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Floyd Scholz. Master carver. American author. Friend of Paul Reed Smith. Scholz, the guitar visionary, caught creative firein the recent, ultra-organic hand-carved PRS Private Stock collaboration withWild West Guitars. The result: Straight Outta The Mojave Desert SidewinderSnake Mojo abounds! The PRS Private Stock Sidewinder Snake Limited Strikes! Sixvenomous hand-carved PRS Private Stock axes for the world by Scholz, east-coast carverextraordinaire! Scholz, a former NCAA champion decathlete and prolificmaster-carving artisan, embarked on the…

Over 1,000 diamonds accentuate this custom made guitar inspired by an 18th-century pocket watch.
  The Fender Custom Shop unveils the Music Repeater Telecaster®, created by Master Builder Yuriy Shishkov. As part of the Fender Custom Shop 2016 Prestige Collection for NAMM, this is a fully performing guitar with a floating timepiece musical repeater built into the guitar. The guitar also comes with a 200-year old antique 18-karat gold and diamond repeater…

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Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce had reportedly just come back from seeing Jimi Hendrix perform in London, when they set about crafting this riff-driven classic. “The way the song happened was the riff came first,” Bruce told Ultimate Guitar. “I just played the riff on the double bass. And then I knew that that had to become a song, but it took a while. Eric came up with the turnaround part. So…

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“(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” The Rolling Stones
As Keith Richards, the riff’s writer, explained to NPR, “I go to bed as usual with my guitar, and I wake up the next morning, and I see that the tape is run to the very end. And I think, ‘Well, I didn’t do anything. Maybe I hit a button when I was asleep.’ So I put it back to the beginning and pushed play, and…

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“You Really Got Me,” The Kinks
“There was this record my brother Ray and I liked by Jimmy Giuffre, called ‘The Train and the River,’ which went ba-ba ba-ba,” Dave Davies told The Guardian. “Ray was messing around on the piano in the front room at home, inspired by this song, and came up with the two-note riff, which I played on guitar. When ‘You Really Got Me’ came out, it was so different. I…