About

Hi! I’m Peter Hodgson. Welcome to I Heart Guitar!

Aside from this site, I also write for Gibson.com, Australian Guitar, Australian Musician, Mixdown Magazine, and sometimes Beat and The Brag. I’ve been playing guitar since I was 8 years old, and I’ve been writing for magazines since I was 18 (I’m 32 now). I studied Professional Writing at university and aside from a bunch of writing jobs I’ve also worked as a guitar teacher (up to 50 students a week) and a setup tech. I live in Melbourne, Australia with my beautiful partner (check out her site here) and our 4-year-old son (who is probably an even bigger Beatles geek than we are).

You can check out my guitar playing on my ancient, never-updated Myspace or on YouTube.

You can email me at iheartguitarblog@gmail.com


9 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Peter, Chris here from Thomas Lloyd Guitars. We just posted the same info on our facebook site – Great News! Just wondering if you do freelance work and would like to come and see us at our Montsalvat premises. We are Australia’s largest school of acoustic guitar making and we run classes in Melbourne, Tassie and Italy once a year. We head off in 4 weeks. We also are planning a exhibition of guitars that will be solely made from Australian tonewoods – ranging from the first ever built guitars to the modern guitar – both Classical and Steel String. If you are interested we would love to meet you before we head off to italy.

    Drop us a line or call us.
    Chris Wynne – Thomas Lloyd Guitars – Australia
    0403 910 880
    or Fiona Mitchell (PR) 0419 102 290

    Chat Soon.

  2. Why do people say “I Heart…”? It was intended to say “I love…” using a symbol rather than the word.

    The heart was a symbol for love

    I heart guitar = I love guitar.

    Just curious..
    Mike

  3. Hey Peter,
    I enjoyed your Top 10 Riders compilation from Smoking Gun.
    I’m writing to ask permission to use all/some of it for Front of House magazine.
    Thanks for the consideration. PS. Melbourne is the coolest city on the planet.
    Ever notice that the “highway to hell” is any road that leads away from it?
    Sincerely,
    Mark Frink
    Editor, FOH magazine
    foh@markfrink.com
    http://www.fohonline.com

  4. Nice blog, Peter. My son just returned from a one year backpacker trip through Australia. According to him, there are plenty of guitar players over there.

  5. Peter, if you want to hear the latest on the Lugosi guitar go to our blog story. We will have it on display for the first time EVER at the San Diego Comic-Con 2012 at the Monsterverse table, M-11 Small Press Section.

    Here is the link to the blog story on the public premiere of the ESP LTD BELA LUGOSI DRACULA GUITAR.

    http://monsterverseblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/bela-lugosi-guitar-debuts-at-comic-con.html

    Sam

    MONSTERVERSE and BELA LUGOSI on FACEBOOK!

    http://www.facebook.com/MONSTERVERSE

    MONSTERVERSE Official Site

    http://www.monsterverse.com/

    MONSTERVERSE on TWITTER

    http://www.twitter.com/monsterverse

    MONSTERVERSE PROJECTS BLOG

    http://monsterverseblog.blogspot.com/

    FLESH AND BLOOD: A GRAPHIC NOVEL SERIES

    https://www.facebook.com/FleshAndBloodGN

  6. hey there! great blog! My names Gareth and i have started making guitar and bass amps under the name Boomer Amps. Boomer Amps are made from recycled materials and vintage speakers and each amplifier is one of a kind. I am based in Melbourne, Australia.
    I would love to know what you think of my amps and ideas: http://www.boomeramps.com.au
    I have also started a pozible campaign to get a lot more ideas up a running: http://www.pozible.com/bomeramps

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