Recording 'Disillusion' was unlike anything we've ever done before. Not only did we go outside of our comfort zone into a studio on Long Island, but we went in with a completely open mind with how these songs were going to shape and sound.
It might sound pretentious, but our goal with creating Disillusion was to make something musically perfect. Or at least close to it. To break boundaries and truly create something original. The writing process honestly flew by.
Most of us regard changing or replacing strings as arduous and time-consuming, but it doesn’t have to be. Depending upon the type of guitar you own, string changing can be accomplished in a matter of minutes. Constant repetition is the key — kind of like practicing — and as a guitarist, that’s what you do.
As the photo gallery below will clearly illustrate, Framus — the Germany-based manufacturer of guitars, basses, banjos, amps and more — has made some very distinctive and cool-looking instruments over the years.
Sony Legacy will release Higher! — the first-ever career-spanning box set from Sly & The Family Stone — August 27. To celebrate the release, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive photo gallery below. It features several rare photos of Sly with various guitars, including a few very nice Telecasters.
If jamming with hundreds of other guitar players in the gorgeous sunshine in a city square sounds appealing to you, then you can only hope you were at Mass Appeal Guitars. Hosted by Guitar World and the NYC Guitar School, this massive guitaralicious event was part of National Music Day, an festival of music making that happens June 21 every year.