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Drastik IV

An alternative hip-hop act with a heavy rock guitar sound, Drastik IV are a four-piece from Austin, TX. Having a music Mecca like Austin as your hometown definitely has its advantages and Drastik IV have already established themselves on the local scene; having been named one of the “Top 10 Hip-Hop Acts” by the Austin Chronicle and being singled out as one of the “Read More

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The $10,000 Acoustic Guitar: Gibson Custom Shop

 

 

Check this cool video “The Making of Gibson’s Master Museum Acoustic Guitars” for insights into the construction of hand-crafted custom original Gibson acoustics–these instruments are among the best of the best.

 

The acoustic guitar market is in a very interesting position when compared to the electric guitar.  While a vintage market exists, it has not become nearly as inflated from a price perspective as the electric vintage guitar market.

 

This is interesting because the woods used in very desirable acoustic guitars of the past include… Read More

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Psychopathic Daze

GSTV’s October Sonicbids Artist Showcase Winner

 

Guitar Shop TV would like to spotlight Psychopathic Daze, our October Sonicbids Artist Showcase Winners.

Psychopathic Daze are a full-tilt heavy metal outfit from Chicago, Illinois. The band combines a truly crunching guitar sound with grindcore vocals and hooky riffs. The band is well established on the local Windy City metal scene and has even garnered national attention, with their own station… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: LA Studio Legends Waddy Watchel and Leland Sklar: Part 2

“The Old Days” – Exclusive interview with LA Recording Studio Legends Waddy Watchel and Leland Sklar: Part 2 of 4

GUITARIST WADDY WACHTEL has appeared on hundreds of albums over the years, and has been a mainstay of the Los Angeles music scene. Among the artists and bands he has worked with are The Everly Brothers, Jackson Browne, Kim Carnes, Rosanne Cash, The Church, The Cowsills, Bob Dylan, Silver Condor, Gilby Clarke, Melissa Etheridge, Bryan Ferry, Bernard Fowler, Andrew Gold, Don Henley, Carole King, Miranda Lambert, The Motels, Maria… Read More

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Great Performances: Rick Derringer – “The Star Spangled Banner” and “Real American”


In Memory of our Fallen Heroes of September 11

 

Guitar Icon Rick Derringer performs “The Star Spangled Banner” and his original composition “Real American” LIVE in NYC

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Gear Profile: The Steinberger L Series Bass

The Steinberger L series bass was formally introduced in 1980, and in 1983 the Steinberger GL guitar was rolled out. At the same time a slightly revised version of the bass was also introduced and given the name XL to distinguish it from the guitar and the original L bass. Check the above photo of GSTV friend Derek J with his 1986 XL bass: very cool!

The instruments were described as being made from layers of composite materials (carbon fiber and… Read More

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