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From ‘frying pan’ to Stratocaster: Tracing the rise of the electric guitar in America

Nov 8, 2016
Kai Ryssdal talks with Brad Tolinski about his new book "Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound and Revolution of the Electric Guitar."
Guitarist Eric Clapton's 2007 Fender Stratocaster 'VG' model is on display at Bonhams in Los Angeles on February 17, 2011. Guitars and amps from Clapton's personal collection come to auction at Bonhams in March 9, 2011 in New York to benefit The Crossroads Centre, Antigua.
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While my guitar gently tunes itself

Jul 31, 2015
With one press of a button, this instrument is ready to play.

Neko Case talks about her favorite guitar

Jul 17, 2015
...and how it helps her be a better singer.