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In The Style of Peter Frampton

From an 18-year-old who, with the help of Steve Marriott, was to become the guitarist of one of the bands that most forcefully waved the ‘Hard Rock flag’ of the late 60s and early 70s to the gentleman with white hair who we can continue to see today on stage there are many differences, but during this ‘temporary ellipsis’ there is...

In The Style Of Ritchie Blackmore

Man in black, the warlock, the dark wizard of the Olympus of electric guitars; call him what you like, but do not think that we’re talking of fairy tales and of spells that exist only in fables, but rather this gent named Ritchie Blackmore has earned all these nicknames because what he does with his guitar is real magic, the true kind that you...

In The Style Of Brian Setzer

Today we turn to a unique kind of guitarist or, to put it another way, a guitarist who belongs to a club in which very few are invited to enter: the club in which there is total unanimity among the guitar community when it comes to praising their virtues; whether that praise comes from the world of rock, jazz, pop or even classical. We are speaking...

In The Style Of Mike McCready

If you are the lead guitarist of one of the bands that to a great extent fanned the flame of rock high in the 90s - after a decade in which electric guitars seemed doomed to disappear - you have to be a great guitarist and indeed he is; Mike McCready may lack the aura and fame that surrounds others in our world but not regarding his...

In The Style Of Jack White

We face the task this week of delving into the world of one of the artists with the most personality who has emerged over the last two decades. A cyclone on stage, an animal in the studio, an absolute fanatic of everything vintage and the vintage sound who has managed to go beyond exercises in style in his music and sound and who has taken vintage...

In The Style Of Randy Rhoads

At just twenty-five years of age, including two years of career with Ozzy Osbourne, the good of Randy Rhoads decided one day to get in a small plane and start to ‘buzz’ for a joke his tour bandmates who were travelling by coach. The conclusion of that ‘joke’ you all already know. However those few years on the stage were more than enough...

In The Style Of Ry Cooder

It might be that many of us could admit, perhaps after many beers, that sometimes we have allowed ourselves to be more influenced by the legend or history of one or another model or aesthetic of a guitar before its sound at the moment of taking one home with us… Well, fine; this is something that has never happened to this week’s...

In The Style Of Rory Gallagher

On very few occasions does a guitarist bring together all the things that were united in Rory Gallagher. There are better guitarists technically, there are those who shine more because of their sensitivity, or for their rawness, or viscerality; there are those who are so special that with just a few notes they are instantly recognizable,...

In The Style Of Johnny Winter

Born on 23 February 1944 in Texas as an albino, the life of Johnny Winter did not look like being too simple at that time, particularly in a state that in general was often very hostile towards extremes in skin colour… The legend goes that his father, ashamed of his son’s palidity, practically enclosed him in his bedroom, and the only...

In The Style of Kurt Cobain

And now to grunge. We usually dedicate this section to guitars of unquantifiable value to one or another artist, and then we add some of their most prized amplifiers also - usually - of astronomic price and very difficult to find… Well, fine, this is not exactly the case of the person who concerns us today, that of Kurt Cobain, perhaps the...

In The Style Of Mike Bloomfield

Like in the legend where Arthur sends one of his knights in search of Christ’s holy chalice, Mr Mike Bloomfield has also sent his friends in search of the guitar that he dreamed about, that he got, and that he many times converted into the aforementioned particular holy grail: the 1959 Gibson Les Paul...

In The Style Of Dave Davies

This week it is time to focus on the gear of Dave Davies, the guitar soloist of one the greatest bands in history and one of the favourites of the person who writes these lines: The Kinks.    It is true that it is a band that drinks and projects pop from all sides but it is also indisputable that it was them, and specifically...

In The Style Of Steve Marriott

When speaking about Steve Marriott and his guitars it is necessary to distinguish between Steve Marriott the spiritual leader of the British mod movement of the mid and late 60s together with the ‘gigantic band of small men’ that he led, The Small Faces, and the Steve Marriott with bell bottoms, open shirt and long sideburns...

In The Style Of Allen Collins

If we were superstitious we would be frightened to pronounce the name Allen Collins aloud as tragedy seems to haunt the biography of this artist, but in fact we are not supersitious and we say it aloud: Allen Collins is a real animal of the electric guitar and one of the pillars on which Southern rock is built; first for his compositions...

In The Style Of Mick Taylor

At 16 years of age he made his  debut as guitarist of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers replacing one Eric Clapton, at 17 he officially joined the band filling the space left by Peter Green and at 20 he joined another British band led by one Mick Jagger and one Keith Richards called The Rolling Stones. We’re talking about one Mick Taylor,...

In The Style Of Jimmy Page

This week we get to look at the gear of one the most revered gods in our particular Olympus, the leader and guitarist for what many consider the greatest band in rock history: Led Zeppelin; and the name of our hero is, well you know, Jimmy Page. Unlike our last week’s hero, Stephen Stills, Mr. Page and his band are not exactly unknown, so...

In The Style Of Stephen Stills

One of the ‘big forgottens’ in the collective memory (at least in Europe) of the best and greatest guitarists in the history of rock is the protagonist of today’s article: Stephen Stills. Stills is an authentic musical genius capable of playing with the courage of Neil Young, harmonizing as well as David Crosby, and singing as...

In The Style Of Keith Richards

We now face the challenge of trying to sum up in a few lines the style of one of the greatest giants of 20th century music: Keith Richards. While it is true that he has never been a typical ‘guitar hero’, he has always been the guitarist for one of the biggest, most long-lasting bands in history, besides playing a big part on their sound as...

In The Style Of John McVie

We were looking forward to getting off the beaten path of electric guitars and what better way to do it than talk about one of the most famous bassists in rock history. Famous mainly for how good he is and how well he has done with his band, but also because his nickname, derived from his surname, together with the band’s drummer’s surname,...