Sixty years of plucking the Rickenbacker 4000

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Rickermaster 4000 bass.

Santana’s (not Devadip’s) 70th birthday

Happy 70th B-day, Devadip Santana!

The second coming of the Vikings (a.k.a. Happy birthday, Yngwie)

Yngwie was born as Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck on June 30th, 1963 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Dire Straits and their not-so-dire “Communiqué” album

“Communiqué” was released 38 years ago, and it is generally considered one of the band’s weaker albums, mainly because they relied heavily on the success of their eponymous debut. Even Knopfler himself wasn’t too pleased with this album, calling it “just another bunch of songs.”

34 years of Vaughan’s Texas Flood

Vaughan’s debut album “Texas Flood” (with the Double Trouble band) was released 34 years ago. What happened around this album was a classic success story.

The five most expensive guitars ever sold.

Before looking at five of the most expensive guitars ever sold, guitarists need to be warned.  Feelings of envy, unjustified poverty and sounds of sighing may prevail. The ‘Reach out to Asiaâ’ Fender Stratocaster sold in Qatar in 2005 for £2 179 000 (US$2.7 mill.) was signed by the likes of Brian May, Eric Clapton, […]

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