Every Guitar and Every Piece of Gear have a Story to Tell

The goal of GroundGuitar is to collect those stories and establish the history behind some of the most iconic guitars, as well as to have a chronological list of all the equipment used by a particular guitarist.

It's a hobby project

GroundGuitar is run by a single person as a hobby, but a large number of stories and information are contrubited by the people like yourself, who share the passion for history, and the excitement of finding things out on their own.

It's fully dynamic

As opposed to old media like books, on a website, nothing is permanent and set in stone. If there are mistakes, they will be fixed, if there's something missing, it will be added eventually.

Featured Gear Pages

These are the few pieces of gear that visitors find most interesting, and read about most often. To see all the gear that's currently on the website, please visit our Gear Page

Jimi Hendrix Gear Page
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix Expirience Band of Gypsys
Duane Allman Gear Page
Duane Allman

The Hour Glass The Allman Brothers Band

Kurt Cobain Gear Page
Kurt Cobain


John Frusciante Gear Page
John Frusciante

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Eric Clapton Gear Page
Eric Clapton

Yardbirds Cream Derek and the Dominos

John Mayer Gear Page
John Mayer

John Mayer Trio Grateful Dead

Gary Moore Gear Page
Gary Moore

Skid Row Thin Lizzy Colosseum II

Angus Young Gear Page
Angus Young


Most Popular Gear

These are the few pieces of gear that visitors find most interesting, and read about most often. To see all the gear that's currently on the website, please visit our Gear Page

1962 Fender Stratocaster

John Frusciante

MXR Phase 90

John Frusciante

Fender Stratocaster “Vandalism”

Kurt Cobain

1965 Fender Jaguar

Kurt Cobain

Coricidin Bottle (Slide)

Duane Allman

1960s Fender Stratocaster (Telecaster neck, Newport)

Jimi Hendrix

1968 Fender Stratocaster (Woodstock)

Jimi Hendrix

1961 Fender Stratocaster

Rory Gallagher

196? Fender Stratocaster (Zappa)

Jimi Hendrix

1968 Fender Stratocaster "Black Beauty"

Jimi Hendrix

Fender "Greco" Mustang

Kurt Cobain

1966 Fender Jaguar (Under the Bridge)

John Frusciante

1964 Fender Stratocaster (Linda)

Jimi Hendrix

1964 Gibson ES-335TDC

Eric Clapton

Kurt Cobain's Univox Hi-Flier guitar decorated with stickers.

1970s Univox Hi-Flier Phase 3

Kurt Cobain

Recently Added Gear

Acoustic/Bartell "The Black Widow"

Jimi Hendrix

1960s Epiphone Crestwood

Jimi Hendrix

Gibson Dave Grohl Signature DG-335

Dave Grohl

Gibson Firebird Studio (White)

Dave Grohl

Gibson Firebird Studio (Black)

Dave Grohl

Fender Stratocaster (Red, Masonic Temple)

Jimi Hendrix

1977 Matao Les Paul Copy

Mike McCready

Gibson Elvis Presley Dove

Dave Grohl

D’Addario EXL115

Dave Grohl

Dunlop .71mm Gator Grip Picks

Dave Grohl

Martin D-18

Dave Grohl

Ampeg Dan Armstrong Plexiglass

Dave Grohl

Taylor 410

Dave Grohl

Taylor 814-CE

Dave Grohl

Gibson SG Custom (White)

Dave Grohl

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