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In The Style Of Derek Trucks

We are going to try to write an article about Derek Trucks without mentioning Duane Allman...Oops, we just did! But really, this isn’t a cheap shot nor a way to simplify or pigeon-hole 21st century artists with our heroes from the 20th. In this case it’s about an authentic blessing for we all know that Derek Trucks has surely rekindled the...

In The Style Of John Petrucci

Inside the world of electric guitar virtuosity there are just a few names capable of having the whole guitar community agree about the value of one particular guitarist...but an ‘animal’ like John Petrucci allays all the common arguments and discussions over who is good, bad, or mediocre in the forums and magazines specialised and focussed on...

In The Style Of Ronnie Wood

If we were just talking about a guy who started off his career by recording the best records Jeff Beck  ever made, or the Faces guitarist, or Rod Stewart’s, we would already have an adjective  in mind:  legendary...the amazing thing about this resumé is that it pales beside the phrase ‘Ron Wood: Rolling Stones...

M.O.V. Guitars

Those who love music and guitars usually find ourselves transfixed on the fingers of those who play, on  the ability of the guitarist, on their speed, technique and fantasy behind the construction of the phrases and the melody of the chords and solos. But, how much of a part does the instrument play in all of this? A bigger one than you...

In The Style Of Mark Tremonti

Mark Tremonti (April 18, 1974) is, without a doubt, one of the greatest lead guitarists in the last 20 years. A heavy metal virtuoso who has not slowed down since he first appeared with Creed, in the second half of the 90s, then on to Alter Bridge, until his solo thrash metal records were released. He has a total of 12 albums under his belt, dozens...

In The Style Of Jim Root

A blood-thirsty surgeon who operates with a sledgehammer instead of a scalpel, a mask in place of a lab coat. No anestesia.  He’s the darling of the morbid, the lure towards the dark side, seeking out his own limits. Gain to the max, the volume the same. You get in front of the amp, real close, and do the Jim Root. There’s something...

In The Style Of David Gilmour

We have covered David Gilmour before through his legendary work, on The Dark Side Of The Moon, or Wish You Were Here, but there are guitarists that we never tire writing about, and Commander Gilmour, the humble master of technique, is one of them. His solos are a trip to another dimension, a skate through space in absence of gravity: something...

In The Style Of George Harrison

What would you expect from a guitarist from the most famous group in the world? A virtuoso? A master of technique and styles? Perhaps...George Harrison was something else though. His guitar was never the leading man of The Beatles as it was with Keith Richards for The Rolling Stones, or Pete Townsend for The Who, or a decade later, Brian May for...

In The Style Of Steve Vai

“His name is Stevie Vai, and he’s a crazy guy” (Frank Zappa).     The hyperactive Steve Vai has revolutionized the electric guitar world ever since he graduated cum laude from the University of Frank Zappa. Vai himself is an enthusiastic teacher (for Vai, practicing and teaching go hand-in-hand) who appears all over...

In The Style Of Eddie Van Halen

The Eddie Van Halen Style Heavy metal changed forever in Los Angeles, in the late 70s, thanks to Eddie Van Halen, and from there began the legend of one of the most influential and copied guitarists in the history of rock.   In his early days,  young Eddie couldn’t afford ‘toys’ like the wah-wah or fuzz, so he had to come up...

Di Donato Guitars

In Guitars Exchange two years of existence, we have had the pleasure and great honour, of getting in touch with luthiers from every corner of the world. We interviewed many, we learned a lot, and from the best. The most essential date we had was from the first edition, at the Holy Grail Guitar Show (HGGS) in Berlin, where in a two-day...

Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars

Every year, The Holy Grail Guitar Show gives the possibility to admire guitar-making's excellence. Has been so since the first edition of the fair in 2014: more than 100 luthiers from all over the World in the same place. Where you can feel the talent, the imagination, the passion and the know-how. One of the questions we do to...

Pagelli Guitars

Claudio Pagelli may is one of the most interesting and distinguished contemporary maestros in guitar making. We can consider his arch-tops among the best in the whole world. A visionary, an inventor and an artist capable of giving strong shapes to the wood that bends to his will. Decades of experience have led him to...

In The Style Of Eric Clapton

Clapton is God…that’s how it was put in graffiti at the Islington underground station in London 1967. And if it’s about faith, in his case, we are talking about blues. According to him, the blues is nothing more than another language. Once learned, you can use it to express yourself.   His obsession was to carry the riffs...

In The Style Of Slash

We’ve heard Slash talk about his ‘sweet spot’: that place on stage, that precise point where the magic happens, where there's a perfect balance between the band and the guitar. Where Les Paul and Marshall speak, bond, and sing to make the hair on your neck stand up. Where you choke a note and a harmonic rainbow appears, a...

GLB Sound

Through professional deformation (it´s written in our name) we tend to focus our attention on guitars. It happens in almost every article that we publish on these pages. Surely for the charm and brightness in the object itself, always first in line, with their shapes, woods, and colours. Yet, this is just the start of the...

The Holy Grail Guitar Show (2016)

A few days have passed since the 3rd edition of The Holy Grail Guitar Show that took place in Berlin the weekend of the 8-9 of October, and we're still feeling the 'intoxication' left over only after a great party. Whereas in the first edition, back in 2014, one could feel the tension of the opening, and in last year’s there was more...

Rozawood

Rozawood was born in the heart of Czech Republic and from Roman Zajicek’s passion. It was his passion for sound and love for the acoustic notes rooted in bluegrass and country music -his American dream- that drove a teenager during communist era, to try to break down the walls of politics to make his dream come true: building...

Versoul Guitars

Versoul Guitars: Art you can strum Guitar tech Alan Rogan said these guitars are ‘art you can strum’. And there’s nothing better for guitarists than this. Alan worked for Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards, Joe Walsh, Graham Nash, George Harrison, Tom Petty, Pete Townshend, John Fogerty, Nigel Sinclair and many others. Alan knows. It’s...