Oct 28th 09
And finally, here are some more guitar pictures. This time it’s a 2009 Rickenbacker 330 Fireglow.
Sep 29th 09
As I mentioned in my lesson post last Friday, my instructor gave me Day Tripper by The Beatles as my homework. The song is pretty straight forward, nothing very difficult really. I can play all the bits and pieces, but for some reason, I had the toughest time playing the song straight through without constant screw ups. It took more takes than I’d like to admit to get what’s in the final video.
Sep 28th 09
On the heals of Gibson announcing the Jimi Hendrix Piano, Gibson’s mandolin and banjo departments did not want to be left out. So, available immediately are the Authentic Hendrix Gibson Purple Haze Mandolin and Authentic Hendrix Gibson Wind Cries Mary Banjo. Both are created to the exacting specifications of the Authentic Hendrix corporation, stating “We at the Authentic Hendrix corporation take pride in upholding the integrity of the Jimi Hendrix brand and are proud to put Jimi’s name on the instruments that he helped push in new directions.”
Sep 23rd 09
Not to be outdone by Gibson’s recent announcment and revealing of the Jimi Hendrix inspired guitar, Fender today announced they have just finished production of their new Fender Les Paul Model*. The model will soon be available at all Wal*Marts for a retail price of $199.99US and will include three picks, four guitar cables, a guitar strap, a “Les Is More Amplifier”, and a LP-500 Multi-Track Recorder.
Sep 22nd 09
Ever since I first saw Crossroads when I was a kid, I thought the Pignose 7-100 amplifier was pretty cool and wanted one (along with a Fender Telecaster). I’m not sure why I never bought one since they aren’t exactly cost prohibitive. When I first tried to learn guitar when I was younger we didn’t have the internet (wow, I just felt really old saying that) so it wasn’t like I could go on ebay to find one. My gear selection was limited to the three guitar shops in town and none of them had the Pignose. Well here I am (many) years later and taking up the guitar again and the Pignose 7-100 popped back into my mind and I picked one up.