June 8th, 2016 by Matthew Wang
Electric guitars first started making their way into the music industry in the 1930s, and have been a staple of American popular music ever since.
Thousands of different models have been manufactured over the years, making it no small task for studio owners and recording guitarists to decide which models Read more...
April 6th, 2016 by Matthew Wang
Have you heard the story of how Phil Xenidis, better known as Phil X, went from painting garages to playing with Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe to playing almost every guitar track on the first Daughtry album, to becoming the lead guitar player for Bon Jovi?
If Read more...
March 8th, 2016 by Matthew Wang
Matt Bellamy of Muse manipulates an XY MIDIpad installed on his guitar. Image courtesy of Flickr user moses_namkung.
Many guitar players, especially younger ones, are well-acquainted with Matthew Bellamy and his collection of custom Manson guitars.
But for those of you who have been living in a cave, avoiding new Read more...
October 29th, 2015 by Matthew Wang
A guitar player doesn’t have to be a storied virtuoso to deliver a great tone that countless musicians and fans seek to emulate—or to simply keep in their ears as an extremely useful reference point when they’re in the studio.
For a huge number of younger rock musicians and fans, Read more...