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Builder Profile

Sandwiched Tops

November 9, 2007
Luthier John Dick has been quietly building classical guitars with one of the most innovative top designs in modern luthiery. We get an exclusive look at John’s “sandwich top”
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Mesa Boogie: Born to Boogie

October 18, 2007
Old and new Boogies, we get the scoop from Petaluma.
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A Mesa Boogie History

August 10, 2007
From their humble beginnings to the newest products, we trace Mesa''s history.
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A Modern History of the Gibson Custom Shop

July 11, 2007
The Gibson Custom Shop Fuses Personal Touches With History and Innovation
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Building on Tradition: an introduction to Trevor Byers and his amps

July 10, 2007
New Amps on the Block: The Sound of History and Innovation
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History Faces The Future: Martin & Co. brings alternatives to an audience expecting tradition

June 13, 2007
Chris Martin, CEO of Martin & Co., heads a company with the most celebrated history in the landscape of luthiery.
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Flying Solo: Taylor Guitars' individual quest to save wood.

June 13, 2007
Bob Taylor, founder and president of Taylor Guitars, has always been a pioneer in the guitar industry.
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New Woods on the Block: Exploring Alternative Tonewoods

June 12, 2007
Though there are many, many factors that contribute to the sound of an individual guitar besides the wood, the woods used in a guitar are probably the most discussed component of the instrument, and they are probably the most misunderstood.
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Something to Look Forward to: G & L Custom Creations

May 14, 2007
While many players today are familiar with G&L and their more famous models, like the ASAT, what some may not be aware of is G&L’s Custom Creations Department, developed in the late ‘90s to build limited edition instruments
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