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SoCAL World Guitar Show July 13-14

4 Amigos Guitar Shows gears up for SoCAL World Guitar Show in Glendale

 

By Alex Baker

 

The “Texas 4 Amigos,” a group of guys who’ve been producing great guitar shows across the country for years, are getting ready to launch the 2013 SoCAL World Guitar Show July 13-14.

 

The 4 Amigos group was created by Larry Briggs, who first began producing guitar shows back in 1984. Since then Briggs has been involved in every major… Read More

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Gibson Introduces 1959 Dot Fret ES-335 Models

Classic humbuckered hollow-body recreated for a new generation

 

Gibson Memphis has introduced a new reproduction of the much-coveted 1959 Dot Fret ES-335. The new ES-335TD and ES-335TDN have both been faithfully modeled after an original 1959 ES-335, down to the distinct “Mickey Moue” cutaway.

 

Here’s what Gibson had to say about the 1959 Dot Fret ES-335:

 

 

1959 ES-335

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Video: Alice Cooper Talks About Jeff Beck and George Harrison

Legendary shock-rocker talks about his personal guitar heroes in this video for Fretlight Guitars

 

By Alex Baker

 

In this video made for Fretlight Guitars, Alice Cooper talks about the guitarists that influenced him when he was starting out. The legendary rocker, who is currently on tour with fellow shock-rocker Marilyn Manson, recalls being in a Yardbirds Read More

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Ibanez Artstar: 21st Century Update on the Classic Jazz Guitar

Jazzy new line of hollow body electric guitars from Ibanez

 

By Alex Baker

 

Introduced earlier this year, Ibanez’s new Artstar line of hollow body electric guitars were designed with one thing in mind: jazz baby.

 

Although the Artstar is very much a 21st century affair in terms of construction and components, there are many elements present in both the Artstar AF151/155 and the Artstar AS153 that harken back to the kind of classic… Read More

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Joey Smokes

Joey Smokes is a hardworking alternative rock artist from Arcadia, CA. Since picking up a guitar at a young age, Joey has written dozens of songs as he’s worked to hone his alt-metal tinged contemporary rock sound. He’s made some inroads online, winning fans and views on YouTube, Facebook and other social media outlets with his first official release “I’m Not… 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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