Guitar Neck Shake

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It's not a new technique. Probably first discovered by an SG owner playing rapid change cowboy chords...
I sometimes attempt vibrato made by moving my finger back and forth, instead of up and down. Not easy, though.
 

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It's not a new technique. Probably first discovered by an SG owner playing rapid change cowboy chords...
I sometimes attempt vibrato made by moving my finger back and forth, instead of up and down. Not easy, though.

Maybe not new but in the past 4 or 5 months most guitarists on YouTube use it........or I never noticed it...

I've been playing and around other guitarist for over 50 years and can't think of anyone using it so it is new to me.
 

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When did it become popular to shake a guitar neck instead of relying purely on finger vibrato.
Can't use finger vibrato for full chords, particularly open chords.

It's not something new... I've seen it ever since I started playing in the 70s.
I agree that it seems to be appearing more often on Youtube in the last couple of years, but that may be more due to more players making content, and more established contributors coming up with more material.
 

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Shaking the neck is what B.B. King did, innit? Didn't watch the video.
Neck bending works a treat on a Fender, might not be prudent on a Gibson.
 

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