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    Del Casher And the 50th Anniversary of the Wah!

    Behold Del Casher on his custom-built ’58 National, which he later modded with my low-impedance pickups and a passive EQ circuit. He’s plugged into his original Vox wah pedal and a Barcus Berry amp with an 8″ speaker. Del and VG mark the 50th anniversary of his invention of the wah in an exclusive feature in the November issue of Vintage Guitar mag! READ NOW!!


    Janne Haavisto And The Shubie Brothers

    Straight from Helsinki, here are Janne Haavisto and the Shubie Brothers. Janne and Miikka Paatelainen perform “Without A Trace” from Jannes’s first solo album ”Welcome Tourist, We Take Your Dollar.” Stick around for a tour of Jussi Jaakonaho’s guitar collection! Read our exclusive interview with Janne in the November issue of Vintage Guitar mag! READ NOW!!


    Enter your vote in the form below for a chance to win a Supro guitar/amp prize package valued at $4,379! Each year, Vintage Guitar magazine honors those who inspired and awed us as guitar players, fans, and listeners by inducting great players, innovators, and instruments to the VG Hall of Fame. We also choose Album

    Vintage Guitar is teaming with Collings Guitars and Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop to present an exclusive eight-part series on beginner fingerpicking. Hosted by VG Online contributor Tom Feldmann, it will teach the Mississippi John Hurt classic “C.C. Rider” at a pace easily followed by anyone! › › In Lesson 5, Tom discusses bringing all the elements

    Between Gibbons and Holdsworth

    John Ziegler Of Volto!

    John Ziegler’s band, Volto!, emerged from L.A.’s fusion scene with bassist Lance Morrison and drummer Danny Carey, who’s primary gig is with Tool. After cutting its teeth playing ZZ Top and Allman Brothers covers, Ziegler began to write songs, motivated by Carey’s playing. “He’s such a stylized drummer,” said Ziegler. “The originals kind of squirted

    Ohana Ukueles

    Ohana Ukuleles

    Serious Fun

    Ohana Ukuleles Price: $249 (SK-35, CKP-70R); $259 (SK-28) Info: www.ohana-music.com. Just like guitars, ukuleles come in all quality levels, from uke-shaped objects made of plastic, composite board, and unidentifiable materials, to solid-wood professional-grade instruments. Ohana Ukuleles’ offerings are definitely in the latter category, geared toward the serious amateur and professional player on a budget who

    Darryl Jones photo: P. Baumbach

    Darryl Jones

    Stones’ side man, Ron Wood fan

    “Unofficial” Rolling Stones bassist Darryl Jones, who replaced Bill Wyman in 1994, readily admits that playing with the carousing rockers has been a revelation compared to working with stern jazz masters like Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, and Wynton Marsalis. “What I’ve learned from Mick and Keith is that rock and roll is fun. It’s not

    Fanny’s June Millington

    Grrrl Power’s First Flash in Rock

    Before The Runaways, before the Go-Go’s and Bangles, and before there were Riot grrrls, there was Fanny. One of the first all-female rock groups signed to a major label, the California quartet released five albums of harmony-rich, danceable, boogie-based rock and roll, and scored a couple of minor hits for Reprise Records in a run

    Tom Feldmann Beginner Fingerpicking - Lesson 8 Vintage Guitar is teaming with Collings Guitars and Stefan Grossman

    Tom Feldmann’s Beginner Fingerpicking – Lesson 8

    Vintage Guitar is teaming with Collings Guitars and Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop to present an exclusive eight-part series on beginner fingerpicking. Hosted by VG Online contributor Tom Feldmann, it will teach the Mississippi John Hurt classic “C.C. Rider” and Lightnin’ Hopkins’ “Mojo Hand” at a pace easily followed by anyone! › › In the final

    Tom Feldmann’s Beginner Fingerpicking – Lesson 2

    Tom Teaches the Blues!

    Vintage Guitar is teaming with Collings Guitars and Stefan Grossman’s Guitar Workshop to present an exclusive eight-part series on beginner fingerpicking. Hosted by VG Online contributor Tom Feldmann, it will teach the Mississippi John Hurt classic “C.C. Rider” at a pace easily followed by anyone! › › In Lesson 2, Tom discusses tuning, chords, and the

    Electrifying Sounds of Post-War Guitar

    Road to Rock

    The Electrifying Sounds of Post-War Guitar

    Fans often mark the beginning of rock and roll as either Elvis Presley’s Sun Sessions or Bill Haley & the Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock,” both recorded in 1954. But three years earlier, in early March of 1951, Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats were credited on a 78-rpm single called “Rocket 88.” Played in

    Echoplex EP-2 Feature Home Page Vintage Guitar magazine

    Echoplex EP-2

    Sam Phillips didn’t invent tape echo with his mid-’50s recordings of Elvis, but he just as well may have. So influential, so inspirational were those songs – with their warm, glorious slap-back echo created in Sun’s control room by two jerryrigged tape recorders – that budding rock-and-rollers everywhere had to have it. With the arrival

    Dingwall Super P

    Fanning the Flames

    A time-honored approach to guitar and bass design is to take a classic and improve it. That’s certainly the case with the Dingwall Super P. Straight from Saskatoon, Canada, it’s a refreshing take on the Fender Precision and also full of hip appointments. The Super P neck has 22 smaller banjo-style frets and a compound

    Spencer Kirkpatrick

    Spencer Kirkpatrick

    Jammin’ Southern Hero

    In the ’70s, Hydra was a Southern-rock band that owed more to the heavy British blues of Cream and Free than Skynyrd. Its secret weapon was lead guitarist Spencer Kirkpatrick, a player whose licks led the band through three LPs before it disappeared. Today, Spencer continues to gig while working at Atlanta Vintage Guitars. Before

    Paul Gilbert

    The Joy of Destruction

    We’ve all been there; cruising along in the car, minding our business, soaking in cool guitar tunes when another driver does something… “impolite.” Even if you’re the laid-back type like Paul Gilbert, it can push you over the edge. One of his coping mechanisms is writing songs like “Everybody Use Your Goddam Turn Signal,” the

    Xotic Effects’ Wah XW-1

    Xotic Effects’ Wah XW-1

    State-Of-The-Art MousEtrap

    Xotic Effects’ Wah XW-1 Price: $295 (list); $249 (street) Contact: xotic.us/ The chase for tone sometimes seems like never-ending “Tom and Jerry” reruns. Enter Xotic Effects and their better mousetrap: the XW-1 wah. That wily rodent Jerry just saw his life pass before his eyes. It’ll come as no surprise that the Xotic is based

    Epiphone Empero1965 Main

    1965 Epiphone Emperor

    The Epiphone Emperor has a long, convoluted history. It first appeared in Epiphone’s catalog in late 1935 as a response to Gibson’s Super 400, which was introduced in late 1934. Epiphone went one better on Gibson’s 18″-wide Super 400 by making the Emperor 18 1/2″ wide. This was the top model in the Epiphone line.

    ToneTron Feature Home

    ToneTron’s Billy-Rocker

    Best Amp You've Never Heard of

    ToneTron’s Billy-Rocker Price: $1,200 Info: www.tonetroamps.com. On a quiet residential street in Minneapolis lives a mad scientist. Erstwhile rockabilly guitarist Jeffrey Falla is the brains behind ToneTron. And from his laboratory come some of the best-sounding amps you’ve never heard of. Falla began modifying and building amps as a ’70s teen, launching his custom-build ToneTrons

    Univox Uni–Fuzz & Super–Fuzz

    Univox Uni–Fuzz & Super–Fuzz

    Full, Fat Fuzzzy

    Pete Townshend sent many a guitar and amp to an early grave. But there’s no known evidence of him doing the same with effects pedals. Never mind that spearing a Rickenbacker through the heart of a Hiwatt provided much more Shakespearean drama than stomping on a lowly stompbox. Perhaps, though, he simply didn’t need to

    50 Years Ago Today

    The Beatles Conquer America

    Sunday, February 9, 1964, was the day that forever changed music and pop culture. “The Ed Sullivan Show” was one of the most popular television programs in the United States and at 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, The Beatles made their live debut on American national television before an estimated 73 million people. This single

    Happy Birthday Paul Gilbert

    Birthday congrats to Paul Gilbert, who today hits the big 5-0! Paul and his Trio are on tour in support of his album, “I Can Destroy.” They’ll play the U.K. and Europe through November 13, then return stateside for shows before going to South America in January and February. Details are forthcoming, so fans should