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We speak guitar! Interviews with leading guitarists, luthiers and gear manufacturers.

    Jon Sullivan - Sully Guitars on the new Michael Sweet (Stryper) signature guitars and more

    Jon Sullivan - Sully Guitars on the new Michael Sweet (Stryper) signature guitars and more

    Jon Sullivan - of Sully Guitars - returns to talk about collaborating with legendary Stryper frontman and guitarist, Michael Sweet on a new signature axe. We also talk about Sully working with R & B phenom Zaria, finding his guitars on the cover of Guitar Player Magazine and more!
    This episode is brought to you by Fretboard Biology and The Pedal Movie
                                   
     
    Fretboard Biology - the online guitar college created by Joe Elliott, ex Head of Guitar at GIT and McNally Smith Music College.
    Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #146 - Joe Elliott - ex guitar head of GIT - launches Fretboard Biology
     
    'The Pedal Movie' - the full length feature film that is all about effects pedals, produced by music marketplace Reverb.
    The Pedal Movie
    GSP #154 with The Pedal Movie Directors Michael Lux and Dan Orkin
     
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    • 49 min
    Leo Fender & Les Paul - friendship and rivalry with author Ian S. Port

    Leo Fender & Les Paul - friendship and rivalry with author Ian S. Port

    Ian S. Port joins us to discuss his fascinating book "The Birth of Loud" in depth. It is a brilliant read following the arms race to electrify the solid body electric guitar - a race spearheaded by Les Paul and Leo Fender. 
    “A hot-rod joy ride through mid-20th-century American history. With appropriately flashy prose, [Port] dismantles some misconceptions and credits some nearly forgotten but key figures. He also summons, exuberantly and perceptively, the look, sound, and sometimes smell of pivotal scenes and songs. The Birth of Loud rightfully celebrates an earlier time, when wood, steel, copper wire, microphones and loudspeakers could redefine reality. Tracing material choices that echoed through generations, the book captures the quirks of human inventiveness and the power of sound.”
    John Pareles, New York Times Book Review.
    This episode was first published in December 2019.
     
    This episode is brought to you by Fretboard Biology and The Pedal Movie
                                   
     
    Fretboard Biology - the online guitar college created by Joe Elliott, ex Head of Guitar at GIT and McNally Smith Music College.
    Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #146 - Joe Elliott - ex guitar head of GIT - launches Fretboard Biology
     
    'The Pedal Movie' - the full length feature film that is all about effects pedals, produced by music marketplace Reverb.
    The Pedal Movie
    GSP #154 with The Pedal Movie Directors Michael Lux and Dan Orkin
     
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    • 22 min
    Scotty Burford - Teaching the World's Longest Guitar Lesson GSP #158

    Scotty Burford - Teaching the World's Longest Guitar Lesson GSP #158

    Scotty Burford is back to break another world record! After playing the world's longest guitar performance in 2018 Scotty is about to deliver 25 consecutive hours of guitar lessons.
    Scotty's efforts are to raise much needed support for the Sydney Children's Hospital, a wonderful organisation also close to Matt's heart.
    If you are in Sydney - get on this! If not, you can still support Scotty's work through the attached links:
    https://www.fundraiseforsydneykids.org.au/fundraisers/scottyburford/scotty-b-teaches-the-world--s-longest-guitar-lesson
    https://greatscottmusic.com.au/
     
    Thanks to our sponsors, Fretboard Biology and Reverb.com's 'The Pedal Movie'. All sponsorship revenue raised from this episode will be donated in full to The Sydney Children's Hospital through Scotty's event.
    Fretboard Biology - the online guitar college created by Joe Elliott, ex Head of Guitar at GIT and McNally Smith Music College.
    Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #146 - Joe Elliott - ex guitar head of GIT - launches Fretboard Biology
     
    'The Pedal Movie' - the full length feature film that is all about effects pedals, produced by music marketplace Reverb.
    The Pedal Movie
    GSP #154 with The Pedal Movie Directors Michael Lux and Dan Orkin
     
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    • 29 min
    Rose Turtle Ertler - Mapatazi GSP #157

    Rose Turtle Ertler - Mapatazi GSP #157

    Rose Turtle Ertler is an Australian multi-instrumentalist who joins us to talk about her latest project, Mapatazi. The all woman ensemble of over 20 guitarists and bass players not only creates music that blurs the lines of rock and art musics, it has drawn a divergent community of creativity.
    www.roseturtleertler.com
     
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Fretboard Biology - the online guitar college created by Joe Elliott, ex Head of Guitar at GIT and McNally Smith Music College.
    Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #146 - Joe Elliott - ex guitar head of GIT - launches Fretboard Biology
     
    'The Pedal Movie' - the full length feature film that is all about effects pedals, produced by music marketplace Reverb.
    The Pedal Movie
    GSP #154 with The Pedal Movie Directors Michael Lux and Dan Orkin
     
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    • 32 min
    Nathan Cavaleri - in replay

    Nathan Cavaleri - in replay

    Today we are joined by Australian guitarist Nathan Cavaleri, a musician who is as resilient as he is soulful.
    Nathan Cavaleri started playing guitar at age three, picking along with his father's blues records. Facing luekemia at six, Cavaleri found solace in his guitar and thanks to the Starlight Foundation met and jammed with Mark Knopfler on national television. Even at such a tender age, and quite unwell, Cavaleri's affinity with the blues and burgeoning talent was undeniable.
    Thankfully, Cavaleri was given a clear bill of health at age thirteen. By this time he was a road veteran, having shared the stage with artists such as BB King, Robben Ford, Albert Collins, Steve Morse, Steve Cropper, Jimmy Barnes, Diesel and Tommy Emmanuel to name a few.
    Following a break from the spotlight in his late teens, Cavaleri returned with force fronting the blues/rock band Nat Cole and the Kings.
    In 2014 Cavaleri found himself unexpectedly struck down with adrenal fatigue and anxiety. In 2017 Cavaleri started a website & blog that detailed his return to the stage and studio.
    Cavaleri speaks candidly about his journey and reflects back on 2018 as a "year of action", in which two compelling singles from the forthcoming Demons EP were released, in addition to a string of successful live shows.
    This episode is a replay from our conversation with Nathan from 2019.
    Show Links
    nathancavaleri.com
    Beyond Blue
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Fretboard Biology - the online guitar college created by Joe Elliott, ex Head of Guitar at GIT and McNally Smith Music College.
    Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #146 - Joe Elliott - ex guitar head of GIT - launches Fretboard Biology
     
    'The Pedal Movie' - the full length feature film that is all about effects pedals, produced by music marketplace Reverb.
    The Pedal Movie
    GSP #154 with The Pedal Movie Directors Michael Lux and Dan Orkin
     
    Guitar Speak Podcast Links
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    • 1 hr
    Susan Masino - Author of "Let There Be Rock - The Story of AC/DC" GSP #156

    Susan Masino - Author of "Let There Be Rock - The Story of AC/DC" GSP #156

    Let There Be Rock is the story of AC/DC written by rock journalist Susan Masino, who met the band during their first American tour in 1977. Over the years, she remained in contact with them, watching AC/DC climb to international stardom.
    susanmasino.com 
     
     
    This episode is brought to you by:
    Fretboard Biology - the online guitar college created by Joe Elliott, ex Head of Guitar at GIT and McNally Smith Music College.
    Fretboard Biology
    Guitar Speak Podcast #146 - Joe Elliott - ex guitar head of GIT - launches Fretboard Biology
     
    'The Pedal Movie' - the full length feature film that is all about effects pedals, produced by music marketplace Reverb.
    The Pedal Movie
    GSP #154 with The Pedal Movie Directors Michael Lux and Dan Orkin
     
    Guitar Speak Podcast Links
    PayPal Tip Jar
    Visit us at guitarspeakpodcast.com
    Subscribe and find previous episodes at:
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

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25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Guitar Bird ,

RE: What??

I am very proud of my faith. Yet it irks me when a misguided Christian whines about being persecuted by “SJWs” or the media or whatever. Get over yourself, good sir or madam, and stop complaining about your faith being targeted. Reread the book of Matthew, then take your energy and do good works for others, welcome the stranger, and follow the teachings of Your Lord... THAT is exactly what us “SJWs” that you so vilify are doing. May God Bless Everyone, No Exceptions.
Now the podcast? I really like it, and their choices of guests!

done with heart ,

What??

No reviews? Ok, I’ll have to be the one then. I DIG it. Love the laid back vibe, love the openness of being a Christian, which seems to not only be withering away in an ever increasing, hate and evil filled world, but will eventually be illegal (in as far as admitting and acting upon it). Not illegal to be a white Christian man, yet, but the SJW’s are trying hard to make it so. This is not a religious podcast, but I love that you have the fortitude to speak on it with the great Michael Sweet, a wonderful, humble, sweet ;) man, and one heck of a musician who is doing, still, God’s work, after all these years. More people like both of you is what the world so desperately needs, now more than ever. God, family and guitars. The best things in life. Keep up the good work. Thanks for doing what you do. God bless

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