The Crossroads Guitar Festival is a music festival and benefit concert first held in 2004 and again in 2007 and 2010. The festivals benefit the Crossroads Centre founded by Eric Clapton, a drug treatment center located in Antigua. The concerts are also intended to be a showcase for a variety of guitarists. All were hand-picked by Eric Clapton himself, who addressed the 2007 audience, saying that each were some of the very best, and those who had earned his respect.
The 2013 festival will be held April 12-13 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Performers so far include: Albert Lee, Allan Holdsworth, Allman Brothers Band, Andy Fairweather Low, B.B. King, Blake Mills, Booker T, Brad Paisley, Buddy Guy, Citizen Cope, Dave Biller, Doyle Bramhall II, Earl Klugh, Eric Clapton, Gary Clark Jr., Jeff Beck, Jimmy Vaughan, John Mayer, John Scofield, Jonny Lang, Keb’ Mo’, Keith Urban, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Los Lobos, Robbie Robertson, Robert Cray, Robert Randolph, Sonny Landreth, Taj Mahal and Vince Gill.
Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood
In 1987 Joe Satriani became an endorser of Ibanez guitars. 10 years later, in 1998 Ibanez released the JS10th (aka Chrome Boy/Chromeboy) to celebrate a decade long partnership with Joe. These guitars are now the most sought after guitars made by Ibanez.
506 JS10th’s were produced in total and there are a handful of Chromeboys that were refinished by Ibanez and recorded as 507(N), there are at least 4 of these with 507b being registered right here and one documented as being unstamped. The original numbers of these Chrome boys are unknown.
Joe Satriani Signature Guitars
Maestro Joe Satriani’s jaw-dropping skill on the guitar is matched only by the sheer beauty and artistry of his Signature instruments. Created in collaboration with Satch himself, these models are indeed an extension of his playing: finely nuanced yet capable of staggering heights of musicality.
Joe Satriani Series Basics
•JSBDG, JS20TH, JS2400, JS1200 and JS1000 are precision-made in Japan
•Select JS models feature high-pass filter on volume pot for maintaining highs at low volumes
•All models feature coil tapping on both neck and bridge pickups
•JS2400 is first 24-fret model
•JSBDG “Black Dog” The rumors were true – after years of calls from the legions of Satriani faithful, Ibanez was going to offer a collector’s edition of Joe’s storied “Black Dog” electric guitar
•JS20TH & JS20S 20th Anniversary Models – 20 Years of Surfing with Satch – Ibanez is proud to feature the Joe Satriani 20th Anniversary signature models, dressed to kill with a special 3D inlay of the Silver Surfer (JS20TH) on the guitar’s body