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Vintage Guitar Magazine June 2014 Joe Bonamassa Anson Funderburgh

 Joe Bonamassa epitomizes the nose-to-the-grindstone attitude required of a 21st-century performer whose reputation is built on his guitar playing, and we take a look at his world-class collection of guitars and amps. We also speak to Anson Funderburgh,  who is back to recording, touring, and  playing glorious Stratocaster riffs. We also interview Carl Verheyen, Bruce Bouillet, Eliza Gilkyson, Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham, and Kikio Loureiro.  This month’s crop of extraordinary instrument profiles includes the Norma EG 470-2 Deluxe, the Ampeg VT-22, the Ecco-Fonic, and the Martin 5-18. Gear hounds will certainly want to check our reviews of Carvin’s PB4, the Demeter FZO-1, the Schertler JAM150, Analog Man’s Bi-Compressor, Guild’s Orpheum Slope-Shoulder 14-Fret, the Lazy J Cruiser Deuce, and the TTS Music BMT Overdrive. 

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Vintage Guitar magazine Features
The Norma EG 470-2 Deluxe
In 1967, talk of “plastics” was humorous among the younger generation, which deemed business full of “plastic people” in suits. So, it’s a bit ironic that babyboomer collectors would sing the praises of a guitar like this! By Michael Wright

The Ampeg VT-22
Designed by Dennis Kager, V Series amps carry the Ampeg ethos; this one doesn’t copy any Marshall, Fender, or Vox of the era, but does its own thing entirely. By Dave Hunter

The Martin 5-18
The short scale and smaller body of “terz” instruments like this give them a very different sound with excellent tone, volume, and projection. Just don’t call them “junior” or “three-quarter” models! By George Gruhn

Ecco-Fonic
One of the first stand-alone effects for the guitar, it was a testy, fidgety machine never produced in great numbers or embraced by masses of players, yet it remains a guitar milestone. By Michael Dregni

Anson Funderburgh
Sublime Blues
Following a battle with cancer, the Texas bluesmaster is alive and well, recording, producing, touring, and once again playing glorious Stratocaster riffs. By Michael Dregni

Joe Bonamassa
Bearing the Flame-Top Torch
Revered as one of the best guitarists of his generation, he epitomizes the nose-to-the-grindstone attitude required of a 21st-century performer whose reputation is built on his guitar playing. By Ward Meeker


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Reader Mail

News and Notes
Earliest Strat Consigned, Carlton Helps Honor H.R.; In Memoriam

Carl Verheyen
On Mustang Run and Making a CD That Lasts

Ask Zac
By Zac Childs

R.C. Allen
On Mustang Run and Making a CD That Lasts

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Bruce Bouillet
From The Shadow of Racer X

Eliza Gilkyson
Not Your Typical Folkie

Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham
Social D Guitarists Does 70′s Cali Rock

Kikio Loureiro
Metal-Fusion From Brazil

Paco De Lucia
1947-2014


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Vintage Guitar magazine column

The (Way) Back Beat
Journey to the Stratotone!
By Peter S. Kohman

Acousticville
Is There a Reset in Your Future
By Steven Stonel

Fretprints
Chuck Wayne
By Wolf Marshall

Dan’s Guitar Rx
Lefty Finds a Friend, Part 4
By Dan Erlewine

Shop of Hard Knocks
Tweaking a Strat Bridge
By Will Kelly


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The VG Hit List
Robben Ford, Albert Lee, Allman Brothers Band, Legendary Country Blues Guitarists, Rolling Stone’s Gear, and more!

Check This Action
Jazz & Beyond
By Dan Forte

Vintage Guitar Gear Reviews
Carvin PB4, Demeter FZO-1, Schertler JAM150, Analog Man Bi-Compressor, Guild Orpheum Slope-Shoulder 14-Fret, Lazy J Cruiser Deuce, TTS Music BMT Overdrive

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