Hello and Happy Friday! We made it through yet another grueling week of work and by now, we all deserve a break. Talk about deserving a break, how about the star of this week’s Funky Video Friday?! I’m fairly sure, and I can state this with absolute certainty, that if we could get our hands moving fast enough to play the guitar at a mind-blowing 320 beats per minute, we’d all need a huge, 10 year huge, break as well.
That’s right, this week we’re going to be checking out the 2008 Guinness Book of World Records’s winner for Fastest Guitar Player in the world. His name is Tiago Della Vega and he is unreal. I don’t know what else I can even attempt to add to this, you just have to watch and see for yourself. At 120 bpm he looks nothing short of bored. Wow.
Enjoy the video, enjoy your weekend and start submitting ideas for videos YOU want to see on Funky Video Friday!
November 21, 2008 2 Comments
If you are anything like me, first off, I’m sorry; secondly, your guitars probably could use quite a bit of ’spicing up’ as it were. All of my guitars, for reasons I’m not quite sure of, are pretty basic, bland and have little, if any, decorating or customizing. This, is unfortunate. This, is something we should all change. Lucky for all of us, well all of those un-lucky enough to be like me, I found something that might just solve our problems.
Three words will answer our problems: Pin. Up. Girls. Yep, you heard me right, how about slapping some classic 1950’s Pin-Up Girls onto your favorite guitar. There is no quicker way to add some old-school style and charm to your guitar, doesn’t matter if it’s electric or acoustic, old or new. If you’re a fan of tattoos you already know, pin-up girls just don’t go out of style, and when it comes to Rock & Roll, they’ve always been a match made in heaven.
Thanks to the folks over at Strat-O-Blogster, they supplied a few links to some awesome places to stock up on decals and stickers that can help you dig that guitar of yours out of the bland basement. I don’t know what we’re waiting for, get some decals, and get them now!
November 20, 2008 2 Comments
Call me naive but I feel as though Les Paul should have already had about 20,000 Tribute shows given to him. I’m not sure about the actual number that have occured, but I couldn’t be more pleased about the news I just stumbled upon.
Looks like Les Paul, guitar-legend, amazing guy and “Father of the Electric Guitar,” is being honored again, and most rightfully so, at this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame annual American Music Masters series. The concert, to be held this coming Saturday, November 15, and ends a weeks worth of festivities that started yesterday in Cleveland, Ohio. The best news, for all you guitar fans, is that in addition to having the 93-year-old Guitar God play at the concert, he’ll be joined on stage by Guitar Titans Slash, Duane Eddy, Billy Gibbons and the Ventures. Clearly, if you’re at all a guitar fan, this is not a concert you would want to miss.
Les Paul has always been half artist and half inventor, doing more to advance the technology of the electric guitar than almost anyone else in the entire world. Many people believe that the work he did in developing hard-bodied electric guitars is what “made Rock & Roll possible.” That is a compliment worth getting your little butts down to Cleveland for, if you ask me!
November 11, 2008 1 Comment
So, I finally heard back from the Guitar Center tech regarding the status of my Fender Mustang. He said the guitar will be ready at the end of today and that everything should be worked out with it. I’m going to pick it up after work and check everything out. I’ll try to post some pics of the guitar up here on Monday.
Also, just wanted to mention that I was browsing the internet looking at different guitar prices this morning. I knew vintage Fender Strats and Les Paul’s to be pretty up there, money-wise. It’s crazy though what prices some of the original Fender Mustangs are selling for. I’ve seen some decently beat up ones going for $2500 - $3500 at times.
February 8, 2008 No Comments