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Hollowbody

NAMM '14 - Peerless Guitars Retromatic 131 and Retromatic Bass Demos

February 12, 2014
See and hear test-drives of the company's new hollowbody guitar and their first semi-hollow bass.
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NAMM '14 - Eastman Guitars E2000SS Acoustic, AR371CE Blonde & T184MX-LS Demos

February 6, 2014
Get introduced to and hear their new slope-shouldered acoustic and two updated electric models.
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Musicon Valley: The Home of German Lutherie

January 16, 2014
PG’s German correspondent guides us through the storied town of Markneukirchen in the heart of Germany’s “Music Corner,” where centuries-old instrument-making traditions live on.
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Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 RT Review

November 15, 2013
Signature archtop delivers modern playability and myriad tones.
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Scott Walker Guitars Announces Chimera Model

August 26, 2013
Boutique guitar luthier Scott Walker has announced their new hollowbody guitar, the Chimera.
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Pagelli Guitars Massari Review

August 7, 2013
Swiss luthier Claudio Pagelli demonstrates his complete mastery of technique with the one-of-a-kind design of the Massari.
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Viktorian Grace Status Electric Guitar Review

June 15, 2013
The hollowbody Status is a single-mold composite instrument that packs a highly diverse range of tones.
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Höfner Releases Gold Label Edition Violin Beatle Basses

June 7, 2013
The basses are intended to appeal to a new generation of bass players who appreciate the unique qualities of a Höfner bass but would like it in a finish other than sunburst.
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Musikmesse '13 - Hagstrom Metropolis-S, Metropolis-C, and Viking P

April 17, 2013

PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where he visits the Hagstrom booth for a demo of their Metropolis and Viking P90s.


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Epiphone Announces Limited Edition TV Pelham Blue Collection

April 5, 2013
Epiphone Instruments announced today the release of the Epiphone Ltd. Ed. TV Pelham Blue Collection featuring six of Epiphone’s most popular classics in a beautiful TV Pelham Blue color finish.
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Eastman AR371CESB Archtop Review

April 3, 2013
Eastman''s affordable jazzbox puts ES-175 style in the hands of jazzers and rockers alike for under $800.
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1949 Gibson ES-350N

February 4, 2013
A beautiful 1949 Gibson ES-350N, serial #A4308. Gibson introduced its first electric guitar—the ES-150—in 1936. Its acceptance by influential players like Eddie Durham and Charlie Christian led to the
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Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic Bass Review

January 9, 2013
The Gretsch G5442BDC Electromatic bass is a well-constructed instrument with lots of usable tones and an undeniably cool retro vibe.
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Eastwood Airline Espanada Electric Guitar Review

January 9, 2013
With the Airline Espanada, Eastwood has delivered a great-playing hollowbody that brims with vintage authenticity, even if it doesn’t deliver all of the mojo of the original.
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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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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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Normandy Alumicaster Bass Review

November 5, 2012
Offering exceptional sonic and visual quality, Normandy’s Alumicaster bass is a great combination of vintage and contemporary.
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The Epiphone Emperor Swingster - A Poor Man's 6120?

October 8, 2012
1. Ready to rumble! A hollowbody Epiphone Emperor Swingster. 2. Officially called the “Wire Handle,” this is the trem arm Chet Atkins preferred on his Bigsby. The guitar’s overwound
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1968 Rickenbacker 360/12

October 8, 2012
The 1968 360/12 pictured here has the features most often associated with classic Deluxe Rickenbacker models of the ’60s.
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