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In The Style of Peter Frampton

From an 18-year-old who, with the help of Steve Marriott, was to become the guitarist of one of the bands that most forcefully waved the ‘Hard Rock flag’ of the late 60s and early 70s to the gentleman with white hair who we can continue to see today on stage there are many differences, but during this ‘temporary ellipsis’ there is...

In The Style Of Ritchie Blackmore

Man in black, the warlock, the dark wizard of the Olympus of electric guitars; call him what you like, but do not think that we’re talking of fairy tales and of spells that exist only in fables, but rather this gent named Ritchie Blackmore has earned all these nicknames because what he does with his guitar is real magic, the true kind that you...

We Want The Funk: the 10 funkiest guitarists

“We want the funk, we need the funk” was sung by Parliament and George Clinton at the end of the70s, something like that is what happened to the world of music, it  witnessed a genre become the main reference to black American music from the end of the 60s to the start of the 80s, when hip-hop, built on its own  base, took its place...

In The Style Of Brian Setzer

Today we turn to a unique kind of guitarist or, to put it another way, a guitarist who belongs to a club in which very few are invited to enter: the club in which there is total unanimity among the guitar community when it comes to praising their virtues; whether that praise comes from the world of rock, jazz, pop or even classical. We are speaking...

Guitarists true to one guitar

Most of our idols, having lived at a time when music was a gigantic multi-millionaire business, ended up very rich, and some of us can ponder that having all that cash, allowing them  access to the finest guitars ever made, each of their collections would grow too big to fit in their mansions, right? Well many of them did just that, but...

In The Style Of Mike McCready

If you are the lead guitarist of one of the bands that to a great extent fanned the flame of rock high in the 90s - after a decade in which electric guitars seemed doomed to disappear - you have to be a great guitarist and indeed he is; Mike McCready may lack the aura and fame that surrounds others in our world but not regarding his...

The best moments of Eric Clapton as invited guest

No one doubts that Eric Clapton is one of the best and most important guitarists in history. The mark left by the Englishman through his time with the Yardbirds, Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek & The Dominos or alone has been felt by most rock guitarists in history. You just have to have a quick look at Guitars Exchange to see he...

In The Style Of Jack White

We face the task this week of delving into the world of one of the artists with the most personality who has emerged over the last two decades. A cyclone on stage, an animal in the studio, an absolute fanatic of everything vintage and the vintage sound who has managed to go beyond exercises in style in his music and sound and who has taken vintage...

The most fabled guitars that have changed hands

The Gibson Super 400: Scotty Moore (Scotty Moore / Elvis Presley / Reggie Young) Scotty Moore’s first Gibson Super 400, a model from 1956, arrived in January !957. With it, he would record the soundtracks from Elvis Presley best movies, like Jailhouse Rock and King Creole. This series of the Gibson would be what he used for the rest of his...

In The Style Of Randy Rhoads

At just twenty-five years of age, including two years of career with Ozzy Osbourne, the good of Randy Rhoads decided one day to get in a small plane and start to ‘buzz’ for a joke his tour bandmates who were travelling by coach. The conclusion of that ‘joke’ you all already know. However those few years on the stage were more than enough...

Ry Cooder as a session player: Top 10 moments

Ry Cooder is one of the best slide guitarists of all time. His unique, inimitable style makes him, arguably one of the four absolute pillars of this style together with Blind Willie Johnson (his biggest inspiration), Elmore James and Duane Allman. His work is linked to grassroots music, be it blues, folk, country, Tex-Mex, or Caribbean, with some...

In The Style Of Ry Cooder

It might be that many of us could admit, perhaps after many beers, that sometimes we have allowed ourselves to be more influenced by the legend or history of one or another model or aesthetic of a guitar before its sound at the moment of taking one home with us… Well, fine; this is something that has never happened to this week’s...

David Gilmour's 10 Best Solos

"Play what you feel. And forget everything else!" David Gilmour joined Pink Floyd by misfortune, the descent into madness by his friend Syd Barrett, but the mark he left on the band was big enough to crown him as one of the best guitarists of all time. His style is known for his expressiveness, his love for melody, his incredible ‘bendings’...

In The Style Of Rory Gallagher

On very few occasions does a guitarist bring together all the things that were united in Rory Gallagher. There are better guitarists technically, there are those who shine more because of their sensitivity, or for their rawness, or viscerality; there are those who are so special that with just a few notes they are instantly recognizable,...

The Best Highlights of George Harrison on slide guitar

George Harrison was the lead guitarist of the most popular band of all time, something which makes him one of the most important guitarists of all time. Oddly enough, his most characteristic sound didn’t emerge until after the Beatles broke up. Harrison learned how to play slide while he was on a mini-tour with Delaney and Bonnie, near the end of...

In The Style Of Johnny Winter

Born on 23 February 1944 in Texas as an albino, the life of Johnny Winter did not look like being too simple at that time, particularly in a state that in general was often very hostile towards extremes in skin colour… The legend goes that his father, ashamed of his son’s palidity, practically enclosed him in his bedroom, and the only...

GIG10 by GLB Sound

Based near Venice, Italy, GLB Sound is an artisan company that marries the arts of boutique tube design and traditional lutherie to produce a new experience in sound - the “tonewood” guitar amplifier. By exploiting the unique tonal character of different tonewoods, GLB Sound’s loudspeaker enclosures and amplifier cabinets become active...

Fabulous 1958

The electric guitar as a musical instrument is on its way to a century of existence, but it wasn’t until the 1950s when the real geniuses of design and construction made the models that have marked the history of popular music up to the present day. Yes my friends, we’re talking about the 50s from the last century, and still today a high...

Tony Iommi’s 10 best riffs

Tony Iommi is the most important guitarist in the history of ‘Heavy’, a genre that he created and defined with his monumental riffs for Black Sabbath. The Lord and Master of the Riff forged a new genre with his SG, becoming the key point of reference for all who came after him. These are our 10 favourite riffs from one of our favourite...