Best Guitar Posts of the Week: Sept 06, 2009

1. Van Halen Accused of Ticketmaster Scalping Scheme we found this head scratching article on ToneFreq’s guitar blog and it doesn’t shed a very good light on Van Halen guitarist, Eddie Van Halen:

“According to journalist Russell Hall of The Wall Street Journal, Eddie Van Halen colluded with scalpers to rake in an additional $1 million during the band’s fall 2007 tour. The financial newspaper reports that the band farmed out up to 500 premium seats — involving roughly 20 shows — to secondary ticket brokers.”

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Photo by K. Todd

2. Gibson Guitar Announces Les Paul Commemorative Events this article was linked on modernguitars website and informs how Gibson Guitar’s will be paying homage to guitar and recording innovator, Les Paul. They also will be unveiling a few limited edition versions of the Gibson Les Paul Standard and Les Paul Studio models.

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Photo by Roadsidepictures

3. 5 for the weekend 1988 was posted on Guitarnoize. Come take a ride back in time to the year 1988. Ah yes, do you remember the long hair, the locking tremolos, the music!

“1988 was a massive year. There was so much guitar work I had to leave out it’s silly. True, not a lot of it groundbreaking but a lot of really good stuff that inspired me to play 10 hours a day!!”

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Metallica …And Justice For All

4. Taylor Guitars Commemorates 35th Anniversary and we were happy to find this post on i heart guitar which is another excellent guitar blog. Taylor has been building top quality guitars now for over 35 years and is due to release a series of special edition guitars:

“This year, Taylor Guitars is set to commemorate its 35th anniversary with its most eclectic collection of limited edition guitars to date. From new models to premium versions of existing guitars featuring exotic grades of wood, the company will be crafting small quantities of each to celebrate.”

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Taylor Guitar – Quality Guitars

5. Documentary Brings Together Three Guitar Heroes was posted on Chron.com and reviews the film, It Might Get Loud:

“There are no overdoses, no tales of insane rock ‘n’ roll excess; just the rarest of glimpses into the artistic furnaces burning within these three renowned guitarists with completely different styles. At its best, the documentary captures a hint of the creative spark.”

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Jimmy Page, The Edge, & Jack White

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