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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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Guitar of the Month: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom

December 16, 2008
This well-worn road warrior Gibson Les Paul Custom is a 1978 model, in a rare silverburst finish. Two Tom Anderson humbuckers have been installed, an H3 in the bridge
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Affordable Vintage Basses

December 16, 2008
Kevin has the scoop on five great vintage basses under $1500.
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Gibson Melody Maker

December 16, 2008
An old Gibson Melody Maker resurfaces in Germany
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Reunion Blues Vintage Guitars Show - Part 2

November 21, 2008
Take a peek at a rare '59 Mary Kay Strat valued at $75,000 or the ES5 Gibson Switchmaster valued at $8000. Both were brought in for valuation at the Reunion Blues Vintage Guitar Show. Reunion Blues invited Premier Guitar to sponsor this show at Bananas at Large in San Rafael,CA. More shows are planned across the US so stay tuned for new dealer locations and videos.

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Reunion Blues Vintage Guitars Show - Part 1

November 21, 2008
Reunion Blues has started a series of Vintage Guitar Road Shows, and invited Premier Guitar to join in and be a sponsor. The first one held at Bananas at Large in San Rafael, CA, saw some very nice collectible guitars. The owner of an '57 Gibson L5C brought in his guitar to be appraised and found it was worth approximately $8000. However, it would have been worth more if it hadn't been modified. More shows are planned across the US so stay tuned for dealer locations and more videos.


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58 Gold Top Auction at Arlington Guitar Show

November 12, 2008
PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location at the 2008 Arlington Guitar Show where one heck of an auction took place. In this video, we get to see a real-deal 1958 gold top in pristine condition, one of the cornerstones of American craftsmanship, auctioned off at a price equal to that of a respectable home!
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Going Green: The Guitar Industry Plans for the Future

September 9, 2008
The wood so crucial for the incredible range of sounds available exclusively from a high quality guitar is, in many cases, facing imminent extinction.
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