GuitarWorld.com has posted several stories over the years about Aristides guitars, which are made out of something called "arium."
Arium is a new material designed by Poort Artistides and Delft University in the Netherlands.
While we don't know a lot about it, we know Aristides' arium guitars are formed in a mold. Arium has no fiber structure, which allows it to vibrate three-dimensionally, increasing an instrument's sustain and volume. Arium doesn't contain water, so it is more stable and requires less maintenance.
In early 1990, the editors of Guitar World magazine sat back, grabbed some coffee and painstakingly selected what they considered the top 50 guitar albums of the just-ended Eighties.
In the photo gallery below, you can see what they came up with!
The albums are listed in order, from "killer" to "jaw-droppingly awesome." Or from 50 to 1, depending on your perspective.
Please note that there are actually 51 albums in the gallery (There was a tie somewhere along the way).
As we announced last week, Joe Bonamassa will be releasing his 16th album, Different Shades of Blue, September 23 through J&R Adventures.
Now the singer/guitarist has released a preview video — often known as an EPK (electronic press kit) — for the new album. You can check out the entire seven-and-a-half-minute trailer below. In the clip, Bonamassa previews several of the tracks, discusses the recording process and more.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "'Golden Hour," a new song by Bailiff. The track is from the band's upcoming EP, Remise II, which will be released October 7.
"'Golden Hour" came together quite rapidly one night in our rehearsal room attic in Chicago," says Josh Siegel (guitar/vocals).
Peavey Electronics has released a line of licensed guitars and accessories adorned with graphics based on Star Wars.
The products will be unveiled at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International.
From the company:
“Star Wars is a giant in the world of film, TV and video games, and the same can be said of Peavey in the music industry — so this collaboration just makes sense,” says Peavey’s Tony Moscal. “I can’t wait for movie fans and musicians to see what we’ve come up with.”
In the just-posted video below, Whitechapel guitarist Zach Householder plays and discusses his DiMarzio D Activator 7 Bridge and D Activator 7 Neck pickups.
Both pickups happen to live in his ESP signature-model guitar.
In the clip, Householder also discusses the new Whitechapel album, Our Endless War.
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Cumulo Nimbus," a new song by Nebraska's own Homemade Crazy.
The track is from the band's upcoming album, Synergy, which will be released August 19.
The album's 11 tracks are a mix of indie, punk, pop and blues elements with a twist of synth. Their approach to music, especially their live show, is to translate their love and joy of music combined with sharing their own individual stories through their songs.
For more information, visit homemadecrazy.com.
Around the release of his eponymous debut solo album, Slash took the time out to show us how to play some of his favorite riffs, both new and old.
In the Guitar World video below, Slash talks about writing the classic Guns N' Roses tune "Paradise City." He also shows you how to play the key parts of the Appetite for Destruction track.
The Talkin' Blues DVD Combo Pack is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for a special sale price — $24.95 (down from $29.98)!
Get both Talkin' Blues DVDs from Keith Wyatt in this special combo offer! That's four hours of in-depth video lessons on essential blues elements and guitar-playing techniques.
Don't miss out on this amazing blues tutorial at a great price!
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett's love for horror films is well known. Now Hammett's company, Kirk von Hammett Toys, has announced a zombie action figure molded in his likeness.
The figure will be released at the San Diego Comic-Con later this month. Only 300 of the toys are being produced as an exclusive item, in support of the Nuclear Blast USA record label.
The figure goes on sale 1 to 2 p.m. July 25 and 2 to 3 p.m. July 26 at the Nuclear Blast USA booth at San Diego's Comic-Con. Hammett will be on hand to autograph each toy sold.