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Guitars

 

October 4, 2019



“Guitars, Cadillacs and hillbilly music are the only things that keep me hangin’ on.” –Dwight Yoakam, 1986

The modern guitar was developed by Antonio Torres Jurado in 1850, and in 1930 Adolph Rickenbacker and George Beauchamp amplified the guitar with electric pick-ups, leading to the guitars of today.

Billy F. Gibbons, in his book “Rock and Roll Gearhead,” gives a brief history of many of the guitars in his collection. All of them are named and he relates them to the hits he and ZZ Top are famous for.

His “cornerstone” is named Pearly Gates, a conventionally shaped instr...



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