October 2016

Hollowbody

1949 Gibson ES-5 Serial Number A-3943

March 11, 2010
Equipped with three P-90s, the ES-5 was part of Gibson''s 1948 electric line expansion
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1953 Epiphone Century

March 11, 2010
A gorgeous Epiphone electric hollowbody
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1957 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody 6120

February 11, 2010
A perfect example of the Chet Atkins model used by greats like Duane Eddy
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Gibson ES-350 Tenor Guitar #A-5824

January 14, 2010
Gibson''s ES350 Tenor Guitar was built for transitioning banjo players to guitar
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Aria Pro II “Herb Ellis” Model TE 175: Prototype or First Production Model?

January 14, 2010
An Aria Pro II Herb Ellis model shows up with serial #1. Is it a prototype or first model?
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Kay K162 Pro Bass Review

January 14, 2010
Kay''s K162 Pro Bass reissue delivers vintage looks and feel for those with a Jones for the past.
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Epiphone Inspired by John Lennon Casino Electric Guitar Review

December 17, 2009
Epiphone recreates a Beatles classic: John Lennon''s Casino
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1968 Fender Coronado II, Wildwood I Finish

December 17, 2009
The Coronado is Fender''s entry into the double-cutaway hollowbody game
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1967 Gibson ES-335, Burgundy Metallic

November 18, 2009
A 100% original 1967 block-inlay ES-335 in a rare color: Burgundy Metallic
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Good News on an Early ’80s Gibson ES-175

November 18, 2009
A factory second ES-175D is in great shape - a real treasure.
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1956 Gretsch Corsair Truss Rod Rescue

October 21, 2009
A snapped truss rod left this Gretsch non-adjustable. John rescues the guitar without removing the fingerboard.
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Claudio Pagelli

August 19, 2009
Four beauties to celebrate Claudio Pagelli''s 30th anniversary
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Freshening up a 1962 Harmony H22 Bass

August 19, 2009
Prepping a low-end vintage instrument for studio use
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Schneider Guitars: Soho Collection

June 17, 2009
Two sibling beauties from Schneider
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Breedlove Atlas Series Stage BJ350/CR4 Acoustic-Electric Bass Review

June 17, 2009
Breedlove''s Atlas Series acoustic bass is a niche instrument that will deliver an organic sound for players willing to acclimate themselves to it.
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Specimen Products-In Progress Projects/Prototypes

May 27, 2009
Premier Guitar is On Location in Chicago, IL, where we visit Specimen Products and the Chicago School of Guitar Making. In this video segment, we get to check out some of Ian Schneller (Specimen Products' founder) collection of in-progress projects and prototypes. These ideas and concepts include a mini-Beatle bass for his daughter, ukuleles, hollow-body guitars (Royale) and his famous custom horn speakers (used by Andrew Bird).
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Gibson ES-295: To Refinish or Not to Refinish?

May 20, 2009
A flaking 1955 ES-295 -- Zach weighs the pros and cons of refinishing, and explains what it does to the value of an instrument
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Eastwood Guitars Airline Tuxedo Guitar Review

April 21, 2009
Eastwood''s Airline Tuxedo exudes retro charm
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1959 Gibson Super 400 CES

March 17, 2009
A look at Gibson''s Super 400 Archtop
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