'Farewell Song': Guitars without rock 'n' roll excess

Film / Reviews May 22, 2019

'Farewell Song': Guitars without rock 'n' roll excess

by James Hadfield

Of all the many breeds of musician out there, few are as stubbornly uncinematic as acoustic singer-songwriters. Forget flamboyance, creative excess, clashing egos and all the other qualities that tend to attract filmmakers to the music industry in the first place. The average singer-songwriter ...

Music to the guitar fan's ears

Events / Events In Tokyo May 22, 2014

Music to the guitar fan's ears

by Daisuke Kikuchi

For those who gave up trying to be Jimi Hendrix long ago — this might encourage you to get that unused guitar back out of the closet. This weekend, nearly 100 guitar artisan shops are showcasing unique craft guitars at Tokyo Guitar Craft Fes. 2014, ...

Guitar maker to stars dies at 81

National Mar 9, 2014

Guitar maker to stars dies at 81

Guitar builder Kazuo Yairi, whose instruments were favored by musicians ranging from Paul McCartney to Carlos Santana, has died at a hospital in Gifu Prefecture at 81.