Guitar Player - February 2017 - Buddy Guy

Guitar Player - February 2017 - Buddy Guy

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The February issue of Guitar Player features Buddy Guy

 

Buddy Guy -  The 80-year-old blues treasure certainly isn't coasting on his formidable legend. As GP's Jimmy Leslie reveals, the fiery guitarist is commanding the stage like a demon, doing tons of thrilling guitar "tricks," tossing out profanity almost as fast as his licks, and absolutely not slowing down. 

 

Features:  Mike Keneally 

                  Aleks Sever 

                  Marcus King 

                  GP50 Guitar in Prison (from February 1970)

 

Classic Column: Robert Fripp (from February 1990) 

 

Lessons: 

  • Hail, Yeah! Jess Gress details the highlight from Jeff Beck's masterful Loud Hailer album. 
  • A Guide to Blues Rhythm Guitar Blasters' guitarist Keith Wyatt illustrates how to comp as bluesy as you please.
  • Classic Riff "Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll "by Blue Oyster Cult
  • GP50: Lenny Breau on fingerstyle blues soloing (from October 1984 )

Riffs:

Jackie Venson on "moody" tones, John McLean and Mike Allemana pay tribute to Charlie Christian, Craig Anderton on percussive guitar processing, Jim Campilongo celebrates Roy Buchanan, Steve Hunter talks about his first meeting with longtime friend Jason Becker, Hubert Sumlin lays down a quick tip, and our GP50 features look back at Elizabeth Cotten and Grady Martin.

 

Frets:

 

Bob Weir 

Review Breedlove Oregon Concerto E 

GP50 Tom Smothers (from February 1969) 

 

Gear:  

New Gear 

50-watt Tube Head Roundup Four new models from Friedman, Fuchs, Hi-Tone, and Victoria tested. 

John Page Classic AJ 

Novo Serus J 

Exclusive! New Marshall CODE 50 and CODE 25!

Rocktron Mainline Power Amp 

Whack Job 1968 Zenon 

Classic Gear Fender Jazzmaster 

 

 


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