Archive for October, 2009

Whether you are shopping for a holiday present, a birthday gift, or just because you want a new guitar, here are some suggested places to look for guitars and accessories.

A great resource is Guitar Center where you will find some fine guitars (I saw an awesome acoustic-electric Martin for sale!) and they have Epiphone, Dean, Fender, Ibanez and a ton of other brands:

The Best Gear and the Best Deals -

Musician’s Friend is just that – a really good friend when you need guitars and gear. There are some deals and rebates to be found – or just do what I do – go drool over the stuff you wish you could buy! Just because they have some great Gibson guitars you are not limited in your selection, you can actually buy other brands there too.

Low Priced Gibson Guitars at   

Music123 has the most comprehensive price guarantee in the industry.Their selection is great and it’s a cool website to buy acoustic or electric guitars and accessories, plus books, videos, and other instruments.  If you find a better price than theirs, click on their “Beat this Price” link which is beside every one of their products.

Or… check out their Music123 Outlet for deeply discounted prices (and these are not junk products, some really awesome high-end stuff have their prices marked down). There are also refurbished items, items with a slight blemish (scratch ‘n dent), and products that have been discontinued by the manufacturers.

Extreme Savings + Free Shipping at

Another place to look and compare prices is at Amazon. I set up a store there with a friend that you can see some of  the guitars for sale: GuitarEditions Amazon Store.

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House of the Rising Sun was done by several artists – including Bob Dylan and The Animals. I prefer the Animals version. This is a fairly easy guitar song to play, so here are the chords for that.

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the Rising Sun
And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy
AM C AM C  D  F  Am  E  Am  E
And God I know I’m one

My mother was a tailor

She sewed my new bluejeans

My father was a gamblin’ man

Down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs

Is a suitcase and trunk

And the only time he’s satisfied

Is when he’s on a drunk

—— solo ——

Oh mother tell your children

Not to do what I have done

Spend your lives in sin and misery

In the House of the Rising Sun

Well, I got one foot on the platform

The other foot on the train

I’m goin’ back to New Orleans

To wear that ball and chain

Well, there is a house in New Orleans

They call the Rising Sun

And it’s been the ruin of many a poor boy

And God I know I’m one

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