Rock & Roll..! / by Sagar Mukala

Today I'm going to take you on a journey of rock music, the old school "Rock and roll". I got a chance to visit the Vintage room of the Guitar center in Hollywood. The specialty of this room cannot be put into words, but I'm going to give it a shot. There's a main stage with a background wall full of vintage guitars. Vintage guitars are guitars that are atleast 25 years older, dating back to the history of AC/DCs, Zepplins, Skynyrds, Hendrix, etc . There's a stairway that leads to upstairs from where if you take a peek down towards the main stage area, it looks like its raining only though the water drops to be replaced by guitars on the wall. From the warmth of the aged wood on the walls to the beautifully painted murals, the Vintage Room takes you on a nostalgic journey into the past, placing these beautiful vintage instruments right at your fingertips. It is the uniqueness of the Vintage room that made it feature in the famous tv shows, specially the "Guitar center sessions" on AXS TV. The first time I came across this room was at a Guitar Center session of one of my favorite bands Sum 41 on the TV. The phrase "rocking and rolling" originally described the movement of a ship on the ocean, and the music kind of gets you the feel and hence known as "rock and roll" which is synonymous with the term "Rock" now a days. My first love for rock music started with AC/DC when I was in undergrad. The name kind of grabbed my curiosity as I was an electronics nerd back in the day but the music shook me over and left an impression of rock music on my soul.