Famous Guitars:

This is a personal project, just for fun. These images and sounds have been randomly selected via Internet search to improve my style and to learn to appreciate other people’s taste. The selection of these images is an informative example of things that I like.


Published on Jul 24, 2013

A project by Federico Mauro


Category: Music, Weekend

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19 Responses to “Legends: Famous Guitars”

  1. Greg0658 says:

    that is a FINE mix there Federico


    IF I could interject 1 replacement (not sure what guitar of Eddie’s)
    “Women in Love” from VanHalen II
    fits the blend better (imo)

  2. CB says:

    Very entertaining series. Although it says “randomly selected” why the omission of Les Paul?

  3. dyrwolf says:

    Wow, no Jerry Garcia Rosebud/Tiger. Iconic sound and guitars. Tiger held the record for most expensive guitar sold at auction (slightly less than $1 million), and I believe is now owned by the owner of the Colts.

  4. swag says:

    Well, that was fun.

    When I was a teenager and a huge Who fan, I became enthralled by Pete Townshend’s onstage arsenal of Gibson Les Pauls, each one sporting a big white numeral just below the tailpiece. You can see these during the “Baba O’Riley” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again” sequences in “The Kids Are Alright”.

    Then, of course, there was/is Neil Young’s Les Paul with “a Tune-O-Matic bridge . . . and an aluminum pickguard that accentuates feedback” (http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/ProductSpotlight/GearAndInstruments/guitars-with-names-514/).

    That latest Jonathan Demme documentary on Neil Young “Journeys” is very good, by the way. People who are interested in Neil Young should definitely see it.

  5. Francisco Bandres de Abarca says:

    Okay, a lot of guitar-playing guys had to see this comment coming . . . “What?! No Alex Lifeson?!” (He is the guitarist of Rush, for the oblivious among you.)

    I suppose there are many others that could be noted as well–Charlie Christian comes to mind. Or Leo Kottke. And then there’s Michael Hedges.

    It was good to see it led-off with Django, though. Django, in partnership with violinist Stephane Grappelli, laid-down some truly great tracks. Here is a great collection which I have listened to frequently while driving across this great nation of ours: http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Early-Recordings-Chronogical-Order/dp/B00004S5WA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1377265688&sr=8-2&keywords=django+reinhart

    It’s about twenty-five bucks for a well-remastered five CD set. What a deal! Great road trip music.

    Y’all take care out there!

    (Still can’t believe it . . . no Alex Lifeson. Time to listen to ‘The Analog Kid’ to compensate for this grave error.)

  6. jeff in indy says:

    Have to add Roy Clark performing Malaguena:


  7. Frilton Miedman says:

    With Al Di Meola and Paco, you got true musicians, but you left out John McLaughlin.

    Also, no Steve Vai?…He dramatically changed mainstream rock….and, Tom Scholtz played a big role in guiding mainstream rock with his violin effect.

    The story of Brian May’s guitar is nothing short of awesome, made it with his father, a one of a kind – no other guitar sounds like it.

  8. MaxMax says:

    Anything that starts with Django is fine by me. Great series of pics.

  9. davefromcarolina says:

    It only takes one guitar to play all the famous licks.

    As Bill Kirchen demonstrates.

  10. Nicolas Crabbe says:

    Pretty nice mix.
    Quite a few Stratocasters. I wouldn’t mind adding one more though: Stevie Ray Vaughan

  11. Mr Reality says:

    Glaring omission…Jeff Beck

  12. Marc399 says:

    What, no Steve Howe? If I could play 100th as good as him, I’d be really happy. He plays that ES-175 like it was meant to be played.

  13. Bernie X says:

    George Harrison rarely played that model Gretsch.

    Those are newer models of the 335 and 355 that Berry and King played, not quite the same as they used on their famous recordings.

    Santana did NOT use a PRS in any pre-2000 recording/concert. He started with SGs and moved to Yamahas.

    This is a video about guitars by someone who doesn’t know f*ck-all about guitars.

  14. 873450 says:

    Link Ray, whose 1957 “Rumble,” fuzz tones, power chord riffing, purposeful feedback and garage sound are directly cited as inspiration by Clapton, Page, Beck, Townsend, Dylan, Hendrix, Gilmour, Young, Bowie, Springsteen, Van Zandt, Vaughan, …

  15. CSF says:

    Willie Nelson’s Martin Classical: 44 years of holes and scratches, yet it still sounds sweet. http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/trigger