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Homemade Steel Slide Guitar 15 Aug 2013 | 03:53 am

Most of us know that Leo Fender was not a guitar player. After his stint in the military he started out working as a TV and radio repair man.  Shortly after this and before building his first six stri...

The Grammer Guitar 4 Aug 2013 | 03:13 am

When I lived in Middletown, Ohio the best music store around was Moeller Music. At one time it was located in the center of town. In the store and in a glass display case were two of the most unusual...

The Sawmill Capo 24 Jul 2013 | 09:26 pm

One of the Unique Guitar Blogs’ readers has sent me information on a wonderful new venture that he is offering. Joshua Gomes is a guitar player and a mechanical engineer from the Boston , Massachuse...

Gay Guitars 9 Jul 2013 | 04:21 am

Gay guitars!!!?    Yep, you heard me right. Frank Gay's Personal Guitar Gay guitars are a creation of luthier, guitarist, and composer and watch maker Frank (Francois) Gay and were very popular with...

Frank Zappa's Guitars and the Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG 2 Jul 2013 | 03:26 am

For my Friend David Aldrich. Thanks for the music and thanks for The Gorey Stories. Frank Zappa was the father of The Mothers of Invention. He was a musical genius, an outspoken protagonist of Tipper...

David Gilmour - The Black Strat 23 Jun 2013 | 04:32 am

The Black Strat is the Fender Stratocaster guitar owned and played by David Gilmour, who is the guitarist for Pink Floyd. This guitar is so unique and so associated with Gilmour that Phil Taylor, Gilm...

The Whammy Bar - Part 1 3 Jun 2013 | 03:32 am

Which came first, violin vibrato or guitar vibrato? I do not know the answer. However I can safely say that dating back centuries, violinists and guitarists first used their fingers to create vibrato ...

Hard Days Night First Chord 21 May 2013 | 03:46 am

I seen videos and read discussions about the mysterious opening chord to a Hard Days Night.  A friend emailed this audio track to me recently. This nails it! The speaker is Randy Bachman from his Can...

Blueberry Guitars 14 May 2013 | 04:01 am

Asian and Pacific Rim guitars are common place in these days. Squier, Epiphone, Yamaha, Washburn, Gretch and even Martin have developed relationships with Asian factories that turn out some of the low...

Wayne Henderson - The Stradivari of the Blueridge 5 May 2013 | 06:20 am

Anton Stradivari is the prestigious builder of violins and other stringed instruments. His creations, known as Stradivarius or Strads are nonpareil and the standard by which all violins are compared. ...

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