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Summer Philly Photos

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July 2012


As his peers in other rock bands of the ’80s donned superstrats, Billy Duffy stuck to what worked for him – a Gretsch White Falcon. We ask him why, and talk about the new album from The Cult. Then, we talk about why a Gretsch 6120 in sunburst is such a cool diversion, as is the super-rare Gretsch Stereo […]

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“Howard really blurred the lines among guitar players, and reached so many of them,” Ted Greene said in 2003. “Jazz guys, country players, and rockers all loved him because he played with such feeling and authenticity. Those first two Capitol albums were no doubt an introduction to jazz guitar for hundreds – maybe thousands – […]

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SoCal World Guitar Show Photos!


A Four Amigos guitar show in Costa Mesa, California, January 21 & 22. At the show? Submit your photos!

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Arlington Guitar Show 2011 – Check Out The Complete Gallery Of Images From The Weekend!


VG staff was busy at this weekend’s Arlington Guitar Show (a.k.a. Guitarlington) and we’ve posted more fresh photos! Check ‘em out at

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Portland Guitar Show & Swapmeet


6/5/2011 at the Lents Lodge, 5811 SE 92nd Ave., (off of SE Foster Rd.) Portland, OR 97266. For more info, contact Christian Winfield at

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May 2011


  This month in VG We feature the 25 greatest guitar songs of the ’70s, as chosen via a poll at We also review the greatest guitar tracks of Gary Moore, along with previously unpublished interview with the Irish guitar hero who passed away February 6. We also tell you about an amazing exhibit […]

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April 2011


FEATURES The 25 Most Valuable Guitars There are few collectibles in modern pop culture that are as cool as guitars. They’re functional, tactile art that inspires players and music fans alike. But beyond fond memories, for some, guitars serve as investments. Here’s a look at 25 guitars that, thanks to certain players, songs, and the […]

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March 2011


FEATURES 25 Great Guitar Songs of the ‘60s We asked readers to interact via and tell us which songs from the 1960s stand out in their minds for great guitar parts. Here’s what they told us! By Alan Greenwood and Ward Meeker Bud-Electro Serenader Guitars Rarities from the Pacific Northwest Produced by the Seattle-based […]

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February 2011


FEATURES Gretsch Gets With It! The Birth of the Duo Jet After Leo Fender introduced the Broadcaster and Gibson with the Les Paul, Gretsch quickly jumped aboard the solidbody bandwagon with the “Gretsch Electromatic Solid Body Guitar,” a.k.a. the 6128 Duo Jet. By Edward Ball Mary Osborne Charlie’s Angel Citing Charlie Christian as her mentor, […]

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