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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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Great Performances: Greenwich Town Party Music Festival (Buddy Guy, etc)

The first annual Greenwich Town Party was a big hit, with a great musical lineup, a gorgeous site on Greenwich Harbor, perfect weather, flawless organization, and enthusiastic response from everyone who attended. Featured artists included Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Little Feat, Toots and the Mayalls, The Temptations, and several impressive local bands. Given its highly successful debut, The Greenwich… 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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Gear Profile: Specimen Products & The Chicago School of Guitar Making – Part 1

Specimen Products is a unique custom guitar and amp shop located on Chicago’s West Side. Specimen founder Ian Schneller shows Guitar Shop TV a guitar he calls “the Marmite ‘caster,” made of two-by-fours and masonite. The guitar has a “subcutaneous” P-90 pickup set underneath the pick guard with just the pole pieces sticking up. According to Schneller, this gives the neck pickup a much warmer sound than the traditional Tele neck pickup has. He also talks about why he took a blow torch to all the chrome on the guitar.

 

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GSTV Featured Artist : Vintage Trouble – Artist Showcase

 

Vintage Trouble describes its sounds as “live-wired, straight-shootin, dirty-mouth’d, pelvis-pushing juke music.” Indeed. This band rocks. Truly. They are also extremely soulful, consistently delivering a very big sound and exciting stage performances. In the current Los Angeles musical milieu of over-hyped, indie bands with hipster haircuts and limited musical abilities, Vintage Trouble are truly a breath of fresh air. A charismatic and musically potent quartet, Vintage Trouble take the classic soul sound and breathe new life… Read More

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Exclusive Interview: Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen

Guitar Shop TV speaks with Def Leppard guitarist extraordinaire Phil Collen about his 2011 tour and newly released CDs. Def Leppard kicks off their summer tour in Ireland and the UK in early June, followed by a three-month tour of North America from June 15th to September 15th.  Also on June 7th and various other days throughout the month, Def Leppard’s first ever… Read More

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