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A Blast From the Past: Old Guitar Studio Photography

This is a bit of a blast from the past! Learn to Play Music has just published a new blog with some of my guitar photos from my old days as a studio photographer. Thought I'd take you down memory lane with me and share a little exert.

The Fender Stratocaster

Redland Stratocaster
The Stratocaster or Strat has become almost synonymous with Blues because of the popularity of one Blues guitarist in the modern era, Stevie Ray Vaughan. Other guitarists famous for playing this model are Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Ry Cooder, Robert Cray and Buddy Guy.
— Daniel Coffeng -

The Fender Telecaster

Fender Telecaster
The Telecaster or Tele has more twang (high end) then the Stratocaster. It is better known as a country guitar but the Telecaster is also used as a Blues guitar. Guitarists famous for playing the Telecaster are Muddy Waters, Jeff Beck, Albert Collins, Roy Buchanan and Keith Richards. Telecasters are very bright and twangy, making them great guitars for intricate and technical licks, complex picking and country influenced Blues playing.
— Daniel Coffeng -

The Gibson Les Paul

Gibson Les Paul
Nowadays the Les Paul has become a very popular guitar among Blues guitarists. The British Blues bands from the 1960s made this instrument popular because of the high gain, screaming, Rock Blues sound they produce. Because of the two humbucker pickups, a Les Paul has a thick, powerful tone with lots of gain and sustain and helped to pioneer a new supercharged blues sound.

Some famous guitarists who have used this instrument are Peter Green, Jimi Page, Eric Clapton, Gary Moore, Duane Allman, Billy Gibbons, Joe Walsh and Hubert Sumlin.
— Daniel Coffeng -

Hope you enjoyed this little peak into my old life, a time when I used to photograph musical instruments and techniques day in and day out. It was great being able to photograph so many different and beautiful guitars. If you find the exert interesting you can continue reading the full blog post from Learn to Play Music here.