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Monthly Archives: February 2004

Les Paul

Fifty years ago, Gibson's new Les Paul Model was quickly becoming one of the company's most popular guitars, and (though there was no way...

Peterson VS-1 Tuner

Most guitar techs will tell you that there has always been a void between small battery-powered tuners and full-blown rotating disc strobe tuners; the...

Brad Gillis

The California aggregation known as Night Ranger came to prominence in popular music during the advent of MTV, but few realize the band existed...

Howard Alden – My Shining Hour

This is the kind of playing I would give parts of my body to master. It's just Howard, his guitar, and a batch...

Roomful of Blues – The Blues’ll Make You Happy, Too

Rounder has launched a new Heritage Series that kicks off in righteous fashion with this retrospective of Roomful of Blues' seven Rounder albums. In guitar...

Martin Taylor – In Concert

After finishing Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm" - following his tongue-in-cheek, herky jerky, impossible-to-snap-your-fingers-to intro with a laughably fast walking bass figure, over which he...

Tom Principato – Not One Word

Tom's put out some stuff on record before, and it's been pretty good. This one's a little bit different. As the title...

Bay State Parlor Guitar

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

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...

Dolly Parton – Little Sparrow

When honky-tonk hero Merle Haggard found himself in the unlikely role of pop star, with the hits "Okie From Muskogee" and "The Fightin' Side...
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