Brian Gore’s International Guitar Night Tour
I never thought there’d be a niche market for pick holders but here they are.
Pretty cool looking.
“…When Jesus Aragon is alone and no one is looking, he kisses his left hand with the callused fingers… The calluses on his fingertips are from 30 years of pressing fret boards on his 25 guitars… Then he’ll kiss his right hand with the long fingernails that delicately pluck the nylon strings of his guitar, which these days is usually the Jose Ramirez model that also bears Aragon’s name on a shiny plate at the top….The [third] kiss is for his beloved late mother, Elisa.
Hey, Pawn Stars on the History Channel is fascinating. They’ve had a couple of episodes on guitars so far. The first part of this video has to do with a restoration of a 1942 Gibson L7.
There’s another episode about a 1960 Les Paul which I haven’t had time to look for yet. Turns out a guitar expert on the show finds it’sreally from the seventies–a difference in thousands of dollars in worth (on the minus side).
From an article on Fender user 72 year old Dick Dale “…Born to a Lebanese father and a Polish mother, Dale’s early music shows a Middle Eastern influence. He is often credited as being one of the first electric guitarists to employ non-Western scales in his playing. Dale wanted his music to reflect the sounds he heard in his mind while surfing. While he is primarily known for introducing the use of guitar reverb that would give the guitar a “wet” sound, which has since become a staple of surf music, it was Dale’s tremolo picking that was his trademark…”
Here’s a great place to get full classical guitar music scores in pdf format. From Music Library.
Though a classical guitar may have difficulty projecting from an orchestra that’s not the case when the orchestra consists only of classical guitars. “…It wasn’t until last week that one of Spain’s most recent guitar innovations reached North America. That was when the Orquestra de Guitarras de Barcelona — the Guitar Orchestra of Barcelona — began its first U.S. tour and magnified the beauty, precision and, quite literally, the orchestration of the Spanish guitar…”