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February 2004

 

FEATURES

ON THE ROAD TO ’59
Gibson‘s late-’70s/early-’80s Les Paul “Pre-Reissues” Despite going through a period of great strife, Gibson responded to player demand and produced several guitars that emulated the beloved Les Paul Standard – with mixed results. By Mike Slubowski

DAN FOGELBERG
Playing Beyond Peoria His plaintive voice, evocative songs, and prowess on guitar have resulted in platinum album sales. Today, he continues to record and tour – and maintain his collection of cool vintage axes. By Willie G. Moseley

(CALLING ALL) ANGELS TONIGHT
Jesse Valenzuela Revisits the Gin Blossoms They learned much in the last decade, including how “Move it or lose it” is one of rock and roll’s most ruthless truisms. But the members of Gin Blossoms also know that what goes around comes around. By Ralph Heibutzki

GUILD LIBERATOR ELITE
A limited, top-of-the-line example of Guild‘s solidbody efforts, it’s also one of the last guitars produced before the company got out of the solidbody game in the late ’80s. And it’s drop-dead gorgeous – almost too beautiful to play. By Michael Wright.

THE BASS PACE
Metropolitan’s Tanglewood The Houston-based Alamo Music is known for its uniquely-styled instruments. The Tanglewood bass, inspired by National‘s ’60s “map” guitars, is exemplary. And it almost never existed! By Willie G. Moseley

THE DIFFERENT STRUMMER
Starfield Guitars One of the many brands-that-never-quite-made-it that inspires devotion among certain collectors, and for good reason; both American- and Japanese-made models are excellent instruments. By Michael Wright

DEPARTMENTS

Reader Mail

First Fret: News and Notes
Harp guitar refurb, Del Casher Jams with Mary Kaye, Eric Sardinas, Ben Lacy, Chris Poland, In Memoriam: Speedy West, more.

Vintage Guitar Price Guide

Dealer News

Builder Profile
Top Hat Amps

Upcoming Events

Vintage Guitar Classified Ads

VG Hall of Fame Inductees

The Great VG Giveaway 2004
Win T-Rex Mac 1 and a Big Foot MIDI Controller!

Readers Gallery

Dealer Directory

COLUMNS

Executive Rock
The Shepard/Grissom Memorial Res-O-Glas Ride
By Willie G. Moseley

Q&A With George Gruhn

Acousticville
Arlington Acoustic Jam
By Steven Stone

FretPrints
Ritchie Blackmore
By Wolf Marshall

Bitter Ol’ Guitar Curmudgeon
Squelching the Squealing
By Stephen White

Gigmeister
Programming Multi-Effects Units
By Riley Wilson

TECH

Guitar Shop
Open Mind and Open Ears
By Tony Nobles

Amps
Versed in the Vernacular, Part 4
By Gerald Weber

Ask Gerald
By Gerald Weber

REVIEWS

The VG Hit List
Music, Video, and Book Reviews: Bob Dylan on SACD, ZZ Top, Motorhead, Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule, Hendrix, more!

Check This Action
Scorsese Blows The Blues
By Dan Forte

Vintage Guitar Gear Reviews
Cornford Hurricane, Fender Strat-o-Sonic, Incase Tour Bag!

Gearin’ Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

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