The GAD-F40 features a Guild original grand orchestra-style body based on the 1954 version, with a 16” lower bout and slightly narrow upper bout for a unique tone with lots of depth. The scalloped braced solid spruce top and figured maple body produces a dynamic range of tones, from warm and intimate to punchy and aggressive.
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What is a blues album in 2011?
If you believe the gang over at the Grammy Awards, it’s whatever sort of music is being made by anyone who happens to be a member of The Allman Brothers Band.
Earlier this month, new albums by Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes and the Tedeschi Trucks Band (featuring Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks) were nominated for Best Blues Album Grammys. Of course, only one of those releases — Gregg Allman’s Low Country Blues — was a straight-ahead blues record.
But to be honest, we like the Grammy approach because it opens the door to blues, roots-rock and blues-rock albums — and it makes for a more interesting and dynamic list that highlights blues in all its ever-evolving forms.
Looking ahead, it’s safe to say we’re looking forward to a full album by Gary Clark Jr., who made it onto this top-15 list with just a promising four-song EP.
And, of course, no talk of blues in 2011 would be complete without remembering two true legends of the genre who passed away this year: Delta bluesman David “Honeyboy” Edwards, who died in August at age 96; and Hubert Sumlin, Howlin’ Wolf’s storied guitarist, who died earlier this month at age 80.
One of the most influential artists in the history of rock made a significant contribution today to help support public school music programs. According to a press release, the Van Halen founder and guitarist Eddie Van Halen donated 75 electric guitars from his own personal collection to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides schools across the country with quality musical instruments.
Per Van Halen’s request, the foundation will dispense the guitars to music programs in public schools throughout the Los Angeles, CA area where the demand of students enrolled exceeds the number of instruments.
“Music is the universal language. It has the ability to transcend and convey every human emotion that exists without saying a word. Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me,” Van Halen explained. “Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and I wanted to help them. If I can help a kid discover a liking, or even a passion for music in their life, then that’s a wonderful thing. Music has provided a good life for me and hopefully it can help make life better for others with this donation.”
The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation donates new and refurbished musical instruments to under-served schools in an effort to give kids the myriad of benefits provided by music education, help them to be better students in general and inspire creativity and expression through making music. Hundreds of thousands of students across the country have benefited and thousands of instruments have been donated to more than 1,100 school music programs across the country. More information can be found at www.mhopus.org.
C104SCE CLASSICAL GUITAR Meticulously designed to provide comfortable, easy playing for all styles, the C104 now comes standard with the B-Band™ A3 preamp. Featuring a solid cedar top and rosewood sides and back, the C104SCE has a rich, distinctive full-bodied tone. Washburn craftsmanship makes this cutaway model a favorite of classical artists, novice and expert alike.
Don’t be fooled by its smaller size-the AM model has all the power, presence and features of its larger cousins. It’s perfect for smaller players or anyone else who wants the traditional semi-acoustic elements but not the traditional size. With semi-hollow, flat-top bodies, and even chicken head knows, the AMF models have the quintessential 60s look and feel. Ibanez designed the AMF with the aim of bringing the traditional tone and look of hollow body guitars into more modern musical realms.
We’ve upgraded one of our best-selling acoustic guitars with a Fishman® preamp with built in tuner, so plug in, tune up and strum away! The sweet-sounding CD60CE dreadnought cutaway model also features a spruce top, mahogany back and sides, scalloped bracing, 20-fret sonokeling fingerboard, sonokeling bridge with compensated saddle, chrome hardware and die-cast chrome tuners.
Yamaha APX700II Natural Acoustic Electric Guitar, Yamaha Acoustic, Yamaha Guitar. Guitar BUNDLE including the Yamaha APX700II Acoustic Electric Guitar in a Natural Finish, On-Stage GCA5500B Hardshell Guitar Case, On-Stage XCG4 Guitar Stand, Instructional DVD, Ernie Ball Guitar Polish, Two Yamaha FG12 String Sets, Yamaha String Winder, Yamaha Guitar Strap, Yamaha Guitar Capo, Twelve Yamaha Guitar Picks, and Standard Guitar Inspection.