Tag Archives: Rickenbacker
GSTV meets with The Guitar Center in Los Angeles to check out the Rickenbacker Model 331LS “Lightshow.” It was introduced in 1970 and remained in production until 1975. This may have been unfortunate timing for Rickenbacker since the Psychedelic era had come to an end during that poeriod. If the instrument was introduced in the height of Psychedelia, say, 1966, it likely would have sold many more units.
The Lightshow model was available in… Read More
2012 Carolina Guitar Show – August 25 & 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, at the Metrolina Expo, I-77, Exit 16A, 7100 Statesville Rd., Charlotte, NC 28269. For more info, contact Bee-3 Vintage (828) 298-2197
Brent Ware, a private collector based in Nashville, describes his huge collection of vintage amplifiers and guitars as “forty-five years of complete insanity.” Ware’s collection includes over 300 amps and a couple hundred guitars. Here he shows Guitar Shop TV selections from his personal amplifier collection at his farm’s storage facility, including Jimi Hendrix’s 1967 Plexi, which was damaged in an arson fire!
Ware talks about how he was first inspired to collect when he began… Read More
Since his breakthrough success in the late ‘70s, with his band, the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty has established himself as one of the first names in American rock. Hits like “Refugee,” “Don’t Do Me Like That” and “I Won’t Back Down” have made Petty a mainstay on classic rock radio for more than 30 years now. Outside of the Heartbreakers, he has enjoyed a career as a solo artist and as a member of the late ‘80s super-group, the Travelling Wilburys whose membership included the likes of Read More