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January 2004

 

FEATURES

PAT MARTINO
The jazz legend is a national treasure and inspiration to musicians and music lovers of all stripes. His career spans four decades, and his tale of trial and tribulation is one of the most powerful success stories in music. By Wolf Marshall

PETE ANDERSON
His 20-year association with Dwight Yoakam was one of the most fruitful in country music history; with Anderson playing and producing, they scored six Top 10s and two #1 singles. Now an in-demand producer/label head, he‘s keeping an eye open for the next Dwight. By Dan Forte

R.L. BURNSIDE
North Mississippi Blues Legend
In the hill country of North Mississippi, they play a different style of blues – pulsating, hip-thrusting, single-chord, groove blues. And R.L. Burnside is the master of the form. By John Puckett

GIBSON RD ARTIST
Toward the end of the ’70s, Gibson addressed the challenge of changing tastes with its RD Series guitars, boasting active electronics and a unique design. Top of the line was the luxurious RD Artist, introduced in ’78. By Michael Wright

THE BASS SPACE
1938 Gibson Upright
It didn’t necessarily herald the advent of electric bass as a viable instrument, but it was Gibson’s first attempt at a stringed bass that could be amplified with a pickup. By Willie G. Moseley

THE DIFFERENT STRUMMER
Harmony Thinline Electrics
If you’re over a certain age, your first electric guitar was likely a Harmony Rocket thinline. Though one of Harmony’s most popular electrics, it was by no means its only (or best) model. By Michael Wright

DEPARTMENTS

Reader Mail

First Fret: News and Notes
Jack Bruce, Bruce Kulick, Todd Sharp, Zevon, Dawson remembered, In Memoriam: Paul Burlison, more.

Vintage Guitar Price Guide

Dealer News
Fraud Phobia

Builder Profile
Dingwall Designer Guitars

Upcoming Events

Vintage Guitar Classified Ads

The GreatVG Giveaway 2003
Win a Maven Peal Zeta 0.5>50!

Readers Gallery

Dealer Directory

COLUMNS

B>Executive Rock
A Decade of Decay
By Willie G. Moseley

Q&A With George Gruhn

Acousticville
The Custom-Made Crapshoot
By Steven Stone

FretPrints
Pat Martino
By Wolf Marshall

Guitars With Guts
Guitar Myths
By R.E. Bruné

Gigmeister
The Porch Board
By Riley Wilson

TECH

Amps
Versed in the Vernacular, Part III
By Gerald Weber

Ask Gerald
By Gerald Weber

REVIEWS

The VG Hit List
Music, Video, and Book Reviews: Robben Ford, The Fleshtones, Derek Trucks Band, Carl Verheyen, Big Bill Morganfield, Robin Trower, The Tube Amp Book, more!!

Check This Action
Priority Females
By Dan Forte

Vintage Guitar Gear Reviews
Koch Classictone 410, Brown’s Guitar Factory Fretted/less, Crate V Series amps, Marshall DSL401/JMP-1 Tube preamp!

Gearin’ Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

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