Matt’s Music Center in Weymouth, Mass., has been waiting for about two-and-a-half years for their Charvel Custom Shop San Dimas models in a striking Red Flame finish, but they attest that the anticipation was worth it.
With only five models made, the Red Flame San Dimas axes are quite limited. Luckily, Chris Bryant of Matt’s Music recently pulled one of them out for a quick demo.
Check out what these guitars can do after the jump. (more…)
Blues master Joe Bonamassa certainly knows how to pass the time when he’s hanging out before a live show. During a recent stop in Greenville, S.C., in support of his new album, Different Shades of Blue, Bonamassa pulled out a vintage Charvel guitar that was inspired by the striped instruments Eddie Van Halen made famous, posting an impromptu jam on his Facebook wall.
“Here is some a backstage partying with an original 1978 Charvel black-and-yellow stripe guitar just like Mr Van Halen’s,” Bonamassa wrote in the video’s description. “No red M&Ms, no dancing girls, just a bunch of Diet Cokes and reverb.”
The axe is based on the distinctive white “Charvel-ized” instrument the former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist has played ever since he bought it new back in 1975.
“If you’ve been a fan of Jake E Lee, then this part guitar is a no-brainer,” said Riario. “But if you just like a no-nonsense guitar that is performance enhanced, this is the model to check out. It’s certainly one of my faves.”
Chasing Safety recently released a video for the track “Far Away,” which comes off the band’s debut full-length album, Season of the Dead.
The clip shows footage of the Cherry Hill, N.J., hardcore merchants roaring through “Far Away” while a tie-wearing man seems to be losing his grip on sanity. Adding to the intensity is a healthy dose of jerky-jerky camera cuts that really keep the viewer on edge.
Charvel guitars and the Gothenburg Concert Hall, home to the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, are excited to host a clinic featuring Charvel signature artist and guitar virtuoso Guthrie Govan on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Gothenburg Concert Hall in Gothenburg, Sweden.
The intimate event will also feature a Q&A session, a discussion on his Charvel signature model, a Charvel guitars exhibition and a one-of-a-kind performance by Govan in a beautiful venue.
In addition to his work as a music transcriber and entertaining guitar clinician, Govan has recorded and toured with acts ranging from Asia to Dizzee Rascal. His guitar and bass work for Replay Heaven (a sample recreation company) has graced hit singles by the likes of Gotye, the Sugababes, Cee Lo Green and Tinie Tempah.
Swedish metallers Evergrey recently released a breathtaking new video for the track “King of Errors,” the first single off their new album, Hymns for the Broken.
The clip begins with images of rugged forests and undulating water making it difficult for a group of hooded figures to make their journey. In addition, the band performs the song on a harrowing platform high above the ground below.
Check out the video for “King of Errors” after the jump and don’t miss the killer solo from guitarist Henrik Danhage. (more…)
In a new NextLevelGuitar.com lesson inspired by Black Sabbath’s “Planet Caravan,” guitarist Dave Nassie covers the E minor chord.
Said Nassie: “We are going to talk about how we can take some really nice clean-tone E minor approaches to creating an intro in songs, really looking at how this particular artist did it in their context, so we can get some almost scary sounding E minor tonalities. They work great over a pentatonic scale, and it’s another way to experience jamming while we are practicing.”