The legend of the Gibson Kalamazoo. Paul Brett looks at some of Gibson’s most iconic acoustic offerings.
Steve Toon has been building classical guitars for over 25 years but he’s recently forayed into the art of building steel-string and jazz guitars. Since 2006, he has concentrated on luthiery as his full-time career, combining the best musicality with pleasing aesthetics, constructed by hand from the highest quality materials available.
Tom Crouch has come a long way in the past two years. From a small following in his home town of Romsey near Southampton, the affable 19-year-old has become an internet star, with thousands of hits on his YouTube videos and SoundCloud posts from fans in 26 countries. Covering artists from Coldplay to DJ Fresh, his own material is also blossoming, as is his session work. Recently chosen by UK chart-topper Gabrielle Aplin to play guitar in her live band, 2013 could be Tom Crouch’s year…
Our 2013 event, held on 7 and 8 September 2013 at London’s prestigious Olympia venue, allows visitors to get up close and personal with the world’s greatest acoustic players, as well as the opportunity to test hundreds of acoustic guitars, gear and accessories from the industry’s biggest names and the best luthiers from all over the world.
Platinum-selling artist will take to the Olympia stage on Saturday September 7, in association with Taylor Guitars.
Paul Carrack has built a regular and consistent fanbase thanks to his long and frequent tours – the latest of which ends this evening after seven months on the road. The only noticeable effect of this prolonged road trip is…
Since the release of their first studio album Sigh No More in 2009, Mumford and Sons has enjoyed an almost meteoric rise to fame. Second album, Babel, sold over one million copies in the US in just over six weeks and the accompanying tour has cemented their position as America’s favourite band.
It seems that every time you look around, a few years have passed, and a new generation of musicians is being launched on the wild ocean of acoustic music. One who has sailed with the current generation of voyagers in…
Acoustic troubadours the Lumineers have come a long, long way in a short time. As he tells Joel McIver, Martin-wielding frontman Wesley Schultz can hardly believe his luck.
Having spent much of his time busking the streets of the UK and Australia, Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, is no stranger to hard work. Travelling like a lunatic, busking to 100 people one night, 1,000 the next, he’s now gaining the recognition he so deserves with his third album All The Little Lights.
Thomas shares his interpretation of Andy McKee’s ‘Heather’s Song’ from his debut album Art of Motion.
Learn ‘Black Betty’ this month with Paul Brett in his monthly 12-string column.
A stunning looker with some innovative new moves… David Mead unlocks its secrets
After building guitars since 1962, Takamine bring out their top-line Pro Series. This is their cutaway dreadnought packed with clout and an impressive set of electronics…