Wednesday 31 December 2003

Alert officers rescue special guitar belonging to Howard "Sonny" Robertson
Guitar has star spot at HardRock Cafe: Rock trio Feeder give bass guitar to HardRock Cafe in Cardiff.
Guitar doctor strums up a package deal: 87 guitars to be auctioned in a single lot on Friday!
Playing guitar market hits all 6 strings
CBEs for songwriter Davies and guitar maestro Clapton

Friday 12 December 2003

Girls with guitars (and drums): More women learn, teach male-dominated instruments such as guitars and drums. And companies are changing ads to target this new market.
Guitarist Icons: Marshall: The third issue of Guitarist Icons concentrates on 40 Years of Marshall Amplification.
Guitarist brands Pop Idol judge Cowell "a joke": Guitarist Andy Taylor of legendary pop band Duran Duran has branded Simon Cowell a “joke” and accused him of helping to ruin the British music industry.

Wednesday 10 December 2003

Guitarist set to riff for Zep legend: A Suffolk guitarist is to perform for Led Zeppelin rock legend Jimmy Page at a competition designed to find the country's best riffer.
Chameleon guitar apes classic sounds. Yes, you've guessed it, this is an article about the Line 6 Variax. I've been meaning to discuss this guitar on this website for a long time, having first seen this at The London Guitar Show in May, but I still haven't decided whether I think it's a good thing or not. The whole idea seems rather soul-less to me. For more info, see
Guitar Shed 1.6 - MacUpdate: Guitar Shed is a set of tools for guitarists, bassists, and many other musicians. Includes an extensive tuner, with customizable alternative tunings, a chord library, tablature organizer, jam machine, song jammer - which lets you slow your songs down for practice, as well as loop sections continuously for simple learning.
Paul Carrack in Crimewatch plea after guitar theft

Tuesday 9 December 2003

Fire burns house of guitarist John Abercombie: Renowned guitarist John Abercombie was injured in a fire that heavily damaged his home in Putnam Valley - and destroyed many of his guitars.
Johnny Lang has the perfect look for a guitar player: What's all this about the guitar face?
Guitar Tuner 0.1: Guitar Tuner is a small Java application, which allows the user to tune their guitar with the aid of their computer.

Thursday 4 December 2003

Stones row over Jagger knighthood: Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards has hit out at bandmate Mick Jagger's "ludicrous" decision to accept a knighthood. Richards said he did not want to go on stage with someone wearing a "coronet and sporting the old ermine" and told the singer it was a "paltry honour".

"It sent out the wrong message. It's not what the Stones is about, is it?" Richards told Uncut magazine.
John McLaughlin - The Montreux Concerts 17-CD set now on sale!
Fender unveil new range of bass amps
DIY guitar building strikes a chord: Bailey Guitars of Ayrshire.

Monday 1 December 2003

Jaco PastoriusToday is the anniversary of the birthday of Jaco Pastorius who was born on 1 December 1951.

Jaco, who single-handedly popularised the fretless bass guitar, has often been referred to as "The World's Greatest Bass Player"... and with good reason. Unfortunately Jaco's all too brief time on this planet came to an end on 19 September 1987.
Guitars stolen from David Crosby's touring band
Bill Stafford: Steel guitar spokesman: He played with Elvis; now he plays for the world.


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