Guitar Player - December 2015 - Ultimate Beatles Gear!
For the December 2015 issue of Guitar Player we bring to you Ultimate Beatles Gear! If you thought that Andy Babiuk's groundbreaking book on the tools of the Fab Four couldn't get any cooler, you were wrong. GP breaks the story on the updated, expanded, and even fabber tone of all things Beatles gear. The brand new Beatles Gear The Ultimate Edition is expanded to twice the size of the first edition in addition to 625 more photos. It’s due for release November 10, 2015.
Sonny Landreth says the concept for his latest album, Bound By the Blues came about when contemplating how to approach a classic blues song and do something different with it.
Kenny Greenberg was born in Cleveland and didn’t play much guitar until he moved to Louisville, Kentucky to attend junior high school. There the sound of country music was shifting from twang to grit and he became known as the guy who could deliver the perfect rock rhythms and/or in your face, but lyrical solos. Find out his thoughts about the Nashville studio scene in his feature interview.
Ted Drozdowski’s Scissormen: The band’s new record, Love & Life has three things current blues records often lack: great songs, a sense of mystery, AND the concept of a record as a work of art in and of itself, not just as a recorded bar performance.
Dave and Phil Alvin have a great blues tune in the making just due to the tumultuous relationship they’ve shared. They started the Blasters in 1979 but it only lasted for 7 years. Dave went and did the solo thing in 1986 and the brothers didn’t release another album for almost 30 years.
Whack Job, This 47 year old guitar sold for $800 at a 2015 auction. In 1968, the Greco Shrike sold new for the relatively friendly price of $130. This month’s offering rules because it plays nice, sounds super distinctive, looks eccentric, and depending on your budget, is somewhat affordable.