A guitar licks goldmine awaits you in this incredible rock collection, the 200 Rock Licks: Guitar Licks Goldmine DVD (Hal Leonard). The DVD, which is available now at the Guitar World Online Store. is jam-packed with killer lead lines, phrases and riffs personally taught to you by professional guitarists Greg Harrison, Matthew Schroeder and Troy Stetina.
If you ask acoustic guitarists what they’re looking for from their guitars, they’ll all tell you the same thing, whether they play folk, country, blues, country-blues, blues-folk, folk-country or even classical.
Today we bring you the latest lesson video by Troy Grady, the guitarist who brings you those ultra-intriguing "Cracking the Code" lesson videos that appear on GuitarWorld.com. "This is 'Cascade,' a chapter from our latest Masters in Mechanics seminar," Grady says. "It explores Eric Johnson’s use of sweeping in pentatonic playing.
John Page Classic, a new guitar brand that brings the custom-design genius of John Page, co-founder of the Fender Custom Shop, to production guitars, has announced the Ashburn, its initial production model. The double-cutaway, hard-body Ashburn was designed by Page and produced to his standards in a state-of-the-art workshop in Japan and set up in the U.S. by authorized John Page Classic techs.
In Guitar World's latest edition of Betcha Can't Play This, New York City-based "subway shredder" Mike Groisman returns with what we're calling his "Monster Multi-Finger Tapping Lick." First he plays it fast, then slow. Then he explains the lick.
Orianthi and former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora recently visited Norman's Rare Guitars on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana, California. The pair—or shall we say couple—tried out a ton of prime guitars, including Fender Strats, Esquires and Custom Shop Teles. They also traded off on a Gibson Les Paul Jr. and a few vintage acoustics.