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Classic Instruments

Classic Instruments

Fender Prototypes

Philip Kubicki has been active in the music industry for over 30 years. He began building acoustic guitars at age 15. At...

Fresher Guitars

Epic poetry is great, but all these long treatises on the massive guitar pedigrees of Kay and Aria have made me feel a bit...

Gibson EH-150

Introduction Gibson's E-150/EH-150 amplifiers have long been regarded as the quintessential pre-WWII model, one of the most influential and recognizable amps of all time. ...

Fender Aluminum

Part of the guitar collector's creed (an unwritten, unofficial entity, to be sure) includes axioms such as "Beauty is in the eye of the...

Antonio de Torres

To date, I have covered most of the major schools of guitar construction/design, and some of their contributions to the evolution of the gut/nylon-string...

Travis Bean Interview

"Bean is Back!" proclaimed the signs at a recent California guitar show. Indeed, Travis Bean, builder of the short-lived-but-legendary '70s instruments that...

Carvin Factory Tour

Imagine a company that builds 600 high-quality guitars and basses per month, with a normal backorder count of 700. "Well, that's okay..." some...

Bay State Parlor Guitar

The parlor guitar. Designed by Mr. Parlor? No. First manufactured by the Parlor, Inc? No. Endorsed by the well-known...

Travis Bean Interview

"Bean is Back!" proclaimed the signs at a recent California guitar show. Indeed, Travis Bean, builder of the short-lived-but-legendary '70s instruments that...

Carvin Factory Tour

Imagine a company that builds 600 high-quality guitars and basses per month, with a normal backorder count of 700. "Well, that's okay..." some...
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