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Van Wilks

Texas-born guitarist/vocalist Van Wilks’ first new album in a decade, 21st Century Blues, is full of loud Texas tones. Born in Galveston, he grew up...

Nils Lofgren

Nils Lofgren’s resumé stretches 47 years and counting. He joined Neil Young’s band at age 19 and was a member of Crazy Horse before...

22 Classic Modulation Effects

We celebrate devices that have altered the pitch, intensity, frequency, phase, and other characteristics in the sound, feel, and influence of our favorite heroes and songs.

Gibson’s Crest Models

Gibson has produced two guitars bearing the “Crest” name. While both designs date to the 1960s, they’re very different instruments. The first incarnation was...

God gave us rock n’ roll and Chuck Berry was one...

This is a regular series of exclusive Vintage Guitar online articles where The Kentucky Headhunters’ Greg Martin looks back on influential albums and other...

Tweed & Transformers: A Visit with Mark Baier

VG is happy to share “Tone Movement,” a blog/podcast by the folks at Mojotone. In each episode, they speak with people who live to create sound, from small-town legends to the unsung heroes in major cities. It’s a great listen for the player just discovering the glory of a tweed Bassman or those who’ve spent hours staring at a schematic trying to discover the perfect tweak!

Ray Cummins – Guitar Tutorial #4

Ray Cummins' latest lesson changes things up by mixing country, jazz, and blues. He takes a simple chord progression, adds a melody, then bounces between chords and melody, adding a jazz progression on the bridge. Along the way, he shows how to play a few Chet-style licks/endings. Ray is using his Stevie Ray Vaughan signature Strat through his '63 Fender Vibroverb. Keep up with Ray at http://raycummins.com.

Dallas Shaftesbury 30

We mine the rich seam of obscure vintage American tube amps on a regular basis here in the pages of VG, but less often...

Gibson Wall-Board Guitar

In the world of “guitarcheology,” it’s well-documented that the truly interesting stuff – prototypes, one-offs, custom instruments – usually surface close to the source....

Rich Robinson Re-Launches

Ah, glorious cohesion. For guitarist Rich Robinson – who today records and tours solo after serving as co-founder and musical driving force in the...
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