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August 2010

FEATURES Steve Miller Some People Call Him Rock Icon From a fabled upbringing that included being shown chords by Les Paul and Mary Ford to...

July 2010

FEATURES Gretsch’s “Golden” Tenors Tenor guitars were popular in the ’20s, when musical tastes motivated a move away from the banjo. But major companies...

June 2010

//     This month in VG We speak with world-famous guitar builder Paul Reed Smith. Influenced by music early in...

May 2010

FEATURES The Beatles' Casinos Of all the guitars made famous by the Beatles, the only one that John, Paul, and George had in common was...

April 2010

FEATURES Bruce Kulick Wielding Power on bk3 On his new album, the former Kiss guitarist raises the bar and offers songs diverse in terms of...

March 2010

FEATURES The VG Hall of Fame ’09 Time for the annual selection of inductees. This year’s field of nominees was as strong as ever, and voters...

February 2010

FEATURES Billy Sheehan New Music, Old-School basses Accompanied by a 1970 Fender Precision Bass, he has been a standout in four decades, including tapping toe-to-toe with Steve...

January 2010

FEATURES Holy Cripes! The Story of Jerry Garcia’s Last Guitars Steve Cripe was not a guitar player, not a songwriter. But the cabinet maker became part of...

December 2009

FEATURES Jay Geils Blues & Archtops His name is most associated with ’70s party rock. But for the last 15 years, Jay Geils has immersed himself in...

November 2009

FEATURES Remembering Les Paul As news of his recent passing spread, reaction was swift and heartfelt. His name is synonymous with Gibson’s early solidbodies, and for...
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