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Striking hollow body evokes the ’50s and ’60s with a few modern touches
Visually stunning and with few modern features to speak of, the Guild X-175 Manhattan is a hollow bodied beauty with a truly retro character. The guitar boasts a floating bridge and a number of other features that are somewhat surprising to find on a new guitar manufactured in 2013. But the X-175′s… Read More
Backbeat Books publishes The Jazz Guitar Handbook
If you’ve been curious about learning to play jazz guitar but are unsure about how to get started then Backbeat Books’ new publication, The Jazz Guitar Handbook may be the book for you. The 256 page compendium offers comprehensive instruction in learning and mastering one of the most challenging but rewarding styles of guitar playing.
Peavey‘s self-tuning guitar provides perfect pitch and easy access to drop D, open G and other alternate tunings
King George is an Australian singer/songwriter with a sound that’s one part pop melancholy and one part raw rock and roll. With emotive melodies, hooky songwriting and powerful rhythms, King George has been described by Buzz Magazine as having a sound that’s a “unique mix of light and dark.” Check out King George’s video for “Nothing Left.”
Hailing from Chicago, IL, the Michael Harper Project 1967 is a retro rock reggae outfit with a sound that’s heavily influenced by Stax and Motown artists from the 1960s. Led by vocalist and frontman, Michael Harper, the band’s live shows are like soul revival shows with backup singers and a talented multi-piece band laying down the sound behind Harper and his swanky moves up front. Dig the sound of the Michael Harper Project 1967 in this suitably retro Sixties video for “Lies, Lies, Lies.”