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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Guitar Hangar Video: Gibson 50's Tribute Les Paul Gold Top with P90 Pickups - Doug Munro for Guitar Hangar

Guitar Hangar welcomes special guest Doug Munro to sit in for a series of guitar and amp demos. Doug is a professional guitarist and faculty member at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase College. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Guitar Hangar Video: Making the Mick Ronson Tribute Les Paul Custom

Guitar Hangar is the ONLY custom shop that is officially licensed by the Ronson family to sell this Mick Ronson Tribute Les Paul. 

Monday, August 1, 2016

Legacy of Shred: the Ibanez Story

The saga begins

Let’s face it: since the early 90’s, Ibanez hasn’t had the best reputation in the guitar industry – but it wasn’t always like that. Ibanez has had its ups and downs over the years, but there is no question that they are a titan in the guitar industry, deserving of a place in the pantheon of musical instrument makers. By producing high quality, affordable instruments for every type of player from beginner to professional, Ibanez has made an indelible mark on the guitar industry, the music scene, and the world. 

Monday, June 6, 2016

Guitar Hangar and the Mick Ronson Tribute Les Paul

Guitar Hangar owner Rick Tedesco has had quite the relationship with Mick Ronson and his famous "Topless" Les Paul. It all started with Rick's love for the music of David Bowie and his Spiders from Mars. Rick has collected tons of Bowie and Ronson memorabilia but his "white whale" was always that infamous Les Paul. 

In 2001, after years of investigation, phone calls, emails, and posting in online message boards, Rick tracked the Ronson Les Paul to a Hard Rock Cafe in Australia. After a lengthy trade negotiation involving some priceless rock memorabilia, the Ronson was finally in Rick's hands. The rest of the story is where it gets cool. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Leo Fender and the Amps That Changed the World

Most people know that Leo Fender was the father of the modern electric guitar, but fewer people know that Leo Fender is also responsible for innovations in guitar amplifiers that shaped the sound of modern music. Fender products are famous for their sound, but their forward-thinking technical innovations are usually taken for granted by modern players.

Monday, January 25, 2016

In Memoriam: David Bowie, Space God

So softly a super god dies…

     I started writing this in my head at 3:00 this morning as I woke to the rushing wave of disbelief that I had been experiencing all day. David Bowie has died. Much like I think about that possible phone call in the middle of the night hearing that one of my parents has died ( which thankfully has not happened )… through my life I also thought about what it would be like to find out that he has died. He was that important to me. When I thought about writing