Kentucky native Theo MacMillan is currently taking Nashville by storm (along with his banjo-playing sister) and he has lots to say about acoustic construction, good tone, and cool custom inlays.
The master of tone and touch reveals what makes him feel “connected” to a guitar and why sometimes less input produces better results.
The “Big Four” of thrash—Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer—rewrote the rules of metal in the 1980s. And if you were ever to expand that list beyond four bands, Exodus would most certainly make the cut. The Bay Area outfit was wildly influential and are regarded worldwide as pioneers of the genre. For more than 20… Continue reading Yamaha Guitar Development Custom Shop | Jack Gibson
The late, great Les Paul once said he wanted to create music that was so unique his mother could instantly tell his playing apart from anyone else’s. It’s a goal few guitarists have truly achieved, and one met by perhaps an even smaller number of bassists. One four-stringer, however, who has always had a super… Continue reading Catching up with Billy Sheehan
If Dobro superhero Rob Ickes says you can play, you can really play. Bluegrass guitarist Jake Eddy not only got that verbal blessing from Ickes, he got a musical one too, as Ickes and other bluegrass luminaries guested on Eddy’s eponymous record in 2021. More recently, Eddy collaborated with his brother Carter and Victor Furtado… Continue reading Yamaha Guitar Development Custom Shop | Jake Eddy
The pop music world is no stranger to hyperbole. Everything is a smash, every artist a star… or a megastar. Those terms get thrown around so easily that they can lose their meaning. But what if you found yourself on what is, quite literally, the biggest tour in history? Well, you could ask Amos Heller… Continue reading Yamaha Guitar Development Custom Shop | Amos Heller
Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month! Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. We’re celebrating by sharing some of our favorite tracks by musicians of Hispanic Heritage. Enjoy this playlist curated by… Continue reading Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month
Stereophonics bass man Richard Jones has played a lot of big gigs on a lot of big stages with his storied Welsh band. From his rock-approved beginnings dressing up as AC/DC’s Angus and Malcolm Young with Stereophonics’ frontman Kelly Jones when they were just wee lads, Richard has spent the last 30 years creating infectious,… Continue reading Yamaha Guitar Development Custom Shop | Richard Jones
The Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder is a tough guy to pin down. On the one hand, he plays in one of the biggest alternative bands of all time, and yet it’s not out of place for him to wear a Michael Schenker t-shirt while he does so. He seems equally at home playing dreamy,… Continue reading Yamaha Guitar Development Custom Shop | Jeff Schroeder
Jordan Tice’s deft fingerstyle work has made him a steadily rising star in the bluegrass and Americana worlds since his 2005 debut. Whether on his solo releases (including his most recent, Motivational Speakeasy) or his collaborations with Hawktail and Haas Kowert Tice, or even performing the music of actor/musician Steve Martin, Tice delivers touch, tone,… Continue reading Yamaha Guitar Development Custom Shop | Jordan Tice