Top 10 Ways to Destroy a Perfectly Good Guitar (or Bass)

10. Smash It To Bits The list of well-known artist who have smashed a guitar on stage is long. It includes Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Garth Brooks. Perhaps the most famous of them all is Pete Townsend, guitarist for The Who. Or is it Paul Simonon, of the Clash? 9. Burn it Jimi … Read moreTop 10 Ways to Destroy a Perfectly Good Guitar (or Bass)

History of the Reverse Headstock

Jimi Hendrix and Otis Rush flipped their right-handed guitars over and played them lefty. Steve Miller flipped a lefty over and played it righty. They all certainly helped to popularize the look of the upside down headstock, but none played a true “reverse headstock”, with the orientation of the headstock intentionally mismatched to the body. So who was the first player to do it? And which guitar company was the first to offer it as original spec?

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