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April 2005

 

FEATURES

DOUBLENECKS, TRIPLENECKS
And the “California Weird” Factor
Just where the first multi-neck instrument was built isn’t known. But one thing is certain; guitar players are always willing to be different. Ever seen a doubleneck violin, or a double-throat trumpet? By Deke Dickerson

BASS SPACE
Ampeg Dan Armstrong
In a true paradox, one of the most eye-catching instruments to hit the market during the fabled ’60s guitar boom was actually colorless. And it was built by a company known more for its amplifiers! By Willie G. Moseley

ADRIAN LEGG
A Moment With the Fingerstyle Wizard
His shows are jaw-dropping displays of a mix of styles and idiosyncratic techniques where he sometimes spends as much time telling jokes and stories as playing songs. By Dan Forte

MARTIN 5K UKE
It was Martin’s most deluxe ukulele, and helped the company survive lean times. But when list price is higher, quantity sold will be lower. That means getting into a clean, original one today requires a considerable investment. By George Gruhn

JESSE DAYTON
Turbo-Country From Texas
Playing original material some call “turbo country,” he has gigged with the greats of country music, and forged a noteworthy solo career using Telecaster variants. By Willie G. Moseley

EKO MODEL 500/3V
However you say it, “echo” or “eek’-oh,” these Italian guitars from the early ’60s, along with Hagstrom from Sweden and Framus from Germany, represent the strongest European contenders for a share of the American guitar boom of that swingin’ decade. By Michael Wright

THE DIFFERENT STRUMMER
Small-Town American Wonders
Another effort to bring to light the tale of obscure, small-town American builders of excellent-quality guitars. They may not have been destined for greatness, but ladies and gents, meet Mitre and Bolt. By Michael Wright

DEPARTMENTS

Dealer News

Vintage Guitar Price Guide

Builder Profile
Stella Vee Amps

Upcoming Events

Vintage Guitar Classified Ads

Dealer Directory

The Great VG Giveaway
Win Carl Martin pedals worth $2,100!

Readers Gallery

FIRST FRET

Reader Mail

News and Notes
VG Hall of Fame Inductees, Lakland 10th Anniversary, Dave Mason and RKS Guitars, Ramone Statue, In Memoriam, more!

Tommy Castro
By John Heidt

Executive Rock
In Praise of a (A Few) Extraneous Players
By Willie G. Moseley

Lito Benito
New Sounds From South America By Chip Wilson

Classic Concerts
Johnny Winter And
By Glen Anderson

“Ask Zac”
By Zac Childs

L.A. Studio First-Reponder
Andy Brauer Lends Gear for all Purposes
By Steven Stone

Russell Malone
By John Heidt

Frank Marino
Thunder Out of Quebec
By Willie G. Moseley

COLUMNS

Q&A With George Gruhn

Acousticville
The James Patrick Eggle Saluda
By Steven Stone

FretPrints
Jeff Beck
By Wolf Marshall

Gigmeister
To Case Or Not To Case
By Riley Wilson

Guitars With Guts
James Ashborn
By M.E. Bruné

TECH

Dan’s Guitar Rx
Fixing Tuffy, Part IV
By Dan Erlewine

Guitar Shop
Finish Touch-Ups
By Tony Nobles

Amps
Hot-Rod That Supro!
By Gerald Weber

Ask Gerald
By Gerald Weber

REVIEWS

The VG Hit List
Music, Book and Video Reviews: Hot Tuna, Hacienda Brothers, Groove Hogs, Moody Bluegrass, Pollo del Mar, Sheryl Bailey, George Harrison, The Psychedelic Rock Files, more!

Check This Action
Four Fab Albums
Dan Forte

Vintage Guitar Gear Reviews
Eastwood Airline, Koch Twintone, Louis Electric Swing King, Squier ’51, LBenito Grand Auditorium

Gearin’ Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

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