 Amps is a unique company, dedicated to quality amplification and the recapture of the great electric guitar sounds generated from an earlier era in rock history. Each decade holds a defining characteristic, and today everyone is captivated with reviving these vintage items and feelings. 65amps aims to bring back the sound of rock… Read More

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Gear Profile: Hammond Organs




Now for something really different….Guitar Shop TV stops by the Hammond Organ Company to a preview of their cool new XK3C model, a portable version of the iconic Hammond B3 organ. Perfect for touring and roadwork, this baby is a great companision to every rock and blues guitarist!

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Collector’s Corner: The Gretsch White Falcon

Recognized with immense fondness as the “Cadillac of Guitars”, The White Falcon was commercially introduced in 1955 by ambassador/consultant Jimmy Webster and Gretsch. The Falcon is renowned for its large size, (17″ in width”), distinguishing appearance, bright white paint which would eventually melt into a cool vanilla bean tint, gold trim, and soaring falcon engraved on the gold pickguard. These ornaments and features drew players in immediately once it was launched.

In 1962 the Gretsch white falcon changed from the single cutaway to a double cutaway… Read More

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The Edge of U2: Gear and Tone Secrets

U2 guitarist The Edge shows off the first guitar he ever bought, his iconic Gibson Explorer. In New York City at age 17 and intending to buy a Les Paul, The Edge fell for the Explorer instead. Even after breaking the neck at a show years ago, it’s still one of The Edge’s favorite guitars.

 

The Edge demonstrates how the Explorer plus digital delay provides the clear ringingRead More

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