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April 2003

 

FEATURES

STEVE HOWE
More Midnight Musings We go on the record again, talking about the guitarist’s non-stop efforts and solo projects, including his latest, Skyline. By Willie G. Moseley

MOTOWN’S FUNK BROTHERS
And the greatest hit-making guitarists of all time A session guitarist and record producer brings to the surface the story of six musicians you’ve likely never heard of, but heard a lot of. By Dan Forte

JOHNNY HILAND
One of Nashville’s hottest new players, he defied the odds to become an inspirational source of pride for his family and friends, and a force to be reckoned with among his peers. By Ann Wickstrom

1962 NATIONAL WESTWOOD 77
One of the more conservative of a group of guitars that showed off National’s innovative heritage, it was an eye-catcher in the dry days before guitarmania. By Michael Wright

THE BASS SPACE
The one that started it all Attempts at designing and amplifying an upright had been going on for decades, but there isn’t much debate that when it hit the market in 1951, Fender’s Precision was the first successful electric bass. By Willie G. Moseley

MOSSMAN SOUTHWIND
As the guitar market exploded in the ’60s, demand was met mostly by the major makers; individuals had neither the distribution nor manpower to make an impact. That is, until the arrival of Stuart Mossman. By Eric C. Shoaf

Harmony Guitars
The War Years (1941-’45) World War II was not kind to guitars, as wood and metal were diverted to other industries. But some were still being made, and Harmony fared better than others. By Michael Wright

DEPARTMENTS

Reader Mail

First Fret: News and Notes
– Randy Bachman’s Ode to Breau
– Peter Frampton
– Fender’s Plans for Guild
– Schuffert marks Hank’s passing
– Stolen gear

Vintage Guitar Price Guide

Builder Profile
Marchione Guitars

Upcoming Events

Vintage GuitarClassified Ads

Readers’ Gallery

Dealer Directory

COLUMNS

B>Viewpoints
Take My Money… Please!
By Eric C. Shoaf

Executive Rock
The 60-Percent-of-a-Lifetime Difference
By Willie G. Moseley

The Sheryl Bailey Trio
By Kelly Hagen

Q&A With George Gruhn

Acousticville
Some Old Guitar Stories
By Steven Stone

FretPrints
Duane Allman
By Wolf Marshall

Gigmeister
Washburn D100S
By Riley Wilson

Guitars With Guts
Heads Up! Part II
By R.E. Bruné

TECH

Amps
Classic Tube Guitar Amp Circuits
By Gerald Weber

Ask Gerald
By Gerald Weber

REVIEWS

The VG Hit List
Record, Video, and Book Reviews

Check This Action
By Dan Forte

Vintage Guitar Gear Reviews
SMF 15 Watter, Warrior 55 Vintage Throwback, Siegmund Double Drive

Gearin’ Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

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