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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...

A Brief History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

A Brief History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

In 1922, the words “rock” and “roll”, which was black slang for sexual intercourse, appear on record for the first time in Trixie Smith’s “My Baby Rocks Me With One Steady Roll”.The transition was steady and seamless. Big Band dance music and Western Swing had long...

1965 Rickenbacker 360-12

1965 Rickenbacker 360-12

George Harrison, Roger McGuinn and Pete Townshend played a 1965 Rickenbacker 360-12. George Harrison acquired his Rickenbacker 360-12 12 string in 1964 during the Beatles first U.S. Tour. https://youtu.be/YTNZ-x8HPCw https://youtu.be/f2oAE905cm0...

James Taylor and the Gibson J50

James Taylor and the Gibson J50

James Taylor recorded Sweet Baby James with a Gibson J50. The Gibson J50 with its mahogany back & sides, spruce top, Brazilian Rosewood fretboard and adjustable bridge helped produce the album's iconic sound. https://youtu.be/bpYXBNy9AFo

Nick Drake and the Guild M20

Nick Drake and the Guild M20

The myth of Nick Drake and the Guild M20 guitar. In this video, Brian will discuss the Guild M20 and the guitars Nick Drake played. https://youtu.be/H1sAr1fnmoE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nick_Drake

The Gibson L-4C & ES-175 Archtop Guitars

The Gibson L-4C & ES-175 Archtop Guitars

Gibson's Popular Jazz Guitar The Gibson L-4C, and eventually the ES-175, are amongst the most popular jazz guitars in history. It has been the guitar of choice for guitarists like Joe Pass, Herb Ellis, Bill Frisell, Steve Howe and many others.

Restringing a Harmony Classical Guitar

Restringing a Harmony Classical Guitar

Bringing Back to Life a Folk Era Harmony Nylon String Guitar A recent customer dropped off a Harmony nylon string guitar to be restrung. This one was assembled in Chicago, IL by the Harmony Company to fill the swollen demand for guitars during the folk boom of the...

Martin 00-18 & 00-28

Martin 00-18 & 00-28

Martin 00-18, a stalwart of Martin's acoustic guitars for 140 years. Martin 00-18 and Martin-00-28. The 00-28 has rosewood back and sides and 14 frets.