Monthly Archives: March 2005

The Subdudes – Miracle Mule

Most contemporary bands can't help but sound somewhat like another band. The Subdudes manage to avoid this pitfall by drawing from so many...

Deep Seven – Rapid Serve

I love stuff like this. Deep Seven is a quartet of very odd designs. With guitar (Paul Diethelm, Johnny Lang's touring rhythm...

Parker NiteFly Mojo Flame

When Parker Fly guitars were introduced in July, 1993, they were strange aliens from a distant guitar planet, sporting a radical design, composite body,...

Rodney Crowell – Fate’s Right Hand

Rodney Crowell's new album, Fate's Right Hand, explores personal landscapes similar to those he first examined in his 2002 release The Houston Kid, but...

Gil Parris – Blue Thumb

I first ran across Gil Parris on his 1998 self-titled release. It was a doozy that showed off his considerable guitar skills covering...

1952 Bigsby Doubleneck

Few instruments combine excellent craftsmanship, historical significance in the development and evolution of the guitar, and memorabilia appeal as much as this Bigsby guitar,...

March 2005

FEATURES 50 YEARS OF CRUNCHY, CLEAN DIRT Gibson advanced electric guitar technology with the introduction of the humbucking pickup in 1955. Patented in ’59, it changed...

Line 6 Variax Acoustic

After proving my love for luthiery from both sides of the workbench, as a builder of 25 years and a buyer/player, why have I...

Shawn Lane – All For Today

Being part of a successful band can be a mixed blessing. You work regularly and play your music for a large audience, but...

Larry Coryell – Tricycles

Anyone remember when Larry Coryell was one of the youngbloods of jazz guitar? Sheesh, I must be getting a bit "advanced" in age,...
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