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Monthly Archives: June 2006

Supro Thunderbolt

Valco, the Chicago-based maker of amplifiers such as Supro, Gretsch, and Oahu, began its history around 1942 amidst the Hawaiian music craze. By...

Alex Skolnick

The album starts off with "Detroit Rock City," and includes other covers, like the Who's "Pinball Wizard" and two Scorpions tunes, among others. ...

Ry Cooder is a guitarist with an ear tuned to a past no one else hears anymore. Inspired by the music of old-time...

Crazy – The Demo Sessions

There once was a time when Willie Nelson was just another starving songwriter trying to make it in music city. Stories abound of...

Chris Knight – The Jealous Kind

Occasionally, I hear a disk that grabs me so hard during the first 10 seconds that it makes me stop whatever I'm doing and...

Tony Nobles Resonator

This guitar is a special project built after I was approached by the new Braunfels (Texas) Museum of Art and Music to show a...

Asphalt Jungle – Electro Ave.

I know this kind of music raises the hackles of some guitarists. It's a rock/electronica mix that sounds a little different. Jeff...

June 2006

FEATURES IN DETAIL Gretsch’s 1953-’57 Duo Jet Gibson’s Les Paul and ES-295 gave credibility to painted guitars, and by the mid ’50s Gretsch was making all of...

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman made his mark as one of the foremost shredders of the '80s when he teamed up with guitarist Jason Becker in Cacophony....
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