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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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Builder Profile: Collings Guitars

June 16, 2010
Charting the growth of Collings guitars through Bill Collings'' words and the famous artists who love his guitars.
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Builder Profile: Tom Anderson Guitarworks

June 16, 2010
Tom Anderson shares how he became a custom-guitar pioneer and details the company’s new Short T guitar.
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Weekend Warrior Luthiery, Part 2

June 9, 2010
Steve continues his luthiery journey with purfling and binding, neck shaping and lots and lots of sanding.
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