Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

John Mayer praises electric guitar visionary Buddy Guy

Electric guitar player Buddy Guy has been credited with inspiring Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.
Great deals on musical instruments

Electric guitar player John Mayer has revealed one of his inspirations – blues artist Buddy Guy.

Speaking to the Observer, Mayer said that he believed Guy had a massive influence on the world of music – inventing the guitar solo and paving the way for legendary artists such as Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

Mayer explained that electric guitar player Guy was working at a time when blues songs lasted for a standard two-and-a-half minutes.

"He broke out of that and made the lead electric guitar more than a slight interlude in the song," Mayer explained.

"Buddy paved the way for Hendrix to play these nine-minute solos."

Mayer added that he is privileged to be friends with Guy, who is now 73 years old, and added that the "wow factor" never leaves him when he meets up with the elder man.

A recent gig by Mayer in London received praise from the Daily Mirror, which said the American's performance contained "pure guitar brilliance".

Buy an Electric Guitar nowADNFCR-2133-ID-19576591-ADNFCR

Posted on 25 Jan 2010 18:30 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

A reinterpretation of its predecessor, the Moog Subsequent 37 CV Analog Synth builds upon a cumulative effort between Moog and the very people who play them.

18 May 2017 16:00
thumbnail

TC Helicon launch VoiceLive 3 Extreme vocal and guitar FX unit at Musikmesse 2015.

14 Apr 2015 16:15
thumbnail

TC Electronic expand the Ditto Looper lineup with the Ditto Stereo Looper.

14 Apr 2015 06:45
thumbnail

TC Electronic have released two new versatile 3-mode effect pedals.

23 Jan 2015 17:09
thumbnail

TC-Helicon have launched the Switch-6, a footswitch with, yep, 6 switches.

23 Sep 2014 16:49
thumbnail

A special edition version of the popular TC Electronic Ditto Looper pedal has been announced.

22 Jul 2014 16:00

Recent Music News

thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

Renowned for their legacy of revolutionary amplifiers and guitar pedals, Gurus have fast established themselves as a leading voice in the guitar industry

15 May 2017 17:04
thumbnail

Control the harmonic content and output of your tone in one fell swoop. Designed for all things gritty and tenacious, Earthquaker's Erupter puts fuzz back on the map.

10 May 2017 16:55
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

One of contemporary jazz's most revered figures, the legendary Django Reindhardt's Levin Deluxe archtop Guitar is to go on auction at the end of the month.

8 May 2017 12:13
thumbnail

BOSS' Multi-dimensional processing technology enhances and reacts to specific articulation, encouraging a consistently high quality sound free of compromise.

5 May 2017 13:17