About this blog: the machine that conquered the world

Nearly fifty years ago millions got into electric guitar through the likes of the Ventures, Duane Eddy and the Shadows’ Hank Marvin. Since then there has been a guitar revolution. Millions play rock, jazz or blues guitar and millions more are learning. The virtuosity of guitar players has increased in quantum leaps, with the likes of Vai, Satriani and Tony MacAlpine setting new standards. Even the biggest fans don’t know all the players and all the music. That’s where this blog comes in – it will be a clearing house of information and views, a showcase for the music, a guide to albums and downloads, and also provide news about gigs and events – on top of stuff about the gear. We’ll be launching this blog in July 2008 when a reasonable amount of material has been assembled.