When Labor Day came and went earlier this month, it reminded us of the American labor movement and the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of the good ol' U.S. of A. However, since we're Guitar World people, we couldn't help but apply those sentiments to music and the American people who made and make it—bands!
Thanks for Shane Speal for letting us know about this oddity. On eBay at the moment is an "End of the Road Stratocaster Guitar" that was designed to look smashed—but it plays just fine. It has a "buy it now" price of £475 (about $735).
Faithful to the original Guild Starfire Bass used by Hillman on recordings like “Turn, Turn, Turn!” “Eight Miles High” and “The Times They Are A-Changing,” this new “Byrds Bass” features a semi-hollow all- maple body, rosewood fingerboard, three-piece mahogany neck and single BS-1 BiSonic pickup.
“We just kept looking and every strap was essentially the same; the only difference was the material, color or width," Holly Corcorran says. "But they were all straight straps! We wanted to make a strap that combined flawless functionality and comfort while maintaining that sleek and timeless look everyone loves.”
A 1964 “British” Rickenbacker guitar owned and played by John Lennon will be coming to auction in December. The guitar, shown in the video below, is part of a trove of more than 800 personal items—including gear and rare albums—owned by Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, who is putting it all up for auction at Julien’s Auction in Beverly Hills, California, December 4 and 5.