Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - Shakin’ All Over
Every great guitar band needs a great drummer. One of the greatest of all time was Ginger Baker and this documentary called “Beware of Mr Baker” which is released today in the UK looks to be a fantastic insight into his life and his music.
Michael Hedges performing an acoustic version of The Rolling Stones classic “Gimme Shelter”.
A short video made by the Chicago Music Exchange about an extremely rare 1963 Fender Stratocaster believed to be the first ever one to have an Antigua finish.
“I just couldn’t take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that’s about all I did at school”.
- Alvin Lee
Check out this video of Seasick Steve cutting some shapes to his song “Down on the farm” which is the opening track on his newly released album called “Hubcap Music”.
Velvet Underground - “Venus In Furs”
The Animals - “House of the Rising Sun”.
In 1975 when fantasy themes where common in rock music artist Bruce Wolfe illustrated a series of fantasy Fender adverts which included this classic one featuring “The Hookah-Smoking Caterpillar” from Alice in Wonderland playing a Fender guitar and bass at the same time.
“Dream Brother” is the closing track from guitar playing songwriter Jeff Buckley’s only complete studio album called “Grace” which was released in 1994.
Love the mellow guitar sounds and the vibe of this song called “Catamaran” by desert rock band Kyuss
The Baritone 8 string by Taylor is a totally unique guitar. It features a 27 inch scale length allowing it to be tuned to B - B which is a 4th lower than a normal guitar and occupies the frequency range in the middle between a guitar and bass. What is special about this guitar is that the 3rd and 4th strings are doubled up with two extra strings tuned an octave higher giving this low and mysterious instrument a 12 string feel.
There are some great looking guitars in the 2013 Fender Select Series like the Malaysian Black wood topped Telecaster (far left) and the flamed maple top Jazzmaster with a twilight burst finish (far right). Both the Stratocaster and Jazzmaster feature Fender’s new “channel-bound” fingerboards where the rosewood fingerboard is inlaid into the maple neck.
Video showing the 2013 Fender Select Series