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

Gear Count
Electric Guitar 357
Acoustic Guitar 71
Amp 100
Effect 104
Strings 19
Accessories 36

1962 Fender Stratocaster

John Frusciante

Fender Stratocaster “Vandalism”

Kurt Cobain

MXR Phase 90

John Frusciante

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

1964 Gibson SG Standard ”The Fool”

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton's 1956 Fender Stratocaster Brownie

1956 Fender Stratocaster "Brownie"

Eric Clapton

Marshall Super 100 JTM45/100

Jimi Hendrix

2004 Fender Black One Stratocaster

John Mayer

1957 Supro Ozark 1560s

Jimi Hendrix

1960s Fender Stratocaster (Carol)

Jimi Hendrix

Fender Telecaster "<3 Courtney"

Kurt Cobain

1967 Gibson SG Custom

Jimi Hendrix

1960s Danelectro Bronze Standard

Jimi Hendrix

1963/64 Fender Stratocaster (Monterey Pop)

Jimi Hendrix

Stories from the Blog

Stairway to Heaven Jimmy Page Guitars Used

Jimmy Page on how “Stairway to Heaven” came to be, and Guitars Used

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Most Expensive Guitars Ever Sold – 2022 Updated List

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John Frusciante’s 2022 “Unlimited Love” Pedalboard

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Layla – Story Behind the Greatest Electric to Acoustic Guitar Song Conversion

No doubt, the original recording of "Layla" featuring Duane Allman is one of the most iconic songs in the history of rock and roll music. Yet, a song that was…

Iconic Recordings

Genius way to play “Wish You Were Here” on one guitar

Ever since I stumbled upon Yoni Schlesinger's cover of Dire Strait's Brothers in Arms, I've been a fan and a subscriber. Apparently, he did this cover as an YouTube ad…

YouTube Discoveries

Gift Ideas for Guitar Players – Cool Gifts for Every Occasion

Someone you know is a guitarist, and he or she is celebrating some special occasion. You're supposed to show up with a gift in your hands, but no good ideas are coming…

Gift Ideas
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