Monday, November 3, 2008 Launches As A New Resource For Musicians

New site features gear reviews, factory tours, and interviews with industry experts

Intended as a one-stop shop for all things guitar, officially launched this month. Soon to be the first and only stop for new and seasoned guitar players alike, the site features gear reviews, factory tours, shop spotlights and interviews with industry-leading guitar makers.

The site's publisher, Paul Zoskey, says the idea for the was a result of frustration with the existing resources for musicians, "I had long been looking for a single guitar related resource for the latest news/reviews and info, a Gizmodo for Guitars if you will. The problem was I was never able to find it; so I decided why not make the site I've always been looking for myself?"

The contributors for come from a cross-section of the music industry, including: San Francisco-based audio engineer and musician Phil Manley (Trans Am, the Fucking Champs, Golden, Oneida and Jonas Reinhardt); vintage guitar dealer for Jay Rosen Music and owner of Classic Bar Music Erin McDermott (Guitar Magazine, Top Ten); San Diego-based musician and owner of Louder Records Tim Soete (The Event, the Fucking Champs); and from Oakland musician Dan Brubaker (Long Thaw, Generalissimo). The site's editor is Nikkole Stone of Toronto band First Person Shooter, and Zoskey, himself an avid guitarist based in San Francisco, is most known for his work at Dolby.

Current featured articles on the site include a tour of Rudy's Music Stop in NYC, a venerated Mecca for musicians of all stripes, as well as an in-depth interview with Santa Cruz Guitars founder and champion, Richard Hoover. Hoover gave unprecedented access to his work-bench style factory and speaks candidly about the challenges facing boutique-type companies like Santa Cruz as well as the thrills associated with creating some of the finest crafted acoustic guitars on the market.

An extensive array of stompbox and guitar reviews are already on the site, with more being added daily. Upcoming features include an interview and shop tour with Dot on Shaft guitars founder/CEO Mike Carparelli, and complete coverage and reviews from the LA Amp Show.

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