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Duane Allman Les Paul

Duane Allman Les Paul

The 1957 Gibson Les Paul Gold Top was owned by Duane Allman and used on the first 2 Allman Brothers albums: "Self-titled" & "Idlewild South". It was also the guitar used by Allman for the Derek & the Dominoes recording sessions with Eric Clapton. It came to be known...

Duane Allman Gibson SG

Duane Allman Gibson SG

This 1961/62 Gibson SG belonged to Duane Allman and is the instrument played on the live recording of "Statesboro Blues" from the Allman Brothers Band’s 'At Fillmore East'. The SG was part of the "Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll" exhibit at the Metropolitan...

Graham Nash Martin D-45

Graham Nash Martin D-45

50 years after the second public appearance of the group: Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Woodstock Music & Arts Festival in 1969; this Martin D-45 guitar owned and played by Graham Nash was sold at Heritage Auctions on July 20 & 21, 2019. Graham had originally paid for...

Lowden and Ed Sheeran Create New Line of Guitars

Lowden and Ed Sheeran Create New Line of Guitars

Lowden announced at NAMM 2019 a new line of guitars in collaboration with Ed Sheeran. This guitar series in named Sheeran by Lowden. The new guitars line will feature eight individual models across two small body sizes from the Lowden range, known as the S and the Wee...

David Gilmour to Auction His Guitars

David Gilmour to Auction His Guitars

Legendary guitarist, David Gilmour of Pink Floyd will be auctioning off 120 guitars from his personal collection at Christie's in New York on June 20th. The most notable guitar up for auction is his 1969 Black Fender Stratocaster. The black strat has been featured on...

The 2019 NAMM Show

The 2019 NAMM Show

The guys from the shop made their annual trip to the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, CA. NAMM is known as the "the world’s largest trade-only event for the music products, pro audio and event tech industry" with over 100,000 people in...

Women Account for Half of Guitar Sales

Women Account for Half of Guitar Sales

A report from IbisWorld shows sales growth has been on the rise. Leading the way, according to a Fender survey, are women whom account for 50% of new guitar sales in the US and UK. “The fact that 50 percent of new guitar buyers in the U.K. were women was a surprise to...

Rooting for a Gibson Comeback

Rooting for a Gibson Comeback

As a kid, Jimmy Page's Gibson Les Paul was the stuff of my guitar dreams. Fifteen year old me certainly couldn't afford Jimmy's Les Paul, but it inspired me to get my first guitar from a local pawn shop. I've been noodling ever since. So, it pained me to learn Gibson...

A Brief History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

A Brief History of Rock ‘n’ Roll

In 1922, the words “rock” and “roll”, which was black slang for sexual intercourse, appear on record for the first time in Trixie Smith’s “My Baby Rocks Me With One Steady Roll”. The transition was steady and seamless. Big Band dance music and Western...