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Monthly Archives: March 2002

Steve Waksman – Instruments of Desire

 

This is a work of scholarly intent in which the author presents a treatise on the history and development of the electric guitar and how its subsequent use shaped the course of popular music. Beginning with the first electrified instruments of the 1930s, the book traces two competing ideals for the sound of the instrument: […]

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Guy Davis – You Don’t Know My Mind

 

Guy Davis is the real thing. This young black bluesman plays his version of the downhome blues like he, too, has a hellhound on his trail. Davis has released two earlier collections of blues on Red House; Call Down The Thunder, and Stomp Down Rider. But with this new CD, he has truly found his […]

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Maccaferri History

The Guitars of Mario Maccaferri
 

Drop the name “Maccaferri” to most guitar buffs and more than likely the response will involve plastic guitars and, if you’re lucky, something about Django Reinhardt. For a lifetime’s devotion to music that literally spanned almost the entire 20th Century, such a reduction might be viewed as sadly ironic. However, given the creative genius that […]

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Dave Davies – Unfinished Business

 

Yes, I know, Ray Davies usually gets all the credit, but Kinks fans have always known Dave was a very strong element. This very cool two-CD set compiles Kinks classics, songs from the guitarist’s first two solo albums from 1980 and ’81, and some live stuff and unreleased demos. And it shows Dave to be […]

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March 2002

 

FEATURES The Different Strummer Stratospheric Variations, Part One The Stratocaster has been in constant production for 48 years, virtually unchanged, and we can safely assert that no other guitar has influenced electric guitar design as much. By Michael Wright Jimmie Vaughan Asks… Do you get the blues? You have to hand it to Jimmie Vaughan, […]

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B.C. Rich Guitars

From Flamenco to Heavy Metal
 

From one perspective, flamenco and heavy metal might seem as far apart as the sun and the moon, but if you think about the hyperbolic emotion involved in both genres, there is a certain spritual connection. Abstractions aside, however, there’s a more concrete connection between the two forms in the person of Bernie Rico, the […]

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B.C. Rich Guitars

From Flamenco to Heavy Metal
 

From one perspective, flamenco and heavy metal might seem as far apart as the sun and the moon, but if you think about the hyperbolic emotion involved in both genres, there is a certain spritual connection. Abstractions aside, however, there’s a more concrete connection between the two forms in the person of Bernie Rico, the […]

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