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[18 Jun 2010 | Comments Off on Guitar Store Blues | 8,498 views]
Guitar Store Blues

I recently read an interesting article on the Etiquette of Browsing in guitar stores (by PT over at 5th Fret) and it began to coalesce some thoughts (you might also say fears) that have been wobbling about in my mind for a while.
I want to talk about guitar stores. Before I start, I want to make it clear that I am not talking about all guitar stores as, if I think about it, I’ve probably only been in about half of the guitar stores in the world. I am certainly …

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[15 May 2010 | Comments Off on Buyer Beware – Fake/Genuine Les Paul Photo Comparison | 243,323 views]
Buyer Beware – Fake/Genuine Les Paul Photo Comparison

A little while back, we posted an article with some information to help you spot a counterfeit Gibson guitar. For a while now, there seems to have been a bit of a glut of fake Gibsons coming from the Far East – mostly China. These guitars are pretty readily available on the net from Chinese wholesale sites.
While these instruments aren’t the worst in the world, I’d hate to think of someone being fooled.  If you want to buy what you know is a fake Les Paul, while Gibson (quite rightly) …

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[6 Feb 2010 | Comments Off on Lick Library – Free Live Webcast Guitar Lesson | 3,161 views]
Lick Library – Free Live Webcast Guitar Lesson

More from the Lick Library.  These guys like to keep busy.
On the 11th of February, 2010, the Lick Library will broadcast a real-time webcast from their own studios. This will feature an interactive session and live performances with Lick Library co-founder Stuart Bull.
Stuart has taught literally tens of thousands of guitarists worldwide with the award winning Lick Library Guitar Workshops. He has shredded with some of Rock and Metals greatest guitarists so he will be able to give you the benefit of his considerable experience.
As well as covering guitar tips …

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[18 Dec 2009 | Comments Off on dbTwang – Social Networking For Guitarists | 3,011 views]
dbTwang – Social Networking For Guitarists

A new website, which aims to be – among other things – a social network for guitar-lovers and collectors has just gone live.
dbTwang hopes to become the world’s largest online guitar database, allowing its users to store information on their guitars and browse other’s guitars.
You will be able to view profiles of individual guitars, see images and read information about their history.  You can even ‘follow’ a particular guitar to track it and you can interact with its owner.
One of the aims of dbTwang is to record the ‘provenance’ of …

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