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Watch Fender’s ‘A Strat Is Born’ Film Showing How The Stratocaster Is Made
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Fender A Strat Is Born Stratocaster

Fender has posted a new short film called A Strat is Born, which takes you on a quick journey showing how their popular Stratocaster guitar is made.

You can watch the 4-minute video here below.

Unlike most “how its made” videos, this one has no narration, no puns, no interviews — instead, it’s quick clips along the assembly line at Fender’s U.S. manufacturing facility in Corona, CA, all to a booming score by Wayne Kramer, guitarist of the MC5.

While the Stratocaster is made in a factory, this video shows that its not all heavy machinery doing the work, as there’s a lot of hand craftsmanship going on here. Being a fan of the Strat myself, I loved getting an inside look into how this guitar is made, although, I must admit, I was a bit disappointed that Yngwie Malmsteen was not at the end of the assembly line scalloping the fretboards.

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Geek Art: ‘Guitar Lessons’ Features 35 Rock Guitar Greats
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Guitar Lessons

Artist Maxim Dalton has created a new illustration called “Guitar Lessons” which features 35 rock guitar greats.

Dalton plans to offer up posters for this, and that there will be 50 hand-signed and numbered giclée prints at 19 x 25 inches. The cost will be around $40, plus $11 shipping for the U.S. and Europe. Visit the artist’s site for an up-close look at each guitarist, and to reserve a limited edition print.

Here’s a list of all the guitarists in the illustration…

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Watch Now: Guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen On ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’
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Guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen

Legendary guitar virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen joined the musical group The Roots on Thursday’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.

The guitarist shreds his way through the entire episode, which you can watch here below.

Malmsteen was on the show promoting his latest album Relentless, which was released this past November; he’s also on the cover of this month’s Guitar Player magazine.

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Hard Rock And Metal Icons Join Forces With Russian Band ‘Pushking’ To Release Epic Album
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The World As We Love ItRussian band Pushking have joined forces with an onslaught of major musicians and vocalists from heavy metal and hard rock to create an impressive line-up on a collaborative album. The release has been titled The World as We Love It, and compiles 19 re-recorded songs from Pushking’s past efforts, with special guests ranging from Paul Stanley (KISS) and Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) to Alice Cooper and Steve Vai!

If you think those four guests listed above is enough, think again. Check out the track listing and the guests on each song by continuing on below.

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