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Their new album is edgy, guitar-intensive music informed by blues, pop, and rock. Read about the alt-blues summit that is Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton.

We also talk new music with Ana Popovic, Ian Hunter, Joe Louis Walker, John Oates, Joel Hoekstra, Mike Keneally, and Kevin Comeau.

Gibson’s original Firebirds are classics, no doubt. But did the “non-reverse” version that replaced them deserve the criticism? Peter Stuart Kohman re-examines these intriguing basses.

Eric Clapton and his Model 1962 may have launched “the Marshall sound,” but the EL34/50-watt 2100 Lead & Bass brought its own appeal – but only to mail-order buyers in the U.K. Dave Hunter reveals its story.

In the ’70s, Danny Gatton sold a ’51 Nocaster (that once belonged to Roy Buchanan) to a young Bob Fener. Of course it has a story.

Gibson blazed a trail when it came to archtop design. But it took at least one wrong turn with an experimental archtop. George Gruhn and Walter Carter tell its tale.

Wolf Marshall’s “Fretprints” column dives into the story of studio legend Hiram Bullock, Dan Forte eulogizes lap-steel legend Freddie Roulette, and “Pop ’N Hiss” take us behind the scenes with players who were there discussing Alice Cooper’s Billion Dollar Babies.

Our gear reviewers bring their informed, objective opinions on the Donner DST-700, Drybell Vibe Machine, Mayfly Goddess, Reverend Rick Vito Soul Agent, Strymon Cloudburst Ambient Reverb, Vigier G.V.Wood Hollow, Blackstar Amped 2, and the Orange Rockerverb 50 Mk III.

There’s no better way to roll into summer than with fresh tunes. Spruce your playlists with help from our reviews of new music by The Who, Cash Box Kings, Tommy Emmanuel, Ana Popovic, Arlen Roth and Jerry Jemmott, Eric Clapton, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, and many more!

It’s all in the June issue of Vintage Guitar!

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