Taylor Guitar Ebony Project

Taylor Guitars Releases ‘The Ebony Project’: Documentary of Taylor’s Responsible Ebony Wood Sourcing

Taylor Guitars, one of the world’s premier manufacturers of acoustic guitars, recently launched a multimedia, digital experience called The Ebony Project. The eight-part video documentary takes you on a virtual journey to the African country of Cameroon. There, you learn about Taylor’s efforts to improve the ebony trade after purchasing a sawmill there in 2011. The experience blends incredible footage of the Congo Basin Rainforest …

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Gibson Files for Bankruptcy

Gibson Files for Bankruptcy In a Play to Renew Itself

Gibson Brands Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware, May 1. Gibson Brands Inc. is the parent company of Gibson Guitars, Epiphone, and Dobro. >> The case is Gibson Brands Inc., 18-11025, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware. Background Gibson guitars are iconic, gracing the famous hands of everyone from Led Zeppelin to Lenny Kravitz. The Dobro brand …

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Guitar Masters Guild Hall

Guitar Masters Festival Presented by Guild Hall

Guild Hall announces the first annual Guitar Masters Festival celebrating the artistry of the guitar. Some of the music world’s finest talents will be featured during the three-day gathering. The event is a celebration of music, summer, and exceptional musicianship, and features concerts, documentary films, and book signings. Event dates are: Thursday, July 5 through Saturday, July 7, 2018. Andy Summers, …

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Orange Amps Releases Teleport: A Pedal That Brings Your App To Your Board

Orange Amplification brings back their 1970’s OMEC brand with a new product: the OMEC Teleport. The Teleport is a soundcard with a twist – in addition to being a studio-quality USB recording interface, it fits inside a guitar pedal – perfect for a gigging musician. The innovative, new OMEC Teleport is a universal connection device compatible with iOS, Android, MacOS or Windows devices without the …

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Classical vs Acoustic Guitar: Which are Easier to Learn for Beginners?

Classical vs Acoustic Guitar: Which is Easier to Learn for Beginners?

There are two opinions among people. One of them is that you should start with a steel-string acoustic guitar (the type you see commonly) first, because if you learn how to play acoustic guitar you will learn to play classical and other types of guitars faster. Some people think it is easier to start with a classical guitar. To cut …

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