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The España 6/12 Doubleneck

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More is always better, right? Eleven is better than 10 on an amplifier, three pickups are better than two, and so on! That’s the...

Steve Evans’ Guitars & Cars Passion Project

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Steve Evans was just 12 years old in 1968, when he began to appreciate the sleek bodies of electric guitars in the brochures he...

Jeff “Skunk” Baxter

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To a generation of music fans, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter was one of the most recognizable guitarists of the early ’70s. On TV shows like...

Gibson’s 1953 GA-40 Les Paul Model

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Gibson landing Les Paul’s name on the headstock of its debut solidbody electric in 1952 was the biggest guitar-star endorsement of its time. And,...

Classics: August 2022

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While scanning an Elderly Instruments ad in Vintage Guitar one day in early 2009, Billy Soutar spotted the description of a 1936 Gibson L-7,...

1962 Gretsch Country Gentleman Custom

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By the early 1960s, the Fred Gretsch Company was riding high with an array of eye-catching electric guitars highlighted with models endorsed by Chet...

Dan’s Guitar RX: Building a From-Scratch Class Project

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Students at Federal Hocking High School here in Athens County, Ohio, are given the opportunity to propose internships in work that interests them. Ceil Thompson,...

Gibson’s Experimental Archtop

Orville Gibson invented the carved-top guitar in the 1890s. The Gibson company refined the design with the addition of f-holes in 1922, and brought...

The Gretsch 1955-’61 White Falcon

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Mike Campbell: Rick Gould. When it came to fancy electric guitars in the early/mid 1950s, Gibson’s Super 400 was ensconced as the undisputed King...

Vahdah Olcott-Bickford and the Martin Style 00-44G

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Of the nearly 200 artists who have been granted a “signature” Martin guitar, only one was given their own style number. It wasn’t Clapton....