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Alex Lifeson Hughes & Kettner Amp Giveaway

A 12-year -old Rush fan and guitarist named Zack Tabori comes up to the Hughes & Kettner booth at the NAMM show last month and asks to play the Alex Lifeson Signature TriAmp. They let him go ahead and do so and are impressed by his playing and offer to take his conact info so that Big Al can hook him up with some swag and tickets. Alex decided to give the kid one of his amps as well.

You can see a video of the whole story here
. Well worth watching, the kid is blown away.

Pre-Order Your Gibson Alex Lifeson ES-355 Guitar

The Gibson Alex Lifeson ES-355 Guitar is available for pre-order at Musicians Friend right now. Only $3699.

The guitar has a maple body, 3-piece maple neck, '57 Classic pickups with individual volume and tone controls, and a Maestro Long vibrola tailpiece.

Alex Lifeson ES-355 VOS Gibson Guitar

From the Winter NAMM 2008 show:

Throughout most of Alex Lifeson's ride to superstardom with the super group Rush, a 1976 Gibson ES-355 had been by his side, both in the studio and on stage. With it, he had created many of Rush's breathtaking layered soundscapes, and the very same ES-355 continues to be an indispensable part of his live arsenal. The Gibson Custom Shop Alex Lifeson Signature ES -355 guitar is a recreation of this iconic instrument and a tribute for a true modern master, and guitar he used to expand the definition of popular music.

No more information at this point.

New Guitars for Alex: Garrisons

Alex is playing Garrison guitars on Snakes and Arrows, according to the quote on this page (scroll down about two-thirds of the page. More information is available in their News section here. I guess the Epiphones are a thing of the past.

Neil Peart Drum News

LIke Neil's drum kit? Want to buy your own version? Only $30,000! Hey, it does come with a complete set of Paragon cymbals. Follow the link for more info.

If you're more economically minded (or cheap), you could always score a set or two of R30 sticks in October.

Alex's Epiphone Acoustic

There's a lengthy interview with Alex Lifeson over at Epiphone's site regarding the Masterbuilt model he's been playing. I played one (poorly) recently at a local guitar place and it sure seemed like a pretty good guitar for the price ($649 @ Musician's Friend).


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