These videos are bonus content related to the February 2014 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store.
In the video below, which was posted last month by Charvel, guitarist Jake E. Lee discusses his Charvel signature model guitar. The former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist also discusses the roots of his original white Charvel, which started its life as a sunburst Fender Strat.
We’ve all heard of a guitar with a bone nut, but how about a guitar made by a bone nut? That nut would be New Zealand–based artist Bruce Mahalski, who is known for his incredible animal illustrations as well as his haunting gun replica sculptures made from bones of various creatures.
Guitar Center recently started creating "product spotlight" demo videos for gear that happens to be available at their stores. Case in point, this new demo video for Gibson's 2014 Les Paul Traditional model.
As far back as the 1830s, top luthiers like Johann Stauffer and René Lacote were collaborating with leading guitarists of the day, including Luigi Lagnani, Fernando Sor and Napoléon Coste, to create custom models. This includes what are possibly the first seven-string guitars, designed by Coste and Lacote, some of which bear Coste’s name handwritten on the label inside the body.