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Builder Profile

24 Windy City Gems

October 17, 2013
For much of the 20th century, Chicago was the epicenter of musical instrument manufacturing and distribution. Here, guitarist Daniel Ivankovich shares two-dozen favorites from his personal collection.
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Modern Builder Vault: Red Rocket Guitars

October 11, 2013
North Carolina artist Matthew Nowicki taught himself how to build guitars five years ago and hasn't looked back.
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Builder Profile: The Mu-tron Story

September 12, 2013
Mike Beigel talks about the rise and fall of his company Musitronics—a pioneering stompbox outfit that helped shape the sound of the 1970s.
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Builder Profile: JHS Pedals

September 2, 2013
From humble beginnings of making two pedals a day to nearly 10,000 units in 2012, Josh Heath Scott stays true to his goal of turning out accessible, handbuilt pedals for the people—with a picture of your grandma’s face, if you want.
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Modern Builder Vault: TAO Guitars

August 26, 2013
Belgian luthier duo Serge Michiels and John Joveniaux push the boundaries of guitar design but keep form and function at the core.
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Builder Profile: XAct Tone Solutions

August 22, 2013
Greg Walton and Barry O’Neal of the Nashville-based pedal outfit talk about the stompboxes and effect systems they’ve built for Tom Petty, Oz Noy, Keith Urban, and other top players.
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Builder Profile: Seymour Duncan's Custom Shop Queen - Maricela “MJ” Juarez

July 25, 2013
Seymour Duncan Custom Shop Manager has wound pickups for a who’s-who of guitar gods—Clapton, Gibbons, Van Halen, Holdsworth, Harrison, and many more. But she’s revered for more than her tonal sensibilities.
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The DuncanAfrica Society

July 7, 2013
Canadian luthier Jay Duncan makes the world a better place by helping others build sustainable communities, one guitar at a time.
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Inside EMMA Electronics

June 18, 2013
The Danish designers behind the ReezaFRATzitz have a shop that lives up to their quirky product names—from a vintage amp collection to die for, to grandma wielding a soldering iron.
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Builder Profile: Godin Guitars

June 15, 2013
Robert Godin went deer hunting in 1972 and came back with a guitar factory instead of a buck. Today, the company that bears his name is one of the largest stringed-instrument manufacturers in North America, and counts legendary players like John McLaughlin and Steve Stevens among its endorsees.
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