4 guitar tricks you can learn from Keith Richards

Keith Richards
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Keith Richards has been at the helm of The Rolling Stones for almost six decades, writing some of the band’s most enduring guitarist, as well as pioneering altered tunings and introducing the world to the distortion pedal (yep, that Maestro Fuzz-Tone whose sales went through the roof with Keith’s endorsement). 

In a move that could’ve seen Keith land himself in the ‘loony guitarists’ category, he removed the sixth string from his guitar and used open G tuning.

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