August

Builder Profile

An Interview with Steven Fryette

March 17, 2009
Steven Fryette recently sold the VHT brand, continuing his amps under the name Fryette. We talk about building VHT, letting it go, and where Fryette is headed.
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5 Resonator Builders You Should Meet

March 17, 2009
A look at Beard Guitars, Crafters of Tennessee, Rayco Resophonics, S.B. MacDonald, and Terraplane Resonator Guitar Co.
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Jeorge Tripps: The Mind Behind Way Huge

February 24, 2009
We trace the evolution of Way Huge with Jeorge Tripps
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Hot-Rodder to the Stars: Inside Performance Guitar

January 26, 2009
Performance Guitar has served rockers since the sixties, from Frank Zappa to Warren DeMartini
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"Why Can't You Turn That Down?" An Interview with Steve Carey of FluxTone

January 15, 2009
FluxTone''s Steve Carey explains how their Variable Magnetic Technology allows you to retain your tone (and your relationships) when turning your amp down.
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When Craft Becomes Art: The Destroy All Guitars Telstar

January 15, 2009
The Telstar combines the best of a Strat and Tele with great success. We talk to the builders and designers at Destroy All Guitars.
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5 Hot Rodders You Should Meet

January 15, 2009
We talk to Jim Cara, Lee Garver, Lindy Fralin, Ken Warmoth and Sara Ray about what they do and what the term Hot Rod means to them
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Roger and Me: A conversation with Roger Mayer

December 16, 2008
The man behind the tones of Jimi, Beck, Page and countless other Octavia users talks about the past and future of effects.
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Inside Peavey: An Interview With Hartley Peavey

December 16, 2008
Hartley Peavey discusses Peavey''s history, their new amp custom shop and modeling ventures, and his contemporary Jim Marshall.
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5 Tele-Style Builders You Should Know

December 16, 2008
We talk to Ron Kirn, Rick Kelly, Chihoe Hahn, Bill Crook and Jay Monterose about building boutique Tele-style guitars.
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Don't Call It A Comeback: Gary Kramer Guitars

November 14, 2008
In an business dominated by a select few designs, industry cataylist Gary Kramer has been at the forefront of guitar manufacturing for decades. We
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Jason Lollar: The Pickup Artist

November 11, 2008
Jason Lollar talks about all things pickups, from potting to P-90s and beyond in this extended interview, exclusive to premierguitar.com
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Bluegrass Authenticity: Gallagher Guitars

November 11, 2008
An inside look at Gallagher Guitar''s Guitar Shop
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The Cloned Theory: Inside Build Your Own Clone

October 13, 2008
Build Your Own Clone leads the DIY stompbox revolution
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Return of a Legend: Does the VG-99 Live Up to the GR-300?

October 13, 2008
The Roland GR-300 holds a unique position in the world of guitar synths. While the sonic potential of the GR-300 was limited, its incredibly fast and accurate tracking made
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Hands On With The Moog Guitar

September 10, 2008
We take a closer look at the company that won best in show at Nashville during this year''s summer NAMM show.
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Big Sky Builder

September 10, 2008
The untold story of Ren Ferguson and his unforgettable flattop guitars.
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To Make the Wood Sing

September 10, 2008
Mark Campellone explains what its like to build quality, handmade archtop guitars
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The Tao of Jol

September 10, 2008
Adam Moore sits down with the man behind the Talladega and other great Hamer guitars, Jol Dantzig
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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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