The Latest Buzz: A Jedi's Guide to Traveling by Air with

When I joined Sha-Na-Na in 2000, I was faced with the reality that I would be flying to 99 percent of the shows and would need to travel with my trusty axe as …

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Joe Perry: Traveling Man Guitar World

Joe Perry takes a second solo flight with Have Guitar, Will Travel, and hits the road with the Joe Perry Project.. For Aerosmith fans, these are confusing times, …

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You CAN Carry On Your Guitar. It’s the Law Guitar World

You CAN Carry On Your Guitar. It’s the Law. Never worry about your guitar on a flight again! In light of a recent kerfuffle former Kinks guitarist Dave Davies had with British Airways—in which the airline did not let him bring his guitar onboard as carry-on …

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Harley Benton launches super-affordable new parlor

Harley Benton is no stranger to the travel guitar market. In the last year alone, the company has unveiled the $74 ST-Travel guitar, as well as the feature-packed Airborne Go and TableAmp V2 desktop amps, and now it seeks to expand its travel …

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10 Perfect Songs for a Drive Through the Desert Guitar World

One final-final thought: Just assume that America's "A Horse with No Name" is a given. Honestly, I didn't want to waste a spot on something so obvious. Besides, everyone knows that song already; this list gives you a chance to hear some off-the-beaten-path stuff, including songs by the Hacienda Brothers, Marty Robbins, Phil Baugh and the Flying Burrito Brothers.

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Small Body Acoustic Guitar Roundup Guitar World

Joining the market-leading JR1 and JR2 small body guitars, the new JR2S is perfect for travel, for students as well as people who find conventional neck profiles to be challenging to play. The JR2S features a beautiful fit and finish, Rosewood fingerboard …

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The 10 best acoustic guitars for beginners 2021: New to

Taylor’s GS Mini doubles as a travel-sized guitar and dishes out all you need for home playing, especially for younger or smaller guitarists. The factory-set action is low, making it simple to play from the get-go. The sound is warm and clear, tending towards the mid range. Though the trebles are bright, despite the size the bass isn’t lacking.

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9 best guitar straps 2021: play in comfort and secure your

Travel to the higher-end of the market and pre-worn leather, metal buckles and memory foam enter the fray, all making for a much more enjoyable playing experience. Brands like Gibson, Taylor and Levy's make some of the best of these premium guitar straps, which are designed to serve you well your entire playing career.

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The 25 Greatest Lynyrd Skynyrd Songs of All Time Guitar

The 25 Greatest Lynyrd Skynyrd Songs of All Time. Guitar World pays tribute to Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd by ranking their greatest tracks. Enjoy! 25. “Honky Tonk Night Time Man”. Street Survivors (1977) Like their take on JJ Cale’s “Call Me the Breeze” and Robert Johnson/Cream’s “Crossroads,” Lynyrd Skynyrd reimagined

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The 13 best guitar amps 2021: the top tube, solid-state

The amp is the key to the door marked ‘tone’. Whether you use overdrive pedals to provide your gain, or you're looking for your amp to provide full bore distortion on its own, the amp you go for will determine the overall character your audience hears out front.. There's a dizzying array of amps on the market, so you need to do some thorough research before pulling the trigger to figure

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Best acoustic guitar amps 2021: let your acoustic guitar

A small selection of useful onboard effects, including two reverbs, delay and chorus, mean you can add some sparkle to your sound, and the included gigbag means you can protect it from knocks and scrapes as you travel between performances. All told, a very grown-up amplifier with a few real touches of class.

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Fishman Launches Have Charge Will Travel Sweepstakes

Fishman is building on the popularity of the Loudbox Mini Charge battery-powered acoustic amplifier with a special Have Charge Will Travel Sweepstakes promotion.In the promotion, entrants can win special prizes by posting a photo of themselves and their instrument on Facebook and Instagram.Every month, Fishman will be giving away two Songwriter Performance Package prizes …

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Has Furch redefined the travel guitar with the Little Jane

One of the prime examples of the Czech company's innovation is its LJ10-CM travel guitar, also known as the 'Little Jane.'. Our good friend Alexx Calise recently happened to get her hands on one, and - impressed with its remarkably straightforward and compact design and incredible build quality - kindly gave us a tour of the instrument

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The best gigbags for bass guitars 2020 Guitar World

The Continental Voyager is Reunion Blues’ no-nonsense bag for the musician who wants to travel with minimum hassle. The sleek, hideaway backstrap system ensures you’ll take up minimum space, and the reinforced, plush, blue velvet interior guarantees that …

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The 10 most iconic guitar amps of all time Guitar World

"That amp just works for me and it’s real trustworthy. When I travel on the road, I do use a little digital delay and maybe a little chorus, but I just like the sound of the guitar and playing something that I think people will appreciate and understand.” Of course, Fender fans will note that 1965 is the year the company was sold to CBS.

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The 8 best headphones for guitar amps 2021: practice in

Audiophiles will want to check out the Sennheiser HD 650 Open Back Professional Headphones, which provide an extremely detailed sonic picture – and though they let out more noise than closed-black sets, the overspill won’t be loud enough to travel through walls.

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Get Fender’s excellent PM-TE Travel acoustic-electric

Fender PM-TE travel acoustic guitar: $399.99 @ Guitar Center. An unbelievable 43% discount makes this one of the very best acoustic guitar deals this year. Fender's top-spec travel guitar boasts a solid Sitka spruce top and solid mahogany back and sides, plus a Fender/Fishman-designed preamp - and hardcase! View Deal.

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The 8 best classical guitars 2021: nylon-string guitars

Best classical guitars: Buying advice. If you’re looking for a nylon-string guitar specifically, as opposed to a general purpose acoustic guitar, then …

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Cort Earth Mini OP review Guitar World

The back and sides are laminated, and this is a good thing – it’s a travel guitar, so it’s going to get bumped, and solid wood doesn’t take the same punishment. The neck is also real mahogany, fitted into a proper neck block – there’s also a tail block – …

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Blackstar unveils the miniature, travel-ready Carry-on

Blackstar unveils the miniature, travel-ready Carry-on electric guitar. Blackstar has unveiled the Carry-on, a small-scale electric guitar that's been designed for unrivaled portability. Designed by Blackstar in association with the master luthiers at Gordon Smith Guitars, the Carry-on boasts a single-piece okume body and neck, a 19-fret laurel

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Cheap Trick's Tom Petersson: "I love string noise within

When we travel I always carry an instrument with me. I look at it as a hobby. And now it’s convenient because phones have recorders in them, so you don’t have to travel with a cassette player, like we used to. I’ll go through the ideas I came up with on the road, as well as the ones I recorded at home, pick which sound the best, and try

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10 best bass guitars 2021: top 4-string and 5-string bass

10 best bass guitars 2021: top 4-string and 5-string bass guitars for all budgets. Presenting the world’s finest low-end thunder, with the best bass guitars from Fender, Ibanez, Yamaha and more…. There has never been a better time to pick up one of the best bass guitars for a number of reasons, but chiefly because players have never had so

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Blackstar Carry-On Deluxe Pack review Guitar World

Timing aside, the Carry-On is a credible example of the downsized travel guitar. Designed in the UK by Blackstar in association with the master luthiers at Gordon Smith Guitars, and made in China, it’s certainly small, centring on a 527mm (20.7-inch) scale length and a ukulele-sized body that measures approximately 211mm across the lower

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8 best acoustic guitars under $500: our top picks

The third travel acoustic guitar in our best acoustic guitars under $500 guide and our second instrument from Yamaha, this compact parlour guitar goes head-to-head with offerings from major players Taylor and Martin. It competes admirably too, offering big, full and refined sounds in GS Mini territory, if not quite as sublime.

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Best acoustic guitars 2021: 11 top acoustics for

The Taylor GS Mini was launched in 2011 and bridged the gap between travel guitars and fully-fledged workhorse acoustics wonderfully. The GS Mini is essentially a scaled down version of the popular Taylor Grand Symphony-shaped acoustic. Its smaller size makes it ideal for leaving around the house, ready to pick up and play while you're waiting

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The 9 best baritone guitars 2021: Including the top

It has the long-travel tune-o-matic bridge and stop-tail and 18:1 die-cast tuners keeping the tuning honest, with the H-Expander truss-rod making the Hagstrom neck good and sturdy. Best of all is the pickup combo, with a humbucker-sized P-Urified P-90 offering warmth with a vinegar-sharp aftertaste of twang, and the bridge position’s Custom

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Best bass amps 2021: 10 high-quality low-end amplification

Best bass amps 2021: 10 high-quality low-end amplification options for bassists. Give yourself the gift of thunder with the best bass guitar amps money can buy – featuring Trace Elliot, Hartke, Ampeg and more. Whether you need a bass amp combo for practice, a reliable gig-ready bass amp head or maybe just a 900-watt super-beast to help

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The 15 best electric guitars 2021: top electric guitars

Choose your first, or next, electric with our guide to the best electric guitars available right now, including top models from Fender, PRS, Gibson and Ibanez

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Alpaca's Carbon Fiber Travel Guitar Is Built to Withstand

Company literature adds that the Alpaca is a go-anywhere "adventure guitar." It is made (in Vermont, of course) of carbon fiber, flax fabric and bio-derived resins. This combination produces a lightweight and strong instrument with a resonant sound. "The Alpaca will handle anything a good adventure brings; dirt, water, bumps and bruises.

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Best acoustic bass guitars 2021: Unplug and play with our

Essentially, even the best acoustic bass guitar would need an enormous body to be heard over a similar six-string. If you think about guitar and bass amplifiers, bass amps require around ten times as much wattage to power the low-end frequencies we hear. So by a similar logic, to be heard an acoustic bass would require a similar scaling of power, be that picking force or acoustic projection.

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Summer NAMM 2019: Breedlove Introduces New Travel-Ready

The travel-ready Companion body shape is constructed with a Sitka spruce top and mahogany back and sides for a clean, balanced and superb sounding guitar with a warm midrange tone. The cutaway design gives access to all the frets. The Fishman electronics are …

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Cort Little CJ Walnut OP review Guitar World

Travel-size acoustics exist in a bit of a strange place. There are obvious compromises in sound and scale for the playing experience, but when the recipe is right, they make perfect sense. The portability and pick-up-and-play factor can encourage us to play more.

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Enter for Your Chance to Win a $500 Southwest Airlines

Ciari Guitars is gearing up to officially launch what they call "the world's first premium travel guitar" at Summer NAMM 2019. The Ascender is a gig-ready, full-size, premium-quality guitar with unparalleled convenience — it folds in half with the release of a concealed lever, becoming small enough to fit inside of a backpack.

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Hardshell Case or Gig Bag

That is, the right choice has a lot to do with how you plan store or travel with your instrument. Each has its advantages. For the sake of arguing apples to apples, I’m assuming we’re comparing a well-constructed case to an equally well-constructed bag. And I’m not discussing air travel as that’s an issue worth its own article.

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The 9 best guitar amps under $1,000 2021: our pick of top

Once you set a budget of $1,000 there are plenty of great guitar amps to choose from, from tube combos to powerful heads. These options from PRS, Blackstar, Vox, Orange and more all qualify for the title of best guitar amps under $1,000.

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10 best acoustic guitars under $1,000: get great tone for

Best acoustic guitars under $1,000: Our choice. Combining price, playability, and impressive build quality, the Taylor Academy 10E is our top pick for the best acoustic guitar in this category. Don’t worry if the dreadnought size isn’t for you, as there are currently three models in this entry-level electro-acoustic range.

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Cracking the Code with Troy Grady: Eric Johnson's

Players use the edge of the pick to reduce the resistance of the picking motion against the strings. But pickslanting uses rotation of the hand and/or fingers to change the entire trajectory of the pick's travel. The key is that these two happen simultaneously in Johnson's technique. Ah Via Pentatonic.

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Ritchie Blackmore: Talking Tone, Gear, Deep Purple Years

Ritchie Blackmore’s stately residence has a view of the Long Island Sound and all the comforts of home—including a medieval dungeon.“It’s a kind of studio-cum-bar,” he says. “Actually, it’s more of a bar, although I do all the records down there. It’s done up like a medieval dungeon. And when our producer, Pat Regan, flies in from California to do some production, we chain him

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Joe Satriani Talks 'What Happens Next,' His Back-to-Basics

Ever since his recording career began in 1986, the guitar virtuoso has worked fanciful concepts throughout his albums—there was time travel and intergalactic space themes; there were Silver Surfers and gigantic rock robots; and even Satriani himself got caught up in the act, assuming various guises and alien personas, such as Professor Satchafunkilus and Shockwave Supernova.

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How Jimmy Page was reunited with his

In fact, the fateful 1970 North American tour was the first time he dared travel with it for an extensive period of time. “I was using my sunburst Les Paul Standard I bought from Joe Walsh in 1969,” Page told Guitar World, but I sort of plucked up the courage to take the Custom guitar on tour with us, because when we did the Royal Albert

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Eric Clapton's 10 Best Guitar Moments Guitar World

There was a time when the name Eric Clapton meant one thing and one thing only: guitar god.His six-string exploits with the Yardbirds, followed by a pair of mind-blowing 1966 albums—Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton and Fresh Cream—briefly put the passionate young Clapton atop the U.K.’s, if not the world’s, guitar hierarchy.By the late Sixties, he was sharing the spotlight with such

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Strymon Iridium review Guitar World

Strymon’s Iridium is an amp and cab modeler with added room reverb, designed to deliver the sound of an amp through a cab in a room. While it can be an integral part of your pedalboard, its role is to be connected directly to a PA for live use or to recording equipment. It also has a headphone output so you can use it for silent practice.

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Eight of the Hottest New Electric-Acoustic Hybrid Guitars

In the photo gallery below, Guitar World picks eight of the hottest new electric-acoustic hybrid guitars on the market today. The galley includes models by Schecter Guitars, Yamaha, Taylor Guitars, Epiphone, Music Man, Line 6, D’Angelico Guitars and Dean.

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Larkin Poe’s Megan Lovell Lap Steel Video and Exclusive

I went to see a band play the other day. I had no expectations…just a fun night out. But hoo-yeah, this band kicked ass around the corner and back. It was the sister-lead Larkin Poe, a band that combines rock, blues, Americana, folk and a few other elements for a rollicking set of originals. Sad, sassy, sweet. Their stories were fun and full of life.

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In Tribute: The Complete, Untold Story of Slayer's Jeff

In Tribute: The Complete, Untold Story of Slayer's Jeff Hanneman. He influenced a generation and changed the course of metal forever. Guitar World presents the complete, untold story of Jeff Hanneman, Slayer’s guitarist for more than 30 years and the man behind such legendary thrash anthems as “Angel of Death,” “South of Heaven” and

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Andrew Levy: "If a track’s really going to travel, you’ve

If a song’s really going to travel, you’ve got to pull back and make sure that the song is the star, as well as the lyrics and the singer. "We’ve got very commercial ears on the stuff we do now. For example, chucking brass over everything - we were told to pull back on that by the label. Apparently brass ages the song, and there’s a

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Review: Martin's new DJr-10E Dreadnought Junior is the

The Martin Dreadnought Junior is an acoustic that ticks all the boxes for comfort, feel, playability and portability, but most importantly, sound. Not as thin as most travel-sized guitars, nor as boomy as its Pennsylvanian big brothers, the Martin Dreadnought Junior possesses a pleasing and uniquely voiced acoustic tone.

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Gruv Gear Unveils New Kapsule Hybrid Hardcase Guitar World

Gruv Gear has unveiled its new Kapsule, a contraption that the company says is "world's most advanced travel guitar bag." Combining features of hardcases, gigbags and suitcases, the Kapsule is built with a polycarbonate shell featuring soft fabrics—like those of a typical gigbag—in addition to the space to pack a load of extra gear (or

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