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- Eric Clapton
Nancy Wilson -For the past 37 years, Nancy Wilson (co-founder of the band Heart) has been the proud owner of one of the earliest documented Paul Reed Smith twelve string electric guitars.
She has used this instrument extensively on stage and in the recording studio throughout her musical career and regarded the instrument as one of the most elegant in her entire collection. It is with great pride that Gruhn Guitars has the privilege of representing this instrument for sale on behalf of Ms. Wilson.
When Paul Reed Smith presented the guitar to Heart at their concert at Capital Centre in Largo, MD in 1978, the guitar did not have the pearl dragon inlay on the body. Wilson agreed to purchase the guitar if Smith crafted a similar pearl dragon inlay to what he had used on his own personal guitar. The dragon inlay he created has a small heart tastefully placed on the beast’s chest. In doing so Smith fortified the dragon as part of his design feature set along with bird fingerboard inlays.
This beautiful instrument can be heard on many Heart recordings. Most notably in the introduction to “Rockin Heaven Down” from the album Bebe le Strange released in 1980. It has remained in continual service with Wilson since that time. Accompanied by numerous signed photographs and a handwritten letter from Wilson documenting ownership, history, and use of the guitar since purchase, this well-preserved and historically significant instrument is a part of Rock
Accompanied by numerous signed photographs and a handwritten letter from Wilson documenting ownership, history, and use of the guitar since purchase, this well-preserved and historically significant instrument is a part of Rock and Roll history.
Music – Rock, Heavy Metal, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Classical, Flamenco, Country, Bluegrass,
Guitars – Fender Stratocaster about the most guitar popular for rock.
Along with Gibson, Fender is probably among the most recognized guitar names out there. Models like the Stratocaster and Telecaster are etched into history as some of the greatest guitars ever made. Their USA-made instruments have shaped just about every genre of music for over 60 years.
Fender – is one of the best guitar brands in the world and the these are iconic guitarc. For players on a budget, Fender brings us the affordable Standard Stratocaster or “Made in Mexico” series. These are excellent instruments for intermediate players and even working pros. They come in at around half the price of their American-made brothers.
And, like USA Fenders, you can choose between maple or rosewood fingerboards, HSS or SSS pickup configuration, and from an array of colors. There are also models available with a Floyd Rose tremolo and with pretty “plus” tops.
But for many players nothing but an American Fender will do. For 2017 Fender builds on their lineup of American-made classics with the American Professional Series. These are pro guitars with premium components, fresh new colors and innovative electrics and hardware.
At Fender, it seems the more things change the more they stay the same. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, it seems. Fender is one of those brands that somehow manage to be both classic and cutting-edge at the same time.
Gibson – The most famous Gibson guitar is the Les Paul, which has been a mainstay in the music world for decades. The Gibson Les Paul is a high-end, made-in-the USA instrument, and it comes in a few different variations. Like Fender, Gibson has remained fairly consistent with their styles and designs. In addition to the Les Paul, other famous Gibson electric guitars include the SG, Flying V, Explorer, ES-335, and Firebird. Their classic acoustics include the Hummingbird.
As mentioned above, many of these models are available as Epiphone copies, but that doesn’t detract from the mystique of Gibson. Gibsons are legendary for their tone and craftsmanship, and for many players nothing else will do except a real Gibson guitar.
Gibson has made some interesting changes in their lineup in recent years, including the return of the classic Les Paul Studio design in the form of the Studio T, and the super-affordable Les Paul Studio Faded.
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Guitar players past and present –
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Les Paul – Mostly played the Gibson – Eric Clapton – Santana – Willie Nelson – Robert Johnson – Jimi Hendrix – Kurt Cobain – Steve Ray Vaughan – David Gilmour – John Frusciante – BB King – Jimmy Page – Jack White – John Mayer – Eddie Van Halen – Tom Morello – Keith Richards – Eddie Vedder – Malcolm Young – Buckethead – Dimebag Darrel – Malcolm Young – Les Paul – Mostly played the Gibson – Eric Clapton – Santana – Willie Nelson – Robert Johnson – Jimi Hendrix – Kurt Cobain – Steve Ray Vaughan – David Gilmour – John Frusciante – BB King – Jimmy Page – Jack White – John Mayer – Eddie Van Halen – Tom Morello – Keith Richards – Eddie Vedder – Malcolm Young – Buckethead – Dimebag Darrel – Malcolm Young –
Robert Johnson – AKA Bobby Jo – Every artist has unknowingly been influenced by him. Starting in the Mississippi Delta, Johnson’s life is rife with myths, and allegory. His deal with the devil and death are full of folklore and mysticism, and it only adds to his haunting voice and groundbreaking guitar playing. His songs are just a pure expression of emotion with no bars held. He led the groundwork for early blues to be filled in and worked upon by all the artists on this list. He also worked on breaking down social barriers. A black man in the early 2oth Century was not exactly the best place to be. But his music was to add interest by white musicians and help the civil movements of the sixties. Politically or musically, Robert Johnson is deserving of number one on this list.
Jimi Hendrix, mostly played the Fender Stratocaster – Hendrix was known for a lot of things.The beautiful chord embellishments on Little Wing, the grit of the solo in Voodoo Child screaming off of his strat pickups his cover of the Dylan song All Along The Watchtower, and the backwards solo in Castles Made of Sand, but known as a great innovative guitar player over and over again. His short but explosive career influenced numerous artists for many years past his death and continues to influence musicians today. To make such a difference in such a short amount of time truly earns Jimi a spot as number two. But…then you may ask, “Who is deserving of number one?!”
Kurt Cobain – He was no virtuoso, and that’s the whole point: By snatching electric guitar from note-shredding technicians and giving it back to artists, freaks and poets, Kurt Cobain became one of the most important players ever. Cobain didn’t invent alt-rock. But with his love of Cheap Trick, the Melvins and Kiss, he gave it the metallic power necessary to conquer the world. His playing wasn’t all untutored squall, either: See the unconventional chord progression and mastery of quiet-loud-quiet dynamics on “Lithium” – and pretty much every other Nirvana song.
Steve Ray Vaughan – Now if this house is rocking, don’t bother knockin. Famous words by Stevie. Many people perhaps know him for Hendrix covers, but where Jimi left off Stevie continued, and continued he did. The elements of Hendrix were alive and plain to see in SRV, but with it, he also mixed in his own influences such as Albert King and his own soul to make it his sound a trademark spot on his songs. I vaguely remember a car commercial where I spotted Stevie’s playing (Pride and Joy) in a Nissan ad. That was much before I really got into Vaughan’s work. SRV was an artist who could play while absolutely stoned face. And when he did sober up, he actually played better. His newfound health and love for life and music are showcased on In Step his last album before his death a year later. Stevie’s footprints will always be in the air and in our hearts.
John McLaughlin – John McLaughlin was invited to record with Miles Davis while still in his twenties, co-parenting jazz fusion on Bitches Brew and other Davis LPs. But he achieved guitar-god status with his own Mahavishnu Orchestra, where he made his Gibson spit fire like a many-headed dragon. A breakneck stylist, McLaughlin was peerless, mixing psychedelic rock, R&B, gypsy jazz, flamenco and Indian raga techniques. That polyglot mastery earned him huge respect from jazz and rock peers alike: Jeff Beck called him “the best guitarist alive.”
David Gilmour – Playing many guitars but Taylor Acoustic is one of them. – Gilmour was made famous by his haunting guitar scores in Pink Floyd. This “replacement” guitarist surpassed expectations and helped shape Pink Floyd’s unique sound. You can always expect hairs at the back of your neck to stand whenever you hear one of his solos – be it for the first or hundredth time you’re listening to it. All the emotion that Gilmour’s poured into his guitar work lives on in the music and is channeled through anyone who’s ever wanted to cover a Pink Floyd song. I know several guitar players (myself included) who whenever playing the Comfortably Numb solo – whether they are alone in their bedrooms or on stage – have always been unwillingly brought to tears, near the point of crying. How could you not expect things to get esoteric and mystical when it comes to music?
John Frusciante – Fender Stratocaster – Let’s get it straight. Froo – Shawn – Tey. If you don’t know him, he’s the lead guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Frusciante is the author of the brilliant chord progression on Under the Bridge, the haunting intro to Californication and the simplistic solo and riff on Otherside. If you’re the casual listener of the Chili Peppers, then you may wonder why John has made it so far up this list. But a tad of a closer look will reveal that his simple catchy riffs are the tip of the ice berg. One can catch a glimpse at his technical skill in the Dani California solo. A bit deeper and you’ll run into Lyon 06.06.06 in one of the B Sides. John takes his influences (Page, Hendrix) and mixes his own nuances into a sound that’s pleasantly different, but melodically having the same effects on you. A track to look out for on his solo work – Ramparts – showcasing four or so guitars layered upon each other in an introspective orchestra.
BB King – Yeah. He may have to sit down when he plays, but he’ll have you on your feet when he does. BB’s creamy yet piercing tone, his unique vibrato and his absolute flawless ability to express his emotions through the guitar earn him a spot in the top ten. King’s years of fame haven’t gone to his head. He is still as humble as ever giving front row seat tickets to fans waiting in a cold parking lot just to have a glimpse of him. BB King can’t play chords. Nor does he sing and play at the same time. But he has worldwide recognition of his accomplishments as an artist. That’s a mark of a truly great guitarist.
Jimmy Page – Admit it. You’ve slow danced to Stairway To Heaven before. Page’s playing have influenced so many guitar players of today, and Led Zeppelin revolutionized Rock and Roll blending acoustic guitars, banjos and mandolins while still staying with the same gritty rock image. His guitar riffs are forever etched into Rock and Roll’s hall of fame. How influential was he? Step into a guitar store, and you’ll see. Thousands of 12 year old kids across the globe are playing the intro to Stairway. Now that’s how you know you’ve made it.
Jack White – Mr. White is an incredibly underrated guitarist. His singles (From the White Stripes) always span with just three to four chords and his simplistic blues rhythm and picking styles have him overlooked most of the time. However, his masterful use of the Digitech Whammy and is erratic playing make for some of the most memorable guitar solos ever. Check out Ball and a Biscuit and try not to like that solo. One of my favorite Jack White moments was during the 2004 Grammy’s where he took 7 Nation Army and went into a cover of Son House’s Death Letter (another artist who I had to unwillingly cut out of the list). In an awards show celebrating Justin Timberlake and Missy Eliot, Jack White took time to give a salute to where things got started, to an artist born a century ago.
John Mayer – Whoa whoa wait, what? This pop artist? A guitar player? If all you’ve ever heard from Mayer is Your Body Is Wonderland, or Daughters, then you’ve got to give his album Continuum a listen to. He is no Shakespeare but his guitar playing speaks to your soul. His songs will make most glorified tough guys miss their old girlfriend, and the rest just go to a corner and cry. If you think that his songs are all too depressing, then watch some videos of him playing. His guitar face is priceless.
Tom Morello – From guitar faces to the different kinds of axes, here is the Top 10 Greatest Guitar Players. Squeezing the talent that’s blessed our ears for all these years into a list of 10 is just as difficult as choosing which limbs to lose or keep. The list is by no means definitive, but it’s an accurate representation for the uniqueness of the music the guitarist has made. In short, these famous guitar players have played the melodies that have made grown men cry, and probably gave you a taste of how your guitar face would look like pretending to play that solo. Of course many great guitarists may not have made this top 10 list, but feel free to add your own favorites in the comments.
10. Tom Morello
The guitar player who makes his guitar sound anything but a guitar. Helicopter rudders, disc scratching, and his use of the kill switch for staccato like guitar riffs has made him probably the most innovative guitar player of our time. He is a guitarist who can take feedback, and ground hum from his own body into coherent music. Be it Rage Against The Machine, or Audioslave you can always see Morello’s signature licks shining through.
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