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A Guide to Vintage Dobros

John Dopyera left National in 1929 to begin work on a secret project - a single-cone resonator guitar he believed superior to the Triolian. His instrument became synonymous with resonator guitars.

The Duane Allman “Layla” Guitar?

Taken in trade by a music store in Florida, it was sold to a local recording studio in 1977. Shortly afterward, its new owner started to wonder if maybe it wasn’t much more than just another Les Paul.

Höfner’s Fledermausgittare

Pure Höfner showpiece in concept and execution, only 12 were made. And for as pedestrian as it may be in terms of materials, its design was a radical departure. Today its sole purpose is to entice aficionados and collectors!

Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 11

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled installments 9, 10, and...

Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 10

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled installments 9, 10, and...

Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 9

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled installments 9, 10, and...

Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 8

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled installments 7 and 8...

Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 7

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled installments 7 and 8...

Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 6

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled installments 4, 5, and...

Beat Portraits: Burns Volume 5

In early 2009, VG columnist Peter Stuart Kohman turned his focus on Burns, the pioneering British guitar builder. We’ve compiled installments 4, 5, and...
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