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This is a collection of links I’ve found interesting over the past week or so.

Costello Jazzmaster Guitar Proto Sold on eBay – An Elvis Costello Signature Series Jazzmaster is forthcoming, and the prototype was recently auctioned off on eBay, with proceeds going to charity (via Electric Guitar Review)

Gibson Robot Guitar – Gibson’s new Robot guitar will be available on 12.7.07. Features include automatic tuning to standard tuning or several alternate tunings. As others have noted, it’s a silly name with an ugly paint job, but the features look pretty cool

Ask Steve – Steve Morse guitar Q&A posted on the Deep Purple Web site (via Rich Murray)

Guitar Phrasing Basics Video Clip – An old video featuring Scott Henderson discussing guitar phrasing

Berklee Music Blogs – A blog by the Berklee College of Music featuring Berklee faculty, music industry professionals and music educators

Sleevage – A blog dedicated to album covers (via Dan Cederholm)

The Rise of the Musical Middle Class Parts I-III – A series on a class of musicians who make a living making music, but aren’t household names (via TDS)

Country’s Declaration of Independents – Newsweek article about how many country artists are signing to independent labels rather than the major labels

KnowTheMusicBiz.com – A new Web community about the music business. Looks pretty interesting (via Taylor)

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Quick Links

This is a collection of links I’ve found interesting over the past several weeks.

DeVillain Centerfold – A folding (yes, folding) electric guitar that looks pretty cool (via Dan Cederholm)

Led Zeppelin reunion show postponed – Show now being held on Dec. 10

Kaman Will Sell Music Division to Fender – Included are Ovation, Takamine, Hamer, Genz Benz, and others (via Strat-o-Blogster)

Robben Ford Interview – Excellent interview by Brian D. Holland of Modern Guitars with Robben Ford

Everything starts with listening … some big changes at Pandora – Online radio provider Pandora is adding some new features to their already excellent service

How Much Do You Really Want To Know About That Band? – My friend Taylor wonders how much access is too much access to a band. What happened to a little mystique?

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Quick Links

This is a collection of links I’ve found interesting over the past week or so.

In Rainbows – Radiohead’s new album, sans record label, where you pay what you feel the album’s worth. Not so shocking insight: most fans are paying retail prices for the album

The Added Value of Free – Thoughtful comments from my friend Taylor about “giving away” music: “When music consumers no longer feel that they are being squeezed for every last dollar…people will be willing, not hesitant to fork over the cash for new music.” I couldn’t agree more

The Inevitable March of Recorded Music Towards Free – More thoughts on “free music” by Michael Arrington at TechCrunch

Loving Layla by Eric Clapton – An excerpt from Eric Clapton’s upcoming autobiography, which will be available on October 9 (via IG)

Lazy Rock Star? Gibson Creates Self-Tuning Guitar – Interesting new self-tuning technology coming from Gibson (via IG)

The Paul Newman of Punk Rock – How punk label Hopeless Records has given more than $1 million to charity (via TDS)

SRVGuitar.com – Create your own SRV relic guitar (via JP)

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Quick Links

This is a collection of links I’ve found interesting over the past week or so.

Oliver Sacks on Earworms, Stevie Wonder and the View from Mescaline Mountain – Interview with Oliver Sacks about his new book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (via TDS)

Album art gets short shrift in digital marketplace – I remember pouring over my parents albums as a child marveling at the art that they contained. Is the age of cool album art dead? I hope not (via TDS)

String Theories – Acoustic guitar recording advice from Tommy Emmanuel, John Etheridge, and more

Guitar Modded Into an iPod Dock – New use for an old guitar?

Video: Steve Vai Can’t Play Guitar – Funny satire combining video of Steve Vai and bad guitar playing

Sheet Music From Hell – Wow

Scharpach Classical Concert Guitar – Interesting new design for classical guitars (via Guitar Noize)

Humility separates the guitar boys from the guitar men – More sage advice from IG

Sometimes you just need to take a break… – Goofydawg discusses why taking a break from guitar playing can be helpful

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Quick Links

This is a collection of links I’ve found interesting over the past week or so.

Weekend inspiration – Excellent short video documentary of Itzhak Perlman teaching masterclass students

Taylor Solid-Body Electric Promo Video – I can’t wait to actually play one of these (via Strat-o-Blogster)

Number One Priority – While not necessarily music related, I think the record labels have the same issue…fighting piracy has somehow taken priority over creating quality content

Zakk Wylde Talks about a new guitar and the Secret of Life – The Gibson ZV looks like an interesting guitar (via IG)

Next venue for ‘Guitar Hero III’: PCs, Macs – Now, PC and Mac owners will experience the joy that is Guitar Hero

Video: Nintendo DS Jam Sessions Reviewed as Musical Instrument – Another musical gaming diversion

Alpha Omega Vintage Guitar Effects – Interesting-looking series of guitar pedals

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Quick Links

This is a collection of links I’ve found interesting over the past week or so.

Van Halen Rehearsal Report – Looks like Van Halen is gearing up for the reunion tour

The History of the Guitar Face – The many faces of guitar players

Air Guitarists battle for glory – Ochi Yosuke is this year’s air guitar hero

Music industry betting on ‘ringle’ format – Bet again; what a dumb idea (via TechCrunch)

ESP Unveils Ten New LTD Model Guitars for Fall 2007 – Several nice-looking guitars in that list

It’s Official: Taylor Is In the Electric Guitar Business – This looks very interesting

Strat Masters – A movie about the Strat? Sign me up (via Guitar Noize)

Beethoven Goes Digital – Interesting that classical music is experiencing sales growth (via TDS)

EMI’s Scoutr Connects Bands and Talent Scouts – Upload your music and possibly get heard by an A&R scout (via TDS)

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Quick Links

This is a collection of links I’ve found interesting over the past week or so.

iPod Touch – The next generation iPods look awesome

Queen guitarist Brian May awarded astrophysics doctorate – that’s Dr. Brian May (via IG)

Gibson’s new ES-339 Guitar – A Les Paul sized semi-hollow from Gibson (via Electric Guitar Review)

Led Zeppelin Announcement Expected Next Week – Zep reunion rumors continue

The Musicians Corner – Information about Carlos Santana’s equipment (via IG)

Ticketmaster Faces a Full-Court Press – I’ve always hated Ticketmaster and their “convenience” charges

CD Review: David Grissom’s Loud Music – “Dave Grissom is a monster rock guitar player. His tone will drop you on your ass.”

GFA International Convention and Competition 2007 – The annual Guitar Foundation of America convention is just over a month away

The Museum of Musical Instruments – Interesting online collection of musical instruments, primarily guitars

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