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Jack Pearson Guitar Academy

Nashville guitarist Jack Pearson is not nearly as well known as he should be. He was a member of the Allman Brothers Band from 1997-1999 and has played with a host of legends, including Vince Gill, Tommy Emmanuel, Earl Scruggs, Lee Roy Parnell, Jimmy Buffett, Keb Mo’, and many more. I had the pleasure of seeing Pearson perform with Double Trouble a few years and really enjoyed it. He really seems to be able to play just about anything.

You can now learn guitar directly from Pearson, as he has just announced the Jack Pearson Guitar Academy:

I love teaching and I’m very excited about this instructional site. Inside you’ll find hundreds of videos that show how I play, how I practice and how I work on all the different techniques it takes to play the variety of styles that I do. For me, music is a never ending learning experience.

As mentioned above, there are hundreds of videos already available, covering many of the styles that Pearson plays, which is considerable. Furthermore, he covers both acoustic and electric playing. Pricing of the Academy is $25/month with a 10% discount ($135) for a six-month subscription and a 15% discount ($255) for an annual subscription.

You can watch Pearson introduce the academy below:

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Eric Gales, Matt Schofield, and Tomo Fujita Playing “Little Wing”

Three fantastic guitar players playing one of my favorite Hendrix tunes:

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B.B. King at Sing Sing Prison

I’ve watched this B.B. King video live from Sing Sing Prison numerous times, and it gets me every time. It has elements of everything that has made B.B. so great for so long: his charisma, his singing, and his guitar playing. It has everything in about five and a half minutes.

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Bonamassa, Trucks, Gibbons, and Hill

I wish I could have been in the audience to see this: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Joe Bonamassa, and Derek Trucks paying homage to Freddie King and playing “Going Down” at King’s introduction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame:

(via The Guitar Buzz)

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NAMM 2013: Fuzz Face Mini Models

Perhaps the cutest new products at NAMM were the Fuzz Face mini models introduced by Dunlop. These are pedalboard friendly versions of the traditional Fuzz Face style pedal. They look just look like the original model, but shrunk down. There are three mini models, a Hendrix model, a Germanium model, and a Silicon model. At a street price of $99, these will likely sell like hotcakes.

Premier Guitar met up with Dunlop during NAMM to get a demo of these pedals as well as a few more new products:

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The “Layla” Guitar

The Fender Custom Shop is introducing the Eric Clapton “Brownie” Stratocaster, modeled after Clapton’s famous two-tone ’50s sunburst Strat. The guitar is limited to a 100-piece run and will be made available at Guitar Center Platinum stores on March 21, 2013. Some people don’t like these kind of tribute models, but I think they’re an interesting way to pay homage to classic guitars and guitarists.

Clapton himself seems impressed by the reproduction:

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Inside Collings Guitars: “Instrumental” by Tim Edwards

Filmmaker Tim Edwards takes an inside look at Collings Guitars with his new documentary “Instrumental” (2010). The 12 minute film takes us into the heart of Collings’ culture, touching on everything from Bill’s inspiration to build his first guitars to his success as an internationally recognized luthier. Exclusive interviews with shop employees and Collings loyalists give insight into Bill’s determination to build the world’s finest guitars and mandolins.

I can’t help it. I love videos like this.

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Guitar Stories: Mark Knopfler

This is a fantastic video with Mark Knopfler talking about six of the guitars that have meant the most to him over the years. It’s nice to see Mark talk about the guitars and play some of the licks that made the guitars noteworthy.

GUITAR STORIES : MARK KNOPFLER from eld76 on Vimeo.

(Many thanks to Guitar Lifestyle reader Chad S. for letting me know about this video.)

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Video About Gryphon Stringed Instruments

This is an interesting video by Mike Collins about Frank Ford and Richard Johnston, founders of Gryphon Stringed Instruments in Palo Alto, CA. I’ve heard good things about Gryphon, although I haven’t yet purchased anything from them. The passion that Ford and Johnston have for guitars is evident in the video.

Gryphon Strings from Mike Collins on Vimeo.

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Wampler Pedals Factory Tour

Jon over at Guitar Noize recently linked to this video of a tour of the Wampler Pedals factory. It’s interesting to see the combination of machinery and hand wiring that goes into their pedals.

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