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  • It’s good to feel necessary…

    Ok, ignore some of the ego-laden reflection and just listen to the guitar man on top of a hill at sunset…

  • Let’s go surfing…

    My three year old son Isaac loves all things Superhero’s, and last week I pulled out Joe Satriani’s, Surfing with the Alien CD to show him the cover and play the album.…

  • I’ve been listening to…

    Yes, I’ve been away from GOV for a little while, for no good reason other than life’s up’s and down’s. It’s been a little quiet on the guitar front, though I’ve been…

  • Merry Christmas from Guitars of Vintage

    Just to wish everyone who has bought guitars from me this year or contacted me through the site with queries and interest in the guitars and the site. Have a great holiday…

  • Gretsch 6120 and Squire JV coming soon

    Hot off the travis-pickin’ trail is this lovely 1969 Gretsch 6120, which will be hopefully (two small children allowing me the time of course…) be up on the Guitars of Vintage shop…

  • Fuzzy Logic with Denis Cornell

    Here’s a recent short interview from Guitarist magazine, talking with Denis Cornell – link to the full article here. One of these Fuzz Face beauties from 1981 will be up on the…

  • I remember once I was in an automobile accident

    I remember once I was in an automobile accident, and When the car stopped turning over, it fell over on Lucille, And it held it up off me, really, it held it…

  • Never Going Back Again

    I’ve been learning to play Never Going Back Again by Fleetwood Mac as an exercise in learning some travis-picking. Great song from the amazing guitarist, Lindsey Buckingham. Sounds like a simple song…

  • Pickup Primer

    Came across this primer series on guitar pickups on Reverb.com and thought it would be great to link on the blog – written by veteran all-things-guitar author, Dave Hunter. Enjoy…it’s educational! The…

  • Now We Have Power album review

    Cat loving Don, a stick of butter and an Idiot’s Guide to Metaphysics…what more could you want in an album? It seems apt to quote Douglas Adams, ‘I may not of gone…