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My First 12-String Rickenbacker

My First 12-String Rickenbacker

I remember the compressed guitar sound coming out of our black and white Motorola TV set like it was yesterday. That moment in time has become part of my sonic DNA. It was like nothing I had ever heard before. There on the TV was this skinny guitar player with strange...

Jr Saw It Happening

Jr Saw It Happening

Sometimes a picture will stay with you forever. I had already owned one of the first Les Paul Goldtops to arrive in Connecticut in 1968 and sold it due to its weight -- I was a pretty skinny kid and it killed my shoulder. I was not a stranger to Gibson Les Pauls. I...

Hey Kid Rock & Roll

Hey Kid Rock & Roll

There’s a thing that happens when you hear a band for the first time and you know they have forever changed the way you relate to a type of music. I would liken it to a zen satori, like getting to the essence of something you didn't know you were missing until you...

Iconic Guitars: The Gibson J-45

Iconic Guitars: The Gibson J-45

There are few acoustic guitars that are as recognizable and influential in the world of music as Gibson’s J-45 model. It is regarded as Gibson’s most famous and widely used acoustic guitar, and countless guitarists throughout the second half of the 20th century relied...

Duane Allman’s Les Paul

Duane Allman’s Les Paul

The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top was owned by Duane Allman and used on the first two Allman Brothers Band albums:  Allman Brothers Band  and Idlewild South. It was also the guitar used by Allman for the Derek & the Dominos recording sessions with Eric Clapton. It...

Duane Allman’s Gibson SG

Duane Allman’s Gibson SG

This 1961/62 Gibson SG belonged to Duane Allman and is the instrument played on the live recording of "Statesboro Blues" from the Allman Brothers Band’s At Fillmore East. The SG was part of the "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll" exhibit at the Metropolitan...

Graham Nash Martin D-45

Graham Nash Martin D-45

50 years after the second public appearance of the group Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in 1969,this Martin D-45 guitar owned and played by Graham Nash was sold at Heritage Auctions on July 20 & 21, 2019. Graham had originally...

The 2019 NAMM Show

The 2019 NAMM Show

The guys from the shop made their annual trip to the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, CA. NAMM is known as the "the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products, pro audio and event tech industry" with over 100,000 people in...

Women Account for Half of Guitar Sales

Women Account for Half of Guitar Sales

A report from IbisWorld shows sales growth has been on the rise. Leading the way, according to a Fender survey, are women whom account for 50% of new guitar sales in the US and U.K. “The fact that 50 percent of new guitar buyers in the U.K. were women was a surprise...

Rooting for a Gibson Comeback

Rooting for a Gibson Comeback

As a kid, Jimmy Page's Gibson Les Paul was the stuff of my guitar dreams. Fifteen year old me certainly couldn't afford Jimmy's Les Paul, but it inspired me to get my first guitar from a local pawn shop. I've been noodling ever since. So, it pained me to learn Gibson...