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In The Style Of Paul Kossoff

The sound is in the hands. How many times have you heard someone say that? A lot of times right? Well, it's true. Only in some cases it is much more obvious than in others and, as could not be otherwise, our protagonist today is one of those who made it even more evident, since he belongs to that lineage of guitarists who seem to do nothing out...

In The Style Of Lou Reed

Not everything in our lives has to be ‘guitar heros’ my friends; we also have to talk about immeasurable artists who, without being virtuoso guitarists, have changed our lives through the genius of their songs with a guitar on their backs downloading chords, melodies, and in the case of today’s protagonist, authentic nocturnal, bohemian and...

The Electric Sound of Johnny Cash

The musical career of Johnny Cash is undoubtedly marked by his writing talent and his voice as deep as an ocean, but we all know, including himself, that without Luther Perkins at his side and his unmistakable rhythm pattern when it comes to playing country, his career may not have been as successful as it was....

In The Style Of Tony Iommi

We delve this week into the sound of one of the key guitarists in the history of our favourite instrument, a guy who led the way for an entire generation and laid the foundations to what would be the new way to play hard rock in the 70s; an artist who became a vending machine of riffs, each more ingenious than the other, which were played not...

In The Style Of Brian Robertson

At Guitars Exchange we have realised that it is time to introduce, little by little, those guitarists who, maybe because of their name, we fail to identify at first but deserve a spot on our special altar of the electric guitar. Many of them are as big as the biggest names and as good as the best but, perhaps their fleeting time in successful bands...

In The Style Of Gary Moore

Sooner or later in this article we are going to end up talking about the most famous 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard of all time, which we have already talked about at length in Guitars Exchange, so let's say that right away so we can talk about some other guitars first. Gary Moore was fortunate to be recognized by Peter Green as his successor...

In The Style Of Luis Alberto Spinetta

In the nation of football gods the most unbridled passions for artists also occur, there are those who praise them and those who bury them in life. Our hero today is unanimously praised for his figure and his work...which isn’t easy being a staunch supporter of River Plate in a nation, Argentina, and a city Buenos Aires, divided by the eternal...

In The Style Of 'Fast' Eddie Clarke

There are two bands that principally marked the career of 'Fast' Eddie Clarke - Motörhead and Fastway - and there are two guitars that are also key in both bands’ discography.    The first, and perhaps the most important guitar in his life, is the 1972 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe that he bought new in that same year for just...

In The Style Of Alvin Lee

1969. Woodstock. A guy named Alvin Lee climbs up on stage with his band Ten Years After and a Gibson ES-335 modified with a single coil pickup between his two PAFs on the stage of the most iconic concert in the history of humanity to give 400,000 people a Rock and Roll lesson in passion and devilish technique. A year later, in 1970, the film...

In The Style of Frank Zappa

This week we delve into one of the most brilliant creative minds the 20th century has ever seen; a guy so above the average he had to take everything around him with a little humour to be able to cope. It may even be that he was so great that he ended up being excessive, but both things can coexist, in fact they did in good old Frank Zappa. Go ask...

In The Style of Joe Walsh

If a couple of weeks ago we entered into the acoustic sound of the Eagles to talk about Glenn Frey’s guitars this week we have to talk about the electric sound of that band and celebrate with these lines the birthday of the guy who gave them the ‘rocker punch’ that the Angelenos needed to finally take over the charts. The one in charge...

In The Style Of Glenn Frey

The musical career of Glenn Frey was marked from the beginning by his objective to form a band similar to his idols Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, but the Eagles, who were the result of that obsession, didn’t end up sounding much like their heros, nonetheless what they did was to create one of the most successful American bands in history, and...

In The Style Of Brad Paisley

We focus this week on the figure of a true ‘king of the record sales’ as far as this century goes, especially in his country of origin, the United States, which is mainly where they are still selling records at this stage of the game. Besides that commercial merit he has an added merit related to our wonderful world of the six strings, and...

In The Style Of Steve Lukather

Today we meet on the road a man who would be legendary simply because of the fact that he has played live with artists such as Paul McCartney, Ringo, and Aretha Franklin, for having recorded guitar work on the best records of Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones and Donna Summer, or for having cut and shared phrasing with some of his 6-string friends like...

In The Style Of Bob Weir

We have to talk today about the dead, specifically one very alive, Bob Weir, the man who played 'the other' guitar of the Grateful Dead. Jerry Garcia had all the fame, and his death in 1995 made him forever a legend, while Bob Weir took all the girls (it seems an honor that no one in the band can argue with him). Weir has carried the legacy of...

In The Style Of Sister Rosetta Tharpe

When in the year 2012 Brittany Howard introduced herself to the world leading her own band, the Alabama Shakes, with her Gibson SG hanging off her shoulder, her image caused a big impact among ordinary mortals. She was a robust black American woman who played guitar and sang her own songs that captured the attention onstage of a band that was far...

In The Style Of Roy Buchanan

We focus this week on what was probably the most argued about absence on our 'Masters of the Telecaster' list: Roy Buchanan. You asked for it, you demanded it, some of you might have even got pissed off about it ... and we feel it a lot. Consequently, we promised you an 'In the style of', not to seek forgiveness for our profanity but at least...

Nuno Bettencourt's pedalboard

We are going to focus this article on the pedals of one of the most acclaimed guitarists in the last 30 years. We’re talking about a guy idolised by the masses, but we want to emphasise especially the name he’s made for himself among his kind, which is to say, he is one of the most supported guitarists among the egos of guitar heroes in the...

In The Style Of Joe Perry

Do you recall our article on guitarists who use just one guitar? Well, we didn’t mention Joe Perry there, that’s for sure, and for obvious reasons. There aren’t enough trucks on the planet to load all his guitars and amps that he takes on the road with Aerosmith. He’s definitely not good at choosing; he wants them all, and he has them...