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Gear Galleries

Hand Guitars

January 17, 2011
Hand guitars use polymer clay and other alternative materials to create psychedelic designs
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Finishing A Neck Reset On a 1952 Goldtop Les Paul

January 17, 2011
In this, the third and final phase of our adventure, we complete the very challenging repair and restoration job.
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1977 Travis Bean TB1000A

January 17, 2011
In 1977, Travis Bean reworked its body-chambering technique to remove some aluminum from the top instead of the side.
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Resetting A 1952 Goldtop Les Paul's Neck

December 21, 2010
Resetting the neck angle and replacing the neck
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AM Guitars

December 21, 2010
Anibal Mistorni of AM Guitars is building guitars from vintage chrome vacuum cleaners
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The Fender Cumberland River Floodwater Lucite Esquire

December 21, 2010
A lucite Esquire filled with floodwater from the Cumberland river built by Fender''s R&D team for a charity auction
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1964 Guild Capri CE-100D

December 21, 2010
The 1964 Guild Capri CE-100D featured here is a great example of one of Guild’s earliest archtop incarnations, and the first to feature a Florentine-style cutaway.
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1960 Gibson ES-335 And 1959 Model 5F8A Fender Twin

December 21, 2010
The first offshoot of the popular ES-335 was the ES-355, which was intended to be the pinnacle of Gibson’s new thinline electric series.
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GALLERY: Modern Builder Vault 2010

December 17, 2010
A fresh look at the luthiers featured in PG''s Modern Builder Vault section in 2010
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GALLERY: Guitar of The Month 2010

December 17, 2010
A fresh look at the 12 guitars featured in PG''s monthly Guitar of the Month column in 2010.
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GALLERY: Gear Search Gallery 2010

December 17, 2010
A fresh look at the instruments for sale on Gear Search featured in PG''s Gear Search Gallery in 2010.
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GALLERY: Show Us Your Gear - Vintage Gear

December 10, 2010
From super-clean grails to more modern classics to old-school obscurities, a look at the vintage gear in PG readers'' collections.
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GALLERY: Gear Ads of the 1980s

December 3, 2010
Take a trip back in time to see the gear, hair, and clothes that made the '80s most excellent—party on, dudes!
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GALLERY: Nashville Flood Guitars for Auction

November 24, 2010
Check out some of the flood-damaged instruments donated by artists like Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, and Peter Frampton to benefit uninsured musicians affected by this spring''s flood.
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1949 Gibson Super 400 Serial #A-3309

November 16, 2010
A beautifully preserved example of Gibson''s high-end archtop
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2010 Premier Gear Awards

November 16, 2010
Need help finding the perfect tone machine to give that special guitarist on your gift list this holiday season (or to drop hints to your loved ones)? Then you’re in the right place. Here we look back at the guitars, amps, stompboxes, and accessories that made 2010 a fantastic year to be engaged in “the relentless pursuit of tone.”
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The Best of PremierGuitar.com's "Show Us Your Gear" 2010

November 16, 2010
We asked you to show us yours—your pedals, guitars, practice spaces, and more. And you did. In droves. Here we highlight some of the coolest, most esoteric, and most mind-boggling pictures submitted to date.
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1976 Music Man StingRay Prototype "Old Smoothie"

November 16, 2010
One of the first Music Man instruments ever built after the CBS no-compete restriction expired
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Removing a 1952 Goldtop Les Paul's Neck

November 16, 2010
How to disassemble a precious vintage instrument without altering the original finish
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Kauer Guitars

November 16, 2010
Boutique builder Doug Kauer''s guitars
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