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June 2003

 

FEATURES

CHIP TAYLOR
From the Troggs to Texas As a songwriter, his greatest success story is “Wild Thing,” one of the most covered songs of all time. But his most recent effort is a col-lection of duos that calls up all sorts of influences. By Willie G. Mosely

FINISHING THE BUSINESS
Danny Gatton’s legacy gets a second look The author of a new biography takes a look at the guitarist’s flirtations with fame, and the pending surge in newly released and reissued Gatton recordings. By Ralph Heibutzki

EXCERPTS FROM THE FORTHCOMING BOOK
Danny Gatton: Unfinished Business

MEANWHILE, BACK IN EUROPE…
Six steel-string luthiers from the “old country” Today’s European luthiers have merged new techniques with age-old traditions to achieve noteworthy standards of refinement. By John Engel

THE PEOPLES’ GUITAR
Gibson’s Depression-Era Exports Gibson house-brand instruments lend interesting insight to the depression years, providing an affordable musical outlet for the average person. By L.B. Fred

THE BASS SPACE
Peavey’s T-45 Peavey’s T-series guitars and basses had immediate market impact, and forever changed the guitar-manufacturing landscape. By Willie G. Moseley

1968 KAWAI CONCERT
The success of the Ventures and Mosrite guitars led to some of the most curious guitars produced in Japan. No one was wilder than Kawai, as represented by this model. By Michael Wright

THE DIFFERENT STRUMMER
The Classic Yamaha SG Of all the guitars built by Yamaha, none has achieved the status of the SG-2000, played at the time by Carlos Santana. Most cite 1976 as the debut date of this model. But, as usual, there’s more to the story. By Michael Wright

DEPARTMENTS

Reader Mail

First Fret: News and Notes
– Warren Haynes Jams for Homes
– Amazing miniature guitars
– Scott Henderson
– In Memoriam

Vintage Guitar Price Guide

Builder Profile
Schaefer Guitars

Upcoming Events

Vintage Guitar Classified Ads

Readers Gallery

Dealer Directory

COLUMNS

Viewpoints
Fun With Ebay Descriptions

Executive Rock
The Pushmi-Pullyu Syndrome
By Willie G. Moseley

Q&A With George Gruhn

Acousticville
The Arlington Wonder Box
By Steven Stone

FretPrints
David Gilmour
By Wolf Marshall

Gigmeister
Good Hands, Part II
By Riley Wilson

Studio Aces
Dan Sawyer
By Jim LaDiana

TECH

Guitar Shop
Repairing a Gibson Truss Rod
By Tony Nobles

Amps
Tube Amps of Our Times: Vintage vs. Modern vs. Boutique
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
Carr Mercury amp, The Force, Frantone Creampuff and Mickelson Fossil Ivory bridge pins

Gearin’ Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

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