Monthly Archives: June 2010

Couple of guitar duct tape thingies

Make a guitar strap out of duct tape (hey, it actually looks good). Here and here (you can also buy one for about ten bucks).

Duct tape pick holder. Here.

Personal note: would I use duct tape on a guitar, especially an expensive one? The only way I could imagine ever doing this would be, oh, say, to impress a beautiful girl who loves guys who use duct tape in a creative way on their guitars.

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“Tranjocaster”

What if you splice a banjo with a Fender type Telecaster? Well evidently you get the “Tranjocaster”. Looks pretty neat.

Electric Banjo Resources

A 5-selectric banjo in amplified action

Here’s the Youtube channel.

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Virtuoso on tour

“One of the names that has risen to the top of this list of young virtuoso guitarists in recent years is D.C. based Matt Palmer. Possessing enough technique for three guitarists, as well as a heightened sense of musicality and emotion, Palmer has been turning heads as he criss-crosses the nation’s concert halls. A full-time performer, Palmer has recently released his debut album, Un Tiempo Fue Italica Famosa to great praise from critics and fans alike. The album is a reflection of Palmer’s current touring program and is a showcase for his dazzling chops, gripping emotional approach and his diverse musical tastes…” Read rest of article and interview with Matt Palmer here.

Matt Palmer (Youtube channel)

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The EverTune bridge

Check this new invention out–the EverTune bridge. A series of springs and tension mountings keep guitar strings in constant tune, even in suddenly changing temperatures or from playing too hard. The invention is in its final testing.

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Return of the banjo

“…The organizers of the Black Banjo Gathering want to educate both blacks and whites about where the instrument and the musical tradition originated. Groups like the Carolina Chocolate Drops have reclaimed the banjo, but for them, it’s all about the music…” Here.

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More banjo playing (with guitar accompaniment)

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Classical guitar reaches the masses

“…Each day, loads of individuals launch their trip on the way to master beginners guitar. This musical device has occupied and continues on conquering the hearts of tens of millions of people in each part of the globe. Why is guitar so popular? In fact, there are endless explanations to this immense reputation…” Here.

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