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We showcase soloists and guitar bands from the sixties on up through the decades to today’s music. We look at the history of guitars since the electric guitar was invented, and report on its evolution. Guitars have come a long way since they underwent “shock therapy” and we are here to cover how the music evolved along with the instrument.
We are fascinated with custom guitars and the people who design them. We report what we find on the website and through our email series. If you like what you find here, then make it a point to join our club. You can do that by clicking on the graphic up to your right which leads to our opt-in page. See you there.
Guitar Music Lives On
We enjoy the now, anticipate the future and respect guitar musicians of the past. We share our passion for guitars with you by revealing rare insights and secrets of famous guitarists here on our site. There’s a growing body of work here about the history of guitars and what’s happening in the industry today.
Check out our “Legends Tab” in the menu above for insights and historical facts about some of the greatest guitar players of all time. Read through some of our personal memories of hearing a new song on the radio for the first time or grooving to some rad tunes at a house party.
Some of the most amazing musicians of all time came to life on the radio once the electric guitar became popular, and they had the power to blaze a trail in our minds, leaving permanent memory bytes to experience like a flashback when you hear “that song” years later.
Do You Play Guitar?
Have you ever wondered how rock stars develop their style, or how they get that sound? We dig into the history of legendary guitarists and uncover little known facts about how them.
A Common Musical Thread
Good guitar players are a dime a dozen, but exceptional guitarists focus every spare moment on playing. Their reason for living, their identity, is all about living and breathing guitar and working on their skills. If you look closely at legendary players you will see that common thread.
Back in The Day
Attitudes on social issues were changing back in the 50’s and 60’s, and guitar music played a small hand in that change by influencing the younger generation. The music was new, exciting and a form of rebellion. Music can tie a person to a time and place, depending on circumstances the first time you hear a new song. It leaves an emotional imprint of sorts.
Our love affair with cars in the 50’s and beyond was tied to music because we loved to cruise with the radio on and that made those moments memorable. Society was changing back then and we were a part of that change.