Here we catch up with Colin of the Breedlove Guitar Company as he introduces their latest line of acoustics, the Limited Edition Oregon Series. Introduced at Summer NAMM 2015, the series is available in a Concert, Concert Cutaway or Parlor body style. These beautiful instruments draw their sonic power and clarity from a Pacific Northwest-grown myrtlewood top, back and sides.
If you are a college student, or you have a family member who is, here are some musical ideas of compact but fabulous instruments and accessories that’ll help keep the music going in a tight dorm room.
Tonewoods used in all Bedell Guitars are legally acquired, in accordance with all domestic and international regulations, including Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and Lacey Act, and have verified supporting documentation. Bedell Guitars will never knowingly use any tonewood from clear-cut trees.
Lisa Loeb's career spans decades. Twenty years ago she became a household name with her single "Stay (I Missed You)" from the Reality Bites soundtrack. Since then she's been on a roll with with tours, designing her own eyewear line, kids albums and more. She recently just finished performing in her own stage production, Camp Kappawanna with the Atlantic Theatre in New York.
A previously unheard recording of Kurt Cobain covering The Beatles’ “And I Love Her” acoustically has appeared online. The rough-sounding (but nonetheless magical!) recording was found during the making of the new documentary, Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck.
The first thing you have to realize when amplifying an acoustic guitar is that in doing so you’ve gone interactive, which sounds very nice except that it happens to work against you in this situation. What do I mean by “interactive?” Just that your acoustic guitar interacts with its sonic environment, and when that environment gets loud, acoustic guitars get weird.
The life of a musician can be tough, and as an artist, I'm always looking for new ways to keep the juices flowing. Here are my favorite sources of support and inspiration for your journey as a singer-songwriter.
Today we’re happy to premiere a brand new track from Queens, New York’s Kings of the Brushwood Thicket. The project is the brain child of Bruce Erik Brauer, former guitarist of the NYC outfit Dog Society. It was the recent and sudden loss of both Brauer’s father and uncle that provided the spark for the acoustic work that soon flew under the Kings of the Brushwood Thicket banner.
After unveiling a transformative redesign of its maple 600 Series acoustic guitars earlier this year at the Winter NAMM Show, Taylor Guitars is expanding the rollout this spring. The new 600s, which were revoiced to bring out a richer, warmer maple sound and given a major aesthetic makeover, made their debut with an initial release of four models — the 614ce, 616ce, 618ce and 12-string 656ce. In the wake of rave reviews from industry leaders, dealers and media, two Grand Concert models join the series this spring: the 612ce and 612ce 12-Fret.
You've got the bug—you’ve decided to buy an acoustic guitar—and nothing will stop you, not even the haunted, hungry look in your children’s eyes. So you empty your bank account, raid your kids’ college fund and head down to a local house of ill repute: a music store. You’re gonna get that acoustic, practicality and your wife’s entreaties be damned.
Scott Stevens seems to have everything it takes to make a sizable splash in the wide world of music. Command of the stage, strong vocals, authoritative guitar playing and a drive to make it all happen. But as much as that is, is it enough?
With an iconic career spanning over four decades, touching on film, fashion, literature and popular music, Carly Simon continues to expand upon her already prodigious legacy. Simon is set to re-release The Bedroom Tapes - Special Edition through her own boutique label C‘EST Music (Pronounced “Say”) in conjunction with CARLY SIMON VINTAGE. CARLY SIMON VINTAGE is a lifestyle brand that will connect fans, music lovers, and fellow artists to her expansive legacy in a unique and intimate way.