Monthly Archives: August 2006

Rowan Cimarron

Amazing craftsmanship, aesthetic appeal

Michael Rowan operates a one-man custom gui- tar shop in Garland, Texas, and he recently submitted for review one of the most appealing guitars we’ve grabbed, groped, and fondled in quite some time. The Rowan Custom Guitars “Cimarron” is a hybrid (more…)

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Yngwie Malmsteen

Yngwie's New Attack!!

As one of the most fiery players on the planet, Yngwie Malmsteen developed an identifiable style and tone that blends classical music and heavy metal. VG sat with Malmsteen following his stint on the 2003 G3 tour with Joe Satriani and (more…)

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Stratospheric Variations

A History of offset double-cut guitars

When you think about it, it’s quite remarkable how few guitar archetypes there really are. By “archetypes” we’re referring to aesthetic design, or shapes. If you pull back and squint, there are basically only about half a dozen categories. The most basic is the Spanish guitar, that lovely, feminine figure-eight from antiquity. A (more…)

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Taylor Big Baby

Acoustic bargain of the millennium

When I review a guitar or amp for Vintage Guitar, the manufacturer usually sends a “loaner” to evaluate for a set period of time… say, 30 to 60 days. With Taylor’s Big Baby acoustic, however, I broke all (more…)

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Rockin' on Bobo

Although Honkin’ on Bobo was labeled by some as a blues record, Aerosmith views its new release as being a true rock record – and perhaps the most rockin’ record they’ve made in years! Bobo marks a return to the high-energy blues-influenced (more…)

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Peter Green – Man Of The World: The Anthology, 1968-1988


It’s difficult to write about Peter Green without accidentally lapsing into past tense, as though the founder of the original Fleetwood Mac were no longer here. He is, of course, very much in the (more…)

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Kid Andersen – Rock Awhile


You listen to music long enough, and you end up seeing the damnedest things. Take, for instance, this record. Who is Kid Andersen? Well, let’s see. He’s a Norwegian bluesman. No, really. He’s been in the U.S. for (more…)

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August 2006


FEATURES BILLY SQUIER Emerging from the East Coast pop-music scene, he rose to fame in the early 1980s playing cool guitars and making full use of vintage tones, Zeppelin-like licks, and the mega-hit “The Stroke.” By Ward Meeker ICON CORNER The Peter Green/Gary Moore Guitar We take a life-size look at the 1959 Gibson Les […]

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