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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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The Peerless Retromatic: A Star Is Born

Retro rock appeal and vintage tone in a compact package

 

By Alex Baker

 

The newly-unveiled Retromatic from Peerless Guitars might just be the first new guitar to get us excited in 2013.

 

Peerless is a well-regarded manufacturer of acoustic guitars that also specializes in smaller body, thinline electric guitars.

 

With its distinctive, stylish headstock, the Retromatic features a truss-rod cover, and pick guard design… Read More

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Shop Spotlight: Lazy Angels Music – Los Angeles


 
Guitar Shop TV meets with Lazy Angels Music, a very cool Los Angeles guitar purveyor, to check out some incredible vintage guitars, including a almost-never-seen 1960′s Carvin Double Neck and a 4-pickup Zim Gar Japanese solidbody!


Calling their business “A Hobby Gone Terribly Wrong,” Lazy Angeles is run by Eric and Rick, two of the nicest and most knowlegible guys in the vintage guitar business. Check out our cool interview with these guitar madmen, filmed at the LA Guitar Show!

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Gear Profile: Taylor GS Series Acoustics

Dreaming about a gorgeous acoustic guitar in your Christmas stocking? Guitar Shop TV traveled to the dream destination of San Diego, home of Taylor Guitars to chat with Andy Lund about some new entries and innovations in their world-famous lines of guitars. In this clip Andy shows us one of the classic and exquisite Taylor GS (“Grand Symphony”) Acoustic Series, which features a mahogany back and sides,  a cedar top, and big, full tonality. The GS is also available in other tonewood combinations, including maple and rosewood, as well as… Read More

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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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Shop Spotlight: Rock n Roll Vintage Guitars – Chicago


Rock n Roll Vintage Guitars is a cool retail dealer is located in Chicago’s Lincoln Square area, and has over 35 years of experience buying and selling vintage guitars, amps and effects. According to their website, the company “strives for complete customer satisfaction,” and is “continuously searching the U.S. looking for great vintage Stratocasters, Telecasters, Gibson Les Pauls and Les Paul Juniors, vintage Epiphones plus Marshall, Fender, Vox and other great amps and accessories.”

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