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Monthly Archives: March 2011

Steely Dan “Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven” Tour

 

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Steely Dan dazzled the public and critics alike in 2009 with their classic-albums-in-full “Rent PartyTour.” Now the band is responding to overwhelming popular demand andreturning to give fans more Steely Dan action with a new summer tour, Shuffle Diplomacy Twenty Eleven.  This year’s tour, which kicks off in Seattle on July 2 and concludes […]

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May 2011

 

  This month in VG We feature the 25 greatest guitar songs of the ’70s, as chosen via a poll at VintageGuitar.com. We also review the greatest guitar tracks of Gary Moore, along with previously unpublished interview with the Irish guitar hero who passed away February 6. We also tell you about an amazing exhibit […]

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April 2011

 

FEATURES The 25 Most Valuable Guitars There are few collectibles in modern pop culture that are as cool as guitars. They’re functional, tactile art that inspires players and music fans alike. But beyond fond memories, for some, guitars serve as investments. Here’s a look at 25 guitars that, thanks to certain players, songs, and the […]

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March 2011

 

FEATURES 25 Great Guitar Songs of the ‘60s We asked readers to interact via VintageGuitar.com and tell us which songs from the 1960s stand out in their minds for great guitar parts. Here’s what they told us! By Alan Greenwood and Ward Meeker Bud-Electro Serenader Guitars Rarities from the Pacific Northwest Produced by the Seattle-based […]

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February 2011

 

FEATURES Gretsch Gets With It! The Birth of the Duo Jet After Leo Fender introduced the Broadcaster and Gibson with the Les Paul, Gretsch quickly jumped aboard the solidbody bandwagon with the “Gretsch Electromatic Solid Body Guitar,” a.k.a. the 6128 Duo Jet. By Edward Ball Mary Osborne Charlie’s Angel Citing Charlie Christian as her mentor, […]

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January 2011

 

FEATURES Ron Wood Stone Solo The longtime guitarist for the Rolling Stones has also collaborated with legends ranging from B.B. King to David Bowie to Aretha Franklin. He recently released his seventh solo album, complete with no-frill rock-and-roll guitar sounds and an impressive cast of fellow rock renegades. By Elliot Stephen Cohen Movie Star, Rancher […]

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December 2010

 

FEATURES Into The New Rising Sun Speculating on Jimi Hendrix’s Later Career Moves It has been 40 years since the passing of Jimi Hendrix. In his honor, this month we look at two unexplored aspects of his life and work, including the largely untapped oeuvre of Jimi’s later studio work. By Pete Prown Decades of […]

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November 2010

 

FEATURES The Heavenly Guitar of Carlos Santana His latest CD could be viewed as the artist playing it safe, or it could be a risky move. Using guest singers ranging from Joe Cocker to Chris Cornell to India.Arie, he tackles classic guitar-driven songs, along the way proving there is still only one Carlos Santana. By […]

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October 2010

 

FEATURES Albert Lee The Gypsy Spirit Of A Country-Guitar Hero We talk in-depth with the man Eric Clapton calls, “…a great, great player, fluid, lyrical and free, like a jazz musician but with country scales, like Django, but with a bluegrass past.” And, he has some impressive instruments, too! By Dan Forte Taking Stock A […]

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September 2010

 

  FEATURES In Detail The Gibson ES-5 When it came to Spanish-style electric guitars, Gibson was a reluctant participant, wading into the market in 1936. After WWII, it was more enthusiastic, though it didn’t get really serious until ’49, when it launched this guitar. By Ward Meeker Joe Negri Royal Handyman, Jazz Legend Long before […]

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