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Martin Guitar Receives Patent for Neck-to-Body Joint Router System

C. F. Martin & Co. announced it has received a patent for its guitar-neck-joint router system, originally introduced in 2012. Created and spearheaded by Theresa Hoffman, engineering project manager at Martin, the machine is a complex combination of measuring sensors, a scanning probe, aluminum tooling and three different cutting tools.

Need for Speed: The 50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time

Guitar World exceeds the legal limit with this roundup — in alphabetical order — of the 50 fastest masters of the fretboard.

Guitar World DVD: Play Like Keith Richards and the Coolest Guitarists of All Time

In this new DVD, Keith Richards and The Coolest Guitarists of All Time, Guitar World editor and instructor Andy Aledort shows you how to play in the styles of Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards -- and other legendary guitarists.

Electro-Harmonix Announces Resurrection of Bad Stone Phase Shifter Pedal — Demo Video

With prices of 1970s-era Bad Stone phase shifter pedals soaring, and a steady stream of guitarists asking EHX founder and president Mike Matthews to reissue the pedal, the project was given the green light. The newly minted Bad Stone is faithful to the original circuit design and three-knob control layout, but now it comes in a compact nano-sized package designed to appeal to space-conscious users.

PRS Guitars Introduces S2 Vela — Demo Video

PRS Guitars has announced the newest addition to the S2 Series: the S2 Vela. From the company: The Vela model follows in the tradition of the company’s Mira and Starla models, providing vintage-inspired personality and tons of tonal textures.

Artiphon Instrument 1 Is a Guitar, Piano, Violin and DJ in the Palm of Your Hand — Video

Is it a guitar, a keyboard, a violin or a drum? The Artiphon Instrument 1 is a universal MIDI controller that lets you play it however you want: as a guitar, a keyboard, a drum kit, a violin or anything else you can think of.

AC/DC Premiere "Rock the Blues Away" Music Video

AC/DC have premiered the music video for "Rock the Blues Away." It's the third video from their 2014 album, Rock Or Bust.

Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Announce Co-Headlining U.S. Tour

The tour will begin June 11 in Portland, Maine, and will head down the East Coast and into the Midwest and South, culminating with a show in Louisville, Kentucky, June 28. Tickets for all shows will go on sale March 13. You can see the full itinerary below.

Learn How to Play Every Song on The Black Keys' 'El Camino' Album

Learn how to play one of the best albums of 2011 -- The Black Keys' El Camino -- courtesy of this artist-approved tab book. The softcover book by Cherry Lane Music contains spot-on transcriptions of all 11 songs on the garage/blues-rocking album by Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney, which was produced and co-written by Danger Mouse.

Epiphone Introduces Limited Edition "1939" Century Guitar Amp — Video

Epiphone has introduced a classic for the 21st century. The limited-edition “1939” Century Amp is a modern 18-watt all-tube, guitar amplifier with a 12-inch speaker that revives an Art Deco-era masterpiece from Epiphone’s early days in Manhattan.