Monthly Archives: January 2014

Gretsch’s “Golden” Tenors

In the 1950s and early ’60s, the electric guitar was establishing itself as a key part of the new voice of popular music. Amplification...

Robert Shaw and Peter Szego

To start with the conclusion, this is hands-down one of the all-around best books on guitars ever published. From the scope of the coverage...

Fender’s J Mascis

Introduced in the late 1950s as Fender’s “jazz guitar,” the Jazzmaster was also supposed to compete in the market with Gibson’s semi-hollow ES line....
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Gibson ES-335 Joe Bonamassa Signature Model

Gibson ES-335 Joe Bonamassa Signature Model Price: $3,335 (street) Contact: gibson.com. The collaboration of Gibson and blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa began with a limited run of goldtop Les...

Folk Legend Pete Seeger Passes

Renowned folk singer/songwriter, musicologist, organizer, and political activist Pete Seeger died January 27 at a hospital in New York City. He was 94 and...

Dave Hunter

The title of this new book is not hyperbole. The book truly covers not only the origin and history of the iconic guitar, but...

Gibson Super 400 PN

The Gibson Super 400 Premiere cutaway acoustic first appeared in Gibson literature in the 1940 catalog, on a page showing it and the L-5...

Steve Wariner’s ’62 Fender Jazz Bass

An eye-popping collectible in its own right, this Olympic White ’62 Fender Jazz Bass scores a few points higher on the scale not only...
MXR Slash Octave Fuzz SF01 and Slash Cry Baby Classic SC-95 Home Big

MXR Slash Octave Fuzz SF01 and Slash Cry Baby Classic SC-95

MXR SF01 Slash Octae Fuzz Price: $129 (street) Contact: jimdunlop.com MXR’s new Slash Octave Fuzz pedal employs three fuzz “flavors” – Sub-Octave, Fuzz, and Octave Up –...
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