In 1985, while the world was focused on the birth of the first.com, a new computer operating system called Windows and “Live Aid,” an Annapolis, Maryland, guitar repairman decided to create a namesake guitar company called Paul Reed Smith Guitars.
This is a truly distinctive Falcon—a classic G6136T model dressed in a soft blue finish that we call Crème de Marine. Together with the gold appointments and classic style, it’s an elegant look as calm as quiet seas.
Some bands — like Gwar or Ghost B.C., for example — don't need scary gear to be scary. That said, if they were wielding any of the axes featured in this photo gallery, well, let's just say it wouldn't hurt.
The gang over at Chicago Music Exchange (where I recently bought a Line 6 expression pedal for my M9) posted a demo video for a very rare 1955 Gretsch Duo Jet 6128 that was originally bought by Ben Harper.
We’ve seen many weird guitars made out of strange materials (a bull’s skull, a girl mannequin and a toilet seat, to name a few), but a film reel is one of the most unusual items we’ve ever encountered used for a guitar body. What’s even more unusual is that this highly unorthodox guitar, called the Filmocaster, was conceived and built by Nicholas Frirsz, who has specialized in building violins for four decades.
Any guitar that features a flat top, double cutaways, dual humbuckers and a locking Floyd Rose is typically pigeonholed as a “shredder’s guitar,” suggesting a predetermined limit of expression and application. In fact, the platform was originally conceived to correct performance-limiting design flaws and, consequently, addressed the requirements of technically proficient virtuosos, helping them to develop their talents fully.