Monthly Archives: August 2013

Gibson Unveils Kirk Douglas SG


Fans of the Roots who’ve seen “Captain” Kirk Douglas play with the group in concert or on their regular weeknight gig as the house band for Late Night With Jimmy Fallon know his original three-pickup Gibson SG Custom is a favorite. And that 1969 model, is the inspiration for (more…)

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Dwight Yoakam

3 Pears

Dwight Yoakam’s 1986 Guitars, Cadillacs… etc. etc. infused Bakersfieldstyle twang into the New Traditionalist trend then sweeping a country scene weary of frothy country pop. Two years later, he revived the career of long-time hero Buck Owens with their hit duet on “Streets Of Bakersfield.” (more…)

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Rosie Flores

Working Girl's Guitar

The first of Flores’ 11 solo albums came out in ’87, but by then she’d run the gamut from singer/songwriter (in sort of an L.A./Ronstadt mold) to punk (including a 1984 LP by her all-girl Screaming Sirens). Along the way, she dueted with Wanda Jackson (more…)

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Electro-Harmonix Adds JRC4558-Based East River Drive OD


The Electro-Harmonix East River Drive is the company’s first pedal designed around a JRC4558 integrated circuit. Voiced to give an usable, nuanced mid-frequency boost, its controls include Volume, Tone, and Drive and the company says the pedal can be used in front of a (more…)

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B-Band Offers Crescent Acoustic Preamp


B-Band’s Crescent series preamp has a crescent-shaped housing that mounts on the inner edge of a guitar’s round soundhole and can be accessed by fingertips. It has preamp controls are designed to be accessed by fingers, and it’s available in three models – Crescent 1, Crescent 2 XOM with Blend control, and Crescent U with […]

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PRS, VG Donate SE Santana


PRS Guitars and Vintage Guitar recently donated an SE Carlos Santana model to the West Fargo High School (ND), for use in teacher Mark Berntson’s Guitar 1 and Guitar Ensemble classes. The school supplies guitars for the courses, and Berntson teaches 50 to 60 students per semester. PRS gave the guitar to VG as part of […]

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PRS SE 245 Single Cut

Dressed to Impress

PRS SE 245 Single Cut Price: $650 (street). Info: prsguitars.com Pick up the PRS SE 245 and turn it around a few times. After blinking repeatedly at its finish, you may have trouble believing this is a mid-priced guitar. A single-cutaway from (more…)

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Kelly Joe Phelps

Brother Sinner and the Whale
Black Hen

Heartfelt personal developments inspired Phelps to write 11 of these 12 biblically themed gospel/blues songs. Accompanied only by his brilliantly played slide acoustic, he helps expand appreciation of blues styles other than vintage Mississippi Delta and Chicago electric varieties. Those popular styles define the blues (more…)

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Reverend Offering Ltd. Ed. Anderson Signature Models


Reverend Guitars is offering a limited number of Pete Anderson Eastsider T and PA-1 RT guitars in Gold Metal Flake finish, available at Wildwood Guitars. The Eastsider-T has a chambered Korina body, compound-radius maple fretboard, push/pull phase switch, custom Alnico pickups, stainless-steel saddles, and a graphite nut. The PA-1 RT has Reverend Revtron pickups, a hollow maple […]

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Lollar Introduces Gold Foil Pickups


Lollar Pickups’ Gold Foil pickups use hand-stamped foil inserts and are wound with 44-gauge wire around a rubberized ferrite magnet. They are available as singles, two-piece or three-piece sets with nickel, chrome, or gold covers. For more, go to www.lollarguitars.com. (more…)

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