Guitars can be expensive as we all know. But I guess if an instrument was played by a Beatles founding member, in this case Mr. John Lennon, an interested buyer should have really deep pockets. Well, and I guess some do. Because the beautiful 1962 J-160E Gibson acoustic that used during the recording of classics such as “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand” has a new owner, who was willing and able to plunk down $2.4 Million.
I’m careful when it comes to discussing ‘Guitar Gods’, because as to whether or not one feels that XYZ is a ‘Guitar God’ is rather arbitrary and subjective. A less controversial subject is the matter of ‘Guitar Names’. So, leaving divinity aspect out of the discussion, let’s see how some of the most renowned guitarists named their axes.
Okay, this scares the hell out of me. It really does, this video is one of the freakiest things I’ve ever seen. Have you heard of the band Compressorhead? No, well, you may want to put them on your radar screen. They will soon release their first debut album and the fan base is growing at a fast pace.
Some people need drama. Or maybe it’s just that drama follows some people. Who knows. But anyway, Dave Mustaine fired his guitar tech after a show his band Megadeth played on Wednesday in Brisbane, Australia. Of course, otherwise my opening statement would have been unnecessary, not without some drama via a video which Mustaine released subsequently. That video contains an onslaught of verbal…well, let’s say ‘expressions of anger’.
Can you imagine Hendrix doing Rap if he was still alive today? I can’t. But then, when I think about it, this idea doesn’t really seem to be so far-fetched after all, does it?
Now here’s an idea! What if you could, within seconds, change the pickups of your guitar to switch from one sound to another? Impossible, you may say. Well, for now. But if Andrew Strassell’s – founder of Strassell Guitars – concept takes off, this could be very well setting a new trend in guitar building. And I wouldn’t be surprised if other makers would eventually try to copy this revolutionary idea.
Wow, I’d buy it. While it won’t be the first time that guitarists and brothers Michael Schenker and Rudolf Schenker would make an appearance together, it’d be their first official studio album. If it happens, but at least they seem to be considering a Schenker collaboration from what I heard.