The Blog

Tag Archives: gear

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

Posted in GEAR, Gear Blog, Gear locker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Studio Instrument Rentals (SIR): Does Your Rehearsal Space Write Neil Young Songs?

SIR, or Studio Instrument Rentals, is one of the largest and most popular services in the music industry. It’s a network nationwide with facilities in 13 cities, and offers studios, rehearsal space, and gear backlines for any size production or event.

So it’s a production company, and that’s all well and good, but SIR is so hugely immersed in the rock world, it’s actually influenced rock ‘n’ roll itself to a certain degree. Bruce Berry,… Read More

Posted in Lifestyle Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Gibson Guitar Controversy Continues

The Gibson Guitar Controversy continues, and has fired up guitarists of all political persuasions. What do YOU think? Leave a comment below….We welcome your feedback!

On his cable TV talk show, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas and a bass guitarist, talked recently with the head of the Gibson Guitar Company, Henry Juszkiewicz, about the raids on the companies’ facilities and the resulting agreement with the Justice Department, which Juszkiewicz said was markedly unjust and resulted in $2.4 million in legal fees along with the… Read More

Posted in Gear Blog | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

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.

Posted in GEAR, Gear locker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Asia Focus: Tokyo Guitar Shops


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

Posted in GEAR, Gear locker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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!

Posted in GEAR, Gear locker | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,