Monthly Archives: March 2010

Stromberg G-5

1952 Stromberg G-5 cutaway Photo: Kelsey Vaughn. In the world of archtop guitars, the Stromberg name represents the ultimate instrument - in size, at least...

H&D, Running Dog, and Gibson

In the July issue we looked at affordable L-style flat-tops for the acoustic blues player. This month, we look at similarly inspired instruments, but...

Retro Inspired Basses

Danelectro Dano '63 long-scale bass in Aqua. Photos courtesy of Evets. Danelectro Dano '63 short-scale bass in Red Burst. Photos courtesy of Evets. Eastwood Club Bass...

Slim Bryant

Slim Bryant Thomas Hoyt Bryant, known to family and friends as "Slim," met Perry Bechtel in Atlanta 1929. "I heard your record, 'Wabash Blues,' and...

Marshall 1974X and 2061

Marshall 1974X and 2061 In the world of guitar amplifiers, the word "Marshall" often conjures images of 100-watt stacks capable of producing ear-bleeding levels of...

G&L’s Climax & LB-100

G&L Climax (serial number B025855) in Emerald Blue finish. Carve on the back of the Climax.Photos: Bill Ingalls Jr. Instruments courtesy of Naffaz Skota...

Howard Leese

Photo: Rick Gould. Guitarist/ producer/ entrepreneur Howard Leese has come a long way since his early days with Heart in the 1970s. He was onboard...

ToadWorks Lil’ Leo and John Bull

Washington-based ToadWorks USA was founded by Ryan Dunn and Doug Harrison in 2001. They recently asked if we'd be hip to checking out their...

The Gibson Les Paul Model

Photo: Robert Parks, courtesy George Gruhn. Its official name - Les Paul model - doesn't do it justice. After all, Gibson has made over a...

Jules Shear – More

Jules Mark Shear is living proof that talented pop musicians who prefer to remain on the fringes can maintain a successful career without cowtowing...
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