210

August 2006

 

FEATURES

BILLY SQUIER
Emerging from the East Coast pop-music scene, he rose to fame in the early 1980s playing cool guitars and making full use of vintage tones, Zeppelin-like licks, and the mega-hit “The Stroke.” By Ward Meeker

ICON CORNER
The Peter Green/Gary Moore Guitar
We take a life-size look at the 1959 Gibson Les Paul Standard with a sound that has for decades fascinated guitar lovers and blues fans with its evocative, inimitable tone. By Willie G. Moseley

MARTIN 00-18 SUNBURST
A sunburst finish on a Martin puts it a notch above the same model with a natural top, and this 00-18 is a good example of a model that may well be a “sleeper” in the realm of collectibles. By George Gruhn and Walter Carter

HAL LINDES
The Walk of Life – Before, During, and After Dire Straits
His career has brought him within arm’s reach of musical legends from Roy Buchanan to Tina Turner. That‘s his Strat you hear on “Private Dancer.” By Norm DeWitt

VELENO ORIGINAL
John Veleno’s aluminum guitars weren’t the first – or only – to be made of aluminum, but his aptly named Original model holds a special place in guitar lore as, indeed, an utterly unique “original.” By Michael Wright

BASS SPACE
Robin Medley
Introduced in the mid 1980s, it was marked with a host of unusual features, not the least of which was a reverse chronology compared to most trends of its era. By Willie G. Moseley

THE DIFFERENT STRUMMER
The Bunker Guitar
Imagine ordering a custom axe from a builder who finds a tree just for your guitar! Dave Bunker has been doing that for decades, while also contributing a host of innovative ideas to the world of guitars. By Michael Wright

DEPARTMENTS

Vintage Guitar Price Guide

Builder Profile
Lacey Guitars

Upcoming Events

Vintage Guitar Classified Ads

Dealer Directory

Readers Gallery

FIRST FRET

Reader Mail

News and Notes
Shindig in Dallas, Marian Hall passes, L.A. Amp Show, new releases, Stolen Gear, more!

Tab Benoit
Bayou Steel
By John Heidt

Van Wilks
Big In Texas
By Rick Turnpaugh

Ask Zac
By Zac Childs

Richard Thompson
The Box That Rocks
By Dan Forte

Fathers and Guitars
VG celebrates Father’s Day ’06

Jeff Richman
The Royal Dan plan man
By John Heidt

Roine Stolt
Flower King
By Pete Prown

Eric Lindell
Soul music and cheap guitars
By John Heidt

COLUMNS

Q&A With George Gruhn

Acousticville
The Dallas Two-Step
By Steven Stone

FretPrints
Robert Johnson
By Wolf Marshall

“401K” Guitars
Finding the Future
By Gil Hembree

TECH

Dan’s Guitar Rx
A Bigsby Quick-Fix
By Dan Erlewine

Guitar Shop
The Fine Art of Stripping
By Tony Nobles

Amps
Packing For Shipping
By Gerald Weber

Ask Gerald
By Gerald Weber

REVIEWS

The VG Hit List
Music and Video Reviews: Drive-By Truckers, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Charlie Musselwhite, Redd Volkaert, more!

Check This Action
Fear Not – It’s Only Jazz
Dan Forte

Vintage Guitar Gear Reviews
Duesenberg Carl Carlton, Rainbow Electronics Warmenfat Micro Amp

Gearin’ Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

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