You’ve decided to play your instrument and sing your piece of music in front of a camera. You’re determined to uploaded it to YouTube in an attempt to be heard, liked and maybe even go viral for your cover of an Aussie songwriter’s one-hit wonder. Then, something unforeseen happens.
An 80-year-old man, Wu Siying, has become a minor celebrity of sorts with his ‘Buy One, Get One’ business proposition. Wu sells pancakes in his hometown of Pingyao Ancient Town in Shanxi Province. When you buy a pancake from him, he’ll serenade you with a song, accompanied by his guitar, for free.
Before the guitar solo there was … tambourine solos? Who knows how a song ever made it without a decent guitar solo. Imagine November Rain or even Free Bird or Stairway to Heaven without that blessed guitar solo. It just wouldn’t work. So in order to celebrate the greatness of the guitar solos, cdza brings […]
Any serious guitarist knows that a good pick is vital to any music-making experience. With this mindset, John Wundes initiated a Kickstarter campaign to create the ideal guitar pick. The EpicGrip guitar pick is made from solid titanium, which results in a strong, durable, light, high-quality product. Wundes’s pick is lazer-cut, giving it the precision […]
The Fender Marauder combines two things I love: weird inexpensive guitars and Fender Guitars. It is based off a lost 1960’s prototype for a type of Fender that never made it past a few very rare proto-types which snuck out of the factory. It looks like they brought it back as an entry level Fender […]
Doug Rowell turns strats, Les Pauls, SG’s and Teles into works of dark art. Sounds like blasphemy to carve up a Fender Strat, yes. But Rowell has such amazing skills that I have to forgive him. His creations are thought-provoking and inspiring.
Scott Summitt, one of the world’s leading 3D printing and design experts, has just created a 3D-printed guitar. The guitar was printed from $3,000 worth of plastic with a wooden headstock, and surprisingly, it sounds pretty good too. Summitt partnered with 3D Systems to fullfil his childhood dream of creating his ideal guitar, and he […]
A Dylanesque singer soaked to the bone with charisma and flaunting a deep Memphis accent (which almost rivals my own) sits on a barstool next to his buddy and a jukebox. He sings and plays his guitar as one of the locals requests old obscure songs. Who wants to go to Memphis now? I’ll bring […]
I first met Matt Woosey around four years ago whilst studying at University. He would turn up at the open-mic nights and campus gigs: a quiet, polite and modest chap. He performs with his blues-infused acoustic guitar techniques and a gritty powerful vocal that demands your attention. He has played a gig every night for […]
This video is a behind the scenes look at South Australian artist Emma Hack painting the Adelaide Guitar Festival image on a nude model. The womanly curves of the guitar come alive with every brush stroke. The beautiful guitar music that accompanies the video is by Leonard Grigoryan of the Grigoryn Brothers and was remixed […]