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The Loar Introduces LH-301T Archtop Electric Guitar

The Loar has introduced the LH-301T archtop electric guitar. Building the LH-301T was an easy decision for The Loar's workshop after successes with numerous vintage-style archtop and small-body models....

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The Next 40 Years of Taylor Guitars

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of Taylor Guitars, co-founder Bob Taylor shares his vision for the company's guitar-making future and explains why master builder Andy Powers is good for both...

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LessonFace with Steve Stine: Achieving Absolute Fretboard Mastery, Part 4

Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live online group and private classes at LessonFace.com. His beginner guitar course, Guitar 101, starts Saturday, April 12, 2014. Head here for...

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Previously Unreleased Music from Hank Williams Surfaces on 'The Garden Spot...

Omnivore Recordings will soon release the full-length version of The Garden Spot Programs, 1950, featuring 24 performances from Hank Williams. Rescued from obscurity, these shows originally aired more...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Winger's Reb Beach Taps Into His Pentatonic Side

Here's a cool tapping run that starts on the high E string and moves across the neck to the A string. It’s based around the A minor pentatonic box at the fifth fret and includes a couple of color tones...

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Mastodon Look to 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'The Shining' as Inspiration for New...

Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds bursts out of the control room at the Cabin studio at Dark Horse Recording, his perpetually windswept hair framing a thousand-yard stare. “I’m recording the last vocal...

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Video Finds: Metallica Bassist Robert Trujillo's Classical Guitar Chops

Ok, so you may be asking yourself, “Why is a metal bass player being featured on Acoustic Nation?” Wait for it. By now we’re all convinced that Robert Trujillo is a monster bassist. The job of...

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Guitar World's 11 Essential Thrash Metal Albums

Check out Guitar World's guide to 11 essential thrash metal albums — discs or downloads every self-respecting metalhead should have in his/her record collection. Why 11? "Well, it's one louder, isn't...

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O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips Announce Summer Tour

O.A.R. and Phillip Phillips have announced a 25-city co-headlining tour. The tour includes stops a iconic summertime venues as Red Rocks outside of Denver, Colorado, and Jones Beach in Long Island, New...

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IK Multimedia Releases AmpliTube Orange for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

IK Multimedia has announced a new iPhone, iPad and iPod touch app that will delight Orange Amplifier fanatics around the globe: AmpliTube Orange for iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. Officially licensed and...

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In Deep: Breaking Down the Signature Elements of Gary Moore's Immediately...

In this edition of In Deep, we’ll examine some of the signature elements of the brilliant blues-rock guitarist Gary Moore’s stunning, immediately identifiable guitar style. Born in 1952, in Belfast,...

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Guitar World's Top 50 Guitar Albums of the Eighties

In early 1990, the editors of Guitar World magazine sat back, grabbed some coffee and painstakingly selected what they considered the top 50 guitar albums of the just-ended Eighties. In the photo...

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Video: Metallica Perform "Battery" and "Whiskey in the Jar" March 22 in São...

The gang over at MetallicaTV— Metallica's official YouTube channel — well, let's just say they're very busy. On April 3, they posted official footage from Metallica's March 22 show in São Paulo,...

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Update: Tool Officially Back to Work on New Album

Recently, Tool updated their official website by posting a newsletter. The good news? It looks like the Tool are back on track in terms of completing their long-awaited next album. You can read most of...

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Essential Blues Basics: Soloing with the Combined Minor/Major Pentatonic Scales

Steve Stine, highly sought-after guitar educator, teaches live group and private classes at LessonFace.com. One key to becoming a more versatile blues soloist is learning to combine the minor...

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Video: Electro-Harmonix Effectology, Vol. 28 — "The Far East"

In the latest episode of Electro-Harmonix's "Effectology" series, the New York-based effect company takes a trip to the Far East. From the company: "The following sounds were created using a guitar and...

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Mojo Workin': 10 Great Muddy Waters Covers

If Muddy Waters were an actual god — instead of just a blues god — he would've turned 101 years old today, April 4, 2014. Instead, the legendary bluesman, who his mother knew as McKinley Morganfield,...

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John Frusciante Streaming New Album, 'Enclosure,' from Space

Talk about an album launch. Former Chili Pepper John Frusciante has — literally — launched his new album, Enclosure, into space aboard an experimental Cube Satellite called Sat-JF14. The odd event took...

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Video: Man Karate-Chops Flaming Cinder Blocks While Playing Metal Guitar

Does America got talent? Before you answer that, check out this video of a guitar-playing, karate-chopping dude named Matt "Rockstar" Sikorski. The clip is actually Sikorski's unsuccessful audition...

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Julian Fleisher 'Finally' Announces New Album

New York City singer-songwriter-bandleader-producer-actor Julian Fleisher is Finally done with his new album and he's ready for the world to hear it. Finally will be released through Modern Records on...

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