Month: August 2013

52 Guitars, week 34—Cort Viva Custom

I came close to buying a Cort a few years ago. I don’t remember the exact model, but it was from the Zenox series and I loved it. The reason I didn’t buy the guitar? The salesperson I was liaising with. He wasn’t telling the exact truth when I was asking about some of the guitar’s specifics. That annoyed me and I ended up shopping at another guitar store (that didn’t stock Cort Guitars).

Lick of the Day collaboration

A few days ago I posted a very quick riff I’d called From Go to Woah! that I’d created using IK Multimedia’s AmpliTube on the iPad. Not long after posting that riff to SoundCloud Dave from the Lick of the Day website asked if he could record a solo over it. I said “Sure” and sent Dave my exported WAV and MP3 files from AmpliTube.

Before I could say “Yngwie Malmsteen is a ferociously fast guitar player who has a fascination with Ferraris and Rolexs” Dave had created his solo, laid it over my backing track and released it as his latest Lick of the Day with video and tab for all to enjoy. Dave’s solo track is entitled Don’t poke the Scarebear. Obviously, I love it.

If I had a signature guitar …

Peter Hodgson from I Heart Guitar has written a really good blog post based on a series of questions that started with a forum thread on the Seymour Duncan User Group Forum. The blog post shares—and then answers—this basic question … If a guitar manufacturer contacted you wanting to create your signature guitar, what would it be?  That’s the basic question. Easy right? Yeah, let the dreaming begin.