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August Issue

Builder Profile

Builder Profile: Splawn Amplifiers

November 16, 2010
Scott Splawn tells how his four-person operation evolved from modding his own plexis to customizing stock Marshalls as a dealer and finally to building “brown sound” wonders for players like Steve Stevens and prolific metal producer Adam Dutkiewicz.
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Builder Profile: Electro-Harmonix

October 20, 2010
Premier Guitar peeks inside the brain of Electro-Harmonix founder Mike Matthews—the man whose off-the-wall stompboxes have generated countless classic tones and changed the guitar universe forever.
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5 Boutique Stompbox Builders You Should Know

October 20, 2010
They’re a little crazy. They’re a little obsessive. And they relentlessly pursue both the tones you crave and those no one’s heard yet. That’s why they’re among the most impressive pedal builders in the world today.
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Builder Profile: Rick Turner on Henman Guitars and the Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation

October 14, 2010
Legendary luthier Rick Tuner details his latest projects
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Love Your Local Luthier

October 8, 2010
Visiting a local luthier and sampling the flavors of fresh-off-the-workbench acoustics
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Builder Profile: Brown Note Amplifiers

September 21, 2010
Find out how Moss Hudson started out building DIY amp kits and progressed to the point where he’s wowing amp-show crowds and working with his teenage-genius son on a new programmable tube amp for blues-rock hero Pete Anderson.
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EMG: The Active Pickup Makers Celebrate 35 Years of Pioneering Tone

August 17, 2010
The history and impact of EMG and active pickups are explored
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Builder Profile: Kirk Sand Guitars

August 17, 2010
Kirk Sand builds gorgeous guitars for everyone from Tommy Emmanuel to Richie Sambora to Steve Wariner
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Interview: Robert Kantor's Collection and Swarovski Guitars

July 29, 2010
Robert Kantor discusses his new Kantor Guitars line at Rudy''s music, plus his guitar collection and relationship with John "Crash" Matos.
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Builder Profile: Parsons Guitars

July 20, 2010
Randy Parsons builds guitars for Jack White, Jimmy Page, Joe Perry, and more, using out-of-the-box materials like bone, flowers, copper, and solid ebony. We talk to the luthier about his craft, and see his extraordinary creations.
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