Monthly Archives: September 2010

“He played the wildest strings in town”

Wild Guitar, starring Arch Hall, Jr….You haven’t seen wild till you’ve seen a wild guitar.

Note: Hey, did you know Arch Hall, Jr.–the Wild Guitar man himself– is going to be at Chiller Theatre in Oct?

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Another guitar attack…

Man uses guitar as weapon. Here. This is the second or third such incident using a guitar I’ve read about over the past year. Just a thought–aren’t there enough real weapons out there to commit mayhem with instead of using a guitar? I mean we don’t want the government to start requiring citizens to get a guitar license do we?

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Segovia

“…in his heyday he was an incredible virtuoso and celebrity musician with millions of fans worldwide, including other top-tier musicians, painters, poets, and even heads of state…” Read this article here (Acoustic Guitar Magazine).

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Reso Tone guitars

Check these unique Reso Tone  guitars (and ukes, mandolins, etc) here (National Guitars).

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Classical guitarists from China: The Beijing Guitar Duo

Yameng Wang and Meng Su

Meng Su and Yameng Wang: “The big problem with some guitarists is that they haven’t practiced with the metronome, so their time, their rhythm, is not quite right…” Read this article here (Acoustic Guitar Magazine). Note: the link has an audio section featuring the duo playing various selections; there’s also a description of the kind of guitars and strings they use.

Related: for classical guitarists: Giuliani studies lesson. Here (Acoustic Guitar Magizine).

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The moose antler, shovel, and rake guitars, etc., etc., etc…

“…Trashed rakes, old frying pans and moose antlers might be junk to some, but not Canadian Lorne Collie who has made all of these things into guitars at one time or another. Collie is a “luthier,” or guitar maker, and his hobby is transforming the scrap he stumbles across… into electric guitars… Here, from CNN.

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Now for a lively duet

Parkening and Brandon

Note: Christopher Parkening master class in Malibu, CA in a couple of weeks (free audience admission). Here.

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