Category: News & Announcements

  • Hug Your Guitar for Breast Cancer Awareness

      This October, hug your guitar with a pink Axe Hugger®! All velvet Axe Huggers® come in a variety of colors, including pink! Proudly wear your pink one for the month of October, and have other colors to suit your style and mood.  A percentage of Axe Hugger® profits in the month of October will go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.    

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  • Christmas Gifts for Musicians – 2016

    What Christmas gift do you buy for the guitar player who has every guitar accessory on the market? What gift ideas have you come up with for the saxophone player in your life? Shopping for the perfect Christmas gift for the discerning taste of the musician in your life can be challenging but this year, Axe Hugger® has the perfect gift for any musician who places his or her musical instrument on a stand. The Axe Hugger® was created from a desire for convenience and a need for safety in the everyday care of musical instruments. Some guitar stands are made with rubber

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  • My First Guitar Hero: C.C. DeVille

    By Tyler Blue (@tylerblue) 80’s glam rock gets a bad rap and much of it deservedly so. If you look past all the superficial glitz, there was plenty of solid song writing to be appreciated. One of the best debut albums from that era was undoubtedly Poison’s Look What the Cat Dragged In. C’mon, how cool is that name? It was 1986 on the wings of the MTV video for “Talk Dirty to Me” when it seemed like glam rock became an overnight sensation. This song was the Trojan horse delivering this brazen, raunchy music into the collective consciousness. When

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  • Dead & Company Guitarists Evoke the Grateful Glory Days

    By Tyler Blue (@tylerblue) The best concerts are those that transcend the realm of music. They fill you with emotion. They trigger memories from the past and create new ones to hold onto long into the future. What Dead and Company is doing right now is unprecedented. They are embodying the role of a tribute band, yet anyone familiar with their source material would be remiss to assign them that title. After years of various incarnations since the passing of Jerry Garcia, a lineup has finally emerged to carry the coveted torch. In Wheatland, CA on the second-to-last stop on

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  • Gene – Guitar Enthusiast and Teacher Talks About Guitar Damage

    Meet our new friend Gene, an awesome guy and a big guitar enthusiast and teacher. In his video about guitar maintenance, Gene talks about taking care of the finish of your guitar, especially from the damaging effects of your guitar stand. Gene has some home-made remedies for this challenging problem. We personally recommend buying an Axe Hugger® to protect your guitar and feel it is the ultimate guitar stand accessory! [youtube]ka6TwroKk7o[/youtube]

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  • Guitar of the Day – Jerry Garcia’s Axe

    1973 D. Irwin, Custom “Wolf” At the beginning of the Wake of the Flood sessions Jerry Garcia was presented with a custom guitar that would become his primary axe for some time to come. Known as the “Wolf”, this axe, made of purple-heart & curly maple, was handcrafted by luthier, Doug Irwin. One day in 1972, Garcia was in Rick Turner’s Brady Street store when he spied the axe hanging in the corner and bought it on the spot for $850. The unique construction of the infamous Wolf would shape Jerry’s sound for the 1973 tour and play an important

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  • Steel Pulse’s David A. Elecciri Jr. talks to Teddy Cannon of Axe Hugger®

    Here is a link to the full episode of our sponsored series, Guitar Yarn, featuring Steel Pulse‘s David A. Elecciri Jr. David is an amazing artist with an amazing story. Thank you to All Access Backstage, Hungry for Music, and Crux Entertainment, Inc.

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  • Steel Pulse Guitarist Yarns with Teddy Cannon of Axe Hugger®

    David Elecciri Jr., guitarist for legendary Steel Pulse, Yarns with Teddy Cannon about his gift of music, how he returns that gift and the lineage he continues to pass on. All Access Backstage Hungry for Music Crux Entertainment, Inc. [fbvideo link=”” width=”800″ onlyvideo=”1″]

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  • Musical Partnership with Hungry for Music!

    Axe Hugger® and Guitar Yarn are pleased to announce a special partnership with Hungry for Music. Future plans are a Hungry for Music benefit in partnership with All Access Music, and more episodes of Guitar Yarn. Stay tuned for more details!

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  • Axe Hugger® sponsors Guitar Yarn featuring David “STITCX” Rapaport of Reignwolf and MASZER

    Axe Hugger® has sponsored another episode of Guitar Yarn, produced by Crux Entertainment, Inc. and airing on Qello concerts & All Access Backstage this Friday. Our artist is David “STITCX” Rapaport of Reignwolf and MASZER. One of the guitars he talks about is from Sustainable Components. We love them! See why… [youtube]Ld0QewRaO20[/youtube]

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