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NAMM 2012 Editors' Picks: Day 3

January 21, 2012
What PG''s editors found particularly intriguing on the third day of NAMM.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2012 Day 3

January 21, 2012
Photos from the floor of NAMM on day 3.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2012 Day 2

January 20, 2012
Pictures from the floor on the second day of NAMM.
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NAMM 2012 Editors' Picks: Day 2

January 20, 2012
Our editors pick their favorites from the second day of Winter NAMM.
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NAMM 2012 Editors' Picks: Day 1

January 19, 2012
PG Editors pick the cream of the crop from the first day of Winter NAMM 2012.
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GALLERY: NAMM 2012 Day 1

January 19, 2012
Everything PG editors saw at NAMM on Thursday.
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Eight Decades of Rickenbacker

January 10, 2012
There is no denying Rickenbacker’s status as one of the four or five most important electric guitar companies of all time.
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1965 Fender Precision Bass and '70s Ampeg B-15 S

January 10, 2012
When the Fender Precision bass was introduced in late 1951, almost immediately it had a dramatic and lasting effect on how music was heard and played.
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GALLERY: Guitar of the Month 2011

January 4, 2012
All 12 axes featured as Guitar of the Month in 2011.
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GALLERY: Stevie Ray Vaughan Gear

December 28, 2011
A look at some of Stevie's guitars, amps, and effects from the book, Stevie Ray Vaughan Day By Day, Night After Night His Final Years, 1983-1990.
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1969 G&L Leo Fender Tri-Sonic Prototype

December 20, 2011
In the case of Leo Fender and G&L, a 1969 Tri-Sonic R&D prototype covered in 20 years of dust, dirt, and grime.
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Book Excerpt: Stevie Ray Vaughan Day By Day, Night After Night His Final Years, 1983-1990

December 20, 2011
An exclusive book excerpt detailing the legend’s final years.
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Restoring the Neck on a 1965 Shoreline Gold Fender Strat

December 20, 2011
You may recall that a previous owner had decided to install a Floyd Rose locking nut and tremolo. My job will be to replace missing wood, patch various holes, and re-install the original Fender trem, which fortunately stayed with the guitar.
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Steinberger Prototype: The Missing Link

December 20, 2011
How scouring the internet led me to the long-lost first Steinberger prototype— perhaps the most revolutionary bass of the last 40 years.
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Silvertone Amp-In-The-Case

December 20, 2011
This is the same guitar that Lenny Haise (played by Steve Zahn) plays in the movie That Thing You Do!, before the fictional band hits it big and purchases more expensive instruments.
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1955 Gibson J-160E

December 20, 2011
The J-160E was introduced in 1954 and had the more conventional look of the popular J-45 and Southern Jumbo models.
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Dismal Ax Guitars

December 16, 2011
Downing has a very unique building style and methodology, drawing inspiration from nature in the surrounding hills of central Tennessee.
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1969 Silvertone 1490 Bass

November 15, 2011
The ’69 Silvertone 1490 bass showcased here has a 30" scale, three-tone sunburst, double-cutaway 14"-wide body.
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Harmony Archtone H1213

November 15, 2011
There are hundreds of thousands of Harmony guitars out there, and though these are mostly entry-level instruments, they’re very much a part of guitar history.
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Asher Guitars

November 15, 2011
Asher''s line includes three lap steel models and three guitar models.
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