October 2001



Guitars With Guts
1928 Hermann Hauser Guitar Hauser’s first attempts at Spanish guitars were clumsy. But his technical skills and power of observation carried the day, and by 1928, his instruments were well-conceived and executed, showing the elements we have come to associate with the “Hauser Model.” By R.E. Bruné

The Different Strummer
Epiphone Solidbody Electric Guitars For those who think Epiphone is a brand only used on Korean-made guitars, this is the story of the American side of Epiphone electric guitars! By Michael Wright

The Prototype Standel
Obscure Icon Standel founder Bob Crooks was a true innovator in the field of tube guitar amplifiers, and this prototype is a prime example of one with features later found on other builders’ amps. By Willie G. Moseley

Little Milton
Half a Century and Coun-ting Milton Campbell made his first record in 1951, and has since recorded for Sun, Chess, and Stax. Lauded by luminaries like Keith Richards and Gregg Allman, today he performs and records nearly nonstop. By Willie G. Moseley

The King of Guitar
The Life and Legacy of Chet Atkins For 50 years, he personified the guitar. Though he had few chart appearances, his influence was worldwide. An equally important measure of his influence is the loyalty and devotion of his fans. By Walter Carter

Friends Remember Chet
Commentary from some of the players whose lives were deeply influenced – and indelibly altered – by Mr. Guitar.

Mr. Guitar Talks Guitar
In a previously unpublished interview, Chet conveys his love of all things musical, and exudes the wisdom, grace, and warmth that personified and befitted his status – all with the inimitable Atkins spice, humor, and penchant for endearing put-ons. By Wolf Marshall


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