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Rockabilly Guitarists

Since January 19 is the 20th anniversary of Carl Perkins’ death, we here at Guitars Exchange would like to take the opportunity to talk about our favourite rockabilly guitarists, from the original poker hand of greats from the 50s, Perkins himself, Scotty Moore, Cliff Gallup, and James Burton; to the man who completed the four aces and a wild...

Noah Guitars

The idea for the Noah Hardshell Guitar took shape in 1993, when the architect Renato Ruatti rose to the dream of his friend, the musician Giovanni Melis, to create an innovative electric guitar. An instrument that captures the legacy of the ‘architypes’: the National Style "O" and the Fender Telecaster. Then along came Mauro Moia in 1995,...

In The Style Of Mick Taylor

At 16 years of age he made his  debut as guitarist of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers replacing one Eric Clapton, at 17 he officially joined the band filling the space left by Peter Green and at 20 he joined another British band led by one Mick Jagger and one Keith Richards called The Rolling Stones. We’re talking about one Mick Taylor,...

David Bowie and his guitarists

Now that 2 years have passed since David Bowie passed away, we at Guitars Exchange would like to pay homage to this rock god through some of the most important guitarists in his career, from fundamental Mick Ronson, to experimental Robert Fripp, and on to the blues flavour of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Mick Ronson Mick Ronson is not only the most...

In The Style Of Jimmy Page

This week we get to look at the gear of one the most revered gods in our particular Olympus, the leader and guitarist for what many consider the greatest band in rock history: Led Zeppelin; and the name of our hero is, well you know, Jimmy Page. Unlike our last week’s hero, Stephen Stills, Mr. Page and his band are not exactly unknown, so...

The best solos of Thin Lizzy

Irish hard rockers Thin Lizzy put together 12 studio albums between 1971 and 1983. Their straightforward pounding style of rock influenced a generation of rockers such as Metallica, Alice in Chains, Mastodon, and Testament. They were one of the first bands to enlist 2 lead guitars and used the harmonized guitar style as their signature expression....

In The Style Of Stephen Stills

One of the ‘big forgottens’ in the collective memory (at least in Europe) of the best and greatest guitarists in the history of rock is the protagonist of today’s article: Stephen Stills. Stills is an authentic musical genius capable of playing with the courage of Neil Young, harmonizing as well as David Crosby, and singing as...

Our guitarists of the year 2017

2017 has finished and from Guitars Exchange we would like to say our farewells to the year by talking about what we like most; guitarists. We are going to focus on three who we have most enjoyed: a giant who has left us; one who still walks among us, and; one who aspires to carry the flame of rock music in these challenging times....

10 great valve combo guitar amps

There comes a time in the life of both amateur and professional guitarists, when after loading and unloading your gear for the millionth time, your back starts to beg you to shove your vintage 30 kilo head and ‘70s 4x12 cabinet where the sun doesn’t shine, and start to consider the health of your neck, spine and the rest...It is then that small...

Fender Blues Jr III

We have been asked to do the most difficult task of recommending a unique gift for this Christmas among the whole range of material that this marvelous world of electric guitars and bass guitars have to offer us. Anyway, the answer wasn’t as hard to find as first thought.   We recommend you the Fender Blues Jr. III:   We...

In The Style Of Keith Richards

We now face the challenge of trying to sum up in a few lines the style of one of the greatest giants of 20th century music: Keith Richards. While it is true that he has never been a typical ‘guitar hero’, he has always been the guitarist for one of the biggest, most long-lasting bands in history, besides playing a big part on their sound as...

10 great alternative guitarists

We would like to take advantage of Tom Verlaine’s birthday to talk about various alternative guitarists. Specifically, about those upon whom was constructed the sound of alternative rock that ended up dominating the charts during the 90s. For that reason we have made a list with the 10 guitarists (to whom we have added another 10 below the...

Fender beyond the Strat/Tele duo

We are perhaps talking about the most famous brand of guitars and instruments in history and it’s quite tedious that within pop culture and the world of professional guitarists as well, just 2 of their models are the most seen, over and over again in advertisements, movies, rehearsal halls in your area, and in massive concerts. So today...

The Best Rhythm Guitarists

At first, when I thought about doing this special on rhythm guitarists, I thought about making a list of the top 10 (or rather, my 10 favourites) but it was impossible to narrow the list to just 10 names. In the end I pulled it off (now that I’ve already started, here they are:  Pete Townshend, Keith Richards, Tony Iommi, Nile Rodgers,...

10 Gibson’s under 1,000 euros

Gibson SG Fusion   A mahogany body and a maple neck on one of the cheapest Gibson’s that we can find on the market. It is part of the Gibson series S, at a price that has never been seen before. We still have not been able to try out the new pickups on it, the Double Slugs D, but for that price it makes you want to buy the guitar...

The 10 most amazing supergroups

The supergroups as such - a meeting of famous musicians - was something that began to be fashionable at the end of the 60s when in England those who believed they were the best guitarist, bassist and drummer of blues rock in the country came together, and gave themselves the name Cream. Clapton, Baker and Bruce decided that they were ‘the...

In The Style Of John McVie

We were looking forward to getting off the beaten path of electric guitars and what better way to do it than talk about one of the most famous bassists in rock history. Famous mainly for how good he is and how well he has done with his band, but also because his nickname, derived from his surname, together with the band’s drummer’s surname,...

10 historic guitars under 1,000 euros

It is not only the expensive guitars that have marked six-strings’ world history. For that reason we wanted to offer you, in this list, the names of 10 guitars that are priced below a top limit of 1,000 euros (some of them well below) and that, for one reason or another, are deserving of the ‘historic’ adjective - either because of the...

The Top 10 Duane Allman Collaborations

I have always thought that when we speak of best guitarists, Hendrix is out of the conversation, he’s the best and the most important guitarist who ever lived, a kind of off-planet alien or mythical God who is one level above the others. But when I get asked who then is my favourite among the rest of the mortals, without a doubt, Duane Allman....