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Bryan Adams: “My most prized guitar is a D-18 Martin acoustic guitar that once belonged to Johnny Cash”

A rock legend checks in, and one question hangs in the air like a recently twanged E chord. What has made Bryan Adams so joyful that he titled his new album So Happy It Hurts?. Just a few moments into our conversation and the reason for the pure unbridled joy relating to the new record becomes perfectly clear. Having been off the road for the longest time since he turned professional, Bryan Adams’ time in the solitary confinement imposed by the pandemic is drawing to a close and a world tour is in the offing once again.
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Broken Oasis guitar behind band break-up auctioned for £325,000

Noel Gallagher’s guitar that was damaged backstage at an Oasis concert and culminated in the band breaking up has sold for €385,500 (£325,000) at an auction in Paris. The red Gibson was broken at the French capital’s Rock en Seine festival in 2009 towards the end of the band’s year-long Dig Out Your Soul global tour.
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Ernie Ball Music Man graces Jason Richardson's signature Cutlass guitar with two striking new finishes

Ernie Ball Music Man has updated its Jason Richardson signature Cutlass electric guitar with two striking new finishes. Along with the previously available Natural and Rorschach Red finishes, Richardson's signature guitar – both the six- and seven-string versions – is now available in Majora Purple and limited-edition Empress White colorways.
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Ricky Gardiner, Guitarist for David Bowie and Iggy Pop, Dies at 73

Ricky Gardiner, a guitarist for Iggy Pop and David Bowie, has died. Iggy Pop and producer Tony Visconti shared the news on social media on Monday (May 16), with the former writing, “Dearest Ricky, lovely, lovely man, shirtless in your coveralls, nicest guy who ever played guitar. Thanks for the memories and the songs, rest eternal in peace.” A cause of death was not disclosed, but Gardiner’s longtime friend Visconti noted that the guitarist had been living with Parkinson’s disease. Ricky Gardiner was 73 years old.
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Harry Styles Shares His “Very Deep Love” For One Direction Bandmates

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Cort adds 3 new Fishman-equipped acoustic electric guitars to its Core Series

The guitars – sporting grand auditorium-, dreadnought- and parlor-style bodies – feature Sonitone EQ systems, ovangkol fingerboards and weight-relieving open-pore finishes. Cort has expanded its Core Series of acoustic guitars with three new acoustic electric models, the Core GA-Blackwood, Core-DC Mahogany, and Core-PE Mahogany. Retaining the Core Series...
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Oasis guitar damaged on night the band broke up sells at auction for £325,000

A guitar belonging to Noel Gallagher that was damaged backstage at an Oasis concert has been sold for €385,500 (£325,000) at a Paris auction.The red Gibson ES-355 was broken during a row between Noel and his brother Liam at Paris’s Rock en Seine festival in 2009.The guitar, said by Noel to be his favourite, had been featured for the first time in the “Stand By Me” music video from the acclaimed Be HereNow album, released in 1997.Jonathan Berg, a guitar expert and co-founder of the Artpèges gallery that held the auction, said the instrument was symbolic of “a cult...
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Harry Styles – ‘Harry’s House’ review: grounded star finds home is where the heart is

“We’ll find a house and garden somewhere / Along a country road a piece,” Joni Mitchell sang on 1975’s ‘Harry’s House/Centerpiece’. “A little cottage on the outskirts / Where we can really find release.” The Laurel Canyon icon’s experimental song, mixing jazz and folk, might have referred to a piece of real estate, but for Harry Styles – whose third album takes its title from the Mitchell track – home is a figurative place.
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Vintage V65 Icon Vibrato review

This V65V is far from shabby, even though that’s what the finish suggests. Boutique in style, budget in price? We’d say so. Dave Burrluck is one of the world’s most experienced guitar journalists, who started writing back in the '80s for International Musician and Recording World, co-founded The Guitar Magazine and has been the Gear Reviews Editor of Guitarist magazine for the past two decades. Along the way, Dave has been the sole author of The PRS Guitar Book and The Player's Guide to Guitar Maintenance as well as contributing to numerous other books on the electric guitar. Dave is an active gigging and recording musician and still finds time to make, repair and mod guitars, not least for Guitarist’s The Mod Squad.
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