Monthly Archives: May 2001

Carvin Factory Tour

Imagine a company that builds 600 high-quality guitars and basses per month, with a normal backorder count of 700. "Well, that's okay..." some...

Travis Bean Interview

"Bean is Back!" proclaimed the signs at a recent California guitar show. Indeed, Travis Bean, builder of the short-lived-but-legendary '70s instruments that...

Bay State Parlor Guitar

The parlor guitar. Designed by Mr. Parlor? No. First manufactured by the Parlor, Inc? No. Endorsed by the well-known...

Paul Kossoff

For a scant few years beginning in the mid 1960s, Great Britain was responsible for producing arguably the finest crop of rock guitarists ever....

Albert Lee

Photo courtesy of Ernie Ball. Admittedly, Albert Lee doesn't play a Gretsch Country Gent, but a more appropriate description of the veteran guitarist might be...

Joe Maphis

Virginia-born Otis Wilson Maphis was truly a one-of-a-kind individual. From his earliest days in the 1930s as a guitarist and piano player for...

Gerry McGee

Lead guitarist Gerry McGee has been in that position for the Ventures on more than one occasion. He's had plenty of other diversions...

Scotty Moore

It was our annual Christmas party, closing out 1996. I work for Nashville recording artist Ronnie McDowell. Because we often work with...

Popa Chubby

People tend to notice when Ted Horowitz (a.k.a. Popa Chubby) sets foot onstage to tune up. They might not notice as he spins...

Mick Ralphs

The only guitarist to appear on every Bad Company album is the redoubtable Mick Ralphs, whose on-the-money sledgemhammer riffs were already known by serious...
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