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April 2004

 

FEATURES

THE PARSONS/WHITE STRINGBENDER
From the origins of country-rock to Jimmy Page, Metallica, and a slew of modern country-pickin’ wizards, the string bender lends unique sounds to any form of music by giving players an “extra hand.” By Edward B. Driscoll and Dan Forte

ICON CORNER
Da Nuge’s 1962 Gibson Byrdland
If you’ve seen Nugent in a live setting, you’ve seen this unique-in-rock-and-roll guitar. Battered, worn, and reinforced, the classic instrument is as outspoken as its owner. By Willie G. Moseley

Ted Nugent
The Grand Poobah of Patriotic Pulverization
Loud, boisterous, relentless – that’s the Ted Nugent interview experience. Never at a loss for words, he has been doin’ it his way since the late ’60s with attitude and a Gibson Byrdland. By Willie G. Moseley

GIBSON’S F-5 MANDOLIN
Introduced in 1922, it was one of Gibson’s style 5 “Master Models,” signed and dated by Lloyd Loar on a distinctive oval-shaped label. To the majority of players and collectors, it’s the pinnacle of perfection in the mandolin family. By George Gruhn

DEAN Z’S ’78 DEAN Z
In the mid ’70s, U.S. guitar companies were owned by corporations, and imports were taking advantage of “poor quality.” Several enthusiasts, including Dean Zelinsky, became enamored of vintage American guitars, and created their own upscale instruments. By Michael Wright

ROBIN GUITARS
The American Years
David Wintz and Bart Wittrock transitioned from guitar retailers to guitar builders in ’82, having designs made by Tokai and ESP. In ’86, they lost their Japanese suppliers, and took up manufacturing. By Michael Wright

DEPARTMENTS

Reader Mail

First Fret: News and Notes
Eric Johnson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Guitar Shorty, Classic Concerts: Rory Gallagaher, Fender SRV Tribute Strat, Stolen Gear.

Dealer News

Vintage Guitar Price Guide

Builder Profile
RS Guitarworks

Upcoming Events

Vintage Guitar Classified Ads

Dealer Directory

The Great VG Giveaway 2004
Win a Koch Classictone 410!

Readers’ Gallery

COLUMNS

Executive Rock
A Babe in the (eBay) Woods
By Willie G. Moseley

Q&A With George Gruhn

Acousticville
Pain and Pleasure
By Steven Stone

FretPrints
Ted Nugent
By Wolf Marshall

Gigmeister
Rules of the Gig
By Riley Wilson

Guitars With Guts
Augustín Barrios’ 1927 Simplicio
By R.E. Bruné

TECH

Dan’s Guitar Rx
Tune-O-Matic Tuneup, Pt. 2
By Dan Erlewine

Guitar Shop
A Museum-Bound Resonator
By Tony Nobles

Amps
All About Filament Heaters
By Gerald Weber

Ask Gerald
By Gerald Weber

REVIEWS

The VG Hit List
Music, Video, and Book Reviews: Yes, Hendrix, Sheryl Crow, and “Old Grey Whistle Test” on DVD, Cindy Cashdollar, Derailers, Grant-Lee Phillips, Ray Mason Band, Rolling Stones book, more!

Check This Action
Surfin’ and Slidin’
Dan Forte

Vintage Guitar Gear Reviews
Valley Arts Brent Mason model, Savage Audio Macht 6, Radial Tonebone pedals, BBE DI-1000 and DI-100x!

Gearin’ Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

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