Jazzin’ Up the Uke

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Ed. note: This is the fifth in a series of posts by Guitar Lifestyle contributor Russ about the ukulele and its growing popularity among musicians and educators. Read the other posts in this series here.  Aloha! Now that we've talked a bit about country music, I figured it might be worth it to balance the scales with something a little more difficult and a whole lot more … [Read more...]

Weapon of Choice: Why the Stratocaster Survives

NPR recently talked about the venerable Fender Stratocaster in Weapon of Choice: Why the Stratocaster Survives: The Fender Stratocaster turned 60 last year. When it came out of the factory in 1954, it didn't sound — or look — like any other guitar. Leo Fender's small company was looking to improve the Telecaster, its groundbreaking solid-body electric, first introduced three … [Read more...]

Landric Guitars Chief Model

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I wrote about Landric Guitars a while ago, after playing a few of their guitars at a store in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I was quite surprised by how well the guitars played and sounded. Since first playing one of their guitars, I've had several email conversations with the builder, Rick Land, and have had the opportunity to meet him a few times and even become real-life friends … [Read more...]