Monthly Archives: November 2012

Steve Cropper: Artist, Song Writer, Producer

Steve Cropper was born in Missouri in 1941, and moved to Memphis, Tennessee in 1950. He picked up the guitar at age 14 and found his passion. Among his early influences were Chuck Berry, Tal Farlow, Chet Atkins, Jimmy Reed, Lowman Pauling of the Five Royales and Billy Butler of the Bill Doggett Band. He […]






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The Gibson ES-345

The Gibson ES-345 is a unique Gibson model, which was the result of a demand for a Limited Model of the original Gibson ES-335. It was the worlds first thin line arched-top semi-acoustic guitar, and was created in 1958 by the Gibson Guitar company. It was part of the “ES” series, standing for “Electric Spanish.” […]






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The Gibson S-1

In the 1970s the major American guitar companies were losing money due to sales of the competition, whose sales model was to produce quality instruments at drastically lower production costs. Gibson Guitars has proven over the years that they were always willing to change their approach to guitar creation from decade to decade. This is […]






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