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The year 1959 stands out in guitar making history as a very special year. It seemed all the major guitar manufacturers( Gibson, Fender, Gretsch, Martin, Magnatone, and many others) provided musicians with an impressive selection of new solid-body electric guitars and added additional options on existing models. With this being the 60th Anniversary of Gibson’s release of the 1959 Les Paul Standard, let us compare the reissue to the original instrument.

The…

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There are a lot of different genres of music in the world. There is a very high chance you won’t like some of them, but a much higher chance that you’ll want to play more than one of them.

If you’re looking to adapt your technique across multiple genres, then look no further!


Rock

Rock is a broad term. There are a lot of examples of what constitutes rock, from Pink Floyd to…

In April 2019, the Fender Custom Shop partnered with HBO® to celebrate Game of Thrones’ eighth and final season.

Fender Custom Shop’s Principal Master Builder, Ron Thorn, created three masterbuilt handcrafted guitars – dubbed the Game of Thrones™ Sigil Collection – including one model for each house:

Game of Thrones House Stark, Telecaster®

Games of Thrones House Lannister, Jaguar®

Game of Thrones House Targaryen, Stratocaster®

The trio of deluxe, one-of-a-kind guitars embodies the true…

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The intergalactic supersonic PRS Private Stock Snake six-pack attack slithered moons ago from the creative wood-carving mind of the legendary Floyd Scholz and into our collective collectable consciousness!

“From a human’s standpoint, snakes are feared and misunderstood creatures. I find them very seductive and beautiful in a menacing kind of way. I thought that the striking visual combination of powerful curves, scale texture, coloration and patterning combined with a hint of danger…

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Louder, Harder, Faster!

The wicked ‘76 Gibson Les Paul Custom “White Lightning” strikes!

Howlin’, growlin’ molten-rock action rolls large and in charge in the form of the 42-year-old axe of the ages, owned by platinum rocker Erik Turner, founding member of the L.A. Sunset Strip’s own Warrant, 34 years in existence, and counting!

“I used her a lot on the recent Louder Harder Faster record (on Frontiers Records),” Erik says. “And on my solo in ‘I Think I’ll…