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6 Strange Facts about Guitarists

Guitarists are a bit of a different breed of human being compared to others….

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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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While you probably have never heard the name 'George Beauchamp' before, if you play electric guitar, well then you owe him a debt of gratitude. Because it was Beauchamp, working with Adolph Rickenbacker who created the first commercially viable method of stringed-instrument amplification.

History of the Electric Guitar!

While you probably have never heard the name ‘George Beauchamp’ before, if you play electric guitar, well then you owe him a debt of gratitude. Because it was Beauchamp, working with Adolph Rickenbacker who created the first commercially viable method of stringed-instrument amplification.

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SMG Contest: Win an Epiphone SG Standard Electric Guitar!

Enter now to win an Epiphone SG Standard Electric Guitar from SMG!!!

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Part 4 - How much would you be willing to spend on a new guitar? The most subjective answer here. What would you use the guitar for? Are you a working musician or toying around in your home? How serious are you going to get with it? What else are you planning to invest into it?

SMG TIPS: The Art of Acquiring
Guitars, Part 4

Part 4 – How much would you be willing to spend on a new guitar? The most subjective answer here. What would you use the guitar for? Are you a working musician or toying around in your home? How serious are you going to get with it? What else are you planning to invest into […]

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