Eastwood has announced the availability of the Cherry Warren Ellis Signature Tenor. It starts shipping early April.
We were very saddened to hear about the loss of a true guitar legend. Melvin Sparks will be missed. RIP, Melvin.
Behind every guitar there’s some sort of story, but they usually aren’t as rich as the one behind the Kramer Gorky Park seen here! Not only was this guitar associated with one of the big flash-in-the-pan pop metal bands of the late 1980s, it symbolically and almost literally marked the end of Kramer, as the largest guitar company in the world was crumbling just like the Iron Curtain!
I completely do not understand this show. Really. Sorry. But when a bunch of customers alert me to this airing, I just have to step back and say, “WTF?!” Yes, I admit, I am a fan of Heart – and have many high school memories of their songs, including their mega-hit, ‘Barracuda’. But I never expected to see the opening riff cranked out by Heart frontman Craig Bartock on an Airline ’59 Custom Town & Country guitar.
There is nothing quite a great two-guitar rock and roll band. By this, I don’t mean just any band where one guitar strums rhythm, while another player does the lead, but a band where the two guitars work together so symbiotically, they become almost a single great instrument in the band. When two guitar players are truly locked in, the give and take creates a tension that just doesn’t, can’t, happen when there’s only one guitar player.
There’s been buzz on the Web and an actual broo-ha-ha this week in anticipation of the announcement of Gibson’s “Jimi Hendrix Guitar” package. As even the most casual Hendrix fans know, his main axe was a Fender Stratocaster. Especially devoted followers are likely aware that Jimi occasionally played a Gibson Flying V. Gibson’s Custom Shop already offered a high-end tribute model Flying V of just 300 copies with a list of $12,300 in 2007, so this new model would surely be some variation on that, right?