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WHY I won't buy a NEW GIBSON.mp4
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WHY I won't buy a NEW GIBSON.mp4

When it comes to vintage guitars, some people think of player grade as a bad thing, but my definition of player grade means that the guitar has been improved over time. See and hear my 1965 SG, 1965 ES-335, as well as a few others from my vintage collection. I'll run down the "player grade" upgrades that have been done over time, decreasing the value but increasing the tone, playability, and affordability! -Tim PS- If you haven't had a chance to check out the Masterclass recently, it is now over 1500 videos (more than 120 hours!) and there is a 14-Day free trial for you to see if it's right for you. Click the link to get your free trial.
11:2139 days ago
Dweezil Zappa and Eddie Van Halen's famous 'Rasta' guitar
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Dweezil Zappa and Eddie Van Halen's famous 'Rasta' guitar

The guitar world is in mourning right now with the death yesterday of Eddie Van Halen, one of the greatest of all time. Eddie was a true innovator and not only changed the way the guitar was played but how they were designed and built. A while back, Dweezil Zappa dropped by the AGN studio with Eddie Van Halen's famous 'Rasta' guitar. Gibson's Mark Agnesi and self-confessed Eddie Van Halen freak, Michael Lemmo were on hand to check it out, touch it, feel it and plug it in.
13:3957 days ago
Subscribe to the Tim Pierce's Masterclass NOW
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Subscribe to the Tim Pierce's Masterclass NOW

This program is unlike any other in the world because it combines ongoing guitar training with all the inside information that only a real world professional can provide. Tim Pierce has been a recording guitarist in Los Angeles for over 30 years. His list of credits is astonishing. With over 100 hours, over 1000 videos, you’ll hit the ground running. Tim adds new lessons, jam tracks and tabs throughout the year, so your collection will continue to grow. Click the info link and subscribe NOW... Tim’s recording discography includes Crowded House, Christina Aguilera, Seal, Avril Lavigne, Tracy Chapman, Joe Cocker, Ricky Martin, Meat Loaf, Rod Stewart, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen, Rob Thomas, Rick Springfield, Phil Collins, Madonna, Toy Matinee, Don Henley, Santana, Rascal Flatts, Chris Isaak, Jewel, Faith Hill, Celine Dion, Dave Matthews Band, John Legend, Gavin Degraw, Mika, Carolina Liar, Goo Goo Dolls, Uncle Kracker, Josh Groban, Mylie Cyrus, Demi Lovato, David Cook, Adam Lambert, Daniel Powter, Chris Allen, Jack’s Mannequin,The Band Perry,Shinedown, Jason Mraz, Kelly Clarkson,Il Volo,Lana Del Ray, Gloriana, Colbie Caillat, and many others. He works with producers such as: Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Goo Goo Dolls), Warren Huart (Augustana, The Fray), Matt Serletic (Santana, Rob Thomas), Eric Ross (Sara Bareilles), John Fields (Switchfoot, Jonas Brothers), Walter A (Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, Josh Groban, Celine Dion, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin), Bill Bottrell (Sheryl Crow, ELO, Michael Jackson, Tom Petty), Tim James (Mylie Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Sick Puppies), Ron Nevison (The Who, The Rolling Stones, Meat Loaf, Bad Company, Led Zeppelin, Ozzy Osbourne), Michael Lloyd, Howard Benson (Gavin DeGraw, Daughtry, Chris Cornell), Patrick Leonard (Roger Waters, Bryan Ferry, Elton John, Anna Vissi, Rod Stewart, Madonna), Keith Olsen (Fleetwood Mac), Trevor Horn (Seal, Yes, Art of Noise), Dan Huff (Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Faith Hill), Randy Jackson (American Idol and others).
00:4357 days ago
Joel Whitehead Mahogany Flat Top
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Joel Whitehead Mahogany Flat Top

Happy #FlatTopFriday!!! Stay safe, be kind and hope you’re all well! Enjoy this new episode of #GuitarOfTheDay: Lemmo playing a Joel Whitehead Mahogany Flat Top available here at #NormansRareGuitars! For any questions you may have or price inquiries about this #JoelWhitehead #Mahogany #AcousticGuitar please give us a call at 818-344-8300
09:3958 days ago
Have YOU Heard These The BEST New OVERDRIVES
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Have YOU Heard These The BEST New OVERDRIVES

"Here’s a new YouTube video where I play through and listen to 3 Pedals that have been designed to SURPASS their rare and expensive vintage counterparts. I’m in love with how warm and natural these overdrives sound!.", Tim. click the link to check out Tim's Masterclass.
11:295 months ago
Part 1: amazing vintage find in Hawaii online auction
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Part 1: amazing vintage find in Hawaii online auction

AGN's Mark Rivett recently bought a beautiful, early - mid 60s Gretsch G6131, more commonly known as the JET FIREBIRD. In episode one we take a close look at the guitar which has suffered from being in a hot humid environment for many years....in fact, the guitar has been sitting in the (original) case since 1992...!! These guitars are prized and loved by many players and collectors, none more so than the late, great Malcolm Young from ACDC who single-handedly put this particular Gretsch workhorse on the map as a heavy rockin' rhythm machine.
04:155 months ago
Session Progression with Tim Pierce: "Right Hand Man"
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Session Progression with Tim Pierce: "Right Hand Man"

When you're a session guy, you're essentially a "right hand man". So who better than the great session ace, Tim Pierce to take us through a very comprehensive look at the importance of right hand technique.
09:149 months ago
Fab's Music Café: Fab interviews Blues guitar legend, Josh Smith
Fab's Music Café
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Fab's Music Café: Fab interviews Blues guitar legend, Josh Smith

In this episode, Fab interviews Blues guitar legend, Josh Smith. Blues rock guitar virtuoso, singer-songwriter and producer, Josh Smith, is hailed the world over as a master guitarist with raw talent and power to spare. Blending his signature mix of blues, rock and jazz into dynamic original songs, Smith is known for his incendiary live performances, whether at the Grammy Awards or the Kennedy Center Honors with Mick Jagger, Raphael Saadiq and others. Born in 1979, Josh started playing guitar at age six. Praised as a blues prodigy by the time he was 12 years old, he began playing at professional blues jams in South Florida, sitting in with such greats as Jimmy Thackery, Tinsley Ellis, Kenny Neal, Lucky Peterson, Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Johnny “Clyde” Copeland, Double Trouble, Joanna Connor and Kim Simmonds, among others. Jimmy Thackery said of the 14-year-old, “Josh is three heartbreaks away from being a true blues guitar genius.” That insight from Jimmy Thackery proved true as Josh began releasing CDs at age 14. His first national tour with his power trio, Josh Smith and the Frost, featured Josh as bandleader, vocalist as well as guitarist. The legendary producer Jim Gaines (Santana, SRV, Luther Allison, Steve Miller, Jimmy Thackery) produced Josh’s third CD, Too Damn Cold and Woman. By 1998, he had completed four national tours with his band. Josh was then asked to support the great B.B. King on a number of shows. Opening for B.B. King was just the beginning for this in-demand artist and lead guitarist for artists such as Taylor Hicks, Ricky Fante (Virgin Records), Raphael Saadiq, actress Taryn Manning, Universal Music Group hip-hop artists Benny Cassette and Tara Ellis, and more. He has the distinction of inducting Neil Diamond into the Kennedy Center Honors with Raphael Saadiq’s band and honoring Solomon Burke at the Grammys with Mick Jagger. Within a year of moving to L.A. in 2002, Josh was retained by Virgin recording artist Ricky Fante and performed nationally and internationally with Ricky for the next two years. In 2006, Josh recorded his fifth CD, Deep Roots and continued to play with a variety of artists such as actress Taryn Manning, Universal Music hip-hop artists Benny Cassette and Tara Ellis, to name a few. In 2007, Josh was hired by 2006 American Idol winner Taylor Hicks to be his lead guitarist. They completed two national tours before Josh was hired as lead guitarist by Grammy Award winner Raphael Saadiq. Josh continues to tour with Saadiq. In 2009, Josh released his 6th studio CD, Inception and in 2010 he was signed to Crosscut Records based in Germany. Crosscut re-released Josh’s breakout album, Deep Roots as I’m Gonna Be Ready. In 2013, Josh’s CD Don’t Give Up On Me was also released in Germany, followed by Over Your Head in 2014. In 2016, Josh’s jazz album, Still was released to critical acclaim as was Burn To Grow in 2018. Along with touring the world, recording and performing with renowned artists such as Joe Bonamassa, Eric Johnson, Andy Timmons, Kirk Fletcher and others, Smith is also a producer and owns Flat V Studios in Los Angeles. He has produced artists Reese Wynans (Joe Bonamassa), Artur Menezes (winner of the Eric Clapton 2019 Crossroads Festival) Seth Rosenbloom, Jamey Arent and many more. Josh’s latest and 11th album, Live At The Spud, was released January 8, 2020 on Flat V Music, and features Smith and his power trio recorded live over two nights at the legendary Baked Potato in Los Angeles. The new album features Smith on guitar and vocals, Gary Novak on drums and Trevor Carlton on bass. The goal was to present an unedited look at a normal night at the Baked Potato. Compelling, improvisational and explosive. Josh is currently touring worldwide in support of the live album. Josh lives in Los Angeles with his wife and son.
18:1011 months ago
How to Upload to AGN: Brandon & Dylan show you how easy it is....
The Upload Crew - (join now, upload media with the AGN app, try it..!)
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How to Upload to AGN: Brandon & Dylan show you how easy it is....

So, we're all self-quarantining and social-distancing, there's never been a better time to upload yourself to All Guitar Network using the SUBMIT MEDIA function on the All Guitar Network app. Brandon and Dylan demonstrate just how easy it is. You could be featured on UPLOAD OF THE DAY or even UPLOAD OF THE WEEK.
01:5111 months ago
Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V: My Guitars: Scero Guitars, Cornell Dupree Tribute Guitar
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Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V: My Guitars: Scero Guitars, Cornell Dupree Tribute Guitar

Josh Smith is back to go through more of his enormous arsenal of guitars. In this segment Josh shows us his beautiful Scero Guitars, Cornell Dupree tribute guitar.
04:4313 months ago
Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V: My Guitars: Rutters, 1957 'Stratocaster'
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Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V: My Guitars: Rutters, 1957 'Stratocaster'

Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V is a new series featuring the one and only Josh Smith, one of the greatest all round guitar players on the planet. As well as studio tips and tricks Josh will be getting up close and personal with some of his favorite guitars and showing why they're the mainstays of his formidable arsenal. In episode 2, Josh introduces us to his Rutters, 1957 Stratocaster.
03:1613 months ago
Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V: My Guitars: Frank Bros, 'Arcade'
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Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V: My Guitars: Frank Bros, 'Arcade'

Josh Smith 'Live' From Flat V is a new series featuring the one and only Josh Smith, one of the greatest all round guitar players on the planet. As well as studio tips and tricks Josh will be getting up close and personal with some of his favorite guitars and showing why they're the mainstays of his formidable arsenal. In episode 1, Josh introduces us to his unique (made especially for him) Frank Bros, 'Arcade' Model.
02:1614 months ago