Original Fuzz Guitar Straps

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I met Lee, one of the founders of Original Fuzz, at last year's Summer NAMM show. I was walking around the edge of the show looking at all of the accessory manufacturers, and the Original Fuzz straps really stood out to me with their interesting patterns. When I asked Lee about the straps, I learned that they use hand-woven material responsibly sourced from India and Peru. … [Read more...]

Learning Guitar Now – All Access Pass

John Tuggle, founder and teacher at Learning Guitar Now, has a number of really good blues guitar lessons on his site. In particular, he has some great slide guitar lessons as well as Allman Brothers-style lessons. Up until recently, the only way to get John's premium lessons was to purchase a download or a DVD of the lesson. However, John has recently added an All Access … [Read more...]

Wood & Wire: The Hand-Crafted Guitars of Creston Lea

This is a really well done 20-minute documentary about Creston Lea: Burlington, Vermont luthier, Creston Lea, builds hand-made electric guitars and basses in a classic American style. This film explores Lea's particular design aesthetic and place in the boutique electric instrument world, as well as his long-time collaboration with artist, Sarah Ryan. The film also … [Read more...]

Landric Guitars Chief Model

landric chief full

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...]

Inexpensive Import Pedals

I'm somewhat of a pedal snob. I've owned dozens of pedals since I started playing guitar, and I've settled primarily on a small handful of boutique pedals. On my board right now I have a Wampler Clarksdale, a Fulltone '69 fuzz, an Earthquaker Devices Hoof Fuzz, and a Paul C. Timmy. I also have a Wampler Euphoria that I swap out with the Timmy and/or the Clarksdale … [Read more...]