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Joe Bonamassa Plays 1931 National Duolian Guitar Backstage — Video

Last week — wait, was it last week? Yeah, it was last week — Joe Bonamassa posted a Facebook video of himself impressively noodling backstage on a 1978 Charvel black-and-yellow stripe guitar, a guitar long associated with Eddie Van Halen.

This week, Bonamassa posted another backstage Facebook clip; this time, he's playing a 1931 National Duolian guitar.

Bonamassa adds:

"Here you go, kids, some backstage fun in Montgomery, Alabama, with a 1931 National Duolian guitar played in the fine hybrid tradition of our friends in Mississippi and Mr. Ry Cooder."


P.S.: Bonamassa also has released a Christmas song (complete with a new music video). You can hear/watch/download-for-free "Lonesome Christmas" right here.

Although it's a FREE download, for every individual download, Bonamassa will donate money to the Keeping the Blues Alive (KTBA) foundation, a non-profit he founded in 2011 to promote the heritage of the blues, fund music scholarships and supplement the loss of music education in public schools.

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Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.