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August 2004

 

FEATURES

THE BASS SPACE
The Kramer Duke
If you think the headless, downsized Duke series was conceived and designed as a copy of the groundbreaking Steinberger bass, think again. That’s not half of the story. By Willie G. Moseley

GRESTCH 6120 TENOR GUITAR
Gretsch was not alone in making tenors. Martin, Gibson, and Epiphone all produced tenor versions of many of their standard models. But this ’58 Chet Atkins 6120 four-string is a very rare variation on the instrument. By George Gruhn

LARRY CORYELL
Coming Full Circle
The “godfather of fusion” has cast his net over jazz, Brazilian, and classical genres on more than 60 recordings, and shared studio and stage with a “Who’s Who” list of luminaries. By Ann Wickstrom

IBANEZ MAXXAS
When you look at its elegant lines, it’s easy to think of this guitar as sculpture, but not as a potato. Nevertheless, spud-dom is where this guitar was headed before its turnaround into art. Plus, it’s comfortable to play and sounds great! By Michael Wright

CHRIS SQUIRE
Commuter Conversation and Constancy
It’s always fascinating to hear his views on 35 years spent in the bass slot of progressive rock band nonpareil Yes, one of the most talented bands in rock history. By Willie G. Moseley

THE DIFFERENT STRUMMER
Jacobacci Guitars
Our November ’03 profile of the Ohio guitar from France led us to the Jacobacci Brothers, who created highly innovative instruments and helped fuel the causes of rock and jazz guitar in France. By Michael Wright

DEPARTMENTS

DEPARTMENTS
Dealer News

Vintage Guitar Price Guide

Builder Profile
D’Ambrosio Guitars

Upcoming Events

Vintage Guitar Classified Ads

Dealer Directory

The Great VG Giveaway ’04
Win a pair of Phantoms!

Readers’ Gallery

FIRST FRET
Reader Mail

News and Notes
Seymour Duncan helps build “BIG!” guitar, Ventures Lauded in Japan, Rodgers donates to Fender program, Styx at Chess, New Prunes, Beatles at Stax, Stolen Gear, In Memoriam, more!

Nashville Jumps on a Night Train
By Dan Forte

Executive Rock
The Last Angular Laugh
By Willie G. Moseley

G.E. Smith Hits the Web
By Tom Guerra

Ernie Hawkins
By John Heidt

Tesla
By Lisa Sharken

Viewpoints
Urban Guitar Legends
By Edward Pitt

VG Salute to Father’s Day

COLUMNS

Q&A With George Gruhn

Acousticville
The Dallas Spring Show
By Steven Stone

FretPrints
Billy Gibbons
By Wolf Marshall

Gigmeister
The Behringer GM 108
By Riley Wilson

TECH

Dan’s Guitar Rx
Fixing Lil’ Junior
By Dan Erlewine

Guitar Shop
Inspiration
By Tony Nobles

Amps
Preamp Gain Stage
By Gerald Weber

Ask Gerald
By Gerald Weber

REVIEWS

The VG Hit List
Music and Book Reviews: Larry Coryell, Chris Whitley, Popa Chubby, Doc & Merle Watson, Scotty Burton, Jon Rauhouse, Taylor Guitars book, more !

Check This Action
Jazzy Organ, Funky Guitar
Dan Forte

Vintage Guitar Gear Reviews
Bad Cat Mini Cat amp, Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse, ProCo You Dirty Rat!

Gearin’ Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

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