Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Gear Porn

Bell Custom Guitars Jazzblaster Hot Rod

January 15, 2009
If hot-rodding your guitar’s body shape or paint job isn’t your thing, why not go with souped-up body material? The Bell Custom Guitars Jazzblaster Hot Rod features a maple/plexiglass
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Modern Builder Vault: James A. Olson Guitars

December 16, 2008
A look at James A. Olson''s 30th Anniversary Model
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1955 Gretsch Silver Jet #16622

December 16, 2008
A look at one of Gretsch''s early solidbody electric offerings
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Guitar of the Month: 1978 Gibson Les Paul Custom

December 16, 2008
This well-worn road warrior Gibson Les Paul Custom is a 1978 model, in a rare silverburst finish. Two Tom Anderson humbuckers have been installed, an H3 in the bridge
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Petros Guitars Tunnel #13

December 16, 2008
Southern Pacific Railroad’s Siskiyou Summit Tunnel #13 was built in the 1880s using virgin redwood timbers harvested in Southwestern Oregon. These timbers witnessed the October 11, 1923 hold up
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Vintage Bliss: A Storyteller's Collection

October 13, 2008
This story begins with a little boy receiving a pawn shop Gibson archtop from his uncle. That’s when a love affair began that is still strong today.
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Premier Collector #9: Pre-Gibson, Pre-Samick Valley Arts

September 11, 2008
A bevy of Valley Arts for your perusal
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Premier Collector #8: Vintage Strats and Custom Colors

September 3, 2008
Clean, pristine sixties Jags, Jazzmasters and Strats
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Premier Collector #7: Martins and More

August 25, 2008
Inspired to play by a Martin D12-28
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Premier Collector #6: Custom-Built Strats and Fender Tube Amps

August 18, 2008
Roger Jackson builds his own Strats and loves Fender amps, but gives Gibson a fair shake as well
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