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New Laws On Taking Your Guitar On An Airplane

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

It officially became a ruling for US airlines to allow guitarists to carry their guitar on-board during a flight. But how long will it be for the British Government to press through the motion in the UK? So as long as there is enough space in the overhead department or under the seat, feel free...

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Jon Gomm Great Guitarist and Singer On UK Tour – Dates here.

Sunday, March 1st, 2015

One of the UK’s best guitarists and songwriter is starting his UK tour tomorrow and we would certainly recommend you check him out. Jon Gomm, based in Leeds, West Yorkshire in the UK, is an acoustic singer-songwriter with a revolutionary virtuoso guitar style, where he uses one acoustic guitar...

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Could You Play Guitar And Surf At The Same Time?!

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Guitarist Chris Hau loves wake board surfing—a sport that involves surfing the wake of a boat. He’s also a dedicated guitarist , a lefty with a love for Telecasters. So, naturally, he decided to combine the two passions by playing on his Tele while riding a wakeboard. As the video below shows,...

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Battle Beast Sacks Guitarist And Founder Member Anton Kabanen

Friday, February 27th, 2015

After a European tour and before upcoming shows in Finland this March, Battle Beast is about to undergo a guitarist change. Due to insurmountable disagreements and on the initiative of other members, one the founding members, author of all the songs, and lead guitarist Anton Kabanen is forced to...

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Top Job Available For Guitarist At Marshall Amps.

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

A once in a lifetime opportunity has become available for a motivated guitar player and sales professional to join Marshall Distribution UK. They require the candidate to cover the NW England/West Midlands & Wales area – ideally the successful candidate will be located within this territory....

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Rod Stewarts Guitarist Diagnosed With Cancer.

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Jim Cregan, Rod Stewart‘s longtime guitar player, has had to terminate a tour of England with his band Cregan & Co. due to being diagnosed with prostate cancer. The guitarist announced the news on the band’s Facebook page. In his statement, he stressed the importance of getting checked regularly...

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Wilco Johnson back in hospital

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Top guitarist Wilko Johnson who has been very ill in recent Months has returned to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge. But this time it was to say thank you to the surgeon who saved his life. Wilko – who played with Ian Dury and the Blockheads and Dr Feelgood was given just nine months to live...

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Marshall Amplification Reissues the Silver Jubilee 2555 Stack

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015

My Guitar Lessons really wants one of these in our offices to play with. Its the reissued Silver Jubilee Marshall. 1987 was a great year for both Marshall amps and its owner, Jim Marshall, as it marked 50 years in the Music Industry for Jim, and the 25th Anniversary of his world-renowned British...

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Early recordings of Jimi Hendrix as a session guitarist are to be released next month

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

After 40 Years of legal wrangling, the Hendrix estate acquires rights to release recordings from mid-1960s Curtis Knight and the Squires sessions. Fans eager to hear the guitar legend Jimi Hendrix’s early work as a 1960s R&B session guitarist can celebrate. Experience Hendrix, the company...

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Is Zakk Wylde Back With Marshall Amps and Gibson Guitars?

Friday, February 20th, 2015

My Guitar Lessons where lucky enough to see Zakk Wylde earlier this week and asked him about his current relationship with Marshall amps to which he gave no comment.  We reported last week that Zakk was leaving Marshall and Gibson and showed a video of his new Wylde audio amps and guitar range.

When...

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Top Name At Marshall Amps Departs.

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Jason Roper, Midlands Regional Sales Manager of guitar amp manufacturer Marshall Distribution UK, has left the company to further pursue his career. Roper started his career at Marshall six years ago, and played a key part in getting Natal Percussion launched as a kit manufacturing brand. His dedication...

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Top Guitar Retailer Needs Store Managers.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Dawsons Music is one of the longest serving music retailers in the UK. Throughout our many years on the high street we’ve always been at the forefront of the latest music products, as a consequence of our forward thinking, we have steadily expanded the Dawsons brand, and now boast 12 stores and...

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Sky TV Show Wants The UK’s Best Guitar Player.

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

SKY TV are searching the UK and Ireland for extraordinary guitar players who are willing to jam, strum and pluck their way to victory for the chance to perform on the main stage of major UK music festival, Latitude. Whether their jam is rock, classical, jazz or acoustic, competing guitarists will...

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Big Brother and the Holding Company Guitarist Sam Andrew Dies at 73.

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Founding member and guitarist of California rock group Big Brother and the Holding Company, Sam Andrew, passed away in San Rafael, CA. He was 73. According to the San Francisco Gate, Andrew died due to complications from open-heart surgery following a heart attack. Big Brother and the Holding Company...

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My Guitar Lessons Teacher Plays Top Guitarists Guitars.

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Want to play some of the most famous guitar players guitars – read on. Our very own My Guitar Lessons teacher and manager Simon Devlin has been given the privilege of playing some of the Worlds greatest guitar players guitars. The guitars Simon played included Joe Satriani’s Ibanez, Slash...

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