Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Neil Young 'has always had acoustic and electric sides'

Neil Young's talent for playing the acoustic guitar has been praised as part of a music poll.
Great deals on musical instruments

Neil Young has released some truly beautiful tracks featuring the acoustic guitar, according to a Gibson poll.

The legendary folk-rock singer-songwriter has been named the 31st best player of the instrument by the manufacturer Gibson as part of its Top 50 Acoustic Guitarists of All Time series.

Explaining the reasons for Young's inclusion, columnist Bryan Wawzeneck said that although Young is revered for his work on the electric guitar, his acoustic tunes are also "beautiful and soulful".

He highlighted records such as Harvest and Prairie Wind as prime examples of his talent for building emotion with an acoustic guitar.

"Young might forgo the frenzied distortion when he unplugs, but he never comes up short on passion," Mr Wawzeneck remarked.

The likes of Duane Allman, Rik Emmett, Martin Carthy, Clarence White, Jerry Reed, Steve Howe and Eric Clapton have also featured in the rundown, with the winning acoustic guitar player set to be revealed later this month.

Save money on Acoustic Guitars todayADNFCR-2133-ID-800158242-ADNFCR

Posted on 26 Oct 2010 20:11 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Founding guitarist of legendary LA band Y and T Joey Alves passes away due to complications relating to Ulcerative Colitis. Documentary on soon to follow.

13 Mar 2017 13:12
thumbnail

Destroyer Cola is to be the latest release in rock veterans Kiss' long line of merchandise currently available to the general public for purchase

7 Mar 2017 15:23
thumbnail

In a recent unconfirmed report, frontman of famous rock and roll outfit Guns N' Roses is said to be heading into the studio with Australian rock veterans AC/DC

24 Feb 2017 13:13
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22
thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Introducing a sleek aesthetic to an established favourite, Arturia's Step Range offer an extensive selection of creative options to the discerning musician.

21 Apr 2017 11:52
thumbnail

News has emerged from Superbooth that Behringer will be introducing their brand new Deep Mind 6, a smaller more condensed version of its big brother DeepMind 12

20 Apr 2017 16:32
thumbnail

Utilizing innovative features designed to complement the modern piano player, Yamaha's MX88 Synth offers a re purposed design and flawless functionality.

20 Apr 2017 13:33
thumbnail

Need to sort out your audio inconsistencies? iZotope launch an update across three of of their pieces audio editing software: Elements, Regular and Advanced.

20 Apr 2017 12:17
thumbnail

A synth that boasts a range of interesting parameters, Novation's Peak brings next-level user operation to the fold, promising an immersive creative experience.

19 Apr 2017 16:14
thumbnail

The next design from tech titans Novation, the Circuit Mono Station looks to follow on from Bass Station II, picking up where its older brother left off.

19 Apr 2017 16:01