Watkins has developed a guitar vocabulary quite different from the classic boom-chuck.
Great Acoustics: John Monteleone’s Rocket Convertible Is a Standout Archtop from the Blue Guitar Collection
With is elliptical soundhole and dual soundports, the innovative Rocket Convertible is a great example of Monteleone's vision and craft.
With its "quirky rhythmic and harmonic twists and turns," this piece moves all around the fretboard.
Cotten plays “Shake Sugaree” on a guitar tuned down a whole step, using chord shapes in the key of C major that sound in Bb.
Lage talks about his uncommon use of the steel-string guitar in the evolution of his ensemble, as well as collaborating with his wife, singer-songwriter Margaret Glaspy
Five high-achieving guitarists share how they maintain and continually improve their skills, while offering advice applicable to players of all styles.
Using a triadic approach to mapping the fretboard can help you break out of ruts and develop a deeper understanding of the guitar and music in general.
Considering the physics of sound in stringed instruments, let's explore the impact that tuners can have on the tone of an acoustic guitar.
The brilliance of Watson’s right-hand technique can be clearly heard on this punishingly fast instrumental
This lesson breaks down Watson’s acoustic flatpicking, beginning with rhythm and backup, transitioning to his lead playing, and ending with the combination of the two.
On ‘Celebrants,’ their first new record in nine years, the trio rekindles their connection and explores new territory.
Review: Gibson’s J-45 50s Faded and Keb’ Mo’ “3.0” 12-Fret J-45 Are Two New Takes on the Classic Workhorse
Both models stick to the strengths and depart from the script in terms of our preconceived ideas about the J-45 shape.
Make your I-IV-V boom-chuck accompaniments in D sound more interesting by adding some variety to your bass lines.
John Monteleone’s Exquisite Archtop Guitars Are Seen in the Hands of Top Players and Museum Display Cases
If there’s a living heir to the great mid-20th-century luthiers like John D’Angelico and James D’Aquisto, John Monteleone would have to be it.
He will forever be best known as half of Hall & Oates, but John Oates has carved a distinct identity as a proponent of classic Americana
Diverse roster of artists reinforces the wide musical influence of the legendary guitarist.