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Monthly Archives: December 2009

Lee Ritenour

Lee Ritenour. Lee Ritenour's solo career continues to glide along with the release of his latest record, Smoke 'n' Mirrors, which contains exactly what we've...

Veleno Original

1974 Veleno Original, serial number 90. Photo: Michael Wright. Electric guitars have their roots in resonator guitars made with metal bodies and aluminum resonator plates...

Murry Hammond – I Don’t Know Where I’m Going But I’m On My Way

As a solo artist, Murry Hammond is a blend of Leonard Cohen and Jimmie Rogers. The acoustic-based songs on this album aren't as lively...

Martin 000-30

1919 Martin 000-30. Photo: Kelsey Vaughn. Instrument courtesy George Gruhn. When a guitar maker introduces an innovative new feature at the same time an appealing,...

Jesse Ed Davis

Photo: Neil Zlozower. The term "musician's musician" gets bandied about a lot, but in the case of the late Jesse Ed Davis, "guitar hero's guitar...

Brent Rowan

Photo: Rusty Russell Brent Rowan is a 29-year veteran of the recording industry who has worked with legendary country artists including George Jones, Glen Campbell,...

Gretsch Astro Jet

1964 Gretsch 6126 Astro-Jet, serial number 64016. Photo: Michael Wright. "Meet George Jetson! And his boy Elroy!" The year was supposed to be 2062 AD, but...

Gibson F-5 1923

1923 Gibson F-5. Gibson F-5 mandolins signed by Lloyd Loar from mid 1922 to 1924 are considered the Holy Grail by most American mandolin players....

Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley. Photo: F. Scott Schafer. Rock-and-roll pioneer Bo Diddley died of heart failure June 2 at his home in Florida. He was 79 years...

J. Howard Foote Parlor guitar

Ca. 1875 J. Howard Foote Parlor guitar, SN 654. Photo: Michael Wright. P.T. Barnum probably didn't coin the classic modern truism "There's a sucker born...
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