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How the Fender Electric XII Became the Sound Everyone Chased During the Late-’60s Craze for 12-String Jangle

The unorthodox 12-string electric found its way onto some of rock's most classic recordings, wooing guitarists the world over, but the course of true love ran any way but smooth.

Business & Finance | Business

Fender reportedly lays off hundreds of California employees

Fender has reportedly made over 300 employees at its California operation redundant, with the layoffs including everyone from production line workers to senior management positions.

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Meet the American who invented the electric guitar and inspired rock 'n' roll

Adolph Rickenbacker, who immigrated to the U.S. from Switzerland as a child, invented the electric guitar in the 1930s, the instrument that inspired the rock 'n' roll phenomenon.

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Top 3 Guitar Buying Tips I've Learned After Four Years of Guitar Reviews

A few things I've learned after playing and reviewing almost 100 new guitars since 2019.

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Every guitar George Harrison used in The Beatles

An extensive tour through every guitar George Harrison played during his decade-long tenure in The Beatles.

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Here’s Why People Love the 1957 Fender Stratocaster

Veteran vintage guitar dealer David Davidson explains why he considers these Strats to be among the best ever made.

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The Beatles: guitar by guitar - a guide to the models that made music history | Guitar World

The Beatles revolutionised music and made the guitar the world's most popular instrument. On the 50th anniversary of their final album, we trace the models that made the magic…

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All You Need to Know About John Lennon's Favorite Rickenbacker Model

The Beatles legend's discovery of the 325 model launched Rickenbacker's British Invasion-era success.

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Close-Up on a “Perfect” Stratocaster - Premier Guitar

Although the model debuted in 1954, Leo Fender didn't consider his second guitar design complete until '57. Meet that year's serial number 19129.

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Do vintage electric guitars really sound better with age?

In this opinion piece, vintage-guitar expert Huw Price goes head-to-head with the myth that, like a fine wine, vintage guitars improve with age.

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The 10 Best Electric Guitars Under $1,000 | Guitarworld

From updated classics to modern single- and double-cuts, signature models and seven-strings, here are the guitars that give you the most bang for your buck.

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Here’s why Gibson is bankrupt—no, it’s not because rock is dead

The company that made the guitars played by Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Joan Jett, The Edge, and Pete Townshend has filed for bankruptcy. Gibson Brands, maker of the famed Gibson guitar, filed for Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware

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Best Acoustic Guitars - 2017 - Epic Guide - Music Skanner

Best Acoustic Guitars 2017 - Join us on an epic journey as we search for the Top 10 acoustic guitars on the market. We created a most detailed guide for this occasion.

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Jack White Says Jimmy Fallon’s Guitar Is For Babies, Then Almost Cries Over His | SPIN

Last night, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon attempted to bond with musical guest Jack White over their shared hobby of playing guitar. "I have a Fender Newporter

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The 10 Best (and Affordable) Acoustic Guitars

The best acoustic guitars mix quality woods with immaculate construction. We picked the best guitars within the consumer price range.

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The Legacy of Lucille: The Surprising Story Behind B.B. King's Guitar

Eric Clapton had "Blackie" and "Brownie"; Willie Nelson has "Trigger"; Keith Richards, "Micawber." But before all of them, B.B. King had "Lucille."
For more than a half-century, the bluesman and Lucille have been virtually inseparable...

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John Lennon's 'Paperback Writer' Guitar Sells for $530K to Colts Owner

Jim Irsay explains why he paid half a million dollars for the iconic instrument

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What Makes an Electric Guitar Sound Like an Electric Guitar?

There’s an old joke in the technology industry: If a product has a problem, simply sell it as a feature. The electric-guitar-effects industry is no different.

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How The Beatles Forever Changed Gretsch

I remember February 9, 1964, vividly. I was a teenager living in the New York City area and for weeks, all the great AM rock ‘n’ roll radio stations like WABC with Cousin Brucie and WINS with Murry the K had been shouting “The Beatles Are Coming!” and saturating the airwaves with Beatles music. Their single, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” had just reached #1.