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Tuesday

Sneak Peeks at New Swope Guitars Models

Swope Guitars MG Prototype
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Swope Guitars GTO Prototype

Swope Guitars Geronimo - GP 2014 Editor's Pick
 March 17, 2015

Chris Swope hit the ground running last year with raves on his Geronimo S-type model. Now he's giving us a sneak peek at his newest Tele-type platforms the MG & GTO.


And for the moment, those 2 top photos are all we have for you. So we'll just have to keep watching the Swope Guitars site and Facebook page for updates.

Meanwhile for those new to Swope, Chris is an alum of Sadowsky and Gibson Custom Shop as well as more recently the director of Musician's Friend's Private Reserve guitars. 

After jettisoning from MFPR, he has wasted no time getting his own personal dream guitar designs to the public. Top boutique dealers i.e. Wildwood Guitars, The Music Zoo & Chicago Music Exchange already stock the award winning Geronimo models. Greg Koch and Dave Weiner demo vids are on YouTube. It's also reported that Jimi Hazel, John Oates & Kenny Vaughan are using Geronimos.  (CHECK THE LINKS!)

So a lot was accomplished in 2014! 

Discover more about Swope Guitars at the links above!







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Thursday

Fender Fun Facts - Oswald's Fender Rifle Strap??

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 March 12, 2015
Guest Blog by Will Turner

 Fender Fun Facts - Stranger than Fiction: 

In 1963, after President Kennedy was shot in Dallas, a Mannlicher-Carcano rifle (said to belong to Lee Harvey Oswald), was recovered from the Texas Book Depository Building. Attached to the gun, rather than a sling, was a Fender thin-line leather guitar strap quite popular at the time. 


My first conscious memory of hearing the words “Fender Guitar” was from the TV News Media discussing this strap attached to that dastardly rifle, leading to the obvious questions never asked by the Warren Commission: Did Oswald have a strapless ’62 Stratocaster squirreled away in wife Marina’s closet, perhaps next to a mint Tweed Deluxe, maybe an intermittently working phone-style coiled guitar cord, so prevalent in that era, tucked away in the case along with open packs of Chesterfield Kings and Black Diamonds missing the high E? A Herco pick or two? The Truth is Out There!


Oswald's garage band The Patsys. "I'm just a patsy!!!"

Will Turner is a Houston based writer/musician/guitarist/composer/cartoonist.



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Monday

Rory Gallagher Paintings by Theo Reijnders




 March 2, 2014

Sorry not posting so much lately. But in respectfully honoring the birthday of the late, legendary Rory Gallagher I'm also recognizing Netherlands based artist/painter Theo Reijnders who has done several Gallagher pieces besides the above featured 3. A LOT MORE!

Theo does portrait work, available in prints, primarily featuring Blues guitarists. Not all, but mostly. And this is no problem around here! Be sure to check his site for all the extraordinary work including paintings of Hendrix, SRV and many, many more!


http://theoreijnders.nl/




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