Monthly Archives: December 2004

Eric Schulte Custom Guitars


1960 Schulte Custom Doubleneck, courtesy of Eric Schulte. You know the experience. You stop at your favorite music store, scan the axes hanging on the rack, and get a little whiplash as your eyes snap back toward a handsome beast you’ve not (more…)

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Gibson J-185

Flat-top worthy of comparison

One of the most-fabled flat-top guitars Gibson ever produced is the Gibson J-185. Introduced in 1951, and discontinued in ’59, only 270 natural-finish and 648 sunburst J-185s were made. Guitarists from delta bluesman Skip James to Sons of (more…)

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Rob Allen Custom Basses


As a leading-edge shop owner ca-rrying 26 high-end bass-related lines, I’m regularly approached to become an authorized dealer for many products. I’m fair but skeptical with the inquiries and always ask for literature on the instrument as well as the builder’s advertising and marketing strategies. (more…)

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December 2004


FEATURES BILLY F GIBBONS His L’il Ol’ Band from Texas has been going strong for 30 years, and its latest studio album, Mescalero, and tour prove the band is as potent as ever. With ZZ and the Reverend, it’s always a matter of “expect the unexpected.” By Ward Meeker and Willie G. Moseley DAVID GRISSOM […]

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Brent Rowan

The Right Tool for Every Studio Job

“Nashville Cats play clean as country water” according to John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful. He might as well have been referring to Brent Rowan. One of a select few on the “A list” (more…)

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Chris Hillman

Bluegrass, Bass, and Back Agian

American music legend Chris Hillman is an accomplished guitarist. He has wielded a variety of stringed instruments in a number of notable bands, as exemplified by his tenure as a member of the Byrds, the Flying Burrito (more…)

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