Learn more about the talented players who test and demonstrate our guitars.
For more videos, visit the Vintage Licks YouTube Channel.

Vintage Licks on YouTube

At Vintage Licks Guitars, you don’t just see and read about the instruments we have, you test drive them with your eyes and ears.

See and hear what your next vintage guitar sounds, plays and looks like before you purchase.

All videos are recorded with simple amateur video equipment, either a Canon VIXIA HF R21 with an attached RODE Directional Video Condenser Microphone or with an iPhone. Videos are recorded and the raw footage is uploaded straight to YouTube without any mixing or post recording funny business.

If you are listening with a decent set of speakers or headphones, this is what the guitar sounds like.

Frank Corso   Finger style Country Blues • Naples, Florida & North Shore, Massachusetts • Visit Website

Our friend and neighbor in both New England and Southwest Florida is fine art painter and sensational guitarist Frank Corso. Though Frank makes his living as a painter with a world wide following of devoted patrons but he plays some mean Country Blues and Ragtime fingerstyle guitar as well, focusing on the styles of pickers like Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Reverend Gary Davis,Tampa Red and others. Frank has opened shows or shared the stage with such notable musicians as Taj Mahal, Dave Van Ronk, David Bromberg, John Hammond, Elizabeth Cotten, Pat Donahue, Brownie McGhee and Sonny Terry, Jimmie Dawkins, Dan Hicks, J Geils band, Nickolette Larson, Paul Rishell, John Mooney and his good good friend Paul Geremia, among many others.

Frank is a current Endorsed player of National Reso-Phonic Guitars. We are pleased to showcase Frank’s talented and authentic play.

Danielle Miraglia   Singer Songwriter - Finger style guitarist • Boston, Massachusetts • Visit Website

Award winning singer song writer and performing blues musician both solo and with her band, Danielle Miraglia (murr-Ä L e a) comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson with an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica.  The tunes she writes range from heart-felt to socially conscious and will move both your heart and hips. She began headlining some of the most renowned blues and folk music venues in Boston, toured major cities from north to south and beyond, while earning street cred vigorously busking the streets of Harvard Square. After graduating with a degree in Creative Writing, she put her writing skills, originally intended for novels, towards songwriting and began performing at open mike nights in the Boston area.  This set in motion what would become a full-time career in music.

We are very pleased and honored to showcase Danielle’s demonstrations, thank you Danielle for sharing your wonderful talent with all of us! You may contact Danielle for bookings or lessons at her official website.

Richard Bastar III (aka Fish)   Plays Any Style • Southwest Florida • Visit Website

Please welcome our new friend of Vintage Licks Guitars… stunt guitarist extraordinaire Rich Bastar. Well known here in Southwest Florida as Fish, Rich is an accomplished and versatile musician, composer and studio player. Best known on CD Baby and iTunes as a Christian singer songwriter with many albums to his credit full of lively, sometimes off beat yet inspirational and thought provoking tunes in the genre.

Rich’s knowledge of tunes of all genres and styles of play is almost encyclopedic along with his accomplished mathematical mastery of open and drop tunings makes this cat amazing to watch and play with. Plus he has the absolutely coolest collection of Hawaiian shirts imaginable.

David Surette   Celtic Finger Style Specialist - Country Blues & Blue Grass • Berwick, Maine • Visit Website

A special friend of Vintage Licks Guitars is one of New England’s finest guitarists and mandolin players, David Surette, a well establish and top notch player and arranger of Celtic finger style guitar, yet his diverse repertoire also includes original compositions, blues and ragtime, traditional American roots music, and folk music from a variety of traditions, all played with finesse, taste, and virtuosity. He is equally at home on the mandolin and bouzouki, and is well-known as a top-notch accompanist in New England’s contra dance and Celtic music circles, and is also in demand as a studio musician and sideman. David performs solo and with his talented wife Susie.

David is available for bookings and private lessons plus he is associated with the Concord Community Music School. Thank you David for the sensational vintage licks.

Bob Halperin   Blues, fingerstyle, folk, chord melody • Portsmouth, New Hampshire • Visit Website

Professional guitarist Bob Halperin is a long time friend of Vintage Licks Guitars and the original demonstration player on my site. Bob is a long time fixture on the blues music scene throughout New England, well known as a soloist and with his band Wooden Eye.

For over 30 years he has been a standard at the Press Room in Portsmouth new Hampshire. Hands down, Bob is one of the most sought after finger style guitar instructors in New England. Find him at the Music Emporium, Boston MA, and Gary’s Guitar Store, Portsmouth NH. Thank you Bob for all of your help over the years!