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Gear Galleries

1955 Gibson Les Paul Custom and 1956 Gibson GA-70

June 24, 2013
The Les Paul Custom’s sumptuous looks and special low, smooth frets earned it two nicknames: “Black Beauty” and “Fretless Wonder.”
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Factory Tour: Fender Acoustic Custom Shop • Guild Guitars • Ovation

June 18, 2013
On the shores of the Farmington River in New Hartford, Connecticut, three legendary acoustic brands have amassed a formidable army of guitar-building talent that seems destined to take flattops into a new golden age.
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Red Sparkle Samick Jaguar Wannabe

June 17, 2013
Customized aJaguar-inspired Samick with a Wilkinson Tele-style bridge.
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DELM Guitars

June 17, 2013
A one-man operation building approximately 10 guitars per year and winding his own pickups.
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1961 Epiphone Casino and 1959 Devon

June 10, 2013
This 1961 Epiphone Casino was a near twin to Gibson’s ES-330.
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GALLERY: Green Day's 2013 Touring Gear

June 5, 2013
See the guitars, amps, and effects used by Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt, and Jason White on Greenday's spring 2013 "99 Revolutions' tour in support of their three latest albums, 'Uno,' 'Dos,' and 'Tre'.'
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VINTAGE VAULT

1952 Fender Precision Bass

May 13, 2013
This well-played, yet beautifully preserved 1952 Fender Precision Bass—serial #0215—rests against a 1952 TV front Fender Bassman 1x15 combo.
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Early Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster

May 11, 2013
An Fender Custom Shop 1962 Stratocaster replica with a gold-sparkle finish
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Dreamer Guitarworks

May 11, 2013
As a high-end boutique builder in Brazil, Freire faces some unique challenges.
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1969 Ampeg SVT Head and 8x10 Cabinet

May 11, 2013
The backline choice not just for bassist Bill Wyman, but also for Mick and Keith Richards during the band’s 1969 U.S. winter tour.
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GALLERY: Dallas International Guitar Festival 2013

April 23, 2013
Looking for a guitar that costs more than your car? The Dallas International Guitar Fest had more than a few, including some of the rarest of the rare.
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Cutaway Cigar Box Guitar with Higgins Bender

April 15, 2013
A few years ago, this CBG caught my eye on eBay because it kind of resembled a jazz guitar with its deep 3" body, cutaway, and fetching trim.
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Longfellow Guitars

April 15, 2013
Even though Longfellow doesn’t believe aluminum guitar makers will make an impact in the mainstream industry, he feels he has something uniquely different to offer.
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1971 Fender “Bullet” Stratocaster

April 15, 2013
R&B session and touring guitarist Josh Sklair jammed on the ’71 Strat pictured here with legendary musicians like Etta James, Roy Orbison, and Bo Diddley.
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1961 Gibson Les Paul Custom

April 15, 2013
The new Les Paul’s double-cutaway and lightweight body with contoured edges were influenced by players’ requests for lighter, more comfortable guitars with easy access to the high frets.
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GALLERY: Musikmesse 2013 - Guitars and Basses

April 14, 2013
See the new electric, acoustic, and bass guitars from Musikmesse 2013.
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GALLERY: Musikmesse 2013 - Amps, Effects, and Accessories

April 14, 2013
See the newest gear from Bogner, Blackstar, Carl Martin, VHT, and more
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GALLERY: Hard Rock Collection’s Iconic Axes, Part 2

April 3, 2013
Pieces of rock history owned by Jimi Hendrix, John Entwistle, Dave Mustaine, Ted Nugent, Steve Vai, Scotty Moore, and more.
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Rare Beatles Guitar Up For Auction

March 22, 2013
Julien’s Auctions has announced Music Icons 2013, an exceptional auction event featuring a rare VOX guitar played by two legendary Beatles, John Lennon and George Harrison.
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LaRose Guitars

March 11, 2013
The luthier currently offers six base models, all boasting inspiration from the classic designs of the past century while incorporating D’Agostino’s ideas and the invaluable experience he acquired while apprenticing at Hamer.
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