July 12, 2015 in Historic Fenders

Dick Dale – The King of Surf Guitar

S60s21Dick Dale is a landmark of American music, as his signature musical style, trademark sound, and interesting technique are unique and inspiring, to say the least. Anyone searching for something new should give any of his recordings a listen, as those who explore Dale’s music will discover something fresh and melodic, even though it happens to be vintage.

Part of Dale’s magic lies in the fact that he’s a very aggressive player, and his pickhand literally pummels the strings as he plays. If you carefully watch video of the surf guitar master playing live, you’ll see that he attacks the strings with a lot of muscle, and extended viewing can lead you to wonder … Continue Reading