Vermont-based news channel WPTZ (where my late-Nineties girlfriend used to work!) recently published a feature on the Alpaca carbon fiber travel guitar, a "special guitar made to withstand the elements."
Our recent story about Jimmy Page's five best guitar solos as a member of the Yardbirds got us thinking about another legendary pre-Led Zeppelin recording featuring Page. This project, however, features all four members of Led Zeppelin — Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones and John Bonham — recording together before there even was a Led Zeppelin.
Ever since being discontinued way back in 1984, the Boss DM-2 Delay pedal has remained highly sought after by players everywhere for its warm, “bucket brigade” analog delay tone. Now, the DM is back! With the Waza Craft DM-2W, the coveted stomp has been reborn with switchable sound modes and greater versatility for today’s music styles.
On March 10, Judas Priest will release an expanded 3CD version of their classic 1984 album, Defenders of the Faith. This deluxe 30th anniversary edition includes the original 10-track album (fully remastered) and a complete live recording from the ‘Defenders’ tour, which was recorded May 5, 1984, at Long Beach Arena in California.
Have you seen this one? A few years ago, a guy put his iPhone 4 into his acoustic guitar, facing toward the sound hole, and recorded the entire experiment on video with the phone's camera. I guess he wanted to see what the strings look like when they're being played. What he captured is mesmerizing, as many would agree.
In 2013, Epiphone celebrates its 140th anniversary. To help honor the milestone, longtime Epiphone fan and former Gibson historian Walter Carter has published The Epiphone Guitar Book: A Complete History of Epiphone Guitars.
In the video below, Taiwanese musician Shara Lin plays the piano, violin and guzheng at the same time. Actually, she sort of takes turns with each instrument, although there are a few seconds where she's doubling on piano and guzheng.