Weapon of Choice: Why the Stratocaster Survives

NPR recently talked about the venerable Fender Stratocaster in Weapon of Choice: Why the Stratocaster Survives: The Fender Stratocaster turned 60 last year. When it came out of the factory in 1954, it didn't sound — or look — like any other guitar. Leo Fender's small company was looking to improve the Telecaster, its groundbreaking solid-body electric, first introduced three … [Read more...]

Landric Guitars Chief Model

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I wrote about Landric Guitars a while ago, after playing a few of their guitars at a store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I was quite surprised by how well the guitars played and sounded. Since first playing one of their guitars, I've had several email conversations with the builder, Rick Land, and have had the opportunity to meet him a few times and even become real-life friends … [Read more...]

Buddy Guy Interview with Tavis Smiley

Buddy Guy was recently interviewed on Tavis Smiley's PBS show about Guy's new autobiography, When I Left Home. Buddy seems like quite a character, and I'd love to listen to him tell stories all day. For now, this short 24 minute interview will have to do: … [Read more...]