Issue Archive

Issue Archive

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...

October 2009

FEATURES In Detail The Gretsch 1955-’61 White Walcon When it came to fancy electric guitars in the ’50s, Gibson and its Super 400 were ensconced as the...

September 2009

FEATURES Mick Mars... ...Shows off a piece of his action Fueled by his powerhouse riffage, Mötley Crue defined the heavy metal that emerged from L.A. in the...

August 2009

FEATURES DAD’S DAY ’09 VG’s annual ode to fathers who inspire THE VOX AC10 Anything from the ’60s bearing its three-letter logo will get a Beatles fan wound...

July 2009

FEATURES Steve Earle Guitar Talk His life has seen peaks and valleys usually reserved for a soap-opera script. Now ensconsed in a comparatively laid-back life, his music...

June 2009

FEATURES King's Ransom Seagal, Gibbons, and Albert King’s Flying Vs United by their devotion to a musical form and a deep respect for one of its legends,...

May 2009

FEATURES GIBSON ES-175 SPECIAL WURLITZER Through the 1960s, Gibson made many custom instruments that mixed and matched specifications from various models. Few have been as intriguing...
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