Category: Electric Guitar

Pete Townshend Guitar Up For Auction

Pete Townshend Signature SG

The iconic red Gibson SG will no doubt go down as one of the most celebrated guitars in the history of classic rock, and no one individual made more contributions to the guitar’s legendary reputation than Pete Townshend of the Who. The guitarist played a number of these axes over the years, including one which recently went up for auction. Played in Cleveland and other shows during the 70’s, the guitar is a guaranteed authentic and is sold through leland.com’s…

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Study Finds Playing Guitar Good for Brain

Guitar is good for the brain

After reading that headline, we have little doubt that a great deal of you readers forcefully smacked your head and let out an exasperated “duhhh.” After all, it’s pretty intuitive: of course playing guitar is good for your mental health. Playing any instrument definitely uses different sections of one’s brain than any other activity. However, we finally have a bit of hard science to back up this claim. Conducted by the Boston Children’s Hospital, the study looked at children who…

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Win a Guitar Signed by Soundgarden

Soundgarden

While their heyday is likely over, Seattle based grunge rock troubadours Soundgarden still have massive numbers of fans across the globe. As Soundgarden is touring in celebration of the 20 year anniversary of their album Superunknown they are also doing something to give back to their legion of loyal fans. In fact, chances are that a number of our readers are likely Soundgarden fans, as it’s a demographic our site appeals to. Because of that, we thought it would be…

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George Harrison’s Guitar Goes Up for Auction

Posted 25 May 2014 in Artist News, Electric Guitar, Gear News
George Harrison 3

There’s no denying that the Beatles were one of the most influential rock groups of all time.  Here at Guitar News Daily we take our Beatles very seriously.  But just how much money would you be willing to shell out in order to get your hands on a genuine piece of Beatles memorabilia like George Harrison’s guitar?  Or maybe something from John and Yoko or even a little gem owned by Sir Paul McCartney aka The Coolest Man Alive. For…

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Gibson to Release Skunk Baxter Firebird

Posted 01 Apr 2014 in Artist News, Electric Guitar
Gibson Skunk Baxter Firebird

Without a doubt, the Firebird is one of the most iconic guitars Gibson has ever released. The streamlined, angled body screams rock and roll, and the overall sound and quality of the guitar make it obvious why the Firebird is a perpetual fan favorite. In order to please these fans, Gibson recently announced their collaboration with Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (whom you may recognize from his work with the Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan or from his time spent giving counsel…

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Fender Reveals MLB Themed Guitars

Posted 23 Mar 2014 in Electric Guitar, Industry Insights, News
Fender MLB Guitars

Collectively, sports and music probably make up most of the entertainment the average American consumes nowadays. Think about it: even if you’re watching TV, there’s a pretty high chance you’re watching sports, and no matter what you’re watching, it’ll have music periodically playing. It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, then, that crossovers between these two industries happen all the time. Typically, this takes the form of a musician playing a sporting event, but Fender recently announced a…

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Zakk Wylde’s Guitar Stolen

Zakk Wylde

If you know anything about the image of Zakk Wylde, it’s probably his infamous black and white concentric Gibson Les Paul. The guitar has defined Wylde’s look since back in his days playing for Ozzy, and is truly a unique piece of guitar history. As of very recently, the guitar has entered a new chapter in its life: MIA. The guitar was stolen from Wylde’s tour bus during his recent trip to Chicago to perform at the Experience Hendrix tour,…

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Eastwood Launched California Rebel

Posted 24 Feb 2014 in Electric Guitar, Gear News
Eastwood Launched California Rebel

Loftily stashed in the upper reaches of guitar mythology, the 1967 Domino Californian Rebel is one of the most celebrated and rare guitars of all time. The axe was a centerpiece of the surf rock movement, and has defined some of the most iconic tones from that period. In an effort to bring this magic to a larger group of players, guitar manufacturer Eastwood has recently announced the launching of their new Eastwood California Rebel, which mimics the original in…

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How To Read Guitar Tabs

Posted 29 Jan 2014 in Electric Guitar, General News, Music, News, Performance

Traditional music notation may be more technically accurate, but tabs are pretty much the default way of displaying music for the guitar. Not only are they simpler to understand, they’re also much easier to create with standard word processing software – leading to a boom in user-generated guitar tabs. If you’re not familiar with the basic idea of tablature, learning the basic principles behind it, how to read it and where to find user-created tabs gives you the fundamental knowledge…

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Electro-Harmonix Releases Nano Big Muff

Posted 02 Dec 2013 in Electric Guitar, Gear News, News
Nano Big Muff

The original Big Muff Pi distortion pedal, which first hit shelves back in 1969, proved to be one of the most legendary fuzz pedals to ever be produced. It was largely responsible for the iconic tones of Pink Floyd, King Crimson, Jack White, and the Smashing Pumpkins. However, one of the biggest criticisms of the Big Muff is its size. In a world where pedal board real estate can be quite thin, having the clunky Big Muff in your way…

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