|Guitars are modern instruments of design and beauty, possessing an art-like quality that is both classic and elegant. Guitar Picks is about interesting people who delight in exploring their passion for both playing and collecting this amazing instrument. Hosted by veteran guitar icon Kim Mitchell, we meet musicians, manufacturers and collectors.||Special Price |
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Guitars are modern instruments of design and beauty, possessing an art-like quality that is both classic and elegant. Guitar Picks is about interesting people who delight in exploring their passion for both playing and collecting this amazing instrument. In this series, hosted by veteran guitar icon Kim Mitchell, we meet musicians and many manufacturers and collectors.
12 Episodes on Two Discs.
Jay Jay French, rhythm guitarist of 80’s glam rock band ‘Twisted Sister’, is famous for another reason… his solid collection of one off pink guitars, and what he’s doing with them. There’s only one true international authority on the value of vintage guitars: George Gruhn. And if you want to know what to buy and collect... he’s your man.
If you want to become the biggest guitar manufacturer in North America, you probably should not emulating Robert Godin. Known as an innovator, this French Canadian guitar manufacturer is not always appreciated, but his company out sells both Fender and Gibson.
Keith Scott has played guitar on some of the biggest selling records of the past thirty years while backing up one of the top pop-rock singer songwriters, Bryan Adams. Also meet Premiere Guitar Magazine contributor Murray Jackson.
Meet the Burst Brothers, legendary vintage guitar experts at Guitar Center, the musical instrument superstore chain for guitar fanatics. Their world famous vintage room is located in Hollywood California, the epicenter of west coast guitar culture.
Andrew Cole has his debut album, ‘Why We Wonder’, now firmly under his belt, but he is also an over-the-top guitar collector… Also hear from Steve Shelski a survivor of the 80’s era of big hair, tight pants and metal rock - the guitarist for Canadian band Coney Hatch.
In the world of guitars there aren’t many names as instantly recognizable as Gibson. In the world of rock’n’roll there aren’t many sounds as instantly recognizable as Nickleback. After two years of planning and hard work, the band’s Chad Kroeger now has his very own signature guitar in his hands.
Danny Marks is a musicologist, songwriter and superb guitarist with an obsession for the Kay electric guitar, the axe of choice of blues men from Lonnie Johnson to Chuck Berry.
Famed Luthier Richard Hover of Santa Cruz Guitars, walks the forests of northern California searching for the perfect piece of tone wood, creating only 700 of his hand made masterpieces each year.
Journeyman guitarist Mike Francis is the go-to guy if you need a session player… a career that has enabled him to establish one of the most extensive guitar collections in the music business. Also hear the tale of a reunion of two old friends: Colin Cripps, guitarist for Crash Vegas, Blue Rodeo, and Bryan Adams… and his 1952 Fender Telecaster.
The extreme collector edition! From neophyte collector to guitar manufacturer, Michael Robinson has taken the guitar dream to the extreme. Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French collects Les Paul Gold Tops. Surgeon John Preiner proves that regardless of his guitar collection’s size, he always comes back to his two favorite vintage acoustic guitars.
A hand built 8 string guitar is a labor of love shared between a luthier and his unique client. Legendary Canadian guitarist Carl Dixon has played with everyone from The Guess Who to April Wine, but a near fatal car accident in Australia made him change his tune. When this Santa Cruz guitar maker lets the sound of the wood in the near-by forest speak to him, he knows he’s made the right selection for a new instrument.
Keith Glass, founding guitarist for Prairie Oyster, proves that a collection doesn’t have to be pricy to be valuable: he has a unique collection of cheap and cheerful pieces from ‘50’s and ‘60’s. Some kids learn on a dime store guitar… but not these guys. Starting on the good stuff made a huge difference for Kim Mitchell, Andrew Cole and Danny Marks.
The most mysterious woman in guitar lore may be the unknown Hagstrom catalogue girl… Guitar Picks blows her cover! Guitarists often say they’d travel to the ends of the earth for that one special guitar; Nick Angelo knows this to be true because his little store in a far-flung corner of Ontario gets plenty of action. The Beatles influence has weighed heavily on a generation of guitar players, on both sides of the ocean.
Donna Grantis is arguably one of the best young blues guitarists around today – if you haven’t yet heard her true blue style, you will! Prairie Oyster founding guitarist Keith Glass reflects on what it takes to be a survivor in the music biz. Luthier Tony Karol creates a crazy asymmetrical acoustic guitar called a ‘Harp Guitar’.
A Scottish carpenter goes from boat building to guitar making – and discovers that’s all in understanding the wood and having the soul of a musician. Kim Mitchell has a love / hate relationship with his favorite guitar ‘Blue’, hand built from scrap parts by his guitar tech. There’s no short cut to learning how to play an instrument. Musicians dish on what has served them best in mastering their own guitars.
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NTSC widescreen - 288 Min. - 12 episodes on two discs.