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Epiphone Wilshire
The Epiphone
Epiphone
Wilshire is a solid body electric guitar made by Epiphone from 1959 to 1970.[1] It was positioned between the higher specification Crestwood and the lower specification Coronet. The Wilshire was reissued in two versions, the Wilshire II and Wilshire III, from 1982 to 1985. It was reissued again starting in 2009 and remains in the Epiphone
Epiphone
catalog.Contents1 History 2 Reception 3 Notable players 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The Wilshire was introduced in 1959 as a symmetrical, double-cut, solid body guitar with a square-edged body and two P-90 pickups.[2] For the 1963 model year, the guitar was substantially changed to an asymmetrical shape with rounded edges and two alnico mini-humbucker pickups. It remained largely in this configuration for the remainder of its production run. The Wilshire was reissued from 1982 to 1985 as the Wilshire II and Wilshire III
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Jeff Tweedy
Jeffrey Scot Tweedy (born August 25, 1967) is an American songwriter, musician, and record producer best known as the singer and guitarist of the band Wilco. Tweedy, originally from Belleville, Illinois, started his music career in high school in his band The Plebes with Jay Farrar, which subsequently after several years formed into the alternative country band Uncle Tupelo. After Uncle Tupelo's fourth studio album, the band broke up in 1994 due to conflict between Tweedy and Farrar, prompting Tweedy to form Wilco, with Farrar forming the band Son Volt. Wilco's first album A.M., released in 1995, received mixed reviews from critics, though Wilco
Wilco
later found critical and commercial success on their later albums, most notably with Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost Is Born, the latter of which received a Grammy for Best Alternative Album in 2005
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Johnny Winter
John Dawson Winter III
John Dawson Winter III
(February 23, 1944 – July 16, 2014), known as Johnny Winter, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. Best known for his high-energy blues-rock albums and live performances in the late 1960s and 1970s, Winter also produced three Grammy Award-winning albums for blues singer and guitarist Muddy Waters. After his time with Waters, Winter recorded several Grammy-nominated blues albums
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Mike Stroud (musician)
Ratatat (/ˈrætətæt/ RAT-ə-tat) is a Brooklyn-based electronic rock duo consisting of Mike Stroud (guitar, melodica, synthesizers, percussion) and producer Evan Mast (bass, synthesizers, percussion).Contents1 History1.1 Beginnings and first album, Ratatat (2001–2005) 1.2 Second album, Classics (2006–2008) 1.3 Third album, LP3 (2008–2009) 1.4 Fourth album, LP4 (2010–2014) 1.5 Fifth album, Magnifique (2015–present)2 Live performances 3 Discography3.1 Studio albums 3.2 Singles 3.3 Remixes4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Beginnings and first album, Ratatat (2001–2005)[edit] Evan Mast and Mike Stroud first met as students at Skidmore College. When they started working together in 2001, recording several songs under the name "Cherry",[1] Stroud had previously toured with Dashboard Confessional in 2000.[2] In 2003, the group debuted by releasing the single "Seventeen Years" on Mast's and his brother Eric's (E*Rock) record label Audio D
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Jack Antonoff
Jack Micheal Antonoff (born March 31, 1984)[1] is an American musician, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Bleachers, and lead guitarist of the indie rock band Fun. He was previously the lead singer-songwriter of the band Steel Train. Antonoff has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and has won three Grammy Awards. He also started his own music festival, Shadow of The City, which takes place annually in New Jersey.[2]Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 2002–12: Steel Train, fun., and "We Are Young" 2.2 2013–present: Taylor Swift, Lorde, St
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Leadfinger
Leadfinger (pron: Led-finger) is an Australian rock’n’roll band formed in the city of Wollongong, New South Wales in 2006 by Glasgow-born singer/guitarist Stewart 'leadfinger' Cunningham
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Ryan Jarman
Wichita Warner Bros. Records (USA) Universal Records(Philippines) Sony Music Entertainment Cult RecordsAssociated acts The Cribs Exclamation PonyWebsite Official Website MyspaceRyan James Jarman[1] (born 20 October 1980 in Wakefield, United Kingdom) is the guitarist and vocalist with English lo-fi indie rock band The Cribs. Jarman now resides in Brooklyn, New York, USA.Contents1 The Cribs 2 Playing style 3 Gear 4 Production 5 Professional history 6 Personal life 7 ReferencesThe Cribs[edit] Ryan formed The Cribs in the early 2000s with his twin brother Gary and younger brother Ross. The band are known for their short, punchy tunes with pop riffs and a lo-fi sound – influenced by bands like Huggy Bear, Comet Gain and Beat Happening
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Pete Doherty
Peter Daniell Doherty (born 12 March 1979) is an English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist.[1] He is best known for being co-frontman of the Libertines, which he formed with Carl Barât in 1997. His other musical projects are indie band Babyshambles
Babyshambles
and Peter Doherty and the Puta Madres.Contents1 Early life 2 Career2.1 The Libertines 2.2 Collaborations 2.3 Babyshambles 2.4 Solo work and guerrilla gigs 2.5 Painting and writing 2.6 Modelling 2.7 Acting3 Influences 4 Drug abuse and legal problems 5 Family and personal life 6 Musical equipment6.1 Guitars 6.2 Amplifiers7 Discography 8 Filmography 9 Bibliography 10 Awards and honours 11 References 12 External linksEarly life[edit] Doherty was born in Hexham, Northumberland, to a military family. His father, Peter John Doherty, was a major in the Royal Signals, while his mother, Jacqueline Michels, was a lance-corporal in Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps
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Nick McCarthy
Nicholas John "Nick" McCarthy (born 13 December 1974) is a German-English musician. He was the guitarist, backing/lead vocalist, and keyboardist of the Glasgow-based band Franz Ferdinand, and is a member of the band Box Codax.Contents1 Early years 2 Franz Ferdinand 3 Box Codax 4 Personal life 5 References 6 External linksEarly years[edit] Nick McCarthy grew up in Vagen near Munich, Bavaria, Germany. He was trained classically as a pianist and double bassist at the Munich Conservatory.[1] Whilst residing in Germany, McCarthy was a member of a band called Kamerakino
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Mahogany
Mahogany
Mahogany
is a kind of wood—the straight-grained, reddish-brown timber of three tropical hardwood species of the genus Swietenia, indigenous to the Americas,[1] part of the pantropical chinaberry family, Meliaceae.Contents1 Description 2 Overview2.1 Distribution 2.2 History 2.3 Species3 History of American mahogany trade3.1 18th century 3.2 Recent history4 Uses 5 Mahogany
Mahogany
as an invasive species 6 References 7 External linksDescription[edit] The three species are:Honduran or big-leaf mahogany ( Swietenia
Swietenia
macrophylla), with a range from Mexico to southern Amazonia in Brazil, the most widespread species of mahogany and the only true mahogany species commercially grown today.[1] Illegal logging
Illegal logging
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Pete Townshend
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and principal songwriter for the rock band the Who. His career with the Who spans over 50 years, during which time the band grew to be considered one of the most influential bands of the 20th century.[2][3] Townshend is the main songwriter for the Who, having written well over 100 songs for the band's 11 studio albums, including concept albums and the rock operas Tommy and Quadrophenia, plus popular rock radio staples such as Who's Next, and dozens more that appeared as non-album singles, bonus tracks on reissues, and tracks on rarities compilations such as Odds & Sods (1974). He has also written more than 100 songs that have appeared on his solo albums, as well as radio jingles and television theme songs
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Quilt (band)
Quilt are a four-piece psychedelic indie rock band from Boston consisting of Anna Fox Rochinski (vocals/guitars), Shane Butler (vocals/guitars), Keven Lareau (vocals/bass) and John Andrews (vocals/drums). They have released three albums, an EP, and a handful of singles through Mexican Summer. The band tours internationally.[1] The band writes collaboratively and share vocal duties
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Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen (born September 23, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his work with the E Street Band. Nicknamed "The Boss", he is widely known for his brand of poetic lyrics, Americana, working class, sometimes political sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, his distinctive voice, and his lengthy and energetic stage performances—with concerts from the 1970s to the present decade running at up to four hours in length. Springsteen's recordings have included both commercially accessible rock albums and more somber folk-oriented works. His most successful studio albums, Born to Run
Born to Run
(1975) and Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
(1984) find pleasures in the struggles of daily American life
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Jimi Hendrix
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Although his mainstream career spanned only four years, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music, and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as "arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music".[1] Born in Seattle, Washington, Hendrix began playing guitar at the age of 15. In 1961, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and trained as a paratrooper in the 101st Airborne Division; he was granted an honorable discharge the following year
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Wayne Kramer (guitarist)
Wayne Kramer (born April 30, 1948) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and film and television composer. Kramer came to prominence as a teenager in 1967 as a co-founder of the Detroit
Detroit
rock group MC5
MC5
(Motor City 5), a group known for their powerful live performances and radical left-wing political stance. MC5 broke up amid personality conflicts, drug abuse, and personal problems, which, for Kramer, led to several fallow years, as he battled drug addiction before returning to an active recording and performing schedule in the 1990s. Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone
ranked him number ninety-two on their list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of all Time".Contents1 Career1.1 With MC5 1.2 Post MC5 1.3 Recent events2 Composer 3 Influence 4 Selected discography4.1 With the MC5
MC5
- Albums 4.2 Solo, Etc
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Paul Gilbert
Paul Brandon Gilbert (born November 6, 1966), is an American hard rock/heavy metal guitarist. He is best known for being the co-founder of the band Mr. Big. He was also a member of Racer X, with whom he released several albums. Following Mr. Big's disbandment in 1996, Gilbert launched a solo career, for which he has released numerous solo albums, and featured in numerous collaborations and guest appearances on other musicians' albums. Gilbert has been voted fourth-best on GuitarOne magazine's "Top 10 Greatest Guitar
Guitar
Shredders of All Time".[1] He has also ranked in Guitar
Guitar
World's "50 Fastest Guitarists of All Time" list.[2]Contents1 Shrapnel Records 2 Racer X 3 Mr. Big 4 Other projects 5 Influences and style 6 Instructional career 7 Equipment 8 Personal life 9 Discography9.1 Solo9.1.1 EPs 9.1.2 Live albums 9.1.3 Compilation albums9.2 with Racer X 9.3 with Mr
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