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Refretting a '72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

October 18, 2011
If you’ve been reading this column recently, you’ll recall we’re in the middle of restoring a ’72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe.
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SX Callisto Jr.

October 18, 2011
Okay, I confess: I do a daily search for SX guitars on eBay. Why? Because I’ve owned SX axes before and know they’re built solid and they’re cheap.
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Gibson Vs. Epiphone—Are We The Ones Being Elitist?

October 18, 2011
Is Gibson always considered a treasure and is an imported Epiphone always considered trash? The answer isn’t quite that simple.
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Restoring a ’72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

September 20, 2011
This time around, we’ll begin restoring the guitar based on last month''s diagnoses.
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Collings 290 DC S Electric Guitar Review

September 20, 2011
This is a Collings through-and-through—a guitar that significantly refines one of the most elegantly simple templates in electric-guitar history.
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Video Review Gretsch G6128 T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet

September 20, 2011
http://www.premierguitar.com PG's Shawn Hammond walks through his latest review of the Gretsch G6128 T-GH George Harrison Signature Duo Jet


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Nik Huber Guitars Shop Tour

August 30, 2011
PG's Shawn Hammond is in Rodgau, Germany where Nik Huber gives him a tour of his workshop where he makes some of the best guitars in the world.
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Line 6 JTV-59 Variax Electric Guitar Review

August 30, 2011
The JTV-59 combines Line 6''s modeling technology with a pair of PAF-style humbuckers
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Video Review - Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood

August 18, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood featured in the September issue of Premier Guitar magazine. Also, you can read the full review online here -http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Sep/Vigier_Guitars_G_V_Wood_....
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Evaluating a '72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

August 16, 2011
Every guitar that comes into our shop is first thoroughly examined using an assortment of tools and techniques.
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The Secret of Peter Green’s Tone

August 16, 2011
In June of 1984, I had the opportunity to inspect the “Peter Green” Les Paul Standard.
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Richmond Guitars Empire Mahogany Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
Richmond’s latest, the Empire, rocks with a no-frills, budget-lux combination of appointments and playability that’s the stuff of pawnshop sleepers and minor classics like the Gibson Melody Maker.
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ToneNation Guitars Heartland Standard Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
ToneNation’s Heartland Standard is a set-neck, dual-humbucker electric that unites traditional construction principles and more personal, player-oriented design optimizations.
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Late-’70s “Blade II” Les Paul Copy

August 16, 2011
W.A.S.P. guitarist Douglas Blair’s late ’70s Japanese Les Paul copy puts the danger back into dangerous when it comes to playing heavy music.
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Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
The new G.V. Wood single-cutaway model is very much a product of Vigier’s evolutionary impulses—with a fantastic array of tones and an innovative, super-slick fretboard.
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Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone Electric Guitar Review

July 19, 2011
This new bari Les Paul has a lot in common with Gibson’s original release. It employs the same 28" scale, which means its one-piece mahogany neck is a full 3 1/2" longer than a standard Les Paul’s.
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Video Review - Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone

July 14, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Gibson Les Paul Studio Baritone. The full print review can be found in the August 2011 issue of Premier Guitar or online here -
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2011 Dustin Wallace Signature Guitar

June 14, 2011
Engraved with the names of 100 donors who made the guitar possible
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AXL Badwater USA 1216 Guitar Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Bridge Pickup Download Example 2 Neck Pickup Clips recorded using Fryette S.A.S. distortion pedal, Fender Pro Junior amp, Planet Waves Custom Pro cables, and Apogee Duet
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Epiphone Nighthawk Custom Electric Guitar Review

May 17, 2011
Download Example 1 Clean, bridge pickup coil-tapped Download Example 2 Dirty, bridge and middle pickups Clips recorded with a 1981 Marshall JCM800 head into a Marshall JCM800 4x12 cabinet
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