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Travis Tidwell is an exceptional young talent who has hit the big time early in his career with country-rap phenomenon, Big Smo. A product of his hometown of Nashville (surely the world’s most prolific producer of top-notch guitarists), his style spans all genres from country to metal and beyond. After meeting with Grover Jackson and [...]
  The Birds of Satan landed at the Jimmy Kimmel Live show for their network television debut Wednesday night on ABC and rocked the house with two new songs from their debut album. Check it out: “Thanks For The Line” “Pieces of the Puzzle” Led by Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, the Birds of Satan [...]
  Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ side project has spawned another side project. Please welcome The Birds of Satan, a new original group whose songs could fit right in alongside the 70s-80s deep album cuts in the set list of cover band Chevy Metal. The Birds of Satan are: Taylor Hawkins on vocals and drums, [...]
My Ruin has uploaded footage of guitarist Mick Murphy discussing and demonstrating his new “Triple M” guitar (aka the “Mick Murphy Model”), specially created by legendary guitar designer Grover Jackson for GJ2 Guitars. The new signature guitar was unveiled at the 2014 NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) during the Media Preview Day event
A high-octane metal machine made for the Master of Heaviosity Laguna Hills, CA — GJ2 Guitars is proud to debut a new guitar model at NAMM in January 2014: The “Triple M” (aka the “Mick Murphy Model”), specially created by Grover Jackson for heavy metal guitarist Mick Murphy of My Ruin and Chevy Metal. The [...]
Heeding repeated requests from customers, GJ2 Guitars has drawn inspiration from the birth of the Blues for its latest guitar model, the Hellhound. The GJ2 Hellhound takes its name from one of the most legendary songs by pioneering bluesman Robert Johnson, “Hellhound On My Trail,” recorded in 1937. The Hellhound guitar is built of basswood, with [.
All of us at GJ2 were saddened to learn of the passing of Phil Everly (January 19, 1939 – January 3, 2014), a true rock ‘n’ roll legend as half of the pioneering vocal duo, The Everly Brothers. The loss touches us both personally and professionally. Back in March of 2013, GJ2 Guitars co-founders Grover Jackson and Jon Gold [...]
My Ruin guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Mick Murphy has just released a new digital solo EP entitled “Hangtime” from his instrumental solo side project Neanderthal via Bandcamp. The EP features five brand new tunes packed with Murphy’s signature shredding leads, sophisticated heavy riffs and high-energy hard-driving adventurous rock, plus one “
Guitarist Mick Murphy (of My Ruin and Chevy Metal) joined GJ² partners Grover Jackson and Jon Gold at GearHounds Guitars and Music Gear in Wildomar, California, last weekend for an informal Q&A and guitar demo. Following a rip-roaring set by local metal band “When All Rest,” Mick brought out his GJ² Glendora and Spirit of ’79
Here’s an opportunity to meet GJ2‘s visionary guitar-maker, Grover Jackson, along with one of today’s top metal guitarists, Mick Murphy (of My Ruin and Chevy Metal), in a rare joint appearance.  Grover and Mick will host a live in-store Q&A and GJ2 guitar demo on Saturday, November 23, beginning at 12 noon at GearHounds Guitar