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Where Legends Live: The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame – Jeff Beck

Howard Kramer, curatorial director of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, shows off the fabulously beat-up Esquire guitar Jeff Beck played with The Yardbirds. Jimmy Page played it as well, when he was in The Yardbirds with Beck, as the two would sometimes trade instruments.  This guitar came to the Rock & Roll Hall Fame via Read More

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Shop Spotlight: Chelsea Guitars – New York

Chelsea Guitars owner Dan Courtenay shows Guitar Shop TV the store’s collection of vintage and “affordable” guitars. As he says, “I don’t consider myself a ‘vintage’ guitar dealer; I consider myself a ‘used’ guitar dealer.”

 

This small, unpretentious store adjacent to the famous Chelsea Hotel is a rock-star hangout for artists like Billy Corgan and The Hives, who come for… Read More

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Guitar Shop TV Episode 3: Def Leppard, Phil Collen

In Episode Three of Guitar Shop TV we chat with Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Manraze about what 2011 holds in store, get shown some beautiful acoustics by the guys at Taylor Guitars, and head to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to check out their stunning guitar exhibit “Guitar Heroes: Legendary Craftsmen from Italy to New York.” You won’t want to miss this one!

 

 

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Shop Spotlight: Gruhn’s Guitars – Nashville

To call George Gruhn a mere guitar expert would be to understate the depth and breadth of his vast knowledge. He is a true guitar intellectual, and a walking encyclopedia of detailed information about the history, physics, and the taxonomy of electric and acoustic guitars, mandolins, banjos, and related instruments.

 

George Gruhn

Educated in Biology, Zoology, and English Literature at Vanderbilt and The Read More

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Shop Spotlight: Rock n Roll Vintage Guitars – Chicago


Rock n Roll Vintage Guitars is a cool retail dealer is located in Chicago’s Lincoln Square area, and has over 35 years of experience buying and selling vintage guitars, amps and effects. According to their website, the company “strives for complete customer satisfaction,” and is “continuously searching the U.S. looking for great vintage Stratocasters, Telecasters, Gibson Les Pauls and Les Paul Juniors, vintage Epiphones plus Marshall, Fender, Vox and other great amps and accessories.”

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Gear Profile: Vox Amps

There’s a special breed of gear that evokes both great memories as well as great sounds, across generations. VOX amplifiers have been thrilling audiences for decades, and maintain a special place in popular musical history. Over the past fifty years, countless bands ranging from The Rolling Stones, Nickleback, and U2 to Keith Urban, All American Rejects, and Sugarland have… Read More

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