Archive | August, 2012
As one of the most popular and highly regarded guitars ever made, Gibson's Les Paul guitar is also one of the most often forged. How can you avoid shelling out big bucks for a phony guitar? It's not easy. And even experts are occasionally fooled by some of the fakes out there.

How to Identify a Vintage Gibson Les Paul Standard

As one of the most popular and highly regarded guitars ever made, Gibson’s Les Paul guitar is also one of the most often forged. How can you avoid shelling out big bucks for a phony guitar? It’s not easy. And even experts are occasionally fooled by some of the fakes out there.

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Some may not realize this, but the 1967 Flying V is actually a reissue. Gibson first released the Flying V in 1958 along with the ES-335, Explorer and Moderne. The ES-335 was an instant success, but the Flying V would receive the recognition it deserved nearly a decade later, which prompted the reissue.

A Closer Look at the 1967 Gibson Flying V

Some may not realize this, but the 1967 Flying V is actually a reissue. Gibson first released the Flying V in 1958 along with the ES-335, Explorer and Moderne. The ES-335 was an instant success, but the Flying V would receive the recognition it deserved nearly a decade later, which prompted the reissue.

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This updated, solid-top 325 was designed with Lennon in mind but not yet ready when Rickenbacker president F. C. Hall arrived in New York to meet with the Beatles before their Ed Sullivan debut....

The Beatles: John Lennon and his 1964 Rickenbacker 325

This updated, solid-top 325 was designed with Lennon in mind but not yet ready when Rickenbacker president F. C. Hall arrived in New York to meet with the Beatles before their Ed Sullivan debut….

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The DC-9 is a sweet little compression/sustain pedal that is really affordable!

SMG Review: Behringer DC-9 Dynamic Compression Pedal

The DC-9 is a sweet little compression/sustain pedal that is really affordable!

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Band marketing can be frustrating if you do not have a long term plan, especially one that deals with stardom. If you are unsure with what to do to promote your band, you’re as good as done. So what can you do to have your band and your music ride the airwaves?

In a Band? Here are Tips for Band Marketing

Band marketing can be frustrating if you do not have a long term plan, especially one that deals with stardom. If you are unsure with what to do to promote your band, you’re as good as done. So what can you do to have your band and your music ride the airwaves?

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When you find yourself in the market for a new guitar strap, you may quickly find that not all guitar straps are made the same.

SMG Review: Cool Straps Custom Handmade Guitar Straps

When you find yourself in the market for a new guitar strap, you may quickly find that not all guitar straps are made the same.

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