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  • Guitaro 5000: Ya Gotta Have A Gimmick

    Guitaro 5000: Ya Gotta Have A Gimmick

    The video I would say is classified as another one of the odd balls here at Acoustic Guitar Videos (Al Bean-  if your watching this, I know what you’re thinking). Guitaro 5000 is a New York City Subway Guitarist who uses what looks like a can top cutout on his guitar to perform percussion. The song- Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean with a quick lesson on how he’s pulling it off. He does a great job of playing both the drums […]

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  • Brandon Ross Performs with Cassandra Wilson

    This is a video of the ” Redemption Song” filmed at Jazz Vitoria 2005 You will notice that I juxtaposed Cassandra and Brandon’s name in the title (hey, this is AcousticGuitarVideos.com,  not Vocalvideos.com!) There’s a whole art to being able to back up a vocalist on the acoustic. One thing among many that Brandon Ross is good at is not overplaying while the vocalist is singing. Thank you Instrumental Acoustic Guitar for sharing this with us!  

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  • Top 10 World’s Most Expensive Guitars

    This is not a music video… But it certainly is something I thought worth sharing with you all here at AGV There’s no telling how good any one of these guitars actually are except for the fact that most of them were played by their previous owners a lot. That does indeed make an  instrument more playable and will definitely make the tone better (by playing it a lot). Besides the “Prototype Tele” and the “Reach to Asia” signed guitar, […]

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  • Richard Gere Guitar Collection

    By Jim Weaver: “This is a little long but go to 6:50 to hear John D’Angelico’s personal guitar. Oh and the rich are different. I wonder what these guitars went for.” Thanks Jim, certainly the rich are different…

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  • Beatles at Abbey Road: No Digital Trickery Here

    Here’s the Beatles in 1964 at Abby Road Studios trying to get some takes down. This video kind of gives a peak into what they went through to get a good one. This write-up from YouTube: “Beatles recording I should of Known Better and And I love her – from electric to acoustic versions! Taken from every source to make complete and in order! Enjoy! Ringo even playing brushes on And I Love Her! Musicians take note of the chord […]

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  • Eddie Lang and Joe Venuti: Early Jazz Guitar

    Here’s a video featuring guitarist Eddie Lang with his violin virtuoso sidekick Joe Venuti: Written By Jim Weaver: “Eddie Lang was born Salvatore Massaro, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By 1918, he was playing violin, banjo, and guitar professionally. Called “the first important jazz guitarist”, he was one of the first to develop the single note solo. In addition to doing a large amount of freelance radio and recording work, he was known for his recordings with jazz violinist Joe Venuti, his […]

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  • Katrin Endrikat: Classically Classical

    This video featuring virtuoso guitarist Kartin Endikat was recorded on July 2, 2012  at the Bachelor of Music Concert/Hochschule für Musik Detmold THe program included: 1) J.Dowland Fantasia Nr.7 2) Vassiliev 1 + 2 mov’t Sonata 3) Bwv 998 4) J.Turina Sevillana 5) J.Rodrigo 2nd mov’t Concerto de Aranjuez Here’s her bio that can be found on her website” “Born in Berlin, Germany 1989, classical guitarist Katrin Endrikat has been studying and performing throughout Germany, Canada and the United states. Since […]

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  • Ivan Kapec: Odd Meters And Syncopation…

    Here’s Ivan Kapec with some fine solo guitar work that I have to just say… PLEASE DON’T ASK ME TO PLAY THIS PIECE! This type of guitar playing is a form of  tapping guitar, but an offshoot version which involves different types of traditional syncopated rhythms. His playing is influenced by Eastern and Balkan music inherently possesses some  odd-meter measures… This is very interesting and relatively new field of fingerstyle which  I admit, I don’t know much about but wow…right? Please help […]

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  • Chet Atkins Plays The Beatles and Acoustic Guitar

    No doubt about Chet Atkins being one of the all time greats on the guitar, but here’s a video of him playing the Beatles on a straight ahead acoustic guitar. Although the acoustic is no stranger to Chet, it’s hard to find him playing  one, as he’s usually on an electric or a hybrid acoustic/electric. I met Chet Atkins at Gruhn’s Guitars in Nashville back in the 90′s. He was there (with a crowd of people around him) trying out some acoustic […]

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  • Eric Johnson: Acoustic Tribute To Jerry Reed

    Here’s guitarist Eric Johnson performing live in Austin Texas back in 1984 with a tribute to Jerry Reed. For those of you unfamiliar with Eric, Guitar Player magazine said that Johnson was “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet.” With albums like “Ah Via Musicom” going platinum in 1990, Eric is one of the most popular selling guitarist who has also won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. For this particular video, Eric goes acoustic and does a fine job of it. But […]

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  • Thomas Leeb – A One Man Acoustic Guitar Wrecking Crew

    This is a super high quality video by CandyRat Records featuring Austrian guitarist Thomas Leeb with a song entitled “Fishbowl.” Thomas Leeb who is no stranger to the music business, has been recording since he was  seventeen.  I wanted to find out more about this virtuoso guitarist and did so on Wiki… “Thomas Leeb calls his music “the bastard child of acoustic guitar”, combining unusual techniques, ideas and harmonies with a frank tongue-in-cheek attitude. His friend, Irish guitarist Eric Roche, called him “my […]

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  • Jerry Reed: Actor Plays Guitar

    Jerry Reed (Hubbard) is probably best known for his acting in movies like “Smokey And The Bandit,” “Concrete Cowboys” and nearly a dozen other fims. The next place you’d know him is for his singing. with country hit songs such as “East Bound and Down,” ”A Thing Called Love,” ”Guitar Man,”  “Alabama Wild Man,” and “Amos Moses.” Unfortunately his guitar playin’ has come in third. Jerry was one of those all around talents that just had it goin’ on everywhere, and this video […]

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  • Andrea Valeri: Sultans of Swing on Acoustic

    I remember when Dire Straits came out with the song “Sultans of Swing.” and I though… cool guitar playing. relaxed and such a nice easy feel. As history would have it, Mark Knopfler would end up as a guitar hero, even doing gigs and stuff with Chet Atkins. But what makes this Andrea Valeri video all so special is, he’s doing more than just playing the lead part. And the tone! Just beautiful. Obviously a custom made guitar… wonder what […]

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  • Merle Travis & Thom Bresh: Father & Son

    I remember a while back Vassar Clements talking about a recording session he was planning with Thom Bresh. Who’s Thom Bresh? Vassar told me it was Merle Travis’ son. Well, I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, as Vassar then told me months later that you can close your eyes and never know the difference between the two. This video is just plain old fun to watch as Merle and Thom not only show off some […]

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  • Claes Ottelid: Swedish Folk Guitar

    Here’s virtuoso guitarist Claes Ottelid, accompanied by Stephan Jarl on what at first sounded like a flamenco/classical piece, but turns out to be an a Swedish Polka of all things… Can’t say that I have ever heard any Swedish Polka music before but… I am digging this big time. Claes, who’s technique is flamenco/classical style along with Jarl’s steady and tasteful percussion, create a very distinctive and unique sound that forced me to create a new category here at Acoustic […]

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  • Intro to Clawhammer Guitar

    I have to admit, I’ve heard of clawhammer banjo before but never clawhammer guitar. And according to the comments over at YouTube, Clawhammer guitar is not Travis style picking.   This looks like a great intro video…. I say looks like because right now my computer is not allowing me to watch in it’s entirety…  hopefully you will be able to. Perhaps you can comment below and fill me in with what’s happening.  I will have to update this page (with […]

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  • Brad Davis: Double Down Up Guitar Technique

    Here’s a video by Brad Davis that holds somewhat of the key to modern flatpicking. It’s called the “double down up guitar technique” which is really a form of sweep picking (I will get to that in a moment). One positive reason this is such a cool technique is the conservation of energy on the right hand, as the continual up and down is a very strenuous. The negative is the amount of practicing you have to do just to […]

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  • Ledfoot : What you mean to me (clip live)

    Steve Bishop sent this video into our facebook page and wrote: “I sure like your page. I had never heard of this guy until a couple months ago. Was hoping you’d enjoy him as much as I do.” Thanks Steve, I do, and think if you like acoustic fingerstyle blues on a 12 string you will enjoy Ledfoot. Ledfoot (no that is not his actual birth name) AKA Timothy Scott Mc Connell recorded this video at the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France. […]

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  • Hannes Coetzee: Another Way To Play The Guitar

    Hannes Coetzee: Another Way To Play The Guitar

    At first I thought this was fake… Since my eyes are not so good, I heard a  bottleneck lead and the left hand playing just chords. Then the camera zoomed in and oh…. I guess I’ve never seen anything like this before… playing slide with what looks like a spoon. This is another obvious and unusual one to share with your friends…

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  • Estas Tonne: Ireland Street Guitarist

    Here’s another awesome street guitarist- first one I’ve found from Ireland. His name is Estas Tonne… Estas can really play! According to the YouTube notes, Estas can be found on Myspace. What do you think? Please comment below. Also, if you want to make sure you don’t miss an issue of Acoustic Guitar Videos, sign in on the right of this page- We send out the best videos every Thursday morning at 9AM.  

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  • Marco Pisani: Late To The Contest But On Time With The Guitar

    I know, I know, I know… This is not acoustic guitar!!!! But Marco Pisani sent this into facebook.com/acousticguitarvideos and I was so impressed, I had to post this. Marco specifically made this video to enter the Steve Vai Contest. Here’s the write-up on YouTube  (I’ve translated it to English) ” Participating is easy, the basic requirement is to have a camera to record your own musical performance based audio supplied by the same artist: it is the naked version (ie […]

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  • Frano: 5 Year Old Guitarist

    This is a 5 year old kid playing what looks to be a full size guitar. With fingers stretching to their limits, this boy whose name BTW is Frano, is doing moves that many experienced guitarists would have a time working out. Here’s what it said over at YouTube about Frano: “A lot of you guys asked us to upload any progress of Frano so here it is… FUNNY ONE It was recorded specially on Frano’s wish – he was […]

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  • Johnny Cash – No Drums, But Plenty Of Rhythm

    Here’s Johnny Cash with “Get Rhythm” This was a excerpt from Tex Ritters Ranch Party TV Show, approximately 1955-1958. Do you notice anything about this band? Yea, I guess my title gave it away but…no drums….. Back at this time period the drums were not so common in Country Music. Without drums, the entire soundscape changes as the responsibility of the rhythm falls on Johnny and his acoustic guitar. There’s some that prefer it this way (myself included), as the most […]

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  • Ernie Hawkins- Old Style Jazz Revisited

    By Jim Weaver: “Now here is one that shows my bias. Ernie and I have been friends since we ran a coffeehouse together some 40 years ago – ouch. He was the house musician and I was the doughnut coffee guy. He learned from the best Rev. Gary Davis. Have a trip back to the time of Jelly Roll Morton and big acoustic guitars.” Who is Ernie Hawkins? “For many years Ernie Hawkins has been playing concerts, clubs, blues and […]

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  • Tyler Williams: Gig With Tony Rice

    Most times we only get to see some of the best videos by our favorite artists and not anything off the beaten path. Well this is off the path… Here’s a video that’s YouTube titled “Tyler Williams and Tony Rice.” I’m sure by now if you haven’t heard of Tony Rice, you know from past videos here at Acoustic Guitar Videos that he’s arguably the most influential modern day bluegrass flatpicking guitarist on the planet. But who you probably don’t […]

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  • Jonathan Lane: Great Playing Goes A Long Way

    Jonathan Lane obviously made this video in what looks like his bedroom but you know what? It doesn’t matter. This young man can really play! In this makeshift studio he’s got a Shure SM57 mic – the war horse mic used for live application…. certainly not for recording.  I don’t know what he’s using for outboard gear but most likely recording to the computer. Yet with all this (or lack there of) he’s getting a great sound. Let’s face it- great playing […]

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  • Muleskinner – All Star Bluegrass Band

    Here’s nearly a whole set of the Muleskinner band that was filmed live on February 13, 1973 at the KCET television studios in Hollywood, California. Songs include: (including times if you want to skip around) 1. New Camptown Races @ 0:18 2. Dark Hollow @ 2:14 3. Land Of The Navajo @ 5:10 4. Blackberry Blossom @ 10:56 5. Knockin’ On Your Door @ 13:33 6. Opus 57 In G Minor @ 16:46 7. Red Rocking Chair @ 18:54 8. The Dead March @ 22:21 9. Orange Blossom […]

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  • John Lennon and George Harrison: Recording Session 1971

    This video is from 1971 of John Lennon and George Harrison recording “Oh My Love.” Just shortly after the song starts, we get to see a little interview with John and Yoko talking about love and sex (perfect huh). After the interview, the video cuts to the actual session instead of the rehearsal. During the first verse or so, the song stops…. you’ll get to hear John cursing out the engineer for changing reels during the take. (For those of […]

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  • $110,000 Martin D100 Double Neck

    Here’s Dan Grigor playing a Double Neck Martin D100 The guitar is going into the Martin Museum but would list for $110,000 !!! Sorry Martin, but in my opinion, no one’s gonna pay that kind of money this guitar! The prices of vintage guitars have come down in the last several years, but a few years ago some of the older 30′s Herringbones were going for prices like these. What do you think this guitar is really worth? Is this […]

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  • Roger Waters & Eric Clapton: Pink Floyd Acoustic

    Here’s a clip from American Tsunami Appeal 2005 with Roger Waters and Eric Clapton performing the Pink Floyd hit  ”Wish You Were Here.” Roger wrote some great songs and this of course was a classic that’s kind of cool to hear with Eric and acoustics. I normally don’t do this (cause I want you to stay on this site) but you might want to go over to YouTube and check out the comments about Roger’s voice over there (make sure […]

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