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Guitar Shop TV met recently with our friends at The Guitar Center’s Vintage Room in Hollywood, CA to check out some classic guitars from the Sixties
We were particularly impressed with the V270 Vox Starstream XII, one of Vox’s late sixties hollow-body electric models that features an array of built in battery-powered electronic effects. It was modeled on the thinline semi acoustic models, but without the set neck (it was a bolt-on), and central maple block (it was completely hollow). This made it more akin to guitars such as… Read More
Compact travel guitars that go anywhere and sound great
The Hofner Shorty was first produced back in the 1980s and Hofner continue to offer this compact travel guitar for those guitarists who can’t bear to be without a guitar even when on holiday! The Hofner Shorty offers full scale length combined with such small overall dimensions that it can be taken anywhere. Available in guitar and bass models. For more information click HERE
Eric Clapton shares his unique background story on the Gibson Harrison-Clapton Lucy Les Paul guitar with some of his most memorable moments. In collaboration with the George Harrison Estate and Eric Clapton, this historical guitar will be limited edition of just 100 guitars worldwide, available in America EXCLUSIVELY through Guitar Center March 21, 2013. guitarcenter.com/clapton
Rancid frontman partners with Fender for Tim Armstrong Deluxe acoustic model
By Alex Baker
Fender Guitars has announced the release of the new Tim Armstrong Deluxe acoustic model. The guitar was in fact produced in partnership with the heavily-tattooed Rancid frontman and was actually modeled after his original ’70s Fender acoustic (see video above).
For a guitar that was designed by the leader of a Read More
“The 1608,” Bon Iver’s custom whiskey barrel guitar
Love guitars, Bon Iver, whiskey and charity? So do we. This beautiful guitar pictured above, known simply as “The 1608″ was designed by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame.
Perhaps even better, the guitar was crafted almost entirely with white oak wood from authentic Bushmills Whiskey Barrels. But what really ties this beautiful instrument together are the bottle cap control knobs.
GSTV meets with The Guitar Center in Los Angeles to check out the Rickenbacker Model 331LS “Lightshow.” It was introduced in 1970 and remained in production until 1975. This may have been unfortunate timing for Rickenbacker since the Psychedelic era had come to an end during that poeriod. If the instrument was introduced in the height of Psychedelia, say, 1966, it likely would have sold many more units.
The Lightshow model was available in… Read More