Friday, October 18, 2019

Artist Rigs

The inside story of Jimmy Page’s Led Zeppelin guitars

As a brand-new book gives us an up-close look at Led Zeppelin’s earliest days, we take a trip through the iconic instruments that Jimmy Page used in his career as the band went from club gigs to rock ’n’ roll superstardom.

Rare Guitars: Rory Gallagher’s 1961 Fender Stratocaster

Rory's nephew, Daniel, tells us the story of how this legendary Strat got its uniquely worn finish.
Marty Stuart Clarence White Telecaster hero

Rare Guitars: Clarence White’s 1950s Telecaster

Country archivist and musician Marty Stuart has been the keeper of Clarence White’s famous Telecaster since the 1980s – he tells us all about how he came to own what he calls “The greatest Telecaster in the world…”
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Up-close and personal with Rory Gallagher’s 1966 Telecaster

The late Irish blues legend loved Telecasters more than perhaps any other guitar, and this mid-60s example was his number-one slide guitar across his glittering career.
Joe Bonamassa Telecasters hero

Rare Guitars: Joe Bonamassa’s 1951 Nocaster and 1952 Telecaster

The blues maestro owns a pair of blonde beauties that sport neck humbuckers and a lot of battle scars.
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Rare Guitars: Brian Ray’s ’65 Fender Electric XII

Feast your eyes on these immaculate 12-strings...
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Rare Guitars: Brian Ray’s Happy Days ’58 Gibson TV Junior

This gorgeous single-pickup guitar made an appearance on the TV show, Happy Days.
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Watch: Polyphia’s Scott LePage shows off his touring rig

We recently met with guitarist Scott LePage of instrumental band Polyphia on the Bristol leg of their UK tour to talk Orange amps, not using pedals and his signature Ibanez guitar.
teisco spectrum 5 vintage

Rare Guitars: Brian Ray’s vintage Teisco Spectrum 5

When it comes to original Japanese guitar designs of the mid 60s, the Teisco Spectrum 5 rules the roost…
Bukka White Money Shot National Duolian hero

Rare Guitars: Bukka White’s 1933 National Duolian

A prized instrument steeped in blues history.
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