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Signed Grateful Dead Guitar Brings in More Than $500,000 for Charity

Posted by Gbase Team on Jul 20, 2015 1:07:13 PM

An electric guitar played on stage by the Grateful Dead's Bob Weir sold for $526,000 during the band's incredible Fare Thee Well concert in Chicago. The commemorative D'Angelico six-string, which Weir played during the band's June 28th show in Santa Clara, California, was signed by all four Dead members, along with Trey Anastasio, Bruce Hornsby and Jeff Chimenti. 

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A Tribute to Les Paul

Posted by Gbase Team on Jul 20, 2015 1:06:08 PM

Les Paul, the man who lent his name to what has become the definitive rock' n 'roll guitar, would have turned 100 this year.  Nicknamed the Wizard of Waukesha, the musician and inventor changed music forever when he introduced the solid-body electric guitar.

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Long Lost Lennon Guitar to Hit Auction Block

Posted by Gbase Team on Jul 20, 2015 1:05:13 PM

Come November John Lennon's 1962 jumbo J-160E Gibson acoustic guitar could have a new owner. Julien's Auctions announced the famous guitar will be auctioned off this November in California.

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Tony Iommi Searching for Next Guitar Star

Posted by Gbase Team on Jul 20, 2015 1:04:25 PM

Tony Iommi, Black Sabbath's legendary axeman, is joining the cast of Guitar Star, a new U.K. talent competition. The guitarist will act as a mentor to the show's contestants along with Lee Ritenour and Rodrigo y Gabriela. The winner of the nine-week competition, which premieres June 9th on the Sky Arts Channel, will play on the main stage at the Latitude Festival in Henham Park, Suffolk from July 16 - 19. Iommi says he's looking for a guitarist "who plays from the soul" as opposed "to somebody learning every single note and getting everything perfect." Check out this clip to hear more of what Iommi thinks makes a great guitarist.
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Portraits of the World's Most Storied Rock Guitars

Posted by Gbase Team on Jul 20, 2015 1:02:32 PM

*This post was originally published by www.boingboing.net

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Rivington Guitars in the Spotlight

Posted by Gbase Team on Jul 20, 2015 12:45:34 PM

 

If there is one thing we love at Gbase.com, it's independent guitar shops.  In fact, they're the whole reason we're even around.  That's why we think the idea behind Guitar Shop Tees is so cool! Each month, Guitar Shop Tees releases a limited edition t-shirt representing one of the very best guitar shops from around the world.

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