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Bert Weedon’s Play in a Day: Guide to Modern Guitar Playing (Faber Edition)


Bert Weedon’s Play in a Day remains one of the world’s most successful guitar methods. It is as much of a legend as the stars who have learned from it, including Eric Clapton, Mike Oldfield, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, John Lennon, Sting, Brian May, Pete Townshend, and many others! Play in a Day is easy to use and includes plenty of tips for selecting the right guitar, the correct amplifier, how to hold your instrument, and plenty of exercises and tunes to play!

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  • Alfred Music

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Electrical Guitar Company TB500 prototype

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10 Year Anniversary


This week marks the 10 year anniversary for the release of my first ever DVD video course Slide Guitar Method 1 Open E Tuning. This is the course that started it all for me and was the catalyst that led to this website being my full time job for 10 years now. It’s crazy how time seems to fly by so quickly as it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long ago since I was filming that very first video.

Things have changed dramatically since Feb of 2008 but one thing I have tried to continually focus on is making the lessons better and better every single year. I can’t say whether or not I have accomplished that but I sure have put forth a lot of effort in the past 10 years to make that happen. You can be the judge whether or not I have made the lessons better.

I would also like to thank every single person who has watched a lesson in the past 10 years whether it be free or paid. Without you guys there would not be any website at all right now.

Next I would like to send an extra special thank you to everyone has purchased lessons over the past 10 years as it is you who have allowed me to continue to make a living doing this and also to keep investing in more equipment to make the lessons better and better. I can’t thank you enough how much this means to me that you guys keep purchasing lessons and subscriptions. It’s been a dream come true for me to be able to do this for a living full time.

With the 10 year anniversary of Slide Guitar Method 1 Open E at hand I decided to put out a new course that focuses on open e tuning. I thought it was fitting since that’s how this website started and the reason I am here in the first place. It was also the Open E Tuning slide lessons that Gibson liked that I put out on YouTube that led to them using some of them on their website back in 2008.

It was an amazing feeling to know they thought my lessons were pretty good and also to put me and my favorite slide guitar player on the same webpage. That was an unbelievable moment when I first saw that and a feeling I’ll never forget.

After thinking about all this it was even more apparent that I should do something about Duane Allman Slide guitar for this 10 year event and that’s exactly what I have done.

For this 10 Year Anniversary I went back and listened to a lot of my favorite Duane Allman open e tuning solos and started going about putting this course into place. The material started coming really quickly and I knew this was going to be a great course in my mind. Whether or not other people will enjoy it still remains to be seen but it has passed my standards and ultimately that’s all I can do.

Lesson Index

Lesson 1 Abut Open E Tuning, Tone
Lesson 2 Open E Main positions
Lesson 3 Mannerisms

The Whip
The Fall Down
Repeated lick 1
Repeated Lick 2
Backwards Slide
The In Between

Lesson 4 Five Exercises
Lesson 5 Done Somebody Wrong Style Intro and Solo
Lesson 6 Statesboro Blues Style Solo

5 Free Download Versions Giveaway

For this 10 Year Anniversary Special I’ll be giving away 5 FREE Download versions of the NEW Play Like Duane Allman Slide Course. You’ll also receive Slide Guitar Method 1 Open E Tuning the new version that was re made back in 2011 then updated again in 2014.

And the Winners Are

comment #88 Craig
comment #84 Kevin o Hara
comment #110 Jake Wiles
comment #11 David Brown
comment #66 John

Congrats to you guys! And THANK YOU for all the amazing posts about how my lessons have helped your playing. It’s truly a dream come true to see how many of you guys have really enjoyed them. Here’s to the next 20 years!

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Fender FT-1 Pro Clip on Tuner for Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Mandolin, Violin, Ukulele, Viola, Cello, Mandola, and Banjo


Convenient and unobtrusive, the FT-1 multi-function clip-on tuner helps ensure your instrument is always in tune, even on a dark stage. Its handles noisy environments with ease thanks to its built-in vibration sensor. The LCD display’s easy-to-read needle indicates how close to pitch a note is, and the screen’s backlight turns green once the note is in tune. The FT-1’s dual-hinge design allows you to mount the tuner on either side of your instrument’s headstock.

Product Features

  • Compact, dual-hinged clip-on tuner
  • Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Violin and Chromatic tuning modes
  • Easy-to-read tuning needle; backlight turns green when note is in tune
  • Tuning Range B0 – B7; A440 calibration
  • Includes CR2032 battery

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Epiphone ETZ2VNNH1 Hollow-Body Electric Guitar, Vintage Natural


In the 1930s Zenith had a headstock with decorative colored engravings characterized by the white banners proudly identifying the Master built product line. By 1936 the Zenith model had been resized twice before arriving at the classic 16 3/8″ bodied version that persisted well into the 1950’s. Now Epiphone has brought the Zenith back in all it’s vintage glory.

Product Features

  • The Zenith model has an aged gloss finish with aged nickel hardware. The top is solid spruce and has laminated maple back and sides.
  • This classic has a 5-pc mahogany/maple neck with a rounded “C” profile with a dual-action truss rod and set neck. Ebony fingerboard with Falling Leaves inlays.
  • Also coming with this guitar are Epiphone Historic tuners, ebony bridge that has a Shadow SH-1000 integrated pickup and a vintage trapeze tailpiece.

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Fender 351 Shape Premium Picks (12 Pack) for electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, and bass


Experience the classic feel of Fender no matter what guitar or bass you play. Fender picks provide comfort and high-performance flexibility for every performer, with a variety of sizes, shapes and thicknesses to suit the playing styles and preferences of every guitarist. Celluloid is a premier pick material and the cornerstone of the Fender pick collection for decades. Celulloid picks give the traditional feel and a warm, round musical tone. The traditional 351 shape, our most popular pick design, is a perfect accessory for players of versatile styles and techniques.

Product Features

  • Comfortable and familiar feel provided by the traditional 351 shape
  • Celluloid picks give the traditional feel, with a smooth striking surface and a warm, round musical tone
  • Thin gauge picks provide a bright tone with airy sustain, and are ideal for strumming
  • Fender picks provide comfort and high-performance flexibility for every performer
  • Sold as a convenient 12-pack

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YMC Classical Guitar 1/2 Size 34” Inch Nylon Strings Classical Acoustic Guitar Starter Pack With Carrying Case & Accessories for Beginner Students Children-Blue


This beautiful YMC 34″ Classical Guitar set is ideal for the beginning student, perfect for the young player to experience playing a guitar for the first time.
The 34-Inch Acoustic Guitar is a small-scale guitar that is not only affordable,but designed with the beginner player in mind. The smaller size makes it great for children or those with a smaller build,and the dreadnought body has the looks and feel beloved by some of the greatest guitarists around.
The 34″Classical Guitar has a loud and bright ringing tone that clearly projects to the listener.
The Guitar also features linden binding and chrome geared tuning,easy of tuning and to keep the tuned strings held in position.
Nylon strings bring you soft feelings. 6 Nylon strings protect student’s fingers when giving you a sound that’s perfect for jazz and classical music . Fitted with Nylon strings rather than steel the guitar is ideal for or small hands as small hands and fingers will find it far easier to hold the string down and to form chord shapes.
2.2 pounds lightweight easy to hold and carry. Perfect for age 5 to 12 years.
This Classical Guitar set also features everything you need to get started with your Guitar.
The set Includes:
Vizcaya by YMC 34″ Classical Guitar,
A Nylon Gig Bag Case,
Carrying Guitar Strap,
3pcs Guitar Picks,
Pick Holder(color maybe vary),
A Full Set of Extra steel Strings
A multifunctional Electronic Tuner: Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Violin, Ukulele can select;the color change to Green when in tuning.

Available in a variety of colors:Black,Blue,Natural,Pink.
Please note: The Classical guitars come standard with only one strap pin – at the heel of the lower bout. You could tie it around the neck, above the nut, at the headstock. There are many helpful instructions on the web as well.

Product Features

  • YMC Vizcaya 34″ junior-size classical guitar with nylon strings, Perfect for young guitarists with small hands.
  • Linden basswood binding and full wood construction with great gloss finish. Right-Handed , Chrome geared tuning pegs. Fingerboard & Bridge: Ebonized. Neck: maple.
  • 6 Nylon strings protect student’s fingers when giving you a sound that’s perfect for jazz and classical music.The 1st ,2nd ,3rd stringare made out of clear solid nylon. the 3 thick (4th,5th,6th) strings are made of 80/20 bronze/copper alloy wrapped around a nylon floss core.
  • 34 Inch half size makes better playability for beginners and students, 2.2 pounds lightweight easy to hold and carry. Perfect for age 5 to 12 years.
  • • The YMC 34″ classical guitar starter kit includes guitar gig bag, strap, electric tuner, 3 guitar picks and an extra set of 6 steel strings for replacement. The extra replacement steel strings give you different tones with nylon strings.

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KAISH 50pcs USA/Imperial Thread Humbucker Pickup Height Screws Guitar Humbucker Pickup Screws with Springs Fits Gibson/EMG/Seymour Duncan/Dimarzio Nickel


High quality humbucker Pickup Height Screws from KAISH

Product Features

  • Pickup Height screws are Imperial/USA thread which can fit most (not all) Gibson/EMG/Seymour Duncan or Dimarzio Pickups
  • Pickup Height Screws Dimension: 28.4mm(total length including head) x 2.4mm(thead diameter); Pickup Springs Dimenison: 26mm(Length) x 4.7mm(Outer diameter) x 3.3mm(Inner diameter)
  • Due to the wide variety of pickups and screws in the market,please be sure to verify the dimensions carefully before you order the item; We can not promise these screws would fit all the Gibson/EMG/Seymour Duncan or Dimarzio Pickups
  • Important Note: Please be sure to confirm the thread type of your pickups before you order the item, you may not be able to find the correct screws if you don¡¯t know the thread type of your pickups
  • These are just after market pickup screws, so the screws and springs may not be exact same with your original screws and springs; We only produce quality guitar parts and accessoroies, we don¡¯t make inferior parts or accessoroies

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Hagstrom VIDLX12-BLK Viking Deluxe Series Electric Guitar with Black Gloss Finish With Z-Pick


Save with this Bundle:

Hagstrom VIDLX12-BLK Viking Deluxe Series Electric Guitar with Black Gloss Finish

The all-a-round guitar. It covers everything from blues to rock/fusion, jazz, and back again. To match the Viking DLX 12’s fuller acoustic sound, a set of our Hagstrom H-50 humbucking pickups are adopted to provide a natural and clean calibrated electric tone, delivering cleaner vintage tones familiar from yesteryear, as well as the ability to deliver nastier tones, to open up a whole new expressive world where 12 string guitars have never ventured before.

Features: Semi Hollow Contoured Body Flame Maple Top Canadian Hard Maple Neck 2 x Hagstrom HJ-50 Pickups


Thickness is 0.46 mm. Size is 3 x 2.6 (height x width) approx.

Product Features

  • Hagstrom VIDLX12-BLK Viking Deluxe Series Electric Guitar with Black Gloss Finish With Z-Pick
  • Semi Hollow Contoured Body
  • Flame Maple Top
  • Canadian Hard Maple Neck

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The Piglet guitar build project, part 6


At last it’s beginning to look like a guitar boody. Here’s the Piglet unclamped after the top has been glued on. I ended up giving it 48 hours in the end, so plenty of time to set and harden and form a tight bond. Because we had cut out the top separately from the rest there was some variance in the outline between the top and the rest of the guitar body, although of only around 1mm.

So, it was out with the wood filler and try to even up the little gaps and differences between the top and the timber of the guitar body.

I also made sure to get wood filler into those tricky angles which with the jigsaw coming from two different directions and where there was an obvious saw line right in the corner.

And of course, lots of sanding to be done. I also decided to round over the top edges so as to give a softer outline

There’s still lots more sanding to be done before we can think about applying the finish. But it’s coming along very nicely.

Looking good.

G L Wilson

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