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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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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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