The year 1980 saw the United States hockey team beat the Soviets for Olympic gold, the tragic death of John Lennon, the release of AC/DC's epic Back in Black and the launch of a relatively small New York publisher's guitar-enthusiast magazine called Guitar World.
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.