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    Vinnie Moore

    Check out UFO’s Vinnie Moore jamming on “The Maze” and “Rain.” He’s using his Dean Vinman 2000 signature guitar running through an Analogman King of Tone into a Marshall JMP 100-watt head and an Engl 4×12 cab with Celestion Vintage 30s. Stick around for the end for a tour of Vinnie’s studio. Read our review of UFO’s “The Salentino Cuts” in the March issue of Vintage Guitar. READ NOW!!

    The Voxmobile

    Too Fast to Live, Too Cool to Die

    Free love, slick guitars, hot cars! Few pieces of late-’60s pop culture were anywhere near as hip and groovy as this marketing stroke of genius.

    Each year, Vintage Guitar asks fans to select Readers’ Choice winners for Album of the Year, Artist of the Year, and Player of the Year in four categories based on artists and recordings featured in the magazine. Included are selections for the VG Hall of Fame, which annually inducts two players, an innovator, and an instrument. Thousands of votes are tallied via the magazine’s traditional written ballot and online at VintageGuitar.com.

    1958 Gretsch 6134 White Penguin, serial number 26389. Photo courtesy Gruhn Guitars. There’s no doubt the White Penguin is one of the rarest Gretsch instruments. It is estimated that no more than a few dozen were made from the introduction of the model in 1955 through 1964, when it was discontinued, though exact production totals

    ToneConcepts, Nels Cline Co-Op on Goo Distortion Pedal

    The ToneConcepts Goo distortion pedal was designed in cooperation with guitarist Nels Cline. It has controls for Volume, Shininess (tone), and Viscosity (gain), a cast-aluminum Hammond housing, and an all-analog circuit on PCBs hand-made in Toronto using through-hole components tested for tolerance. Its aesthetics are inspired by the 1958 film The Blob, with graphics representing

    The Soul of John Black

    Living In The Sunshine

    I want to bring The Soul Of John Black a little bit closer to the root – me singing and playing acoustic guitar, and a couple of girls singing like the Staple Singers,” explains John Bigham. “I want to break it down and get to the joyful noise.” Bigham’s act, The Soul Of John Black,

    Gibson’s 1941 SJ-100

    Second Coming

    Gibson 1941 SJ-100 Price: $3,868 (list)/$2,999 (street) Info: www.gibson.com Sporting a unique “stair step” headstock, the first Gibson SJ-100s began trickling out of the Kalamazoo factory in 1939. This original design lasted only two model years before it was replaced in 1941 with a second version that was itself soon discontinued, this time due to

    Tricked-Out Trio

    Tom Petersson’s Gretsch 12-string Basses

    Cheap Trick fans are aware of his contribution to the band’s songs, but few know he actually invented the 12-string electric bass and has been using one since 1977 to create the bright-but-dense sound that fills so much sonic space in its music.

    Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC+

    The Mesa/Boogie Mark IIC+

    Early Mesa/Boogie Mark Series amps were something of a sensation, but even with the line now having stretched all the way to the massively featured Mark V, many fans of these powerful little beasts feel the evolution peaked at the end of the Mark II range, with the Mark IIC+. Though at the time they

    Reverend Ron Ashton Vintage Guitar magazine

    Reverend Guitars Ron Asheton Model

    Raw Power

    Reverend Guitars Ron Asheton Model Price: $1,079 Info: www.reverendguitars.com. If Ron Asheton had recorded just one album in his musical career – the Stooges’ 1969 debut – he still would be regarded as a legend. The Stooges’ proto-punk opus laid the blueprint for a thousand punk, alt-rock, and grunge bands that followed and featured the

    Eric Johnson

    Getting Up Close With Eric Johnson

    Eric Johnson’s latest release, Up Close, is his most lively studio project to date. With a looser vibe and the luxurious tones we’ve come to expect from Johnson, it gets closer to that happy place between immaculate execution and spontaneity. Johnson invited Steve Miller to sing and Jimmie Vaughan to play guitar on a cover

    Andrew Hendryx

    Andrew Hendryx – Lesson #1: “Hey Joe” on a mandolin

    In his first exclusive video tutorial for VG Online, Andrew Hendryx uses his Collings MF5 mandolin to show us how to play the intro of the Jimi Hendrix version of “Hey Joe.” Keep up with Andrew at www.andrewhendryx.com. See more lessons, VG adds new lessons monthly!

    Zakk Wylde

    Stripped Down BLS for Unblackened

    When Zakk Wylde was asked to record a new DVD/CD package, he decided to give his Black Label Society fans something different – Unblackened, a live acoustic/electric performance featuring Wylde on guitar and piano, with BLS bandmates bassist John Deservio, guitarist Nick Catanese, drummer Chad Szeliga, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, and vocalist Greg Locascio. The package

    Tom Feldmann

    No Need to Sell Your Soul

    “And the Oscar goes to…” If they gave out Academy Awards for the best guitar instructional film, Tom Feldmann’s latest on Robert Johnson would be a shoe-in. We rarely review instructional videos, but this one is something special. And it’s more than just a how-to guide: it’s an in-depth, note-for-note documentary look at the playing

    Peter Green

    Peter Green

    A Guitar For Greeny

    Establishing the provenance of a vintage guitar can be a daunting task, even for a seasoned pro. In the case of one particular 1960 Gibson Les Paul Standard, the investigation unearthed a fascinating story and offers a glimpse into the emerging vintage-guitar market of the 1970s. Once Upon a Time… It’s been almost a quarter

    Vintage Guitar magazine Jimi Hendrix

    Jimi Hendrix

    Into the New Rising Sun - Speculating on Jimi's Later Career Move's

    It has been 40 years since the passing of Jimi Hendrix. In his honor, this month we will look at two unexplored aspects of his life and work, including the largely untapped oeuvre of Jimi’s later studio work – the period after 1968’s Electric Ladyland, when he was touring heavily but still recording countless hours

    Steve Miller

    Some People Call Him Rock Icon

    Not until after he turned 40 did it occur to Steve Miller that he never really needed to fear whether he’d “make it” in the music business. That may sound like an odd bit of neurosis coming from the mind of a rock superstar whose hit songs saturated airwaves in the early days of FM

    Bob’s Playboy Pickers

    Bob Wills was, first and foremost, a fiddler. But he began his career in childhood, strumming guitar and mandolin chords at rural Texas parties and dances behind his father, ace fiddler Uncle John Wills. As leader of the Texas Playboys from 1934 to ’64, Wills not only helped define the guitar’s role in western swing,

    DiPinto Mach IV

    Garage Days

    There are times when a traditional Strat or Tele won’t scratch a particular itch, and you need a retro plank with a specific look and sound to get the job done. The DiPinto Mach IV might be a choice for such situations. While its classic ’60s looks (inspired, of course, by the Mosrite Ventures model)

    Hall of Fame – Players

    From 1994 to the present — read about each Readers’ Choice Awards Players.