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Carson Creation

An itinerant Western music guitarist who befriended Leo Fender and other employees at his up-and-coming company in the early ’50s, Bill Carson (1926-2007) was...

Two Generations of Rock: The Kentucky HeadHunters and Black Stone Cherry

Whether you’re talking music or family, in the rolling hills of Kentucky, roots grow deep and strong. The Kentucky HeadHunters and Black Stone Cherry...

The Murph 12-String

Here’s a story that has “Hollywood blockbuster” written all over it. It’s got so many cinematic staples, you can almost hear “Oscar” murmured in...

Alive! Guitar Revived

Gifted to Peter Frampton after a 1970 Humble Pie concert at Fillmore West in San Francisco, for years, this ’54 Les Paul Custom made...

The Original ES-150

The story of the ES-150, Gibson’s first commercially successful electric guitar, has been told many times, and its association with legendary jazz pioneer Charlie...

Pieces of a Prototype

  If you were a guitar – particularly one with a natural or translucent finish – your “fingerprint” would be the grain of the wood...

Fender Coronado XII Wildwood

Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Yea, baby! Okay, to be honest, there’s no real evidence that this 1967 Fender Coronado XII Wildwood was...

Ken Fischer

Although by most estimates he produced fewer than 100 Trainwreck amps, Ken Fischer – tech, designer, and amp-maker – will be remembered as one...

Tom Petersson

It’s been a long time comin’... Like his longtime bandmate, Rick Nielsen, Cheap Trick bassist/songwriter Tom Petersson collects classic stringed instruments. Now a resident...

The Gibson ES-5

Gibson, like all American guitarmakers, had to shut down electric guitar production for three years during World War II. But when production resumed in...
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