Gibson Kirk Douglas Roots SG

Kirk Douglas SG“Captain” Kirk Douglas of The Roots is such a monster of a player. Technique, tone, taste, adaptability – dude can do it all. So if anyone deserves a signature Gibson, it be he. Douglas’s SG, much like Douglas himself, has a few tricks up its sleeve. The three Gibson ’57 Classic humbuckers can be split into single coil mode, and you can dial in the middle pickup on any setting thanks to the stealth blender ring disguised within its TogPot™ selector switch. And I especially like that the tailpiece says “Captain” instead of “Gibson.” I love this guitar! It’s really the ultimate as far as what I would want from an SG. I want one!!! Check out the video below, and head on over to Gibson.com for more info. Read More …

COOL BOOK ALERT: 108 Rock Star Guitars

rock star guitarsAaah, I loves me a good guitar book. Sometimes I even loves me a bad guitar book. But 108 Rock Star Guitars looks like it’s going to fall squarely into the former category. Picture it: over 100 iconic guitars pictured in fine detail, including axes belonging to Jimmy Page, Slash, Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Keith Richard and even the late great Les Paul, who provided a foreword to the book when he was still with us. It’s available in standard and deluxe editions, with the latter including a die-cut collector’s box and a hand-woven, silk chiffon scarf in deep purple featuring the book cover design. Both editions will include a 16-page booklet, “The Inspiration Behind 108 Rock Star Guitars,” with additional behind-the-scenes photos and stories as well as a guitar pick printed with one of three custom holographic foil designs.

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The Big Boss Giveaway Is Back!

big boss giveawayTHE BIG BOSS GIVEAWAY IS BACK!
Enter to Win BOSS Pedals Autographed by Steve Vai, John 5, and More

Los Angeles, CA, August 29, 2013 — BOSS has gone berserk again with another round of The Big BOSS Giveaway. The biweekly contest gives tone freaks everywhere a chance to win BOSS pedals autographed by top guitar heroes and $1,000 in BOSS gear.

Every two weeks between August 5, 2013, and September 30, 2013, a different signed BOSS pedal from a famous guitar hero will be given away, as well as $1,000 in BOSS gear. Contestants can enter once every two-week period, giving them up to five chances to win. Contestants should enter at the BOSS U.S. Facebook Giveaway tab. Read More …