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Monthly Archives: May 2006

Linc Luthier Impression

Sure, it's great to pick up a vintage Strat or Les Paul and marvel at its aged patina. It's also a wonderful feeling to...

Ritchie Blackmore

"Renaissance," "Medieval," "Baroque," and other musical terms are applicable to the unique modern-day efforts of the most recent aggregation that counts legendary guitarist Ritchie...

Richie Hart – Blues In the Alley

It's become obvious to me that a certain style of jazz guitar will never go out of style. Blues-based jazz nuts who can really...

Fleetwood Mac – Tusk

Considering Fleetwood Mac's enormous popularity in the 1970s, which can be traced to the moment Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined the waning band,...

Peter Case – Who’s Gonna Go Your Crooked Mile? Selected Tracks

Peter Case is one of those "folky" types who deserve more than a trite description. Yes, he plays acoustic guitar, occasional harmonica, and writes...

1939 Martin D-45

From 1933 to '42, Martin produced a total of 91 D-45 guitars. At the time, the model was the most deluxe and highest-priced flat-top guitar...

Groove Tubes Soul-O Single

Groove Tubes founder Aspen Pittman is a tube connoisseur. For 24 years, he has listened to, tested, designed, and manufactured many variants of...

Analog Man’s Guide to Vintage Effects Pedals – Tom Hughes

"Analog Mike" Piera was one of the first to recognize the power of the internet to disseminate information and as a tool for commerce....

Paul Curreri – The Spirit of the Staircase

I was a big fan of Curreri's Songs for Devon Sproule. That record, produced by guitarist Kelly Joe Phelps, was a solo acoustic country-blues...

Cheryl Wheeler – Defying Gravity

After 11 releases in 22 years, you might assume Cheryl Wheeler has written songs about nearly everything. But her latest release proves she still...
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