Tuesday 31 May 2005

Canadian guitar legend Domenic Troiano dead at 59
Guitar festival backs planting of forests: A guitar festival has become the first event in Scotland to tackle climate change through tree planting.

Monday 23 May 2005

The Teeny-Weeny Tweedy Twin! - A Real Fender Twin - Mini Size!
Your chance to meet bassist Marcus Miller! in London this July.
Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass now available as a Fretless
Darkness bass player leaves band: Frankie Poullain quits.
Line 6 Announces Bass PODxt Live: a cunning box of tricks from Line 6, for bassists.
New Alnico Humbucking Pickup from Swineshead: Designed to produce both humbucking and single coil sounds, the A.M.P. uses 12 individual alnico V rod magnets for truer single coil sounds than traditional coil-split humbuckers.
The Uke-Ellie: Here's the forthcoming bid for Ukulele World Domination from Risa Instruments!

Monday 16 May 2005

Indie Guitars: I've seen some of these at my local music shop and at the recent London Guitar Show and I must say I was very impressed with the quality, especially for such afforadable instruments. Well worth checking out.
New book teaches you to mod pedals yourself: Indyguitarist has published a new book, available as hardcopy or electronic download, for those interested in modding their own pedals, with several dozen different pedals covered.
Johnson Introduces New Bluegrass Series Guitars: Designed with bluegrass players in mind, Johnson's latest guitars feature a solid Engelmann spruce top and choice of back/side woods.

Friday 13 May 2005

Guitarist Eric Johnson to Bloom in June
Guitarist's guitarist: Leo Kottke
Cool Acoustics: Innovation in Guitar Design: here are those plastic guitars from Loughborough University (see previous post).
Plastic guitars strike a chord: Apparently, "A new type of guitar that sounds and plays like more pricey models, but is made almost entirely of plastic and so will be much cheaper, could have the top-end manufacturers fretting over their profit margins, thanks to British inventors."

Thursday 12 May 2005

Guitar Virtuoso Produces Innovative New Guitars: After 7 years of development, and the approval of four patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Byrd Super Avianti Balance Compensated Wing Guitars are now in production in the USA and available to the general public.
Chasing a world record at guitar festival: Kirkmichael Guitar Festival is aiming to enter the record books by having a guitar built from scratch in three days.


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