Guitarist

St. Vincent announces date for her upcoming Fear the Future Tour

June 21, 2017

Ernie Ball Music Man signature artist St. Vincent has just announced her upcoming Fear The Future Tour, taking place this fall. Of course St. Vincent will be performing her signature St. Vincent Ernie Ball Music Man guitar. Check out the tour announcement below: 8/19 – Tokyo, Japan – Summer Sonic – Hostess Club All-Nighter 10/17 – London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton 10/18 – Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo Manchester 10/20 – Dublin, Ireland – Olympia Theatre 10/23 – Brussels, Belgium – Ancienne Belgique 10/24 – Paris, France – Le Trianon 10/26 – Berlin, Germany – Huxleys 10/27 – Utrecht, Netherlands – TivoliVrendenburg 11/14 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore 11/15 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room 11/17 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theater 11/18 – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theater 11/19 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater 11/20 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant 11/21 – Louisville, KY – Whitney Hall 11/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium 11/24 – Knoxville, TN – Tennessee Theatre 11/25 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center [Read More]

Contest

Epiphone May 2017 FREE Giveaway! Enter to WIN a new Masterbilt AJ-45ME

May 3, 2017

  Epiphone May 2017 FREE Giveaway! Enter to win a new Masterbilt AJ-45ME with Hard Case   (Nashville, TN May 3, 2017) Throughout May 2017, visit Epiphone.com to enter to win a new Masterbilt AJ-45ME with hard case. A winner from the U.S., Canada, and the UK/EU will be chosen June 1, 2017.   Guitar World gave the Masterbilt AJ-45ME a rave review calling its tone “impressively complex for a guitar in this price range…although the original “workhorse” J-45 has become a pricey object of desire, Epiphone’s Masterbilt AJ-45ME puts that popular, beloved model back in the hands of the working musicians that it was designed for.”   The Epiphone Masterbilt AJ-45ME features a Solid Sitka Spruce top, Solid Mahogany back and sides, plus the revolutionary Shadow Sonic™ preamp system and under-saddle NanoFlex™ low-impedance pickup for true “acoustic” tone when plugged in.  Epiphone continues its historic Masterbilt series with the new Epiphone Masterbilt 2015 AJ-45ME Acoustic/Electric. The legendary J-45 round shoulder dreadnought has been the driving power behind decades of classics in every genre–rock, pop, [Read More]

Gear Highlight

Ernie Ball Music Man introduces Steve Lukather Luke III Tumescent Guitar

April 18, 2017

On our next Gear Highlight we wanted to introduce you to the Steve Lukather Luke III Tumescent Guitar which is being introduced by Ernie Ball Music Man this month. Check out their news below: The new Luke III Ball Family Reserve is the next evolution in the design process started with the original Luke model some 22 years prior. Addressing Steve’s performance needs as a touring guitarist has been critical in the development of this new edition. The added mahogany tone block, on-board 20db boost, beautifully figured A++ maple top and roasted birdseye maple neck have refined this new signature edition into an instrument of superior tone and versatility. New for Spring 2017, the Luke3 BFR is now available in an exclusive Tumescent finish. Each comes with a signed backplate from Lukather himself, along with a hand-signed, numbered certificate of authenticity.   Check out a video: You can head over to Ernie Ball Music Man Blog and learn about all the Steve Lukather Guitars! https://www.ernieball.com/

Gear Highlight

Day 82. Aerosmith’s Co-Founding Member & Lead Guitarist Joe Perry to Receive Les Paul Award at 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

October 27, 2016

We have some exciting news to share with you. Aerosmith’s Co-Founding Member & Lead Guitarist Joe Perry to Receive Les Paul Award at 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards. We can’t wait to bring you coverage of this amazing event which will take place during the 32nd Annual TEC Awards at NAMM 2017 on January 21st.  Check out the news below: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer to Perform at Ceremony Also Honoring Band’s Famed Producer, Jack Douglas, Saturday, January 21  Carlsbad, Calif. (October 27, 2016) – As part of its 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), The NAMM Foundation has announced that rocker Joe Perry will receive the prestigious Les Paul Award. The annual award is given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation and honors individuals that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology  in the spirit of the famed audio pioneer, inventor and musician, Les Paul. The award will be presented at a January 21st ceremony being held in Anaheim, CA as part of [Read More]

Gear Highlight

83 on NAMM Countdown: Analog Alien Guitar Pedals; successfully recreating that vintage sound!

October 27, 2016

For Day 83 on our 100 Days Countdown to NAMM, we feature Analog Alien Guitar Pedals. This boutique guitar pedal successfully recreates vintage sounds from the 60’s and 70’s. The sounds that got us to fall deeply in love with music! They  have some amazing pedals and we can’t wait to check them out firsthand at NAMM 2017. They will be at Booth #6898. Check out some of their pedals: Watch a video of a Tony Pasko demoing the Joe Walsh Double Classic: You can visit their website and watch more great videos as well as get information on all of their pedals. Make sure to visit them at NAMM 2017, Booth #6898! Website: http://www.analogalien.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Analog-Alien-Guitar-Pedals-149929521752152/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/analogalien   Location & Hours Anaheim Convention Center 800 West Katella Avenue Anaheim, CA 92802 Thursday, January 19 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Friday, January 20 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, January 21 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Sunday, January 22 10 a.m.–5 p.m. *Hall E and Levels 2 & 3 open at 9:30 a.m.   NOTE: NAMM is an industry only event, see if you [Read More]

Gear Highlight

PRISMA GUITARS: Real Guitars Made from Real Skateboards

September 12, 2016

For our new gear highlight, check out PRISMA GUITARS as they make real guitars made from real skateboards. Check out the news below:   SAN FRANCISCO —What started as a love for two hobbies is evolving into a passion for one business. Today, Prisma Guitars is driven by the goal of building custom guitars with a one-of-a-kind style where instruments are all 100% handcrafted from the wood of recycled skateboard decks and custom engineered for the highest quality sound. Prisma offers musicians the opportunity to customize every feature in building their dream guitar, from body shapes and pickups to necks, bridges, and knobs. Prisma electric guitars have six body shapes that can be built entirely with skateboards, a skateboard top and mahogany or alder back, or with a hollow body. In addition to using their own stock of skateboards, Prisma is able to build a guitar with a customer’s skateboards at no extra charge. Necks are available in multiple profiles in four styles: skateboard, mahogany or maple with rosewood fingerboard, or one-piece maple. Each neck [Read More]

Concerts

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Beck took over the Luther Burbank Center for an incredible show!

August 18, 2016

Last night, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jeff Beck came to the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts in Santa Rosa and delivered a flawless set! It was a sold out crowd in attendance for his legendary performance. The night kicked off with the ever so entertaining 7X Grammy winner, Buddy Guy along with his timeless riffs and mesmerizing playing. It was a night of legendary playing! The seven time Grammy award winner Jeff Beck was ranked fifth on the list of “100 greatest guitarists of all time” by Rolling Stone magazine. He is  Considered one of the most influential guitarists in history, Jeff Beck helped shape the sounds of blues rock, psychedelia, and heavy metal, inspiring guitar players for decades with his unique style and explosive sound. The show had the crowd in awe from start to finish. It was a night of legendary playing and was truly spectacular to witness the living legends, Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck. Make sure to visit his website at http://www.jeffbeck.com/tours/ to stay up to date on the latest tour news. Information [Read More]