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Steve Vai

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More than 40 years into his career, Steve Vai is still pushing himself as a musician and exploring the boundaries of the guitar. A...

Classics: May 2022

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Wilbert Harrison’s 1959 version of Leiber and Stoller’s “Kansas City” shares space at the summit of all-time blues/pop classics, its guitar part ably handled...

Benson Model 300H

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Even with all the excellent guitar amps available by the late ’60s, nothing was quite good enough for jazz and studio great Howard Roberts...

Epiphone by Gibson Firebird 500

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Gibson will forever be celebrated for its heritage of innovation, including guitars that didn’t look like the common perception of guitars. And for all...

Ray Cummins – I’ll See You In My Dreams

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[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tlI1T8AVISE] Ray Cummins Plays the 1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 prototype “Dark Eyes” VG ace online tutor Ray Cummins uses the famed ’56 Gretsch Chet...

Rick Vito’s Tale Of Two Grails

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Whether it was by watching “Bandstand” on TV or learning the licks of Duane Eddy, Chuck Berry, or the Ventures, Philadelphia native Rick Vito’s...

1971 Dumble Special 16 #0001

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1971 Dumble Super 16 • Preamp tubes: three 12AX7 • Output tubes: eight 6L6GC (most likely) • Rectifier: solid-state • Controls: Volume 1, Volume 2, Treble, Middle, Bass,...

1939-’42 Gibson SJ-100

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Through the 1910s and early ’20s, Gibson catalogs denigrated flat-top guitars as inferior, unworthy of the company name. But that tune changed in 1926,...

Classics: March 2022

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If your radio was tuned to a country station even for a few minutes anytime in the last 30 years, odds are you’ve heard...

“Unicorn”: Ca. 1910 Rafael Casana

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This extremely rare guitar has been dubbed the “Unicorn” by virtue of the fact that for all his fame, it may be the only...