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What’s So Special About Guitar Picks

You may have one in your pocket. They only cost about 25 cents. But if you have always used one to play guitar, you...

Easy Pickins

You collect guitar picks? Is this a joke? Umm, no...and in a world where books are dedicated to the collectibility of happy meal toys, why should an interest in guitar picks be so far-fetched? Plus, Eric Shoaf asks, “What’s so special about guitar picks?”


Instruments for Sale Martins: New, Used & Vintage, Gibsons: ’43 L-7, ’56 ES-225D, ’67 Gretsch Monkees, Guilds: '68 A-500, '62 CA-150, Harmony: '08 H50, '62...

’53 Gibson Les Paul Junior

Gibson records say the Les Paul Junior was introduced in 1954. But this instrument has tone and volume pot codes from ’53. It also differs in regard to other specifications, most notably that its neck joint is unlike that on any other Junior.

John Sebastian’s ’59 Gibson Les Paul Standard

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cB1YVc1j8ac&w=560&h=315] This is a regular series of exclusive Vintage Guitar online features where The Kentucky Headhunters’ Greg Martin looks back on influential albums and...

The Fender Master Series

Dan Smith had an idea – a solidbody guitar with routed chambers that would provide unique resonant tonal characteristics. And he knew the shape...

Marshall Amplifiers

From the first JTM to models for Clapton and Townshend, Jim Marshall has been building amps since the early 1960s. Though inspired by others, his amps are entities unto themselves. Marshall amplifiers have remained the choice of artists who wanted their sound to be as impressive as their look.

Martin D-28 and D-45

Martin’s pre-WWII dreadnought guitars set the standard for the modern flat-top, and thus both have been inducted into the VG Hall of Fame.

Andrew Hendryx – Lesson #2: “Wish You Were Here” on a...

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QDUC1-DM4g?rel=0&w=560&h=315] Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here” on Mandolin Andrew Hendryx returns with his Collings MF5, this time demonstrating how to play the Pink Floyd...

A Guide to Vintage Dobros

John Dopyera left National in 1929 to begin work on a secret project - a single-cone resonator guitar he believed superior to the Triolian. His instrument became synonymous with resonator guitars.

VG Giveaways

Giveaway #165

Enter to win a set of Electro-Harmonix Pedals valued at $480! Slammi Plus - This polyphonic powerhouse flawlessly transposes your pitch in two different directions...
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