Vintage Guitar - February 2017 - Open - 16
AUCTIONED FOR CAUSE
Guitar maker Stuart Spector built a
one-off bass that brought $3,100 at a
recent auction to raise funds for the
Atlantic Salmon Federation. For
its body, Spector used walnut
and old-growth redwood salvaged from apartment buildings
in New York City, and its neck
was inlaid with mother-of-pearl
and paua abalone depicting an
angler casting to a school of salmon.
BOWL 4 RONNIE
The second annual Bowl 4 Ronnie Bowling Party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio
Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held
November 4 at the Pinz Bowling Center
in Studio City, California. Hosted by Eddie
Trunk and attended by 300 rockers, bowling enthusiasts, and supporters, the event
raised more than $36,000 for the Fund,
now in its seventh year raising awareness
and money for cancer research. Celebrity bowlers this year included Tom
Morello, Dino Cazares, and John 5.
SANTANA LENDS LICKS FOR
Carlos Santana and drummer/producer
Narada Michael Walden recently
teamed with singer/songwriter
Jennifer Saran and Ladysmith
Black Mambazo to create
"Wake Up," a collaborative
appeal to the world to address
inequality and impoverishment. The song will be featured
on Saran's third album, produced
and co-written by Walden,
set for release in early 2017.
Our interview with Graham
Clise in the January issue
omitted a credit for photographer Jordan Joseffer. VG
apologizes for any confusion created by the error.
he worlds of metal and jazz guitar couldn't be more opposite -
one specializes in volume and riffing, the other on restraint and
strumming. As guitarist for thrash metallists Testament and leader
of a trio, Alex Skolnick has carved niches in both.
The Spector bass made for the
Atlantic Salmon Federation.
What's the story with the latest Testament album, Brotherhood
of the Snake?
Alex Skolnick: Kevin Wilson.
Bit of Metal, Bit of Jazz