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Monthly Archives: January 2003

Django Reinhardt

A favorite photograph of Django Reinhardt pictures him standing alongside Stéphane Grappelli, the duo looking suave and sophisticated in white tuxedos. The photograph...

Tim Sparks – One String Leads to Another and Neshamah

Tim Sparks is not a mere guitarist; he's a musician. In fact, at times on these two new releases, he seems to transcend...

Gibson Super Goldtone GA-30RV

Gibson returned to the ampli-fier business in the late '90s with its Goldtone amps, de-rived from the '50s-era Trace Elliot/Vellocette line. The original...

Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler

In the late '60s, in Birm-ingham, England, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler, vocalist Ozzy Osbourne and drummer Bill Ward first united as a...

Johnny A. – Sometime Tuesday Morning

I say it three or four times a year. Every so often, a CD arrives from an artist I've never heard of, and...

Gibson’s First Cherry Red 335

Gibson introduced the ES-335T in the spring of 1958 as the progenitor to its double-cutaway,semi-hollow body "thinline" series of guitars. Characterized by the...

Gibson’s First Cherry Red 335

Gibson introduced the ES-335T in the spring of 1958 as the progenitor to its double-cutaway,semi-hollow body "thinline" series of guitars. Characterized by the...

Kid Ramos – Kid Ramos

If you can call his ongoing stint with the Fabulous Thunderbirds "woodshedding," then guitarist David "Kid" Ramos has definitely paid his dues. He...

Rodney Jones – Soul Manifesto

Okay, it's not like Rodney Jones doesn't have the pedigree. He spent lots of time on the road with Maceo Parker, so it's...

Pierre Bensusan – Intuite

There are guitarists, and then there are guitarists' guitarists. Pierre Benusan is the sort of musician who inspires awe among even other musical...
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