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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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TV Jones Model 10 Electric Guitar Review

April 14, 2011
A single-cutaway solidbody with a Bigsby and TV Jones Custom Wound pickups
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Knaggs Guitars Choptank and Kenai Electric Guitar Reviews

February 15, 2011
Two solidbody boutique beauties from the former PRS designer''s new line of classic-inspired instruments
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JET Caldera Electric Guitar Review

February 15, 2011
The closing of 2010 may signal the end of a rather turbulent decade, but it’s certainly a time to celebrate the state of the independent guitar-building industry, which, despite
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Gibson Lou Pallo Signature Les Paul Electric Guitar Review

January 27, 2011
Gibson''s latest honors Les Paul''s right-hand man, and an incredible player in his own right, Lou Pallo. The instrument incorporates elements from both traditional Standard and Custom models, with some twists like the P-90 and Dirty Fingers pickup duo.
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1952 Gibson Goldtop Les Paul

January 17, 2011
A fully-gold Goldtop in impeccable shape from the latter half of 1952
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Hand Guitars

January 17, 2011
Hand guitars use polymer clay and other alternative materials to create psychedelic designs
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Teye Guitars La Pirata Custom Plus Electric Guitar Review

January 17, 2011
A single-pickup, metal-faced guitar with an unexpectedly wide range of tones
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Finishing A Neck Reset On a 1952 Goldtop Les Paul

January 17, 2011
In this, the third and final phase of our adventure, we complete the very challenging repair and restoration job.
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Resetting A 1952 Goldtop Les Paul's Neck

December 21, 2010
Resetting the neck angle and replacing the neck
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Dating A '70s Les Paul

December 21, 2010
There’s no question that dating Gibson guitars is challenging—and sometimes downright impossible.
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