In order to be heard at normal performance volumes — unlike an acoustic guitar — an electric guitar must have external amplification and transform its strings’ vibration into electrical signals using one or more pickups. An amplifier can then be used to amplify the signal, which is typically required to generate sound through loudspeakers. There are many different types of electric guitars, each with its own distinct sound and style.
On October 30, 2020, a pallet of new Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom Silverburst Guitars was stolen from a Sweetwater Music truck at the Flying J Travel Center in Whiteland, IN. The truck was en route to Fort Wayne, IN, the headquarters of Sweetwater Sound. “Somehow out of a truck full of guitars, this one pallet was singled out and stolen at a truck stop,” says Sweetwater Chief Supply Chain and Merchandising Officer Phil Rich. Totaling close to $95,000 in guitars, Rich believes that the perpetrator(s) knew exactly what to look for and when.
Gibson Guitars has just posted a decent article entitled Elected! A Brief History of Alice Cooper’s Amazing Guitarists that I mention only because the first two guys profiled are original band guitarists Glen Buxton and Michael Bruce. Check it out if you like at This Link. They’ve also posted a terrific video of the band doing “Public Animal #9” from their appearance on Germany’s Beat Club, that actually features “screen time” for other members of the band besides Alice, thank Christ.
The Sunset Strip and Gibson Guitar have announced the addition of a new guitar to GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip, a public art project launched in August 2010 featuring more than twenty-five 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars strategically placed on the legendary Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Well-known Los Angeles street artists have collaborated for this one-of-a-kind piece. The guitar will be on display as part of Maximillian Gallery and prominent art blog Melrose and Fairfax’s collaborative exhibit “What Graffiti is to New York – Street Art is to Los Angeles.” Continue reading GuitarTown Sunset Strip Art Project Adds New Street Art Guitar!
The Worleygig is proud to announce a Pink Thing that is not only awesomely pink but also benefits a very worthwhile cause. The Pinkburst Project, sponsored by Guitarist Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister, is a collection of one-of-a-kind, custom made guitars from a variety of leading instrument manufacturers including Gibson, Fender, Paul Reed Smith, Epiphone, Gretsch and Martin. There is also a matching collection of pink custom amps from Marshall, Fender, Vox, Mesa, Orange, Hartke and Diamond. All guitars and amplifiers will be offered for sale at an auction to be held on Sunday, May 1, 2011 during the Skinner Fine Musical Instruments Auction in Boston, Massachusetts. View the full collection of individual guitars at This Link. Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Pinkburst Project!