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Joe Bonamassa Trades In His Signature Gibson Les Paul Goldtop Prototype

Joe Bonamassa is known for his collection of incredibly rare sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standards. But his own signature Gibson Les Paul is a goldtop, created for him by the company in 2008.Bonamassa recently traded in the prototype of the model at Norman’s Rare Guitars. In the video below, he talks about the guitar and how he felt when the prototype was delivered to him.“When you’re a kid and... …

Les Paul or Lucille? Check Out This Solidbody vs Semihollow Guitar Comparison

Does body style make a difference to a guitar’s tone? Well, yeah. But let’s take a look anyway.In this video, Darrell Braun tests a pair of solidbody and semihollowbody guitars to let you compare their sound. The guitars include an Epiphone Les Paul Standard which features a mahogany body with maple top and a mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard. Darrell is comparing it with an Epiphone B.B.... …

Dave Mustaine Calls Grammys ‘Master of Puppets’ “The Worst Version I Ever Heard!”

As previously reported here, when Megadeth won their “Best Metal Performance” Grammy for their 2016 album, Dystopia, at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on February 12, the house band performed Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” as the band walked to the stage. The error was particularly unfortunate seeing as Megadeth were finally winning a Grammy after 12 prior nominations. Worse, frontman Dave... …

James Hetfield Tells Why He’s Against Fixing the Bass on ‘…And Justice for All’

Metallica have been lambasted for some of their production decisions over the years. The low volume of Jason Newsted’s bass on 1988’s …And Justice for All and Lars Ulrich’s aggressively ringing snare drum on 2003’s St. Anger are two instances where the band has received backlash from fans and critics.The Red Bulletin’s Nick Amies seemed to have these moments in mind when he asked if, looking at... …

Kurt Cobain’s Vintage Late-Fifties Hagstrom Deluxe Is on eBay

A Hagstrom Deluxe solidbody electric guitar once owned by Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain is up for auction on eBay.The guitar, which has a Blue Sparkle finish, is being offered by vintage guitar shop Black Book Guitars in Portland, Oregon, which has authenticated the instrument not once but twice. Both authentication documents will be provided with the guitar.According to the auction description,... …

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