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D’addario Limited Edition Best Sellers Multi-Packs & Collectibles

At least once per year, the D’addario String Company based out of Farmingdale NY finds an innovative way to package some of their best selling products. We’re pretty sure that every guitarist will be aware of the EXL range of Nickel electric strings, most...

Catching Up with Phil Winfield, former Owner of Maverick Music

Well, 2016 has certainly begun as a year of enormous change, life altering changes both professionally & personally. I have officially launched my new company, Artistic Music Products LLC / DBA Amp Global, my new website will be online by the end of March 2017, it...

My Fascination of the Ritchie Blackmore 1961 ES-335

Way back in 1971 I was a very young teenager, the Beatles had broken up on April 10th the year before I heard the news late at night laying in my bed listening to Tony Prince on Radio Luxembourg. The demise of the Beatles threw me into a dilemma, they were the the...

A Look at the History of Ritchie Blackmore’s Fender Strat

1982 Ritchie Blackmore’s Backup Fender Strat, Deep Purple Reunion 1984, Built by Dan Smith & John Paige, Modified by John “Dawk” Stillwell. in April 1984 the original members of Deep Purple (Mk II) came together for discussions regarding a...