Last week, Wood joined Rod Stewart and Kenney Jones, the surviving members of the Faces, for a seven-song set at the Hurtwood Park Polo Club in Ewhurst, Surrey, to benefit Prostate Cancer UK. This month, he'll release How Can it Be, a book that includes memories of his earliest days as a rock n’ roller and takes pages from his 1965 tour diary, written when he was just 17.
Here's an oddity we spotted over at geargods.net. It's a two-sided bass, meaning it has strings on both sides of its neck. This two-basses-in-one creature was made by the Germany-based Inspire! Instruments.
It's no secret that virtually every kid who picks up a guitar dreams of one thing — playing super fast. And I don’t blame them. Playing fast is fun. It is exhilarating. And it sounds awesome when done right. But here's the thing when it comes to guitar playing and speed: It is fairly easy to learn but hard to master.
This week in 1969—September 13, 1969, to be exact—John Lennon performed at Varsity Stadium in Toronto, Canada, with a hastily assembled backing band. The band, which performed under the "Plastic Ono Band" moniker, included Eric Clapton on lead guitar, Klaus Voorman on bass and future Yes member Alan White on drums. Oh, yes; Yoko Ono was there too ...
A “capo”—short for capotasto, which means “principal fret” in Italian—is a device used to shorten the vibrating lengths of a guitar’s strings; when fitted behind a given fret, it stops the strings at that point, as if you were barring a finger across them, while creating a new “nut,” or “zero fret,” in the process freeing up all four fingers.
St. Blues Guitar Workshop has been around since the 1980s, building blues-approved guitars for everyone from Clapton to Gibbons. When I heard they were introducing a line of cigar box guitars handmade in their Memphis shop, I got excited. Two weeks ago, I got to meet Greg Mitchell and Robert Fisher from St. Blues. By the end of the day, I was walking away with their four-string electric Premier model cigar box guitar.
We tend to think of the Gibson brand as pretty traditional. But amid all the Les Pauls, SGs and ES models the company has turned out over the years, it’s easy to forget that the guitarmaker has also created numerous oddities.
We’ve said it once before—classical guitar isn’t limited to classical music. To back that up, we carefully curated a list of five videos featuring awesome rock song arrangements made especially classical guitar.
Below, check out a compilation video called "Best Damn Female Guitar Players I Have Ever Seen! INCREDIBLE!" It was posted to YouTube in May 2014 by a woman named Alizee Defan, whose YouTube channel can be found right here.
One of the most common cries for help I’ve received recently concerns the restringing of acoustic guitars. While this should be a straightforward job, it seems that your pesky bridge pins are causing trouble. I don’t want to start a fight here, but it’s probably your fault. If these little plastic, metal, bone or wood pins aren’t fitted correctly, they can shoot out of the bridge like a rocket when you tune the string.