When it came time to decide on a project for the 2014 Summers Woodworking 2x4 Contest, Steve Carmichael of the Carmichael Workshop knew immediately what he wanted to make. A guitar. So Carmichael built an acoustic version of a Telecaster using a single 8-foot 2x4.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new "live session" video by the Revivalists. The song is from their new album, Men Amongst Mountains, which was released this summer via Wind-up Records. You can watch the new video—and hear the original album version of the song—below.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "I Won't Be Here," a new song by the Marcus King Band. The track is from the band's new album, Soul Insight, which will be released October 30 via Warren Haynes' Evil Teen Records.
Today, Acoustic Nation brings you the exclusive premiere of “Blue Above the Green,” a new song by Canadian singer-songwriter Mike Edel. The song appears on Edel’s new album, India, Seattle, which is set for an an October 16 release.
Here we have two musical titans teaming up for a moving rendition of a Pink Floyd standard. It’s Roger Waters with Eric Clapton performing Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here.” The clip was originally broadcasted during an NBC fundraising program to benefit those effected by the December 26, 2004 tsunami that struck the Indian Ocean region.
Cordoba is pleased to introduce two new 55FCE models, a refreshed “blanca” and a limited edition “negra” featuring exotic woods. Cordoba’s 55FCE Thinbody model has been a mainstay in its catalog for years, a stage-ready flamenco guitar popularized by the Gipsy Kings.
In this new video posted by Candyrat Records, guitarist Luca Stricagnoli—who has been featured on GuitarWorld.com several times in the past—plays his own arrangement of Guns N' Roses' "Sweet Child O' Mine."
I ran into Craig Marshall a few years back on a visit to Austin, and I never forgot about it. How fitting that today we’re premiering his song “Something On Your Mind” from his upcoming release After All, due out August 7 on Big Ticket Records.
Today C. F. Martin & Co. announced the notable new models to be presented at the 2015 Summer NAMM show in Nashville July 9 through July. The iconic 182 year old guitar manufacturer will unveil the 00-15E Retro and the LE-Cowboy-2015, alongside four other distinctive guitars. The addition of the 00-15E Retro to the successful Retro Series is the first 00-14 fret instrument in the product family.
Idyllic Tillamook County sits on the Oregon Coast. Its lime-green pastures are a popular waypoint for folks hoping to sample fresh cheese made from the delicate milk of celebrity dairy cows. But today, we’re foregoing cheese boards. We’re here in search of sustainable wood to build Bedell Guitars.
Let’s face it: there are a lot of bad covers out there on the interwebs. It takes some time to sort through the rough stuff and find the good, but these 5 covers make a strong case for all the talent on this crazy planet. These 5 acoustic gems cover a few of The Rolling Stones classics.
Drew Holcomb has had a busy year since the release of his latest album Medicine, but we were lucky enough catch up with the Nashville native between tour dates for this live session. Finding a shady spot under a tree to escape the simmering late June sun, here Holcomb performs one of the album's standout tracks, “Tightrope.” Recorded after a decade of touring with this band, The Neighbors, Holcomb calls Medicine “by far the best music we have ever made.”
With a lot of talent and a little bit of luck, a new generation of acoustic guitar fingerstylists are blazing a new style of percussive, alternate-tuned shred. In the Eighties, radical fingerstylists like Michael Hedges and Preston Reed pioneered an acoustic guitar style based on an alternate-tuned, percussion-heavy, new age–tinged sound.
If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to make music with rare stringed instruments from around the world, you’re in for a treat. A new app coming from EarthMoments promises to dish out sound samples meticulously collected from an impressive variety of unique instruments that most of us will never lay a hand on.
Singing while playing guitar can be a daunting challenge for a beginner. A good sense of timing and rhythm and the ability to synthesize two different actions is necessary to pull it off. But like everything else you've learned to do on the guitar, it can be mastered.