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Gibson Unveils Billy F Gibbons Goldtop Les Paul

ZZ Top axe slinger gets a new signature model Les Paul

 

Gibson Guitars has partnered with legendary ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons to launch the new Billy F Gibbons Goldtop Les Paul. Gibson are referring to the guitar as a “ground up” version of the Les Paul, with Gibbons providing specific input on how to tweak everything from the electronics to actual construction.

 

The limited edition model sports a maple top, mahogany neck, maple spine, and… Read More

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GSTV Artist Showcase Encore: Johnny Cooper

Texas country rocker Johnny Cooper kicks up some red dirt

 

By Alex Baker

 

Texas rocker Johnny Cooper first showed up on our radar when they won our Artist Showcase competition almost two years ago. Arizona-born Cooper moved to Texas as a child and it was in the Lone Star State that the singer/guitarist had his formative years as a musician,… Read More

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Artist Showcase Winner: James Buddy Rogers

GSTV’s announces James Buddy Rogers as our March Artist Showcase winner

 

By the time he was just 10 years old, Canadian blues guitarist JamesBuddy” Rogers had already begun lifting riffs off his father’s blues records. By the tender age of 11, he’d formed his first band and started playing gigs. By the age of 15, his band Texas Storm was being booked by… Read More

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The Beat Dolls

The Beat Dolls are a rocking ska/punk trio from Austin, Texas. Front by singer/guitarist Angie, the band also features Barry on bass and Mike on drums. With Angie writing the majority of the lyrics, the Beat Dolls belt out three-minute pop-punk rock numbers filled with wit, sarcasm, humor, and just a touch of madness. We think the band’s garage-punk vibe is well-represented in this video for “Walking Dead.”

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Artist Showcase Winner: Midnight Empire

GSTV spotlights edgy Dallas hard rock combo

 

By Alex Baker

 

Guitar Shop TV is pleased to announce Dallas rockers Midnight Empire as our December Artist Showcase winners.

 

Conceived as a sort of snotty bastard offspring of AC/DC and Guns N Roses, Midnight Empire are a hard-rocking bunch of lads from Dallas, Texas. Like GNR, Midnight Empire have got a look, a sound, and an attitude. The band has already made waves locally and… Read More

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Guitar Shop TV Episode 12: Johnny Winter/WD-HAN

GSTV Episode Twelve

 

Blues Rock legend Johnny Winter speaks with GSTV about his exciting new blues legends CD, his recent tour of Japan, his¬†early gigs with Muddy Waters and BB King, ¬†slide guitar and much more. Best known for his late 1960s and 1970s high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances, Winter also produced three Grammy-winning albums for blues legend Muddy Waters. Since his time with Waters, Johnny Winter has recorded… Read More

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