Since the guitar's inception, there have undoubtedly been talented players that could make the instrument sing, but it wasn't until the mid '60s and the arrival of the wah pedal that one could make it cry.
What possesses a musician to obscure his or her ugly mug with a mask or makeup? There are probably as many reasons as there are noodles in a box of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese: showmanship, shyness, chronic acne and participation in the witness protection program are a few of the more popular explanations.
The Classic Angelus returns this year as the Caparison Custom Line 2015 (CL15) model. Every feature that makes the CL series so highly sought after among even the most discriminating of boutique players is represented here.
A fan of classical music, Randy Rhoads was one of the first American guitarists to successfully incorporate classical music elements into heavy metal. (“Euro-metal” guitarists, including Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth and Michael Schenker, had also experimented with melding the two genres.)
IK Multimedia has announced that it's shipping iRig 2, the sequel to the most popular guitar interface of all time. In 2010, the original iRig allowed guitar and bass players to plug into their iPhone and use their mobile device to play, practice and record with apps like IK's AmpliTube, Apple's GarageBand and thousands more.