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Published on November 1st, 2013

Although the electric guitar has existed in various forms since the Thirties, it didn’t become a truly popular, successful instrument »

Published on November 1st, 2013

Vintage amps are like classic cars. Although old cars don’t have slick, modern features like GPS or heated seats, they »

Published on November 1st, 2013

The muse of many creative individuals, absinthe was immortalized by poets, artists, and writers, including Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Toulouse-Lautrec, Van Gogh, »

Published on November 1st, 2013

Why are the blues the lingua franca of guitarists everywhere? Why is the 1959 sunburst Les Paul one of the »

Published on November 1st, 2013

Most jazz guitar aficionados agree that Wes Montgomery delivered his finest recordings between 1959 and 1963, when he was signed »

Published on November 1st, 2013

Though Ernie Ball is a well-established name in the musical instrument industry, its Music Man division has never shied away »

Published on November 1st, 2013

Swedish immigrant Charles Stromberg opened his first musical-instrument manufacturing shop in Boston in 1906, making drums, banjos, mandolins, and other »

Published on October 31st, 2013

On December 6, the sunburst Fender Stratocaster Bob Dylan famously “plugged in” at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival will be »

Published on October 31st, 2013

In the professionally shot videos below, country music and bluegrass legend Ricky Skaggs invites you into his studio, where he »

Published on October 30th, 2013

We know patience is a rare virtue these days, especially when it comes to watching videos online, but we recommend »