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Monthly Archives: April 2010

Kendel Carson – Alright Dynamite

Kendel Carson may have titled her debut Alright Dynamite, but from the way guitarist John Platania's graceful intro eases the ear into to its...

Tony Iommi

Toni Iommi photo: Rick Gould. There is an undeniable power generated when certain musicians join forces. That is most definitely the case with Tony Iommi,...

Hallmark Swept Wing Semi-Hollow

1967 Hallmark Swept Wing semi-hollow bass, serial #003127. Photo: Michael G. Stewart. Instrument and image courtesy of Bob Shade. The murky history of guitar brands...

Pete Huttlinger

If such an award was given, Nashville-based guitarist Pete Huttlinger's third solo album could be nominated for the "Most Unique and/or Obvious Album Title...

Daion Headhunter HH-555

1982 Daion Headhunter HH-555 in Honey sunburst. The trajectory of the Japanese guitar industry in many ways has mirrored that of the United States, though...

Brad Gillis

Brad Gillis. Photos by Pat Johnson. San Franciso Bay-area guitarist Brad Gillis has led something of a storied life. He was only 19 years old...

Xaviere XV 700

The Massachusetts-based guitarfetish.com is an instrument/parts importer that carries a complete line of goods, from pickups and vibratos to knobs and pots. Its guitar...

Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Session

Hard to imagine that the only way this album was put back in print was by Concord re-releasing its Stax back-catalog. Shot in late...

Bunker Pro-Bass

Photo: VG Archive. Instrument courtesy of Rick King. Marketed before Steinberger headless instruments or the Kramer Duke series (VG, August '04), the early-'70s Bunker Pro-Bass...

Carlos Santana

Carlos Santana. All photos by Rick Gould. Carlos Santana is illustrating a point. "Most people play like this - around the note," he says, making...
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