NOT-SO-HOL­LOW PRAISE

Guitar Techniques - - TALK BACK - Bob Kozdemba

I wanted to write and let you know that I re­ally en­joyed the four-part acous­tic blues piece that Jon Bishop put to­gether for the May 2016 is­sue. The se­ries pro­gressed nicely and took my blues play­ing to an­other level. In par­tic­u­lar, I liked the fourth ex­am­ple which also works nicely on an elec­tric hol­low-body. In gen­eral, your mag­a­zine is very well writ­ten and a step above the other guitar pub­li­ca­tions I’ve read.

Thanks, Bob. We’ve had a few sim­i­lar let­ters about that fea­ture. But you make a good point that Jon’s ex­am­ples do also sound great on elec­tric. If any­one has that is­sue (GT256) and thought the ar­ti­cle and mu­sic in it wasn’t for them, why not crank a dirty-ish tone from a semi-hol­low or all-hol­low elec­tric, whack on some tremolo and a bit of slap-back echo, and give it some welly. Do it and I guar­an­tee you a new party-piece (or two, or three, or four!). And if you didn’t buy it then but fancy a crack at it now, zip over to our Back Is­sues page (p94) where you can or­der it now.

Jon Bishop: acous­tic blues hero

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