When New York-based indie rockers We Are Scientists were recently overseas, they stopped by the Guild Artist Showroom in London to perform a few tracks off fifth studio album TV en Français.
One of those new songs, “Make It Easy,” is a slow burner with a sunny melody when plugged in, but the group puts a great twist on it with this acoustic version. In addition, the guys pulled out the bass-heavy “Dumb Luck.”
Enjoy the performances below and visit We Are Scientists’ official website for a list of upcoming tour dates.
While in the middle of an acoustic tour in support of live album Acoustic at the Ryman, Band of Horses also made time for an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show where they performed a stripped down version of one of their most popular songs, “No One’s Gonna Love You.”
The performance features guitarist Tyler Ramsey on his Guild Orpheum acoustic guitar.
Andertons Music recently had an opportunity to demo two Guild guitars from the Newark St. Collection – the Starfire IV and X-175 Manhattan, and both instruments received high marks.
“The Guild Starfire IV is a familiar design with a quirky character all of its own,” noted the reputed dealer. ”The jagged scratchplate, ‘Harp’ tailpiece and distinctive ‘anti-hum’ pickups all add up to a classy vintage looking guitar that work hard and sounds fantastic! With a full bright tone you’d expect from a semi hollow the Starfire IV is a guitar we’re happy to welcome back to production!”
Andertons called the X-175 Manhattan “breathtaking,” with special scrutiny going to some of the guitar’s vintage accoutrements.
“Vintage features like tall frets, harp tailpiece and wooden bridge are all present and correct and you can’t help but feel the history of the guitar when you play it, so bold and authoritative is the tone,” they wrote.
In the video below, Andertons Music catches up with Guild product manager Chris Middaugh at the Guild Booth during the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. Watch the clip below, featuring some of the newest additions to the Guild Newark St. collection.
U.K. singer/songwriter Scott Matthews was recently featured in MusicRadar. The Ivor Novello award winner for songwriter discusses his inspirations, gives tips on songwriting and arranging instruments and dishes on his favorite gear.
“I’ve always been drawn to Guild, partly because most of my influences played them,” Matthews tells MR. “I remember buying my first Guild – a 1977 D-25. It’s without doubt the one guitar I can take into battle and still come out with unscathed. It’s built like a tank and sounds as sweet as a blackbird at the crack of dawn. The new Guilds are even better. I’ve been fortunate to try the new prototype Orpheum series. They’re unreal; light yet rock solid, and the attention to detail is insane. They sound like nothing else, and the ’30s-era design ethos also ticks a big box for me.”