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Author Archives: Ward Meeker

Winners Announced in VG/Team Josie Contest

 

Christopher Burke, Massachusetts, and Brian Lovely, Ohio, were the grand-prize winners in this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life “Team Josie” Giveaway, sponsored by Vintage Guitar magazine, John Page Classic Guitars, Analog Man, Southworth Guitars, TrueFire, Gruhn Guitars, Dave’s Guitar Shop, and GuitarShopTees. Burke and (more…)

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Epiphone Offers Joe Pass Emperor II PRO

 

The Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor-II PRO is a true archtop with hand-scalloped bracing and sound post. It has spruce top, set maple neck, maple sides and back, floating rosewood bridge, rosewood fretboard with pearloid block inlays, 24.75″ scale, ProBucker pickups, and a (more…)

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James Burton

 
James Burton

In rural Louisiana in the early 1950s, it was no small feat when a family scraping by to survive bought a new Fender Telecaster for their 13-year-old son, especially when that $280 had been set aside to buy a car so their father could stop thumbing a ride to work. Guy and Lola Burton, however, […]

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Guitar Storage Introduces RetroRack

 

The Guitar Storage RetroRack three-guitar stand uses 3/4″ mahogany sides and maple instrument support pieces with felt at all contact points. It is available in three classic finish colors and has a vintage-inspired three-dimensional pickguard embellishment. (more…)

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Fender “Korinacaster”

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There’s a bit of irony in the fact that Leo Fender, creator of the first solidbody electric guitar to be mass-produced, wasn’t known as the adventurous sort. Rather, history tells us he was a pragmatic, downright conservative guy for whom form very much followed function – a fact borne out in the bread-and-butter realities exhibited […]

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Catalinbread Offers Fuzzrite Pedal

 

The Catalinbread Fuzzrite is hand-made and aims to capture the Fuzzrite sound using a classic silicon circuit with Depth control, Volume to control overall output, true-bypass, and the ability to accept standard 9-volt power. (more…)

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Teye Launches Gypsy Arrow

 

The Teye Guitars Gypsy Arrow has a Korina body and neck, inlaid bound-ebony fingerboard, acid-etched decorative aluminum plates, hand-rubbed oil finish, proprietary bridge and tailpiece, Grover Super Rotomatic Imperial tuners, custom-wound Lollar pickups, separate Volume controls for each pickup, and a master Tone. (more…)

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Les Paul Remembered

 
Les Paul Remembered

When news of the passing of Les Paul spread through the guitar community August 13, reaction was swift and heartfelt. Claimed by complications of severe pneumonia at a hospital in White Plain, New York, Paul was 94. His name is synonymous with Gibson’s early solidbody electric guitars, (more…)

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Railhammer Offers Alnico Grande

 

The Railhammer Alnico Grande uses an Alnico V magnet, with a rail under the wound strings and poles under the plain strings. They offer universal spacing, German silver covers, brass baseplates, four-conductor wiring with independent ground, and height-tapered rails. Visit www.railhammer.com. (more…)

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Perfect Curves

Fender’s Stratocaster Turns 60
 
Perfect Curves Fender’s Stratocaster Turns 60

Sixty years down the road since its creation, the Fender Stratocaster is the default image of the electric guitar for nearly all the human race. From early adopters like Buddy Holly to pioneering masterminds like Jim Hendrix and living legends like Eric Clapton, it has been a stalwart, always at hand for superstars, bedroom pickers, […]

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