Category Archives: Electric guitar

Couple of news items…

Are armed attacks on a guitar manufacturing plant really necessary? Here is an update on the Government VS Gibson Guitars.

The Libya connection: guitar playing during street battles (certainly the sound of machine guns right next to a guitar player will drown out the notes–no?).

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Firebird X

If a hot blue (or red) Corvette–with plenty of electronic gadgetry– could transform into an electric guitar this might be what it would look like. A review of Gibson’s new Firebird X. Here’s a look at it on Gibson’s site.

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Guitarist with steel strings plays classical guitar music…

“There was this very old guitar teacher who had an open mind to accept me to bring my electric guitar to the [classical guitar] lesson.” Here

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Gibson Guitar Co VS the Feds

Here’s a look into Gibson’s exotic woods controversy. Story over @ the LA Times.

Update.

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The good, the bad and the ugly–on twelve strings

I’ve always loved this theme; on twelve electric strings it’s the next best thing to the full orchestra version.

Hey wait a minute here’s one (with a Irishy folksy variation in the middle) on 36 strings more or less…

Montreal Guitar Trio with the California Guitar Trio

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Electric guitar chamber music?

Yes, my fell guitar enthusiasts, the Electric 8 “has thrown all…preconceived notions in the wastebasket and now call for the same classical performance status as is given to chamber string and wind ensembles…” It could take some convincing for regular concert goers, though; I mean a lot of people just wouldn’t be able to get past all those wires and amps.

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“a dynamic cyclical model of fetishization appropriate to an age of mass-production.”

I think that sums it up pretty good…After all, why ” would someone create a replica of Blackie, complete with every single nick and scratch, including the wear pattern from Mr. Clapton’s belt buckle and the burn mark from his cigarettes? And why is that replica expected to fetch at least $20,000 at Wednesday’s auction, and probably much more?…” Read the rest of this article in the NY Times.

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