Category Archives: Guitar News

A surprise visit to a local guitar shop

Joe Bonamassa visits local guitar shop.jpg SYRACUSE, NY — The Lakeview Amphitheater filled with blues Wednesday night. Guitarist, Joe Bonamassa, took the stage, but not before stopping by a music shop in downtown Syracuse for what else? A couple guitars. It was a regular Wednesday afternoon at Ish Guitars in Armory Square, Syracuse. Until a […]

Guitar Center closes in Covina only to reopen nearby in Glendora

Guitar Center will unveil a new Glendora store Thursday that will replace the company’s Covina location. The 3,989-square-foot store at 1241 S. Lone Hill Ave. will be different from previous locations, said store manager C.K. Ong, and better suited to the way the company plans to market itself going forward. “It’s similar in size, but […]

Danny Paisley talks about his father’s guitar

Katy Daley is starting a new series where she talks with musicians who have been entrusted with the care of an instrument that had already made bluegrass history before coming into their possession. You may be surprised by how many she finds. Danny Paisley, IBMA’s 2016 Male Vocalist of the Year, has played bluegrass professionally […]

Upstate guitar legend Bonamassa rocks out during latest SPAC stop

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Lauded guitarist Joe Bonamassa stopped in the Spa City on his summer tour this week, giving fans a memorable night of rock and blues music. The upstate New York native, considered one of the best guitar players of his generation, performed Tuesday night at THE Saratoga Performing Arts Center to a […]

Upstate guitar legend Bonamassa rocks out during latest SPAC stop

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. >> Lauded guitarist Joe Bonamassa stopped in the Spa City on his summer tour this week, giving fans a memorable night of rock and blues music. The upstate New York native, considered one of the best guitar players of his generation, performed Tuesday night at THE Saratoga Performing Arts Center to a […]

For Norwalk craftsman, guitar making still a side gig

http://www.thehour.com/news/article/For-Norwalk-craftsman-guitar-making-still-a-side-11824632.php By Kaitlyn Krasselt Updated 6:55 pm, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 ‘); var sct = document.getElementById(“HDN-OB-WIDGET-MARKUP”); sct.parentNode.removeChild(sct); })(); Photo: Alex Von Kleydorff / Hearst Connecticut Media Nick Townsend looks over choices from his supply of wood for the neck of a guitar body he is making in his Norwalk studio on Wednesday August 16, 2017. Nick […]

How Mannheim’s Guitar Summit Plans to Redefine the Guitar

Here at Reverb, we’re excited to lend our support to a brand new guitar show taking place in Mannheim, Germany from September 8 to September 10. With over 100 workshops included in your general admission ticket, Guitar Summit is certainly a twist on the typical guitar show model. Show organiser Stephan Killermann took inspiration from […]

Fusion Guitar Launches in the US

New York, NY (August 15, 2017) — More than 20 years in the making, the long-awaited and highly anticipated line of Fusion Guitars are now available online to musicians in the U.S. at www.fusionguitars.com. Billed as “the world’s most advanced electric guitar” Fusion Guitars allow musicians to unplug, learn and create music anywhere life takes […]

Van Morrison Premieres New Song, “Transformation,” Featuring Jeff Beck

Van Morrison has premiered “Transformation,” a cut from his new album, Roll with the Punches, that features Jeff Beck on guitar. “Transformation” is one of the five Morrison originals on Roll with the Punches, which also features a series of blues and soul covers, including Bo Diddley’s “I Can Tell” and Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “Automobile Blues.” […]

Metallica to Live Stream Final Show of North American Tour

Metallica have announced that they will livestream their performance tonight at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton in Alberta, Canada, the final North American show of their current “WorldWired” tour. The stream will be available for viewing both on a webcast website the band created, and on the band’s YouTube channel. “What a summer!! Thank you […]