October 2016

Gear Galleries

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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1967 Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe and 1968 Gibson Barney Kessel Regular

November 15, 2011
The list of ’60s players with signature Gibson guitars includes Tal Farlow, Johnny Smith, Barney Kessel, the Everly Brothers, and Trini Lopez.
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Scott Walker Guitars

October 18, 2011
Master craftsman Scott Walker is a Santa Cruz-based luthier who cut his teeth in the business working for Santa Cruz Guitar Company alongside Richard Hoover
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1979 Gibson RD Artist

October 18, 2011
Introducing the RD series (short for Research and Development), this line of guitars and basses were equipped with electronic circuitry for the first time in Gibson’s history.
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1937 Martin D-28

October 18, 2011
More than 70 years after its first appearance, the dreadnought remains the most popular flattop body style among acoustic guitarists.
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Excerpt: The Guitar Collection

October 18, 2011
An up-close and intimate look at six historic instruments profiled in Epic Ink’s lavi sh new book The Guitar Collection.
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Restoring a ’72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

September 20, 2011
This time around, we’ll begin restoring the guitar based on last month''s diagnoses.
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1996 Epiphone T-Style

September 20, 2011
Once in a while, I’ll get on a kick where I just want to find a Tele-style guitar that’s different from the ones I own.
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1950 Fender Broadcaster

September 20, 2011
Most modern Telecasters have changed very little from the 61-year-old Broadcaster spotlighted this month.
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1966 Mosrite Mark XII

September 20, 2011
The revitalized Mosrite Mark XII model featured here has a two-tone sunburst finish on an alder body, boasting the “German carve” perfected by Mosrite founder Semie Moseley.
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Steve Grimes Guitars

September 20, 2011
As a woodworker and working musician, Steve Grimes was fascinated by the prospect of combining the two professions and began building guitars in the early ’70s.
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1986 Fender Super Champ Deluxe

September 20, 2011
The ’86 Super Champ Deluxe featured here is one of the last examples of the modern circuitry upgrades that were housed in a more traditional package.
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2011 Jackson PC1 Phil Collen Signature

August 16, 2011
Based on the body of the 7/8-scale Dinky model, the “super strat” Jackson PC1 has seen few changes over the course of its lifetime—the most noticeable being the headstock design.
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Gibson Basses—A Primer in EB (That’s Electric Bass to You)

August 16, 2011
The EB line consisted of the EB-0, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-4L basses.
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Evaluating a '72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

August 16, 2011
Every guitar that comes into our shop is first thoroughly examined using an assortment of tools and techniques.
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Gretsch Holy Grail Duo Jets

August 16, 2011
Gretsch authority Ed Ball takes us back in time to explain the genesis and evolution of one of the company’s most revered and coveted guitars—the Duo Jet.
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Early-'60s Kay Value Leader

August 16, 2011
For several years, I’ve been Jonesing for an old blonde Kay Value Leader triple-pickup guitar.
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Alexander James Guitars

August 16, 2011
Alexander James literally took matters into his own hands at age 16, when he started building a guitar comparable in style to his desired Paul Reed Smith.
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Late-’70s “Blade II” Les Paul Copy

August 16, 2011
W.A.S.P. guitarist Douglas Blair’s late ’70s Japanese Les Paul copy puts the danger back into dangerous when it comes to playing heavy music.
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