Private Collection: John Etheridge – Eclectic Warrior

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John Etheridge is widely revered for his genre-spanning dexterity on the fretboard. His guitar collection is just as eclectic, as Lars Mullen discovers… John Etheridge is regarded by many a musician in the business as one of the world’s finest guitar players, having pioneered the way for jazz fusion during the 1970s with the British band The Soft More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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DIY Workshop: ’57 Fender Vibrolux Project

Huw Price restores a tweed classic to its former glory and sends it back out onto the gigging circuit. Vintage bargains are still out there if you’re prepared to take the time to look around, and you aren’t More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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Private Collection: Martin Harley – Harley’s Street

Martin Harley is a highly-acclaimed lap steel slide player and collector of Weissenborn-style guitars. Lars Mullen pays him a visit… After years of touring the UK and abroad as a solo artist and fronting The More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, September 11th, 2015
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Absolute Beginners: The story of early British solidbody electric guitars, part two

In part two of the British-built solidbody electric story, Paul Day documents the golden era enjoyed by UK companies during the early 1960s. Last month’s article looked at the small selection of solidbody electrics More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Absolute Beginners: The story of early British solidbody electric guitars, part one

The solid electric was a novel idea in late-50s Britain, but in five years it went from unknown to industry staple. Paul Day charts the evolution of UK guitars between 1958 and 1962. Much has been written about More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Paul Right Now: Paul Kossoff’s 1959 Gibson Les Paul up close

Though Paul Kossoff died in 1976, aged just 25, his blues-rock playing and distinctive vibrato continue to influence guitarists across the globe. Steve Clarke analyses his ’59 Gibson Les Paul Standard in unprecedented More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Vintage Guitars – Walk on the Wild Side

Do we pay too much attention to the hallowed classics of the gear universe? Phil Harris loves them, but urges us to keep an open mind… We all know that guitar collecting can be a very serious business, and More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, March 9th, 2015
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Weapons of Destruction – High Volume Gear

The Great Backline Wars of the 1970s led to many a rock band casualty, yet Phil Harris wouldn’t have missed the experience… The inspiration for this feature came while I was trying to find a car parking More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Vintage Guitars – Guitars Gibson Should Never Have Made

Any guitar maker with a 100-year history is going to drop clangers from time to time. Sid Bishop looks at the misses from Michigan… Gibson have been in the guitar-making business for 120 years. They’ve More...

By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Vintage Guitars – Cherry On The Cake

For any kid who ever pressed a nose against a guitar shop window, there’s one colour that soars above all others. Phil Harris hasn’t lost that feeling yet… If you’ve read many of my columns over the More...