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Classic Instruments

Classic Instruments

Gibson ES-357

In June of 1984 trucks came to take most of the machines out of Gibson's historic Kalamazoo, Michigan factory and move them down to...

Gibson Les Paul Spotlight Special

It was 1983, and Gibson was in the throes of its darkest days. Norlin Industries, Gibson's parent company at the time, had incurred...

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...

G&L F-100

1981 G&L F-100-I If guitars are in your blood - really in your blood - you can't walk away from them. That was certainly the...
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VG Giveaways

Giveaway #167

Enter to win a Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo, valued at $300! The Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo delivers foot-sweepable tremolo control, all without taking your hands...
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