Tag: Rickenbacker

Eric Johnson: #1 Guitar Hero

By Andrew Catania Eric Johnson began playing guitar at the age of 11. He played with his first touring band in 1968, a psychedelic group called Mariani. The band shared the bill with ZZ Top and Bloodrock in their home state of Texas. Johnson was trained in classical music but was heavily influence by the guitar styles of…

Fender Custom Shop’s Dale Wilson: Maintaining the Legacy

By Brad Mahon Fender guitars enjoy a well-deserved, celebrated place in the story of the amplified instrument. Started in 1946 as the Fender Electric Instrument Company, the legendary creator Leo Fender gave us landmark designs such as the 1950 Broadcaster (later to become the 1951 Telecaster) as well as the 1954 Stratocaster—models that have been…