Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey

Released in 1997

A film by Mark Hall

Produced by Paul Cadieux, Gregory Hall, Mark Hall, W. Douglas Hall and Martin Melhuish

As riveting a biography of a musical instrument as the life story of any of its most gifted practitioners, Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey looks at the humble beginnings of the acoustic guitar in the Kalamazoo workshop of inventor Orville H. Gibson and its emergence from the shadows of the big band rhythm section to the center stage of blues, country and rock-and-roll.

Features vintage performance footage and original testimonials from some of the greatest players in music history, including John Lee Hooker, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Tom Petty, B.B. King, Peter Frampton, Hank Williams Jr., Emmylou Harris, Dave Matthews, the Elvis Presley Trio‘s Scotty Moore, Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir, The Who bassist John Entwistle, The Rolling Stones‘ Ron Wood and Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan.

The Kings of Blues, Rhythm and Blues, Country and Western, and Rock ‘n’ Roll tell the amazing, true story of the Gibson guitar and how it rocked their world.

CANADA | 1997 | DOCUMENTARY | 73 MINUTES

ENGLISH WITH FRENCH AND ENGLISH SUBTITLES