The Story of the Guitar: Part II of Playing with Bob Dylan

The Story of the Guitar: Part II of Playing with Bob Dylan

Sometimes in life, events turn out so perfectly, you just have to sit back and smile. You know the universe smiles sometimes and, every once in a while, it smiles on each of us. This is the case with the story of The Guitar Behind Dylan and Cohen. In Ron...
Handmade Guitar Project: One of a Kind, Every Time

Handmade Guitar Project: One of a Kind, Every Time

In his new book, The Guitar Behind Dylan and Cohen, we learn that the only guitar in Ron’s collection is a handmade, 1959 Gretsch Country Gentleman. Handmade guitars have¬†gained renewed interest, even among the younger generation, as this handmade guitar project...
Can You Play With Bob Dylan if You Have a Broken Guitar?

Can You Play With Bob Dylan if You Have a Broken Guitar?

Most professional guitar players have a collection of guitars from which to choose.¬†Ron Cornelius isn’t like most professional guitar players; he has only one. This one guitar- a 1959 Gretsch Country Gentleman- has traveled the world and backed some of the best...
Where Determination Can Take You

Where Determination Can Take You

When Ron Cornelius was young, he fell in love with music. His first instrument was a clarinet. Not exactly what you’d expect from a musical legend, is it? But his musical story didn’t end there. Instead it’s become one of the best examples of where...
Don’t Turn Around: A Letter to the Struggling

Don’t Turn Around: A Letter to the Struggling

I don’t suppose there’s ever been a musician who hasn’t been told that their dream is impossible. If no one’s told you that yet, you probably haven’t been playing long. If I could give you just one piece of advice, it would be this:...