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Guitars and Pop Culture

September 5, 2012
There have always been commercial products vying for consumer dollars via the lowest common denominator, and musical instruments are no exception.
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Music Man 112RD-50 Combo

August 10, 2012
I have an old Music Man amp and I’ve always wondered about the connection between Music Man and Fender amps.
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1970s Epiphone EA255

August 10, 2012
I go to a lot of yard sales. Sometimes I get lucky, sometimes I don’t. A few weeks ago, I got a little lucky.
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How to Choose Studio Monitors

August 10, 2012
Many musicians spend tons of time obsessing over microphones, mic preamps, and other gear, but then purchase whatever monitors present themselves without a second thought. Big mistake!
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A Flattop is Born

August 10, 2012
Building an acoustic guitar may seem like an extremely complicated process, but it can be broken down into a series of chronological steps.
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The Ultimate Luxury: Experience

August 10, 2012
Most everyone has heard the term “boutique” applied to musical gear.
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Giving Your Instrument An Attitude Adjustment

August 10, 2012
When I determined that a couple of my guitars needed more defined personalities, I took them to Glaser Instruments in Nashville for an attitude adjustment.
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Get More Out of Your Flanger

August 10, 2012
Let’s take a look at the basics and break down some of the mystery of the flanger.
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Sum of the Parts Guitar

July 9, 2012
Whether you’re building from scratch or performing an upgrade or mod, there is no shortage of aftermarket guitar parts available for your project. Following simple guidelines may help you
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"Werewood" - Fact or Fantasy?

July 9, 2012
When you encounter an old acoustic guitar that sounds magical—like this 1941 Gibson ES-150—it’s tempting to speculate why. Is it due to vintage construction techniques? Decades of string vibration?
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