Nashville’s Vinyl Boom

Nashville is currently experiencing its┬álargest growth period since I moved here about 15 years ago. One of the areas in which Nashville is growing quietly is in vinyl record production.┬áLocal business United Record Pressing is the largest vinyl producer in the U.S. and next year will increase capacity to 60,000 records per day. The Guardian recently wrote an article about … [Read more...]

7 Tips for Buying and Selling on Craigslist

I've sold dozens and dozens of items on Craigslist, from small items like electronics to larger items like couches, and, of course, quite a few guitars, pedals, and amps. Dealing with people on Craigslist can be a little stressful, and I've amassed a few tips that I employ to make doing Craigslist deals a little easier. 1) Meet in public whenever possible - This is probably … [Read more...]

CONTEST: Win a Copy of The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar that Changed Rock

Update: Congratulations to Peter M. for winning this contest! Thanks to all who entered. A few weeks ago, I reviewed a book titled The Gibson Les Paul: The Illustrated History of the Guitar that Changed Rock. The book includes a generous helping of artist profiles, Les Paul history, and great pictures, and I enjoyed it. The publisher, Voyageur Press, has kindly offered to … [Read more...]

Vintage Guitars

I think we are in an age where some of the finest, most consistent guitars are being made both in factories and by individual makers. For this reason, while I've thought vintage guitars were intriguing, I've never really bought into the hype that they are worth, in some cases, 100 times more than a new guitar of "equal" specs. The truth is, though, I had never played any … [Read more...]

Capo Touch

Capo is my favorite music slow downer application, and developer Chris Liscio has released a new version of the app for both Mac and iOS. If you're not familiar with this type of app, it allows you to slow down music from your iTunes library without changing pitch, which is very helpful when trying to learn a song. What I like about Capo is its clean, beautiful design and … [Read more...]