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1937 Gibson L-Century

June 17, 2009
During the years 1933 and 1934, Chicago held a World’s Fair commemorating the “Century of Progress” since the time of its incorporation. The fair was meant to stimulate the local
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Premier Collector #12: Vintage Grails & Boutique Beauties

June 2, 2009
Scott Bradoka''s collection consists of over 120 highly-prized vintage and modern guitars. We look at 21 of his favorites.
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Gibson ES-295: To Refinish or Not to Refinish?

May 20, 2009
A flaking 1955 ES-295 -- Zach weighs the pros and cons of refinishing, and explains what it does to the value of an instrument
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The Mysterious Gibson Moderne

May 20, 2009
The search for the vintage world''s holy grail
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Gallery: Gibson Moderne Through the Ages

May 12, 2009
Tracing the evolution of the guitar world''s biggest mystery: the Moderne
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1966 Gibson L4C Clean Up

April 21, 2009
A 1966 Gibson L4C is great condition, other than a layer of dust and grime.
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1959 Gibson Super 400 CES

March 17, 2009
A look at Gibson''s Super 400 Archtop
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April Book & DVD Reviews

March 17, 2009
This month: Dave Sanborn: Live at Montreux 1984, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Iggy Pop: Lust For Life, Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley, Gibson Amplifiers 1933-2008: 75 Years of the Gold Tone
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Reunion Blues Vintage Guitars Road Show part 5

February 18, 2009

In the fifth installment of Reunion Blues' Vintage Guitars Road Show, the guys hit up Guitar Showcase at Large in San Jose, California.

In this segment:

  • We get to check out an early-50s Gibson ES-175 Electric Archtop which features the original specs, including a single P90 pickup in the neck position. Later models featured a humbucking pickup.
  • The next guitar was an original Epiphone Model 4 roundhole acoustic archtop. As described in the video, this is one of the oldest instruments to be featured in Vintage Guitar Show. Check out how they determine its authenticity..ONLY PROFESSIONALS!!
  • Another guitar featured is a relatively new model in the vintage market, an original Kramer guitar. But what makes this guitar special is the one-off paint job done by San Francisco artist, Mark Erickson.

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Reunion Blues Vintage Guitars Road Show - Part 4

December 19, 2008

In the fourth installment of Reunion Blues' Vintage Guitars Road Show, the guys hit up Bananas at Large in San Rafael, California.

Highlights include:

  • A super-clean Valley Arts Custom Shop Robert Johnson commemorative acoustic guitar from 1995, complete with Robert Johnson accessories and documentation
  • A pre-war Gibson acoustic that, despite being heavily modified and bearing the scars of its age, is still appraised in the low thousands
  • A 1968 Framus 5/103 Romanze teardrop acoustic
  • The first look at the original production prototype of the Peavey T60 from 1977.

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