First published in 2001 and now updated and expanded, Tony Bacon's History of the American Guitar (Backbeat Books) begins in New York City in the 1830s with the arrival of Christian Martin, from Germany, to set up the Martin company.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive video from Chiodos. In the clip, which you can check out below, the entire band, including frontman Craig Owens, discuss new guitarist Thomas Erak of the Fall Of Troy.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents an exclusive video from New York City's Bayside. The clip, which you can check out below, focuses on guitarist Jack O'Shea, who discusses the realities of the recording studio and more. It also shows O'Shea and the rest of the band in action recording their new album, Cult, which will be released February 18 through Hopeless Records.
Several months ago, we shared a video titled "Guitar Receives Custom Metallic Swirl Paint Job." The mesmerizing seven-minute-long video, which shows how a guitar gets a custom metallic swirl paint job, was one of our most popular stories that month and was shared nearly 12,000 times on Facebook.
Metallica's James Hetfield recently visited Guitar Center in San Francisco. The guitarist, who sat in the store's "little room," shared stories about his early fears, becoming a musician and rising to fame. He even played some guitar!
Jim Dunlop has introduced its new MXR Custom Shop La Machine pedal. The pedal serves up thick, shaggy retro fuzz that’s tailor made to drive the raw sounds of ’70s-style hard rock and modern garage rock.