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Fender Brings Back the Coronado and the Starcaster

Fender dusts off a pair of “forgotten” classics

 

Long lost Fender models the Coronado and the Starcaster have suddenly resurfaced on the guitar makers website. Both models are known for iconic design and configurations that are somewhat unconventional by Fender’s standards.

 

The Coronado, for its part, was first unveiled in the mid-Sixties and became associated with players like Dave Davies of the Kinks and even Elvis Presley, both of whom were assumedly drawn to the guitar because of its cool looks.

 

 

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Shop Spotlight: Jay Rosen Guitars, Emeryville, CA

GSTV’s Brian Lippey travels to Jay Rosen Guitars in Emeryville, CA

 

Recently Guitar Shop TV host Brian Lippey paid a visit to Jay Rosen Guitars in Emeryville, CA across the bay from San Francisco. Jay has a comprehensive inventory that includes some of the coolest rare and vintage guitars and amps we’ve ever come across. He granted Brian and GSTV access to some of the rarest vintage… Read More

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Artist Showcase Winner: Specyphi

Eclectic Cincinnati rockers Specyphi are GSTV’s May Artist Showcase winners

 

A hard rock/metal outfit from Cincinnati, Specyphi also incorporate elements of rock, blues, and acoustic music into their sound. The band is fronted by vocalist Josh Fent and features Shane Doan on lead guitar, Telly Kools on bass, and Matt Grooms on drums. Although the band has only been in operation for a couple of years, they already have an endorsement deal with B.C. Rich guitars. Check out the headbanging video for Specyphi’s “Snowy Summer.”

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GSTV Artist Showcase Encore: Gruhak

GSTV spotlights Croatian hard rockers Gruhak

 

Gruhak are proof that classic rock is indeed alive and well and apparently living in Dubrovnik, Croatia. A supremely talented group of rock classicists, Gruhak is fronted by versatile singer/guitarist Boris who is capable of channeling the likes of Rod Stewart, Robert Plant, and Roger Daltrey as it suits him. Boris is backed in Gruhak by the potent combination of lead guitarist Ivan, bassist Robi and drummer Luke.

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Fender Releases Ritche Blackmore Tribute Strat

Fender Custom Shop unveils limited edition replica of Deep Purple guitarist’s legendary black Stratocaster

 

By Alex Baker

 

Fender Guitars has unveiled a special limited edition Ritchie Blackmore Tribute Stratocaster based on the instrument the pioneering heavy metal guitarist used to record the iconic hit “Smoke On the Water.”

 

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Alice Sweet Alice

Alice Sweet Alice is a band from Kansas City that fuses innovative hard rock with electro and elements of post punk to create their own uniquely contemporary rock sound. This eclectic assemblage of musicians is co-fronted by female vocalist/keyboardist Ali Kat, and bassist/vocalist Scott Martinez. Also in the lineup are drummer/vocalist Billy Brown, and lead guitarist Ron Bales. The band has been around since 2007 and are in the process of… Read More

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