Monthly Archives July 2013

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Rickenbacker Guitars

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Perhaps the best known 1950s Rickenbackers were the hollow body 6-string Capri models, introduced in 1958. Designed for the most part by Roger Rossmeisl, there were three categories, each distinguished by a different body style. The first group had 2-inch-thick double-cutaway bodies, while the second group had 3 1/2-inch thick single-cutaway bodies. The third grouping was a catch-all category for instruments with even deeper bodies, including pure acoustics. All Capri styles came with or without Vibrato and with either two or three pickups. Customers chose either deluxe-style fingerboard inlays and bindings or standard inlays and no bindings. Capris had slim and narrow “fast action” necks, which appealed to many...

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Gretsch Guitars

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The Gretsch Company was founded in 1883 by Friedrich Gretsch, a twenty-seven-year-old German immigrant recently arrived in the US. Friedrich Gretsch manufactured banjos, tambourines, and drums, until his death in 1895. His son, Fred, moved operations to Brooklyn, New York in 1916. Gretsch then became one of the most prominent manufacturers of American musical instruments.

Guitar production began in the early 1930s, and Gretsch guitars became highly sought after, most notably in the 1950s and 1960s. They lost favor with players during the 1970s and 1980s for various reasons, including a problematic relationship with the Baldwin Piano Company. Gretsch eventually slid into bankruptcy, but it was revived by Fred W. Gretsch in 1989...

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Martin Guitars

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Martin guitars and Martin Strings are the instruments and strings of choice for musicians around the world, from the icons of rock, country, folk and bluegrass to those just beginning their careers. They can be seen across all segments of pop culture, from television (Glee, Psych, Raising Hope and American Idol) to the movies; on Broadway and in books, online, and gracing the covers of popular magazines on newsstands everywhere. Connect with Martin and Martin Strings on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and via www.martinguitar.com and www.martinstrings.com.

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Gibson Guitars

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Gibson invites you to experience the incredible craftsmanship that goes into every one of our guitars. The tour includes an up-close look at the intricate processes that turn a a piece of wood into a masterpiece like B.B. King’s Lucille. You will never want to smash an electric guitar again!

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Fender Bass Guitars

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When Fender crafted the first Precision Bass® in 1951, they probably had no inkling of the seismic waves that were to follow. Immediately, bassists began gravitating toward its strong midrange and unmistakable “thump.” A decade later, the Jazz Bass® continued the Fender bass revolution, adding a dual-pickup setup and a faster neck to the mix. Don’t forget two other popular models in the Fender stable: the short-scale Mustang and the Jaguar Bass, which merges the best elements of the Jaguar guitar and the Jazz Bass.

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