Guitar

Take music lessons from Guitar Rao for Re 1 per day

Guitar Rao teaches music for Re 1 per day

Just like the nation-wide Swachh Bharat Mission which was launched in 2014, we can soon witness a Sangeet Bharat campaign. Well, only if the efforts of a 58 year old Civil Engineer from Andhra Pradesh can convince Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for such a mission. Music teacher S V Rao, better known as Guitar Rao is behind this campaign who teaches guitar to his students for only Rupee 1 per day. A civil engineer turned guitar teacher, he roams from city to city and teach music to the willing people. Nowadays, you can find him in Delhi, teaching guitar, flute and keyboard at three locations every day.

Fender builds custom guitar using 100-year-old Hollywood Bowl benches

Fender-Guitar-made-from-Hollywood-Bowl-Benches

To make the world an eco-friendly place, instrument manufacturing companies like PRS, Wallace Detroit Guitars and Fender are using reclaimed wood from city’s buildings to make some of their custom guitars. Combining sustainability perspective with a unique vibe of history, this time Fender has come up with limited edition Front Row Legend Esquire line made from 100-year-old benches from Hollywood Bowl.

Brace yourself for Metallica ‘Master Of Puppets’ signature guitar

Master of Puppets Graphic Series Guitar

Die hard Metallica fans must be knowing that the metal band released one of their greatest albums, Master Of Puppets on February 24, 1986. Now after 30 years, the album has been deemed for preservation in the National Recording Registry by the United States Library of Congress. That makes it the first metal album to received such honor. To commemorate 30th anniversary of Master of Puppets, ESP has proudly presented the limited edition LTD ‘Master Of Puppets’ Graphic Series guitar.

Matt Tuck performs world’s first continuous gig across air, sea and land

Matt Tuck for Jägermeister's Ice Cold Gig 2016 series

Matt Tuck, frontman of Welsh heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine has teamed up with Jägermeister to complete the world’s first continuous gig across air, sea and land. This extreme gig was performed as a part of Jägermeister’s Ice Cold Gig 2016 series. The fifth chapter of the series took place amidst (and above) the Lyngsfjord region, near Tromsø, in the spectacular setting of North Norway.

NAMM 2016: Mesa/Boogie announces John Petrucci inspired JP-2C guitar amp head

JP-2C John Petrucci signature model head by MesaBoogie

Mesa/Boogie, California-based manufacturer of guitar amplifiers has collaborated with John Petrucci, one of the greatest guitarists of our time to unveil the JP-2C John Petrucci signature model head. Based on brand’s iconic II-C+ MARK series platform, the new limited edition guitar amp head is made in Petaluma, California using world’s finest materials. As Petrucci has been using Mesa/Boogie heads for more than 30 years now, this partnership is surely a special one that honors their long standing relationship. Mesa/Boogie’s JP-2C John Petrucci signature model head will be on display at NAMM 2016.

NAMM 2016: Cort Guitars to introduce Frank Gambale Signature acoustic guitar

Frank Gambale Signature guitar by Cort guitars

The 2016 NAMM show, world’s largest annual event for the music products industry is all set to commence at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, US. The event will take place from Jan 21st to Jan 24th, 2016. One of the highest platforms for music brands to show their presence, the show will witness the launch of hundreds of musical instruments and accessories.  Cort Guitars, South Korea-based guitar manufacturer will also introduce their latest Frank Gambale Signature Model acoustic guitar at the fair.

Rustic chic DIY cigar box guitar produces smoky sound

DIY cigar box guitar

Over the years, we’ve seen that musical instruments specially guitars are not limited to a specific shape or material. From skateboard decks to cigar boxes, there are numerous salvaged materials that can be used to create these rocking beasts. This time we came across another gorgeous guitar that’s handmade out of nothing but an old cigar box, giving it a rustic chic appeal.

Shovelman plays rock tunes out of barn shovel turned guitar

Shovelman DIY Musician

While going through the Guitar World Magazine, instead of already popular rock bands what intrigued me the most was one unique DIY musician known as Shovelman. But why is a musician linked with a tool (shovel) that’s used for digging and moving bulk materials? This tool is not at all related with music, so what’s the reason behind this weird name? All these questions struck my mind, so I researched and gathered some information about this strange man.

Electrifying 3D printed guitar inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s fictional characters

3D printed guitar by Francesco Orrù

3D printing technology has already touched musical instruments, giving them a revolutionary makeover. Now the latest addition to harmonious instruments is the gorgeous 3D printed guitar by Italian designer Francesco Orrù. He got highly influenced by H.P. Lovecraft’s fictional characters especially from Godfish story and Necronomicon art.

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