In the 1950s a young teenage boy from Canada became enamored by the smooth licks of American guitarist Duane Eddy. He went to his local music shop and bought a cheap $18 guitar in an effort to learn Eddy’s style. Nobody knew at the time that this teenager, whose name was Jean Larrivee, would go on to become one of the most influential Canadian guitar makers, whose guitars would be valued at over 150x’s that of his first guitar.
In 2013, a Canadian astronaut named Chris Hadfield floated through the International Space Station strumming the song Space Oddity on his parlor guitar. 25 million views later, the rest of the world was introduced to a guitar that Canada already knew to be great: Larrivée guitars.
Just for fun: enjoy these five guitar fails.
In a sadly true story, this young man actually had the nerve to stick an electric guitar down his pants and try to walk out of a local guitar store. Thankfully a store employee had the wherewithal to snap a picture on his phone. Haha!
If you’re not familiar with guitar amps, this may not make sense to you. Essentially, in an amp stack like this, the amp head on the top makes no sound. All the sound comes from the 4 speakers housed in the bottom cabinet. Ha!
As if playing the air guitar in a televised competition isn’t bad enough, this guy decided that having a rainbow throw up on his clothes before getting on stage would be an excellent idea.
This guitar flip is about as awful and painful to watch as they get. Besides the fact that his windup and diving motion are laughable, watching the guitar fly through the air and hit the cement parking lot almost makes me sorry for the guy.
It seems hard to believe but during the Super Bowl – the world’s biggest stage – Red Hot Chili Pepper’s bassist Flea decided that plugging in his bass was too much trouble. I’ve heard of lip-syncing before…would this be “bass-syncing”?