• Why Was Jimi Hendrix So Important?

    Why Was Jimi Hendrix So Important?

    This is a guitar blog. So let’s list some incredible guitarists.  We can start with Bob Dylan, a man who’s used his guitar to support some of the greatest American poetry ever written. Next up is Eric Clapton, three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and eighteen-time Grammy Award recipient. There’s Stevie Ray Vaughan, the man who reminded everybody that blues...
  • Take Your Pick – Part 2

    Take Your Pick – Part 2

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    Welcome to our second instalment of exploration around the fascinating subject of guitar plectrums! In "Take your pick - Part 1" we had a look at what guitar picks are, where they came from, how they developed and what materials have been used for their production. This time round, let's take a closer look at a few specific models, designs and features.  There is...
  • Take Your Pick – Part 1

    Take Your Pick – Part 1

    A tool can be defined as "a device or implement, especially one held in the hand, used to carry out a particular function." One of these functions is frequently to act as the primary point of interaction between a human and another object. When we interact with our food, we use cutlery. When we interact with a nail, we use a hammer. And when...
  • Guitar Luthiers – Creators Of Luxury

    Guitar Luthiers – Creators Of Luxury

    There are probably fewer more subjective nouns in the world than the word ‘luxury’. Most dictionaries manage three distinct definitions, two of which are fairly similar; “A state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense.” Or  “An inessential, desirable item which is expensive or difficult to obtain.”  Synonyms of both these terms are fairly similar, including the words opulence, luxuriousness, sumptuousness,...
  • Things You Don’t See On Every Electric Guitar

    Things You Don’t See On Every Electric Guitar

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    Where would we be without innovation in this fast-paced, ever-changing world? It was bright minds and skilled engineers that gave us the electric guitar in the first place, along with all the magnificent technological developments throughout the years that transformed and honed the quality and playability of the instruments we enjoy today.  But not ALL the ideas that have been physically applied to electric...
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