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Guitar Idol Competition To Be Held at LIMS in June PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 09 May 2008 16:07
guitaridol.jpgThe final of the World's first online guitar competition will be held at The London International Music Show (LIMS) on Saturday 14th June.

The winner of Guitar Idol will receive masses of prizes but none so great as the honor of opening for the most technically accomplished and respected guitar player in the history of rock music - Joe Satriani.

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Fender Announces Fender Universtity PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 May 2008 19:35
fender_university.jpgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - (May 8, 2008) - Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is launching Fender University, an exclusive new music education program for guitar enthusiasts worldwide, it was announced today. The inaugural session will take place Aug. 21 - 24, 2008 and will offer exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the company's manufacturing headquarters and world renowned Fender Custom Shop in Corona, Calif. The curriculum will also include a series of music workshops, hands-on education experiences, performance opportunities, special guest appearances and insight on everything musicians needs to know about the magic of Fender.

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Fender Intros New Elvis Costello Signature Jazzmaster PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 May 2008 04:11
elvisc.jpgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (May 7, 2008) - Fender announces a new Elvis Costello Signature Jazzmaster guitar, honoring one of the most recognized Jazzmaster players in music history. The iconic electric guitar, produced in Fender's manufacturing headquarter in Corona, Calif. is a detailed replica of Costello's original instrument-a guitar that has continually accompanied the famed British singer/songwriter over an extraordinarily versatile and prolific career spanning four decades. This signature release comes during the 50-year anniversary of Fender's introduction of the Jazzmaster guitar model, which first appeared in 1958.

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John 5 To Release Fourth Solo Album in June PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 05 May 2008 18:39
john5.jpgHOLLYWOOD - 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 due 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.

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DigiTech Intros The Harmony Pitch Shifter Pedal PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 04 May 2008 18:06
harmonyman_3_4.jpgSALT LAKE CITY, UT, DigiTech and a Harman International company introduces the HarmonyManTM Intelligent Pitch Shifter guitar effect pedal. The HarmonyMan is the world's first guitar pedal that can produce multi-part guitar harmonies on guitar solos by analyzing the chords users were playing before the solo. Players can simply perform favorite songs as they know them, and then hit the harmony footswitch at the start of a solo to render amazing multi-part guitar harmonies.

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Vox Offering Rebates on Guitar Amps PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 02 May 2008 04:08
ac100cp.jpgMELVILLE, NY, May 2, 2008 -- From May 1 through July 31, 2008, VOX Amplification, Ltd. is offering U.S. customers a $250 rebate on a new VOX 50-Watt or 100-Watt Classic Plus amp head (AC50CPH or AC100CPH) purchased from an authorized VOX dealer in the U.S.A. Details and downloadable rebate coupon can be found here.

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Thursday, 01 May 2008 09:23
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Guitar Virtuoso Richie Kotzen New Release to Hit in May PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 April 2008 18:47
richiekotzen.jpgHOLLYWOOD, CA - Live In Sao Paulo is Richie Kotzens first-ever live album released. With much prompting from fans, Kotzen chose a stellar performance from his South American tour in 2007.

Live in Sao Paulo is a collective blend of Kotzens songs throughout the years. His live performance reflects the guitar style’s that has defined his career.

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Gretsch Rolls Out New Hollow Body Guitar PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 April 2008 08:36
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (April 17, 2008) - The immensely-popular Gretsch Electromatic series now features a double cutaway hollow body model, the Electromatic G5122DC guitar.

Featuring a classic Gretsch-profiled double-cutaway laminated maple hollow body and neck complete with bound rosewood fingerboard, Neo-Classic "Thumbnail" inlays, 22 frets, and chrome-plated vintage-style tuners and hardware, the G5122DC's raging and resonant tones come courtesy of twin dual-coil humbucking pickups, a Bigsby® licensed B60 Vibrato Tailpiece, and rosewood-based Adjusto-Matic bridge.
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Seymour Duncan Releases the SH-15 Pickup PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 20 April 2008 21:26
duncansh15.jpg Santa Barbara, California - Guitar tones are getting heavier and heavier. It’s just the state of modern rock music today. That’s a fact. Seymour Duncan has responded with the SH-15 Alternative 8™, their first production pickup to use an Alnico 8 magnet. The Alternative 8 starts with hot coils wound for maximum output. With the addition of the Alnico 8 magnet, the output is enhanced with a huge, punchy sound, full of fat mids and present upper-mids. This is a dynamic pickup that doesn’t get “sizzly” or dark. The Alternative 8 is perfect for all rock styles and it’s great for use with high gain amps.

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Lineup Announced for The London Guitar Show 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 April 2008 11:01
londonguitarshow.jpgThe UK's biggest public guitar show is back and has a line-up to get your fingers itching and jaw dropping. Coming this year will be one other than the guitar God himself, Joe Satriani playing live at the London Guitar show. Combine that with performances from Paul Gilbert, Billy Sheehan and the premier live performance of "C3" featuring undisputed guitar greats Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Greg Howe and you've got a guitar show you can't miss.

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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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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. 
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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