November 3, 2011

PREMIER GUITAR MAGAZINE March 2011 -- Unless you've purposefully dodged guitar-related forums or YouTube product demos for the past couple of years, you've likely beheld the work of madman guitarist Phil X. With millions of views of hundreds videos to his credit, Phil X is an online guitar-culture fixture who plays and showcases the stunning collection of vintage guitars available for sale at Fretted Americana in Calabasas, California.

November 3, 2011

The Les Paul Forum, the go-to place on the Internet for vintage LP discussion, has banned its users from posting to the site Fretted Americana's YouTube videos featuringPhil X playing vintage Gibson Les Paul models.

On January 18, 2010, forum member "Bluesforstevie" began the following thread:"WTF WTF WTF????" (Who Thinks Fender?) with the following plea:


"What's goin' on people? Can't I at least get an explanation of why my threads are being torpedoed?????"


November 3, 2011

This week the Fretted Americana Channel on YouTube reached and exceeded three million views.

We're an octave above high C on the news.

And it is all thanks to you, our viewing audience. You've put the whammy-bar on us and we're dazed by your devotion.

It was only a mere five months ago that we were jubilantly jolted by one million vintage guitar aficionados and fans viewing our demonstration videos featuring the amazing Phil X.

November 3, 2011

One night, Mad Max Volume was in the living room of his house working out a new song on his ax. The title of the song was Makin' Mischief.

Mad Max Volume had his amp cranked up to 152, or so it seemed to his poor wife, and was making mischief while writing and playing Makin’ Mischief:

He duck-walked across the room, played his cheap Acme guitar with his teeth, stuck it between his legs, thrusted, and let his freak-flag and wild, freak-hair fly.

November 3, 2011


October 22, 2009. Fretted Americana's YouTube videos have gone viral - like swine flu but good for your health.

Fretted Americana, the most admired and respected dealer of rare, vintage guitars in the world, has continued its race up the YouTube charts, our vintage guitar demo videos now scoring over 2,000,000 views from wildly enthusiastic fans.

This is an increase of over 1,250,000 views since June 2009, when Fretted Americana’s YouTube channel notched a mere (!) 750,000 viewer hits.

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