On December 6 and 7, Julien’s Auctions will host a two-day auction, Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll. Its highlight will be Jerry Garcia’s Custom Travis Bean TB500 Electric Guitar. Many will argue this guitar was played during the pinnacle of Garcia’s most musically creative period with the Grateful Dead. Garcia’s tone enchanted multitudes of “Deadheads” throughout the band’s 30-year career and beyond.
In January 1951, Gretsch let the music world know it was a serious contender in the quickly evolving electric guitar business when it introduced the Electromatic and Electro II models at a three-day promotional show at New York’s Park Sheraton Hotel.
Originally intended to mimic the sound of a muted trumpet, it didn't take long for guitarists like Jimi Hendrix and Frank Zappa to make that sweet, sweeping "wah-wah" sound an integral part of the rock and roll lexicon.
On August 28, 2001, Pantera played their final show — ever — in Yokohama, Japan, at the Beast Feast festival. Below, you can watch them perform a Far Beyond Driven track, "5 Minutes Alone," from this show.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Industrial Quarter," a new song by Disfiguring the Goddess. The track is from the upcoming full-length brutal death-metal release Deprive, which hits music outlets December 10 via Decomp Records.
The ESP Custom Shop has posted a fascinating time-lapse video of a guitar — the "Ghost Soldier" — being built. In the clip, you'll see the start-to-finish creation of the guitar in the ESP Custom Shop in Tokyo, Japan.
Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 — the CD and DVD/Blu-ray souvenir of Eric Clapton's latest star-studded charity concert, which took place this past April at Madison Square Garden in New York City — was released Tuesday, November 19.