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Builder Profile

Ten Years After: celebrating a decade of Suhr Guitars

September 3, 2008
In both a literal and metaphysical sense, John Suhr is a hard man to pin down. Not only was it difficult for him to find enough time to chat
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Abyss Guitars

September 2, 2008
Despite being a small shop, Abyss offers the highest level of customization in their guitars, willing to change any detail to best suit the needs of each individual customer.
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Berkley Rock City

August 15, 2008
How Bruce Egnater and his loyal crew are redefining boutique
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TC Electronic's Nova Series Hits the Floor

July 30, 2008
TC Electronic''s Nova line returns the company to its guitar-centric roots.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 2

July 18, 2008
In this segment, Seymour talks about meeting Les Paul and developing a long-lasting friendship with Seth Lover, the inventor of the original PAF humbucking pickup. In fact, Seth gave Seymour his notes, his winder and many protoypes before he died. You'll see Seymour bring out the holy grail in this clip, the original PAF humbucker.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 1

July 18, 2008
Every legend has an inspiring story about how it all began and Seymour Duncan is no different. An inquisitive young Seymour fixed a string-damaged Tele pickup back in the day and that launched it all.
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Seymour Duncan Interview, Part 3

July 18, 2008
Seymour pulls out more early PAF humbuckers made by Seth Lover and Seth's own winder. Also, Seymour talks about making pickups for the best guitarists in the world.
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Switch Hitter: An Interview with Burkhard G. Lehle

July 10, 2008
  Burhard G Lehle, the man behind the switchers The brightly colored boxes with the mushroom- shaped footswitches popped onto the scene a while back, offering up Teutonic quality and
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Seymour On Seymour

July 9, 2008
You’ve probably never run into Howard Johnson staying at one of his hotels, or talked stocks with Charles Schwab, but the beauty of the guitar industry is the visibility
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Builder Profile: Santa Cruz Cuts to the Chase

July 8, 2008
Bringing back classic shapes and building techniques
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Acoustic Simplicity

June 10, 2008
While many companies have chased a dream of making everything bigger, faster and stronger, a select few have made the decision to chase a less visible dream. Baden Guitars
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Laced with Tone

May 12, 2008
Lace Music is continually evolving pickup technology. We talk Lace Sensors, Alumitones and more with Don and Jeff Lace.
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Taylor Made: an Exclusive Tour Through the Taylor Factory

May 12, 2008
A look inside the processes behind Taylor guitars
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Gunning for Warr

April 14, 2008
A look into Warr guitars through the eyes of their creator, Mark Warr, and their most prominent player, Trey Gunn.
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Industrial Light & Music: Inside LightWave Systems and the Optical Pickup

April 9, 2008
In the electric guitar world, magnets rule. But new technologies on the market promise to shake up that longstanding truism. PG speaks with Founder and CEO of LightWave Systems,
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Beyond the Blues Amp: Category 5 Amplification

April 2, 2008
There''s a new amp company that is positioning itself to take the blues scene by storm. In fact, Category 5 amps were originally made specifically for blues players. You''ve already heard
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RJM Music Technology: Killing the Tap Dance One Rig at a Time

March 28, 2008
Upstart builder quickly finds his niche: minimizing stompage
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From High-Tech to High-End: The Story of the Phoenix Guitar Company

March 12, 2008
George Leach is probably a lot like you. He says he’s “always” played the guitar, but spent years in a high-stress engineering job with Intel, as music wasn’t his
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Out of the Abyss: The Story of Abyss’ Rise to Kevin L. Pederson Guitars

March 11, 2008
Kevin Pederson has been building Abyss Guitars for 12 years, but with a name change on the horizon, how will the transformation affect business? An interview with Kevin Pederson
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Theo Hartman: Mojo Agnostic

March 5, 2008
Theo Hartman''s copies of classics come from careful testing and vintage parts... and maybe just a little bit of mojo.
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