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Stairway to Heaven Jimmy Page Guitars Used

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

No doubt that "Stairway to Heaven" is one of the songs that most of us still remember as the anthem of the time long gone, and likely the one that…

Stories

Most Expensive Guitars Ever Sold – 2022 Updated List

This is a list of the most expensive guitars ever sold. A couple of notes before we begin - most of the guitars on this list were sold through auction,…

Memorabilia

John Frusciante’s 2022 “Unlimited Love” Pedalboard

Since the Red Hot Chili Peppers announced that John Frusciante will be rejoining the band, every gearhead has been wondering what kind of gear will he use. Fortunately, we finally…

Pedalboards

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

Led Zeppelin win lawsuit, Stairway officially not a rip-off

The lawsuit that argued that Led Zeppelin's mega-hit Stairway to Heaven was basically a result of Jimmy Page ripping of the chord progression from Spirit's song Taurus, finally came to…

News

Rock & Roll Movies That Did It Right

Whether you are playing guitar, or just lurking the internet for some rock and roll-inspired movies, here's our list to help you get started. Since this is probably not the…

Movies & TV

Josh is Out, John is In – Peppers go Back to the Old Formula

As a surprise to pretty much everyone aside from the band members themselves, Flea recently announced on his Instagram account that the Red Hot Chili Peppers are about to make…

News

Meet Thierry Raynaud, a Talented Miniature Guitar Maker from France

We recently had a chance to chat with Thierry Raynaud, whose hobby really caught our attention. Thierry is a miniature guitar maker and someone who is really passionate about what…

Interviews

The Super Rare Fender “Charley” Lipstick Stratocaster in the Style of SRV

As part of me encouraging people to point out my mistakes and share their own stories over at GroundGuitar's Gear Page, on lucky occasions, I get contacted by people who…

Interesting Guitars

Best Guitarists of the 90s and Their Top Live Moments

It's understandable that this is a little bit touchy subject, knowing how hard is to come up with the ultimate list of anything in general, not to talk about something like best…

Top Lists

AC/DC’s “You Shook Me” Unplugged Acoustic on the Howard Stern Show

AC/DC is one of the few bands that just avoid doing any sort of an Unplugged version of their songs. An AC/DC song pretty much always sounds exactly like it…

YouTube Discoveries

The Two Only Known Video Recordings of Jimi Hendrix Playing an Acoustic Guitar

Jimi Hendrix is someone who, for one reason or another, we didn't often see playing acoustic guitars. Obviously, the late 60s were all about electrics, and there were usually no…

YouTube Discoveries

Best Distortion Pedal, Bang for Your Buck (2019)

Distortion pedals are a tricky subject for a few reasons. First, distortion as an effect is a spectrum, and there's no clear definition of what's the right 'amount' of distortion.…

Review

Jeff Buckley sings an amazing cover of Dylan’s “I Shall Be Released” over Phone

YouTube can be an amazing place sometimes. One can occasionally stumble upon an unexpected treasure - amazing talent exhibited by people both known and unknown. One such treasure I stumbled…

YouTube Discoveries

How to Age/Relic Plastic Guitar Hardware (Pickup Covers, Knobs)

What's worse than brand new white plastic hardware on my Stratocaster? Brand new plastic hardware that's supposed to look old, but doesn't. Yes, I know that relicing and aging guitars…

Guides

How to Clean Vinyl Records with Wood Glue (With Images)

Recently I got into the habit of cleaning every single vinyl record that I buy with a simple trick - wood glue. I often by records on the local flea…

How-To

Post Malone did a surprisingly good cover of RATM’s “Killing in the Name”

Given that you're on a website that deals mainly with guitars and music from the past century, some introduction to who exactly Post Malone is certainly needed. Malone is a Hip-hop and…

Stories

Guitars used by John Frusciante during Slane Castle

Given that Live at Slane Castle by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is one of the most iconic modern Rock concerts recorded on film, probably a lot of young guitarists…

Iconic Concerts

Kurt Cobain’s DOD Grunge Pedal seen on History Channel’s ‘Pawn Stars’

You would be surprised how often a piece of gear pops up for sale with the seller claiming it used to belong to one of the huge rock stars of the past…

Memorabilia

Chili Peppers’ Saturday Night Live Performance was an Awkward One

As with many bands that found themselves surrounded by sudden success and fame, Red Hot Chili Peppers had their problems – especially after the release of the Blood Sugar Sex…

Stories

Rene Martinez replaces Stevie Ray Vaughan’s guitar mid-song

If you ever took the time to explore and learn about the world of guitar techs, the name that will often pop up is that of Rene Martinez. As of…

Stories

John Frusciante Breaks Down “Dani California” Step by Step

Dani California is one of the first singles released from the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 2006 album Stadium Arcadium - which ended up being the last one to feature John Frusciante on…

From the Studio
Clay Shelburn cover of Pride and Joy in Walmart

This is how SRV’s “Pride and Joy” Sounds on a Cheap Toy Guitar from Walmart

Lots of unusual stuff can be seen in the late hours at Walmart stores all over the US, but more often than not, they make you lose all hope in humanity and…

From the Web

Watch James May reassemble an Electric Guitar from scratch

As part of the new BBC Four program, James May (formerly of Top Gear, currently working on The Grand Tour available on Amazon's Prime Video) took the challenge of assembling…

TV Shows

“Stuff” – Short Documentary About a Gloomy Chapter in John Frusciante’s Life

In 1993 Johnny Depp and Gibby Haynes, the lead singer of the Butthole Surfers, decided to do a short documentary about a young guitarist who went from being an internationally…

Movies & TV

Kurt Cobain’s Alleged Guitar Sold on “Final Offer”

In 2012 one of Kurt Cobain's alleged guitars appeared on a Discovery Channel tv-show dubbed "Final Offer". Investigating guitars is pretty much the theme of this website, so I thought I'd try to…

Memorabilia