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Stories Behind 5 of Rock’s Most Famous Guitars

Rock stars have their own wild stories about life on the road, but in some cases, their guitars have stories that are just as interesting.  In honor of Guitar Month, we look at the stories behind five of rock’s most famous guitars. Related: No related posts.

How To Get Your New Guitar Home Safely

So you've saved and saved and it's finally time to buy the guitar you've always wanted. One problem: It's on the other side of the country, or worse yet, the planet! She wasn't cheap, after all, so it's not like you have the money to fly over and pick her up in person. So what's…

World’s Biggest and Smallest Guitars

In honor of Guitar Month, we are taking a look at the world’s largest and smallest guitars. No matter the size, the guitar has been around for thousands of years and has continued to harmoniously serenade the masses. Whether the size of a single cell or the size of a warehouse, the guitar continues to…

5 Big-Money Guitars

"I am the Great White Buffalo and I play an American-made Gibson guitar that can blow your head clean off at 100 paces." Whatever that means, Ted Nugent. Now to the world's most valuable guitars and other Great White guitar-playing Buffalos. Here's a top five: Related: No related posts.

An Ode To The Sideman

Being that it’s “Guitar Month,” it’s easy to get distracted by all of the Guitar Gods in the world of rock and roll, but we’d be remiss if we didn’t pay tribute to music’s great sidemen. Related: No related posts.

5 Guitarist Biopics That We Want to See Made

Throughout American music history, we have experienced some legendary guitarists. Many of which, have a plethora of stories that would make for an interesting movie. Here are 5 guitarist that we think deserve to have their own movie. Related: Guitar Techs: Rock’s Unsung Heroes 4 Great American Luthiers

April 10, 1956: Fender Stratocaster Was Patented

The Fender Stratocaster guitar is one of the most recognizable icons of rock - it’s been 61 years since Leo Fender snagged a patent for the legendary axe on this day in 1956, and there’s plenty of talent out there who, within that time, have given us some great riffs, shreds, and…well...smashes to enjoy. On…

PLAYLIST: GN'R Songs Co-Written By Izzy Stradlin

Jeffrey Dean Isbell, better known by rockers everywhere as Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, celebrates his birthday today (April 8), and while he may not have taken part in the big GN'R reunion show, the songs he helped write did. In honor of his birthday, look at five of the best tracks Stradlin…

4 Great American Luthiers

Fat bottomed girls might make the rockin' world go 'round (thanks, Queen), but America's fabulous electric guitar luthiers make rockin' American music go 'round. Here's a look at some of the finest, past and present. Related: Guitar Techs: Rock’s Unsung Heroes

5 Killer Rock Hall Guitar Performances

While we’re in the midst of “Guitar Month,” let us take a moment to recognize the 2017 induction class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, who will be inducted in a grand ceremony tonight (April 7) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Related: No related posts.

Guitar Techs: Rock’s Unsung Heroes

Much like a caddie is to a golfer, guitar techs are the keepers and caretakers of some of the most prestigious gear in the world. Considering that, it’s not uncommon for a guitarist to have the same tech tour after tour. Related: 4 Great American Luthiers 5 Guitarist Biopics That We Want to See Made

Jimmy Page On Being Influenced By American Guitarists

Jimmy Page is recognized as one of rock's Mount Rushmore guitarists, an originator and trend-setter as a first-call studio hand in London, then with the Yardbirds and Led Zeppelin -- as well as later work with the Firm, Coverdale Page and as a solo artist. Related: No related posts.

April 10, 1956: Fender Stratocaster Was Patented

The Fender Stratocaster guitar is one of the most recognizable icons of rock - it’s been 60 years since Leo Fender snagged a patent for the legendary axe on this day in 1956, and there’s plenty of talent out there who, within that time, have given us some great riffs, shreds, and…well...smashes to enjoy On that…