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GALLERY: Reader Pedalboards 2013, Part 2

October 2, 2013
From basic Boss to sonic psychosis, we bring you another installment of cool pedalboards from PG readers.
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Vintage Vault: 1937 Gibson EH-150 Guitar and Amp

September 30, 2013
The ES-150 guitar/amp set was Gibson’s response to the popularity of Hawaiian music—and a growing electric guitar market.
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GALLERY: Russian Circles Gear at Electrical Audio in Chicago

September 20, 2013
Earlier this year, Premier Guitar went into Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio studio with Russian Circles as they recorded their fifth studio album, Memorial. We give you an inside look at the gear of this legendary music-making space.
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GALLERY: Reader Pedalboards 2013, Part 1

September 19, 2013
We asked PG faithful to show us their pedalboards, and you delivered! In honor of our annual pedal blowout, we bring you 30 of our readers' personal stomping grounds.
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GALLERY: Lollapalooza 2013

August 9, 2013
Highlights this year included Nine Inch Nails, Mumford and Sons, Atlas Genius, The National, and more.
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GALLERY: Newport Folk Festival 2013

August 2, 2013
Highlights from this year's folk fest include Jim James, the Lumineers, the Avett Brothers, and more.
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Gear of the Month: 1964 Fender Vibroverb

August 1, 2013
Zach Smith from the Minor Chord guitar shop in Littleton, Massachusetts, shares a rare mint specimen of the same vintage model that was the bedrock of SRV's “Texas Flood” tone.
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ODD Guitars

July 29, 2013
With bodies that are 3D printed, rather than carved, Professor Olaf Diegel’s ODD Guitars are truly like nothing you’ve seen or played before.
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1953 Fender Telecaster and 1953 Fender Deluxe

July 15, 2013
For many guitarists and collectors, a 1953 “blackguard” Telecaster is considered the Holy Grail of all Teles.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2013 - Day 2

July 13, 2013
What our editors saw on day 2 of Summer NAMM in Nashville.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2013 - Day 1

July 12, 2013
Our editors pick their favorites from the 2013 Summer NAMM floor.
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Venture Guitars

July 4, 2013
“We wanted to see more craft and soul come back into the guitar market and wanted to be a part of that,” says Bousley.
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1967 Martin GT-70

July 1, 2013
Billie Joe Armstrong’s Martin GT-70 features a semi-hollow plywood body with f-holes, DeArmond pickups, and Bigsby-style tailpiece.
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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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