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Monthly Archives: January 2010

Coppock Guitars

Circa 1957 Coppock Deluxe photo: Peter Blecha, instrument courtesy Terry Davis. The obscure Coppock brand of electric guitars first surfaced in 1994, with the publication...

Gibson Humbucker

The 1955 Gibson Les Paul that served as the PAF test guitar, with its longtime companion Gibson GA-55 Ranger amp. Photo: Ward Meeker/Doug Yellow...

Eric Clapton & J.J. Cale

It's fitting that The Road To Escondido, the long-awaited collaboration between Eric Clapton and J.J. Cale - a concept that seems, on the surface,...

Bixonic Expandora 2000R

Bixonic Expandora 2000R. Bixonic introduced the Expandora distortion/fuzz pedal in 1995, and it quickly became popular among guitarists the likes of Billy Gibbons, Joe Satriani,...

Jake Armerding – Walking on the World

Jake Armerding's third solo release has a wider musical scope than his earlier releases, but his songwriting is more focused, articulate, and poignant. Like many...

Experience Hendrix

Had fate and negligence not interfered, Jimi Hendrix would have turned 65 in 2008 - only five years older than Bruce Springsteen, four older...

Shedding Light on the Genius…

Taylor strums a flat-top with The Rolling Stones in early 1973. Photo copyright Marty Temme. The mid/late 1960s were a fertile and progressive time for...

Murph Squire 11-T

1965 Murph Squire 11-T We live in a golden age, with an incredible selection of guitars available in virtually any price range. But if there ever...

Gibson Roy Smeck Electric Tenor Banjo

Photo by Julie Woods. At the dawn of electrical amplification, no one knew where the new technology would take stringed instruments (or keyboard instruments, for...

Gary Moore

Moore with his mid-'60s Gibson ES-335 in early 2006. Photo: Harry Herd/Redferns. Whether playing rock or blues, Gary Moore has always possessed a distinct and...
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