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VG Approved Gear

VG Approved Gear

Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931

Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931

If you’ve ever played a fine vintage guitar, you know how two things jump out at you immediately: 1) they’re often quite light, and...
Ibanez M522S

Ibanez M522S

Thanks to acts such as the Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, and the Punch Brothers, the mandolin is suddenly hip again, particularly among guitarists...
Eastwood La Baye 2x4 Devo Signature Model

Eastwood La Baye 2×4 Devo Signature Model

For decades, guitarists have lovingly referred to their solidbody guitars as “planks.” In the mid ’60s, a small builder called LaBaye upped the ante...
E.W.S. BMC2

E.W.S. BMC2

As mini-sized pedals continue to gain in popularity they are also becoming increasingly refined and versatile in their layouts. One of these, the popular...
Way Huge Saffron Squeeze MkII

Way Huge Saffron Squeeze MkII

Twenty years after its launch, the Way Huge Saffron Squeeze compressor has been improved upon. Doing fierce business with an already spectacular product line,...
Vox’s AC10C1

Vox’s AC10C1

Few amps give such an instant jolt of history as a Vox. The golden nameplate, that distinctive crisscross speaker fabric, that black or fawn...
Airline Bojotar

Airline Bojotar

There’s something about the Airline Bojotar that makes one ask, “What if Keef had added a high-G banjo string to the bass side of...
Carvin’s GH24 Greg Howe Signature

Carvin’s GH24 Greg Howe Signature

After decades of jumping from one guitar manufacturer to another, Greg Howe recently began working with Carvin (more specifically, Kiesel) on a signature guitar....
Magnets and Magic The PAF – Yesterday, Today

Magnets and Magic

When it came to launching a solidbody electric guitar, Fender beat Gibson to the punch with its Broadcaster model in 1950. Big G, though,...
ASIA Symposium

The ASIA Symposium

As much a celebration of kinship as it is an educational forum, the biannual Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (ASIA) Symposium, held at East...
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