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August 1, 2019
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"In forty years of medical practice," wrote Dr. Oliver Sacks near the end of his famous career, "I have found only two types of non-pharmaceutical 'therapy' to be vitally important for patients with chronic neurological diseases: music and gardens."

The comment might not surprise us, coming from such an unorthodox thinker as Sacks. But we might be surprised by the considerable amount of traditional scientific research linking music and mental health.

Sixty years ago, when Sacks was still in medical school, avant-garde jazz bandleader Sun Ra had a very Sacks-like experience when he played for an audience of patients in a mental hospital, and inspired a catatonic woman who hadn't spoken for years to stand up and say 'Do you call that music?'"

The gig, booked by his manager, constituted a fringe experiment in alternative medicine at the time, not a serious subject of study among medical doctors and neuroscientists.

How things have changed in the last half-century.
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Sure, the Firebird X was one of the most popular things to hate about the Henry Juszkiewicz-era of Gibson-taking, as it did, a classic design and packing it with effects, strange pickup configurations, software, and the company's infamous robot tuners. The array of electronics required a battery to work and made the guitar more or less useless for most players. But does that really merit the bulldozing of what might be the surviving wholesale inventory of the line? Possibly.   
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It says much about Exeter's Manson Guitar Works, therefore, that he's been playing a signature bass made by the company for several years now. Luthier Hugh Manson - whose partner at the Mansons guitar store is Adrian Ashton - is a man whose understanding of the needs of the modern stadium bass player is deep and all-encompassing, an awareness that has obviously been infused into the sleek new JPJ bass.  
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Everyone wants to know who the macho man is. I have known a few. They don't last long. This started with a riff from my son Richard. It's a real head banger from start to finish, in fact it's a real Suzi song!  
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We suspect that a guitar wireless system might be something that you've always thought about getting, but perhaps you never quite got round to buying one or thought it was an unnecessary luxury...
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Consider a challenge posed by Leo Fender's 1950-1951 development of the world's first commercially successful solid-body electric bass guitar, the Precision Bass. Since the solid-body electric bass guitar was largely a previously nonexistent form of instrument, what was it supposed to be plugged in to? There were no suitably powerful and reliable amps made specifically for bass guitar, because there weren't any bass guitars.
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Lari Basilio was born in São Paulo, Brazil. Her father loves to sing, to play the acoustic guitar and also to write songs. One of his songs had some intricate and very emotional guitar phrasing in it and it touched Lari in a deep way. From that point on, Lari wanted to learn all she could about playing guitar. Her very first guitar of her own was a Stratocaster copy she bought with money she made from a part-time job.  

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