Boston’s Tom Scholz has a musician’s soul and a scientist’s obsession with the phenomena of sound and music. Those qualities have helped him and his long-running group create some of the most lavishly layered, hooky guitar rock of the Seventies and beyond. The guitarist was a senior product design engineer for Polaroid in the Seventies who spent his off hours tinkering meticulously on a set of demo recordings in his home studio.
If Jerry Garcia played in a death metal band instead of the Grateful Dead, he might have designed a guitar like the Guardian. At least that’s kind of the idea that Nashville luthier Sean Farrell had in mind when he conceived this guitar.
In the new March issue, we celebrate the 50 greatest guitar moments of Eric Clapton's five-decade career — from the Yardbirds to Cream to Derek and the Dominos and beyond. We also take a look at how the Allman Brothers Band were almost torn apart due to Duane Allman sitting in with Clapton for Derek and the Dominos' Layla album sessions in 1970.
Just as “Crossroads” introduced a new generation of music fans to the mystique of Robert Johnson, Cream’s “Spoonful” brought extra exposure to Willie Dixon, who wrote the song, and Howlin’ Wolf, who originally recorded it in 1960.
These videos are bonus content related to the March 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.