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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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Builder Profile: Sommatone Amplification

July 20, 2010
The story behind Jimmy Somma''s hand-built amp heads
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Builder Profile: First Act Custom Shop

July 16, 2010
Learn the story behind First Act''s Custom division and the artists they build guitars for
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Gorgeous Freak of Nature: Building Dweezil Zappa's Custom PRS

June 16, 2010
Dweezil Zappa’s ongoing project to honor his father’s legacy inspires a one-of-a-kind PRS. Here Premier Guitar chronicles the making of the guitar and what inspired Zappa’s unique design.
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