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Monthly Archives: June 2001

D’Angelico New Yorker

Top of the line from a master builder
 

The D’Angelico New Yorker has rightfully earned its place in the Vintage Guitar Hall of Fame as one of the finest guitars in the history of the instrument. While models such as the Gibson ES-150 Charlie Christian, Fender Broadcaster, and Gibson ES-335 have achieved recognition and are worthy of Hall of Fame status based on […]

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D’Angelico New Yorker

Top of the line from a master builder
 

The D’Angelico New Yorker has rightfully earned its place in the Vintage Guitar Hall of Fame as one of the finest guitars in the history of the instrument. While models such as the Gibson ES-150 Charlie Christian, Fender Broadcaster, and Gibson ES-335 have achieved recognition and are worthy of Hall of Fame status based on […]

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Sean Watkins – Let It Fall

 

Sean Watkins is one third of the young Grammy-nominated supergroup Nickel Creek. Along with his sister Sara and mando phenom Chris Thile, they’ve lit up the festival circuit with fresh musical energy. Let it Fall is Sean’s first solo album, and it showcases his superb chops and mature musical sensibilities. All but one of the […]

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Reverend Slingshot

Modern Sound with a Cool Vintage Vibe
 

Many Vintage Guitar readers are probably familiar with Reverend guitars, designed and built by Joe Naylor in Michigan (VG, May ’99). Naylor created Naylor Amplifiers, but later left the company to started this new venture. As someone knowledgeable about tone and what players want to hear in a guitar and amp combination, Naylor set out […]

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David Clayton and Todd K. Smith – Free: Heavy Load

 

This epic chronicles the story of the seminal British blues/rock band Free. Leaving no stone unturned, and with the help of more than 400 photos, authors David Clayton and Todd K. Smith have painstakingly detailed the rise and fall of the band from its early pub gig days in late-’60s London through the massive chart […]

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John Gorka – The Company You Keep

 

John Gorka is the energizer bunny of singer/songwriters. He just keeps going and going. Each new release not only equals the quality of his last, but exceeds it. The Company You Keep is John’s eighth album. It features not only superb songwriting, but sterling performances. While some songwriters create great melodies, Gorka’s forté is his […]

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Charly Baty

Feelin' Good All Over
 

You really have to love a guy who smiles as much as Charly Baty does as he snakes his way across the stage, spurring his jump blues band, Little Charly and the Nightcats, through wild stylistic changes. Pulling jazz lines out of a Gibson ES-295 in the middle of one tune, then doing out-of-phase Texas […]

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Johnny Winter – Pieces and Bits

 

The long-awaited authorized video from blues/rock guitar icon Johnny Winter has finally arrived. Compiled in part by Winter’s manager, Teddy Slatus, who asked fans to send video clips, the set includes TV clips and kicks off with never-before-seen still photos by Johnny’s wife, Susan. The video is enhanced by commentary from Johnny recorded at different […]

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Acoustic Black Widow

Black Widow Guitars
 

In the late ’60s, when Domino guitars were fading away, tube amplifiers were out of vogue. Old technology, man! Cool bands played through solidstate amps that delivered lots of clean power with none of that awful tube distortion. Cool bands played through Standels and tuck-and-rolled Kustoms. Entire bands were run through a single 350-watt Mosrite […]

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Acoustic Black Widow

Black Widow Guitars
 

In the late ’60s, when Domino guitars were fading away, tube amplifiers were out of vogue. Old technology, man! Cool bands played through solidstate amps that delivered lots of clean power with none of that awful tube distortion. Cool bands played through Standels and tuck-and-rolled Kustoms. Entire bands were run through a single 350-watt Mosrite […]

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