KT Tunstall Talks Gear on ‘Guitar Nerds’ Podcast

Scottish singer and guitarist KT Tunstall recently joined the Guitar Nerds podcast, touching on a what led her to utilize live looping and the Gretsch White Falcon she donned at the 2006 Brit Awards. “I was just so bored of the singer-songwriter, open mic night bullshit of sitting on stage with a guitar playing emotional

Neil Young Talks Recording ‘Colorado’ With Conan

Neil Young recently joined Conan O’Brien for an episode of his podcast, Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. During the 50-minute conversation, the famed musician discussed recording his latest release Colorado, working with Crazy Horse, playing Gretsch guitars and a variety of other topics. “This is a record that took eleven straight days and nights,” said

The Cult’s Billy Duffy Reflects on Legacy of ‘Sonic Temple’ in ‘Guitar Player’

For the magazine’s September issue, Guitar Player’s Jude Gold caught up with The Cult’s Billy Duffy to discuss the Aug. 30th re-release of Sonic Temple and supporting tour. “It's been 30 years since the Cult released Sonic Temple, their fourth album,” wrote Gold. “Powered by Billy Duffy's bigger-than­ Beethoven guitar themes and Ian Astbury's mystical,

Whitehorse’s Luke Doucet Shares How his White Falcon Helped Build his Signature Sound

In a recent interview with Matt Williams for National Music Centre, Whitehorse co-bandleader Luke Doucet revealed how his Gretsch White Falcon helped build and define his signature sound — described by Williams as "meticulously crafted" and having a "masterful crunch." The Toronto-based artist has been a devoted White Falcon player for around 15 years and

Lucy Dacus Shines at SXSW

Richmond, Va.-based confessional songstress Lucy Dacus burst on the scene back in 2016 when her breakthrough album No Burden ignited a 20-plus label bidding war. With highly anticipated sophomore album Historian having dropped March 2 on Matador Records, Dacus headed south to Austin last week to debut her new tunes with a string of showcases

Premier Guitar Channels Scotty Moore for New Guitar Lesson

Ever wonder how to achieve that classic sound Scotty Moore made famous? Premier Guitar's John Bohlinger straps on a White Falcon, and breaks down the galloping techniques that will have you strumming like Elvis Presley's legendary guitarist in no time. Watch Bohlinger's step-by-step instruction below to easily master the I-IV-V cascading progression, complete with picking

What Inspired the Lone Bellow’s Brian Elmquist to Play Guitar?

Brooklyn-based indie folk rock trio the Lone Bellow started off 2015 with the release of sophomore album Then Came the Morning. Having written more than 40 songs while out on the road touring, the band teamed with the National guitarist Aaron Dessner on the recording effort, spending two weeks at Dreamland in upstate New York,

Billy Duffy on his History with Gretsch

The Cult's legendary guitarist Billy Duffy sat down with Gretsch Guitars to talk about how he got into playing guitar with one of the world's biggest rock bands, and why Gretsch has been such an important part of that ride.

BIlly Duffy Featured In Latest Vintage Guitar

The Cult's Billy Duffy landed on the cover of July's Vintage Guitar, in which he talks about his trusty Gretsch White Falcon and his band's upcoming album, Choice of Weapon. Duffy reminisced about the first Gretsch he ever owned, a double-cutaway stereo 1970's White Falcon that he no longer has. "I had to sell that

Rare Neil Young Photographs Presented in New York

Music photographers Henry Diltz and Joel Bernstein presented an exclusive collection of limited edition prints of legendary musician Neil Young in New York's Morrison Hotel Gallery on June 17. This exhibit is considered to be one of the best collections of Neil Young photographs ever presented, containing over 40 candid images of the music icon.