Thursday, September 2, 2010

Charlie Christian - The Guitar Tone Legend

Charlie Christian was an awesome jazz guitarist. His music is still influencing a lot of jazz guitar players.
He has been playing in 30. but his tone is really timeless. It's really jazzy, with cool, dynamic, jumping notes. The rhythm is a big thing in his lines.

A famous thing, connected to Christian, is the Charlie Christian's guitar pickup. It's a really old school construction, with a big, ceramic magnet and a blade pole piece.

It's easy to find Charlie Christian's music on YouTube, Grooveshark and similar sites.

listen: Swing to Bop

Links: (pickup)