The Guitar Storage staff took a road trip to a roadhouse in Central NJ to see one of the great West Coast Blues guitar masters, Jr. Watson. Roxy and Dukes in Dunellen, NJ is home to sword swallowers, burlesque, rockabilly, psychobilly and other sideshow acts, and it was the prefect venue for for the quirky… Continue Reading Jr. Watson – Jump (West Coast) Blues Guitar Master
The Guitar Storage staff took a roadtrip to see the “Masters of the Telecaster” show at City Winery on Thursday night. Three of the best and most famous Tele players showed their stuff. Arlen Roth, GE Smith and Jim Wieder brought just about all the Telecaster tone there is to a tribute to Roy Buchanan.… Continue Reading Vintage Telecasters & Vintage Wine
On New Years Eve (about 1974-5?), I found myself home alone, watching a replay of Deep Purple at California Jam, and took particular interest of course, in watching Mr. Blackmore’s shenanigans as he strangled and stomped his Strat. It was when I observed him balancing his guitar, headstock down, in the palm of his hand,… Continue Reading Don’t try this at home!
I bought an old Japan made Strat from a buddy. A friend of mine wanted the guitar, to hang in his mom’s living room, in Mexico. He wanted to swap a 9mm pistol for the guitar. I called my local music store, and asked about the possible value of the guitar. The guy at the… Continue Reading Lost and Found
The Guitar Storage staff traveled to Manhattan last week to another great show at the Highline Ballroom. A stellar group of NYC area studio musicians put together a worthy tribute to the great music surrounding Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Derek and the Dominoes. Fittingly, they called it Mad Dogs & Dominoes. It was 6… Continue Reading Mad Dogs & Dominos
One of the best “treats” (for us and for him-Ha!) was delivering a box of Philadelphia favorite, Tastycakes to Philly native Rick Vito. We saw a Rick at the Reverend Guitar Booth where he is a sponsored artist. Rick is an extraordinary guitar player who most recently toured as guitar player and frontman in The… Continue Reading NAMM 2012 – Reverend Guitars and Rick Vito
We were on our way to a party we were going to play at, and some of the equipment was in the back of the pick-up truck I was riding in. Well the party was out in the ‘boonies’, and the road’s were not that great, and we hit a bump, (more like a crater!),… Continue Reading STRAT-asphere!
Once upon a time, around 1965, my brother and I played a job in Palatka, Fl. Afterwards, we stopped on the westside of Jacksonville to offload our drummer, pushing the magic button that lets down the back window of our 1961 Ford station wagon…and forgetting to push the magic button to raise it back up.… Continue Reading How To Lose The Best Guitar In The World
I have a Fender Mexican made Stratocaster, and where it is not a prized guitar in the world, she’s a prize to me. She is to me as #1 was to Stevie Ray Vaughan, or Lucille to B.B. King. So one day at practice, we were playing hard, really getting into it. In the middle… Continue Reading Windmill Wake up!