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NAMM 2013 Editors' Picks - Day 1

January 24, 2013
PG editors Shawn Hammond, Charles Saufley, Rich Osweiler, and Rebecca Dirks pick their favorites from the first day of the show.
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NAMM 2013 New Gear Preview

January 16, 2013
Your guide to more than 100 new product announcements, plus teasers and rumors.
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Kustom K 100

January 9, 2013
Probably best known for their unique tuck-and-roll amp covering that was offered in a variety of sparkly colors, Kustom was one of the first amp manufacturers to find success with solid-state technology in the 1960s.
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Late-1940s DeArmond 601 Tremolo

January 9, 2013
The uneven fuzzy warble of the DeArmond 601 trem pedal trailing Diddley’s provocative clave rhythm cemented the signature Bo Diddley beat.
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On A Bender: Gibson and Joe Glaser's Les Paul Junior B-Bender

January 9, 2013
Gibson Guitars and Nashville luthier Joe Glaser team up to create the Les Paul Junior B-Bender––A guitar that takes pedal-steel-style wailing to the masses and opens it to a whole new world of tonal possibilities.
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1962 Gibson ES-350T

January 9, 2013
With its laminated maple top, back, and sides, the ES-350T was meant to be a more affordable version of the Byrdland.
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PMC Guitars

January 9, 2013
Châteauneuf says that any form of art, be it architecture or African art, can be a source of inspiration for him.
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GALLERY: Gear of the Month 2012

December 23, 2012
See all 12 unique instruments featured as Gear of the Month in 2012.
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GALLERY: Tom Petersson's Bass Collection

December 10, 2012
Tom Petersson—conceptualizer of the 12-string bass and original low-end man for Cheap Trick—gives Premier Guitar a glimpse at some of the rare gems in his vast collection of vintage guitars and basses
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1958 Gretsch 6136 White Falcon

December 10, 2012
As far as bright colors and fancy appointments, the Fred Gretsch Company led the way. Gretsch achieved the pinnacle of luxury and style with its pièce de résistance, the White Falcon.
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Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom Royale P93

December 10, 2012
With all its ornamentation, this Epi reminded me of a ’60s Gretsch White Falcon. The only problem was, it was also kind of pricey.
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GALLERY: Experience Music Project Guitar Collection

November 28, 2012
From Hendrix’s Woodstock Strat to Kurt Cobain’s Jaguar, the EMP Museum houses some of the most iconic and rare vintage guitars in the world.
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GALLERY: Vintage Gems from Christie's Guitar Auction

November 21, 2012
From 1940s Martins to stunningly clean vintage Strats. Photos courtesy CHRISTIE''S IMAGES LTD. 2012
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GALLERY: Slash's 2012 Touring Gear

November 14, 2012
See what guitars and amps Slash used live on his "Apocalyptic Love" tour.
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GALLERY: Gear of Late Night TV

November 7, 2012
See each show''s guitar and bass rigs up close and personal in photos.
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1955 Fender Stratocaster Serial #7589

November 5, 2012
While the standard finish for a Stratocaster was a deep sunburst, this guitar has the same see-through blonde as a Telecaster.
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Relic'd Fender Tele Wannabe

November 5, 2012
Made by Squier—Fender’s budget brand—the Affinity Telecaster is an entry-level version of Leo’s iconic axe. This one has been relic’d and hot-rodded. For some strange reason, I don’t own
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2012 Premier Gear Awards

November 5, 2012
Meet the 41 guitars, basses, amps, and effects that blew our minds this year with their fantastic tones, innovative features, and all-around awesomeness.
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Ibanez Custom Agent

November 5, 2012
With a missing pickguard, likely non-original pickups, replacement knobs, and tarnished hardware, this Ibanez Custom Agent is worth only about half of its value in excellent condition. Hi Zach,
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GALLERY: 40 Creepy Pedals for Halloween

October 24, 2012
Effects that will spook your eyes and ears. By Rebecca Dirks (creepy looking pedals) and Lyle Zaehringer (creepy sounding pedals).
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