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WASHBURN HERITAGE 20 SERIES El/Cutaway

Posted in Acoustic Guitars, Gear    //    Post Date - June 23, 2017

The Washburn HD20SCE is a classic dreadnought acoustic guitar with cutaway for superior upper fret access. It features a solid spruce top for superior tone that improves with age, rosewood back and sides, a mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and bridge, diecast tuners with stylish ebonite buttons for quick,…

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Fender USA Deluxe Strat 2 Point Trem Vs 6 screw

Posted in Ask Ray    //    Post Date - June 23, 2017

Q: I have a Fender USA Deluxe Strat. It has the newer 2 point trem, whereas my older strat has a 6 screw.  Both have been professionally setup, but the older one holds its tuning better. With a floating bridge, and using the guitar for vibrato, the 2 point keeps…

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DOUG DE VRIES

Posted in MGS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - June 22, 2017
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GEOFF ACHISON + MATTY T WALL

Posted in MGS Performer Profile    //    Post Date - June 22, 2017

Our electric dedication to the blues, Australian style featuring the perenial Geoff Achison but presenting some new blood in Perth’s Matty T Wall. A must for blues fans

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MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW 2017 FULL LINE UP ANNOUNCED

Posted in Melbourne guitar Show News    //    Post Date - June 22, 2017

It was a big in 2015, huge in 2016 and now in 2017 the Melbourne Guitar Show will be even greater. Presented again by Triple M and AustralianMusician.com.au, not only does the Melbourne Guitar Show offer an amazing array of local guitar players but this year, we’re excited to announce…

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GRINSPOON: PAT DAVERN REFLECTS ON ‘GUIDE TO BETTER LIVING’

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - June 22, 2017

Twenty two years ago a bunch of Lismore-based mates formed a raw, rock ‘n’ roll band called Grinspoon. Two years later they released their debut album, Guide To Better Living, a record which went on to achieve double platinum accreditation and was splashed all over the Triple J airwaves. The…

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PAUL MCCARTNEY AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - June 21, 2017

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PAUL McCARTNEY BRINGS HIS ONE ON ONE TOUR TO
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 
THIS DECEMBER
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed long-running One On One Tour to Australia and New Zealand this December.

In a first for both Paul McCartney and Frontier Touring, the announcement was made in a Facebook Live event this evening where McCartney went ‘One On One’ with Australia’s own Tim Minchin to reveal all the finer details of the upcoming tour.

Performing in stadiums and arenas in Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland, this will be McCartney’s first Australian and New Zealand tour since 1993’s The New World Tour more than 24 years ago.

Paul McCartney said of the announcement;
 
“We’ve been waiting to get back to Australia and New Zealand for years and now it’s finally happening.  It is very exciting.  I’m really looking forward to the concerts as we’ve always had such a brilliant time whenever we’ve been before so we know we are in for a treat.  Can’t wait to see you and all rock out together.”

Paul McCartney One On One tour 2016

Paul McCartney One On One tour 2016

The One On One Tour launched in the United States in 2016 and saw McCartney play 41 shows across 12 countries to more than 1.2 million people, winning rave reviews from concertgoers and critics alike:
‘In spite of the size of the venues, McCartney and his music forge a personal connection with each and every one in the audience.’ – PopMatters

‘McCartney creates a joy that is boundless both onstage and off.’ – The Washington Times

‘He’s an artist who defined the past, but he’s also an artist unwilling to let go of the future. Rest assured, we’re all the better for it.’ – Consequence of Sound.

Irrefutably one of the most successful singer-songwriters and performers of all time, McCartney has soundtracked the lives of generations of fans with the most beloved catalogue in popular music.

The One On One Tour celebrates McCartney’s entire career – from his earliest work with The Quarrymen through to his most recent collaboration with Kanye West and Rihanna – as well as global treasures from The Beatles, Wings and his solo catalogue – there is no shortage of surprises.

The Paul McCartney live experience is everything any music lover could ever want from a rock show — and so much more: Nearly three hours’ worth of the greatest moments from the last 50 years of music, dozens of songs that have formed the soundtracks of our lives.

McCartney and his band have played an unparalleled range of venues and locations: outside the Colosseum in Rome, Moscow’s Red Square, Buckingham Palace, The White House, a free show in Mexico for over 400,000 people, the last ever show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park where The Beatles played their final concert in 1966, and even one performance broadcast live into Space!

Featuring McCartney’s band of the last 10+ years – Paul “Wix” Wickens (keyboards), Brian Ray (bass/guitar), Rusty Anderson (guitar) and Abe Laboriel Jr (drums) – the show is never anything short of life-changing.

The One On One Tour features a brand new production, as always, utilising state of the art audio and video technology and to ensure an unforgettable experience from every seat in the house. Employing massive screens, lasers, fireworks and, of course, a staggering selection of the best songs ever written or performed, every Paul McCartney show promises a once in a lifetime evening that transcends and elevates the potential of live music.

Make no mistake – McCartney’s One On One Tour will be a once-in-a-lifetime event. Act quickly to secure your tickets!
PAUL McCARTNEY  – ONE ON ONE TOUR
#OneOnOne

FRONTIER MEMBERS PRE-SALE via frontiertouring.com/paulmccartney
Thursday 29 June to Friday 30 June
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)
Pre-sale timings staggered per show, visit website for more details

General public on sale from Tuesday 4 July, see timings below

Sat 2 Dec | nib Stadium, Perth, WA (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (11am Perth local time)
ticketmaster.com.au | Ph: 136 100

Tue 5 Dec | AAMI Park, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (12noon AEST)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Sat 9 Dec | Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (2pm AEST)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Mon 11 Dec | Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (5pm AEST)
ticketek.com.au | Ph: 132 849

Sat 16 Dec | Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, NZ (All Ages)
On sale: Tue 4 Jul (1pm NZST)
ticketmaster.co.nz | Ph: 0800 111 999

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DOUBLE BASS TATTOO

Posted in MGS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - June 21, 2017

About Exhibitor: Double Bass Tattoo is where Guitars, Double Bass, Banjo, Ukulele, Violin and Drums are Tattooed using Pencil. We are based in Warrnambool Victoria and are passionate about the images/designs we can produce by using pencil onto musical instruments. Our Tattoos are hand drawn unique custom pieces of the…

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SPREAD MUSIC GUITARS

Posted in MGS Exhibitor Profile    //    Post Date - June 21, 2017

About Exhibitor: Established 20 years ago, Spread Music professionally manufacturers and services musical instruments. We make acoustic guitars, classical guitars, electric guitars, bass, ukuleles under the Spread Music brand, with all materials complying with RoHS standards. The company includes a professional research & development team, allowing a focus on quality…

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ASK RAY: WHAT’S THE BEST TONEWOOD FOR MY NEW ELECTRIC GUITAR?

Posted in Ask Ray    //    Post Date - June 20, 2017

Welcome to a new Australian Musician series we’re calling ASK RAY, in which respected Melbourne guitar luthier and repairer Ray Carlton will discuss guitar-related topics and invite you, the reader to participate in the discussion, ask more questions and suggest other topics which Ray can cover. Here’s Ray’s first article…

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