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ALLANS BILLY HYDES CEO SPEAKS ABOUT THE $1.5m VAULT COLLECTION

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 25, 2014

Earlier today we announced news of the sale of The 1.5 million dollar Vault Collection of rare guitars. It’s a private collection of guitars compiled over the years by Allans Billy Hydes/AMI Gibson CEO Con Gallin. It’s a collection of limited edition signature guitars and other rarities, some with very…

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THE VAULT 1.5 MILL GUITAR COLLECTION FOR SALE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 25, 2014

Are you a complete guitar nut with a spare 1.5 Million dollars on you? If so, you might want to purchase The Vault, a private collection of some of the most valuable guitars in the world being made available by Allans Billy Hydes. Featured in this collection, which is to…

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MATON MANIA AT MALL MUSIC

Posted in Blog, Gear    //    Post Date - November 24, 2014

Mall Music’s Macquarie Centre has an amazing range of Maton guitars on display. Ricky Barton, Mall Music’s resident guitar expert show us what they’ve got in stock. www.mallmusic.com.au

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WATCH / YAMAHA CP40 STAGE PIANO

Posted in Gear, Keyboards (digital & acoustic)    //    Post Date - November 24, 2014

The CP40 STAGE features amazingly realistic piano sounds and touch in an incredibly compact package. In this video demo, Yamaha artist Jake Mason takes you through the CP40’s features. Check more great product demonstrations on Yamaha’s Living Music site

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RARE BLUES LEGENDS FOOTAGE

Posted in Blog    //    Post Date - November 24, 2014

Thanks to Joe Bonamassa for alerting us to this historic footage from the American Folk Blues Festival in the early 60s, which has been posted to YouTube. It features some of the greatest blues artists in music history including Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Lightnin’…

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SIMON AYTON – KEEPING HIS TRAP SET

Posted in Artists, Interviews    //    Post Date - November 23, 2014

You think you know someone … you dig a little deeper and sometimes you discover that there’s a whole other world to them. Take Simon Ayton for example. For me and probably many others in the music products industry, he’s Roland Corporation’s Australian V-Drum guy, a talented drummer who presents…

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SHANE PIASECKI – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - November 23, 2014

Nashville-based singer/songwriter Shane Piasecki’s been thinking a lot about his fans in Australia lately, he tells us on his Facebook page. It’s one of the small town Ohio born and raised, artist’s biggest hubs, but he’s never had the chance to perform here. Now with the release of Set You…

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GABE FEDERICO-MATTHEWS (Forest Falls) – GUITAR

Posted in Artist Profiles, Artists    //    Post Date - November 23, 2014

Melbourne six-piece band Forest Falls combine folk, indie and pop in alluring, delicate, evocative songs.  Their sound is laden with inviting chants, dynamic arrangements and soaring lead vocals. The band has just a released a new single, Heavy Hearted Girl as well as a wonderful video to express its themes….

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT: GEORGE KALPA- KSDB

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized    //    Post Date - November 23, 2014

Melbourne’s George Kalpa is excited to reveal a new self-directed video for his track ‘ksdb’, and in celebration, his debut album ‘Mode’ which saw release this October, has been made available as a free download until the end of the month. The premise for the video came to George in…

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ARIA MANDOLINS

Posted in Gear, Other Fretted    //    Post Date - November 22, 2014

With the prevalence of folk rock at the moment, the humble mandolin has well and truly come back into favour. The ARIA company out of the UK (instruments distributed here by Pro Music Australia),  offer a quality range of affordable mandolins. The Aria mandolin collection features great sounding instruments, with…

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