Electric guitar

Here is the first electric guitar: the “frying pan” of 1931

The names Leo Fender and Les Paul will forever be associated with the electric guitar’s explosion in popular culture. And rightly so. Without the timeless designs of engineer Fender and musician and studio magician Paul, it’s hard to imagine what the most iconic instruments from decades of popular music would look like. They might look […]

Electric guitar

Electric guitar, contrabass clarinet and drums: Gorecki’s 2016 makeover | Classical music

VSolin Stetson is an American saxophonist generally more comfortable with session work for America’s smarter indie bands – Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, TV on the Radio – than with a symphonic score and a classically trained soprano. But this month, his latest release is a recording of a 40-year-old symphony that, 15 years after it […]