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Summer NAMM to Hold Educational Sessions PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 18 June 2008 17:42
namm_logo.jpgNAMM, the trade association of the international music products industry, announced its NAMM University schedule of events offered free to Members attending Summer NAMM, held this week June 20-22, 2008, in Nashville, Tenn.

NAMM is featuring a variety of business-enhancing sessions starting with its ever-popular free Breakfast Sessions each morning at 8 a.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Nashville Hotel where top industry professionals share the opportunities and challenges facing the industry today.

Godin Intros New Gear at Summer NAMM PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 16 June 2008 16:37
richmond_logo.jpgMontreal, Canada - With Summer NAMM fast approaching, Canadian based Godin Guitars prepares to introduce & exhibit some new products at the Nashville show.

Godin will be introducing its new Richmond brand of electric guitars at this years NAMM show. The Richmond brand was first seen at Musikmesse in March 2008. However, this will be the first North American appearance for this new line. The Richmond line consists of its first two models: the Belmont and the Dorchester. Made in Richmond Quebec Canada by a dedicated team of guitar craftsmen, the Richmond Belmont and Dorchester models exemplify serious tone for players looking for a vintage vibe backed by meticulous craftsmanship, innovation and modern playability.

The Moog Guitar to Debut at Summer NAMM PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 June 2008 18:52
moog.jpgThe much-anticipated and much-talked-about Moog Guitar will debut at Summer NAMM in Nashville. Moog Music Inc. will unveil The Moog Guitar at a press conference at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 21.

The Moog Guitar opens the guitarist to a whole new musical vocabulary: It's not a guitar synthesizer; not a MIDI guitar; not an effects processor. The guitarist is intimately connected to The Moog Guitar because it works its magic on the strings themselves.
John 5's Instrumental 'Requiem' Out Now PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 June 2008 22:14
john5.jpgHOLLYWOOD (June 11, 2008) - Once again the dark passages of John 5s mind worked over time to bring to you another outstanding macabre instrumental. REQUIEM is John 5s fourth solo album came out June 3rd on 60 Cycle Hum.

By definition REQUIEM is prayer for the salvation of the soul(s) of the departed, REQUIEM is also the title of various musical compositions used in such liturgical services. In the case of John 5, REQUIEM is a mind-blowing, sinister guitar instrumental with song titles named after torture devices. "I find the macabre fascinating, it's all over history. In researching the torture devices I heard music to describe each one," explains John 5.
Parker Guitar Forum Members Tour Factory PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 June 2008 17:27
parker_logo.jpgParker Guitars welcomed members of the Parker Guitar Forum to tour the US Music Corp Factory, where Parker guitars, as well as Washburn Guitars, Randall Amplifiers, and Eden Amplifiers are produced. Members of the forum had the opportunity to see some of the recent improvements implemented in the production of Parker Guitars.
Randall Launches Kirk Hammett Practice Amp PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 09 June 2008 09:15
000036846.jpgRandall Amplifiers announced the KH-15 Kirk Hammett Signature Practice Amplifier, a full-featured practice amp. The amp was created through a year-long collaboration between Hammett and Randall engineers.

The Randall Kirk Hammett Signature Practice Amp features two channels - clean and a custom Kirk Hammett Signature Overdrive with boost for extra gain. Additional facilities include a 3-band equalizer, spring reverb, headphone out for silent jamming and a CD/tape input for playing along with a favorite tune or rehearsing.

Douglas Aura Imaging Pedal To Make Debut at Summer NAMM PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 06 June 2008 16:55
jerry_douglaslo.jpgNashville, TN--The new Jerry Douglas Artist Series Aura Imaging pedal, created in collaboration with the artist hailed by the New York Times as "dobro's matchless contemporary master," uses 16 custom Fishman Aura images created and used by Douglas specifically for resophonic guitars.
The London Guitar Show Announces Artist Lineup PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 June 2008 17:28
joe_satch_8_lr.jpgThe UK's biggest public guitar show is only one week away and the line-up in nothing short of stellar.

With guitar god himself Joe Satriani, rock's premiere virtuoso guitarists Yngwie Malmsteen and arguably the world's great bass player, Billy Sheehan all performing guitar fans are in for a treat of epic proportions.

The final line-up is as follows :
Martin Intros OM-30DB Pat Donohue CE PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 June 2008 10:43
patdonahue.jpgMany know Pat Donohue as the guitarist in The Guys All-Star Shoe Band on Public Radio's popular A Prairie Home Companion, an extraordinary picker who plays jazz, blues, swing and folk with equal flair and often blends all four in his music. Among all his talents and achievements Pat is a great songwriter whose compositions include dazzling instrumentals, droll parodies, insightful tunes, and funny, true ruminations. He has been a featured performer at major music festivals, recorded nine fine albums on his own plus a couple with buddy Mike Dowling, and received a Grammy Award for his contribution to Pink Guitar, which featured acoustic guitar arrangements of Henry Mancini songs. The late Chet Atkins called him "one of the greatest fingerpickers in the world today."
Fender Acquires Groove Tubes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 03 June 2008 09:29
fender_logo.gifSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 2, 2008) -- Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced today that it has acquired certain assets of Groove Tubes LLC. Among other assets, FMIC purchased the Groove Tubes brand. Groove Tubes company founder Aspen Pittman will continue in a consulting role.
Steve Vai Appears in Hank Garland Film PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 June 2008 10:51
crazy.jpgLOS ANGELES, June 2, CRAZY, an independent feature film inspired by the tragic life and groundbreaking music of legendary 1950s-era guitarist Hank Garland, is an official selection at the Hoboken International Film Festival (5/30-6/5) in Hoboken, New Jersey. CRAZY will be shown at 8:30PM on Tuesday, June 3 at Pier A in Hoboken. The "al fresco" screening is a free event.
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  • 02:41 - 01.10.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    A five week long, cross-country tour featuring some of the best known and most respected figures in rock and blues has been set to celebrate the legacy and music of Jimi Hendrix. Presented by Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., the Hendrix family-owned company founded by James A. “Al” Hendrix, Jimi’s father, entrusted with preserving and protecting the legacy of Jimi Hendrix together with musical instrument giant Gibson Guitar, this year’s Experience Hendrix Tour represents a dramatic expansion beyond last year’s seven sold out performances.

    Featured artists who will be performing music written by and associated with Jimi Hendrix include blues giant Buddy Guy, contemporary guitar greats Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Eric Johnson, Cesar Rojas and David Hidalgo of Los Lobos as well as Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford.
  • 01:53 - 26.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and Italian distributor M.Casale Bauer proudly announce the grand opening of the Fender Custom Shop Showcase Italy. It is the third such international exclusive Fender guitar destination, joining the elite Fender Custom Shop Lounge (Düsseldorf, Germany) and Fender Showcase Tokyo (Japan).

    The Fender Custom Shop Showcase Italy is in Bologna, Italy, and is housed in a building by California-born Italian designer Gretchen Alexander. The showroom is located near the offices of M. Casale Bauer, Fender’s Italian distributor since 1962, and was created to provide Fender dealers, their special guests and artists with a comfortable place to find, try and buy some of the most beautiful guitars in today’s market. The showcase features an impressive array of high-end guitars crafted by the master builders of the Fender Custom Shop and provides artists and dealers (and their VIP clients) with access to some of the most unique high-end Fender instruments ever made available in one place. The showroom houses an unparalleled selection of Fender Custom Shop instruments, as well as Bauer’s personal collection, one of the largest and most valuable in the world.
  • 03:41 - 23.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Los Angeles, CA – World-renowned Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel will  release Center Stage, a live concert DVD on October 14th via Favored Nations Acoustic.  
    The full-length concert DVD follows the recent release of the Center Stage  double CD, both having been recorded live for the PBS television series “Sierra Center Stage.” Filmed in eye-catching high definition, every element of modern technology was used in production, creating a stunning package, both aurally
    and visually. 
  • 00:09 - 19.09.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    Montreal, Canada- September 16th, 2008: Renowned guitarist Daryl Stuermer will be giving Godin Performance Clinics in and around Quebec and Eastern Ontario from September 29th to October 3rd 2008.

    Having performed in studio and toured the world with both Phil Collins and supergroup Genesis for years, Daryl is a player who is on top of his game and has the chops to prove it. Performing as the Daryl Stuermer Duo, he will be accompanied by keyboardist Konstantin Efimov during the clinics and will also be giving attendees his perspective on playing live, recording, technique, and his gear, by fielding a Q&A session after each performance.
  • 09:29 - 03.06.2008 Spotlight >> Spotlight
    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 2, 2008) -- Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced today that it has acquired certain assets of Groove Tubes LLC. Among other assets, FMIC purchased the Groove Tubes brand. Groove Tubes company founder Aspen Pittman will continue in a consulting role.