Monday 27 January 2003

A Fairly Complete List of the Fab Guitars of The Beatles by John F Crowley - everything you ever wanted to know about the guitars of the world's most famous band.

Friday 24 January 2003

I've just watched an interesting TV documentary about 70s glamsters Mott the Hoople. But the question I'd really like answered is what were those bizarre shaped guitars they used to use?

All I can find on the web is this about Ian Hunter's maltese cross guitar.
The Low Down On The Guitars of Keith Richards

Sunday 19 January 2003

Specimen - Custom electric guitars made by Ian Schneller, including an impressive looking range of aluminium-bodied instruments.

Saturday 18 January 2003 - for all you left-handed guitarists out there.

Friday 17 January 2003

Check out the latest Fender guitars, basses and equipment new for 2003! See: I particularly like the look of the Strat-O-Sonic! - some famous guitars up for grabs, although most seem to be already sold. Some nice photo galleries, nevertheless.

Wednesday 15 January 2003

Take a basic Telecaster-style guitar; add a crazy finish, retro hardware, any other accessories as you see fit, and you might just end up with something as mad as these Girl Brand Guitars. To give you an idea of just how mad we're talking here, one such example (Sushi Girl) has a perspex window in the front of the guitar so that you can view a plate of sushi which has been positioned inside the body! I assume it's plastic sushi not the real thing, else it'd be a rather smelly guitar.

Friday 10 January 2003

A monkey playing a guitar. What more do you want?
South Korean trainer Kim Mi-jung and her monkey Conan play guitars during a monkey school show in Seoul, January 9, 2003. The show, which demonstrates how the monkeys are trained to imitate their trainers, will run until February 4. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
Cutting edge gadgets honoured:
...the one honoured product that will have purists up in arms is a digital electric instrument by the venerable guitar maker Gibson.

It has developed what it says is the world's first digital guitar. On the outside it looks much like Gibson's legendary Les Paul Model.

The difference is that it uses digital technology called MaGIC, so that the sound from each string can be picked up individually.

"MaGIC will revolutionise the way media information is transmitted in content creation, post production and editing, and in the consumer home," said Gibson CEO Henry Juskiewicz. "It's the right technolgy at the right time."
(From the BBC News website)

Thursday 9 January 2003 featuring Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May, Jimmy Page, Randy Rhoads, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Not all these players are to my personal taste, but it is a nicely put-together website and has lots of info - biographies, gear, discographies, tabs, etc - on each player.

Wednesday 8 January 2003

I've only just found out that Tony Zemaitis sadly passed away on Saturday 17th of August last year.

He was one of the first guys that built guitars finished with metal or pearl fronts. They always looked great and were much loved by people such as Ronnie Wood and Ronnie Lane amongst others. You can see a gallery of some of his fabulous instruments here.
The London Resonator Centre - the world's only resonator instrument store.

Tuesday 7 January 2003

Andy Manson Guitars - gorgeous custom built acoustics, mandolins, and multi-necked instruments, as built for former Led Zeppelin members amongst others.

Thursday 2 January 2003

ESP Devil Girl

The tackiest guitar of 2002 award must surely go to the ESP Devil Girl!

The Lace Helix guitar. Don't reach for your allen keys, the neck is supposed to be twisted like that! for all you 80s nostalgics out there!


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