‘Guitar Aficionado’ Explores Bo Diddley’s “Bo-Dacious” Guitars

The late legendary guitarist Bo Diddley was pivotal in the transition from blues to rock and roll in the '50s, influencing countless artists including Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, and more. Diddley’s influence didn’t stop at just music though, as the pioneering picker’s incredible instruments were just as important as his

‘Guitar Aficionado’ Magazine Reviews the ‘Sweet Green’ Gretsch G6659TG

Guitar Aficionado magazine’s Nov/Dec issue includes an in-depth write-up of our “Sweet Green” Gretsch G6659TG Players Edition Broadkaster Jr. by Paul Riario. As Riario starts out with, “Many of the most beloved Gretsch guitar models were introduced during the ‘50s and ‘60s, a time many consider the company’s Golden Era. However, I strongly counter that

Ricky Gervais Gets his Gretsch on in ‘Guitar Aficionado’

Actor, comedian and yes, musician, Ricky Gervais is all over the March/April issue of Guitar Aficionado, along with a few Gretsch beauties. Gervais has returned to his role as David Brent from the original British version of the Office in the new Netflix film David Brent: Life on the Road. The film follows Brent as

Guitar Aficionado Reviews Billy Duffy’s White Falcon

In Guitar Aficionado's May/June issue, the magazine reviews Billy Duffy's new signature Gretsch White Falcon, based on the Gretsch 1975 single-cutaway 7593 that has been his main axe since forming the Cult. "As the proud owner of a 1976 Gretsch 7593 White Falcon, I can attest that the G7593T Billy Duffy White Falcon is nearly

Paul Pigat Compares Vintage VS. New Guitars Via Guitar Aficionado

Paul Pigat, the prolific and highly versatile rockabilly player, is also a self-proclaimed "guitaraholic." In an interview with Guitar Aficionado, the Gretsch artist admits to embarking on a never-ending journey in search of the "perfect" guitar. "Vintage guitars are COOL!" Pigat tells Guitar Aficionado. "They have a look and a patina that screams experience. Who

Brian Setzer Discusses Gear, Instrumental Album with Guitar Aficionado

King of rockabilly Brian Setzer recently chatted with Guitar Aficionado about his instrumental masterpiece Setzer Goes Instru-Mental and all the gear he used to record it. “I didn’t start off wanting to do a purely instrumental record,” Setzer tells Guitar Aficionado. “When I started writing songs for this record, I quickly completed six or seven

1967 Gretsch Sam Goody Model Review

Guitar Aficionado’s Chris Gill reviewed the 1967 Gretsch Sam Goody Model on the online July/Aug issue of Guitar Aficionado magazine. “The Sam Goody Model, which is essentially a Rally with a sunburst finish, stands out for having one truly unique feature: its undeniably cool, stylized, space-age-looking G-shaped sound holes,” he says. In addition to breaking

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons Featured in Guitar Aficionado

When Guitar Aficionado went looking for an icon to shed some light on the ins and out of fashion and how to develop a personal style, ZZ Top frontman and guitarist Billy Gibbons was their first and last stop. "There are a few dos and don't that work for us," said Gibbons. "Numero uno is learn