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.

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

Kurt Cobain's Fender Stratocaster “Vandalism”

Fender Stratocaster “Vandalism”

Kurt Cobain

1965 Fender Jaguar

Kurt Cobain

Frankenstrat

Eddie Van Halen

1968 Fender Stratocaster (Woodstock)

Jimi Hendrix

196? Fender Stratocaster (Zappa)

Jimi Hendrix

1968 Fender Stratocaster "Black Beauty"

Jimi Hendrix

1961 Fender Stratocaster

Rory Gallagher

1966 Fender Jaguar (Under the Bridge)

John Frusciante

1970s Ibanez Destroyer 2459

Eddie Van Halen

Fender "Greco" Mustang

Kurt Cobain

Red Special

Brian May

1964 Fender Stratocaster (Linda)

Jimi Hendrix

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

1970s Univox Hi-Flier Phase 3

Kurt Cobain

1964 Gibson ES-335TDC

Eric Clapton

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

Jimi Hendrix Expirience Band of Gypsys

Duane Allman

The Hour Glass The Allman Brothers Band

Kurt Cobain

Nirvana

John Frusciante

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Eric Clapton

Yardbirds Cream Derek and the Dominos

Mark Knopfler

Dire Straits

Brian May

Queen

Eddie Van Halen

Van Halen

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