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Classic Instruments

Classic Instruments

National-Dobro Model C

We’ve seen some pristine vintage pieces in these pages over the years, but as far as time-capsule amps go, when you consider age-to-condition ratio,...

Guild’s S-100/S-200 “Kickstand” Models

Much like several other well-known manufacturers, Guild has, through the years, changed ownership, locations, and identities. Guild was founded in 1952 by Alfred Dronge,...
Robin Basses

Robin Basses

Alamo Music Products holds a unique place in the history of electric guitars and basses. The Houston-based company began its journey in the early...

Wolf Strat

WHO IS LIL’ BILL? That was the question swirling through the mind of guitarist/collector Tom Guerra after he acquired a 1963 Fender Stratocaster from...

Soldier’s Story

Through blood, dirt, rain, and all other forms of hell in the trenches of World War I, U.S. Army Private Ben Miller witnessed the...

Fender’s “First-Gen” Strat

The Fender Stratocaster is arguably the most popular electric guitar model in the world. From the time of its introduction in 1954, no other...

Maestro Rover R0-1

To record “Little Wing,” Jimi Hendrix plugged his Stratocaster into his usual amplifier, then did the unthinkable; he ran guitar signal into an organ...
The Art of Home Recording - Microphones and Their Uses

Microphones and Their Uses

With such incredibly handy, high-resolution home-recording facilities available to the guitarist today, it can often be too easy to forget the basics in recording...
Recording Electric Guitars – The Art of Home Recording

Recording Electric Guitars

Now that our studio is set up and we’ve selected our microphones following the first two installments of this series (July and November ’14),...
Saga of Ted Newman Jones

A Guitar for Mr. Richards

For anyone who visited the tiny workshop inhabited by guitar builder Ted Newman Jones in the 1970s and ’80s, two things were obvious –...
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