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Category Archives: Newswire

SeaGlass Introduces Nor’Easter

 

The SeaGlass Guitars Nor’Easter is hand-made in the U.S. with a carved-maple top, mahogany body, set neck, nitrocellulose lacquer finish. Lollar Imperials, Emerson electronics, and a TonePros wrap-tail bridge. (more…)

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Silver Luthier Offers Jewelry-Quality Accessories

 

Silver Luthier guitar accessories are cast in white bronze using jewelry-making methods, which allow for more detail than die-casting.  The tailpieces fit most guitars with stop designs, while the tuning buttons fit Grover-style/-size machines. (more…)

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Music Journalist/Photographer Steve Caraway Passes

 

On July 12, music journalist and photographer Steve Caraway died of natural causes in his home in Sparks, Nevada; he was 67. In a career that spanned five decades, he worked for several magazines, on staff and as a freelancer. In the mid ’70s, he served as Guitar Player magazine’s ad director, assistant editor, art director, […]

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Renowned Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons Passes

 

Buddy Emmons, the renowned pedal-steel guitarist who is credited with helping shape the sound of the instrument as it is heard in country music, died July 21. He was 78. As a child in Indiana, Emmons began playing a six-string lap-steel, influenced by the work of Jerry Byrd (with Hank Williams) and Herb Remington. After […]

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VG Team Josie Winners Receive John Page Classic Guitars

 

Christopher Burke, Roslindale, Massachusetts, and Brian Lovely, Columbus, Ohio, recently took delivery of the John Page Classic Ashburn guitars they won in this year’s American Cancer Society/Team Josie Relay for Life raffle. “The attention to detail in the fittings and finish is immediately evident,” said Burke. “Cosmetically, it’s just perfect – same with the fretwork.  […]

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Rich Robinson Slates Tour

 

Rich Robinson, guitarist, songwriter, and co-founder of The Black Crowes, is set to embark on a solo – mostly acoustic – tour with five guitars, including a newly restored Guild 12-string, two vintage parlor models, a jumbo, and a Teye electric. Robinson will perform material from his (more…)

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Santa Cruz Guitar Launches Brad Paisley Signature Model

 

Brad Paisley and the Santa Cruz Guitar Company (SCGC) today debuted their Brad Paisley signature guitar. Richard Hoover, owner and founder of SCGC, worked with Paisley to design a guitar based on the company’s Pre-War Dreadnought. The guitar, dubbed the B/PW, honors Paisley’s dedication to the sustainability (more…)

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Southpaw Celebrates 30 Years

 

Southpaw Guitars, the Houston retailer renowned for catering to left-handed players, is marking 30 years in business. Founded in 1980 by Jim Duncan and Bill Townsend, the store was first called Trader’s Corner Guitars. In 1982, it moved to the city’s Bellaire area and soon after was was given its current name. “One of every […]

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Wampler Pedals Intros Low Blow Bass OD, Latitude Standard Tremolo

 

Wampler Pedals’ Low Blow bass OD is hand-built in the U.S. and has two clipping modes (Smooth and Jagged), along with three-band EQ, Notch Filter switch, top mounted jacks, soft-click true-bypass switch, and high-grade film capacitors and resistors.

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Recording King, Gruhn to Host Renowned Banjo Designer

 

Recording King and Gruhn Guitars are teaming up to host banjo designer Greg Rich during a meet and greet July 8 at Gruhn Guitars, 2120 8th Ave. South, Nashville. Rich will answer banjo-related questions, and attendees can win a Recording King Elite Hearts & (more…)

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