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Author Archives: Riley Wilson

G&L SC-2

A Tele That's Not...
 

When is a Tele not a Tele? Well, when it’s a Leo Fender-made SC-2, among other things. This is a neat guitar my favorite repairman, Doug Lawrance, found here in Texas. This guitar is similar to an ASAT, but has a different body shape and feel. Best of all, these guitars don’t cost what an […]

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G&L SC-2

A Tele That's Not...
 

When is a Tele not a Tele? Well, when it’s a Leo Fender-made SC-2, among other things. This is a neat guitar my favorite repairman, Doug Lawrance, found here in Texas. This guitar is similar to an ASAT, but has a different body shape and feel. Best of all, these guitars don’t cost what an […]

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Fender American Standard Strat

 

The American Standard Strat might just be one of the best bargains on the used guitar market. You can find used U.S. Standards for $450 to $550 all day long. And for a quality American-made Strat with great sound and features, this is 100 percent Gigmeister! Every company wants to improve its product, and Fender […]

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Martin D-1

Not Your Typical Martin
 

Over the years, I’ve tried to include instruments in this column that were functional and affordable. Occasionally, we’ve lucked out and found spectacular instruments that offer more than your money’s worth. Some of my personal favorites from the past include the Mesa/Boogie Mark III amp, Kramer Pacer guitar and the Gibson L6S. This month’s entry […]

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Martin D-1

Not Your Typical Martin
 

Over the years, I’ve tried to include instruments in this column that were functional and affordable. Occasionally, we’ve lucked out and found spectacular instruments that offer more than your money’s worth. Some of my personal favorites from the past include the Mesa/Boogie Mark III amp, Kramer Pacer guitar and the Gibson L6S. This month’s entry […]

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Melancon Custom Artist/P-90 Artist

Attention to Detail
 

Hailing from Louisiana, Gerard Melancon is a former professional gigging and studio player who parlayed experience on the road and as a guitar repairman into a devout attitude toward building instruments. He is meticulous about every facet of the instrument, and it shows. Not content to submit one guitar for review, Gerard sent two beauties […]

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