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Dismal Ax Guitars

December 16, 2011
Downing has a very unique building style and methodology, drawing inspiration from nature in the surrounding hills of central Tennessee.
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Resurrecting A 1965 Shoreline Gold Fender Strat

November 15, 2011
As I checked out this cool Strat, it became immediately clear why it was brought to us. Ouch! Someone had decided to rock out and install a Floyd Rose locking nut and tremolo.
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Fender Squier Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic

November 15, 2011
The older Duo- Sonics seemed pretty pricey, but it turns out Fender offers a Duo-Sonic as one of the models in its Squier Classic Vibe series.
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Asher Guitars

November 15, 2011
Asher''s line includes three lap steel models and three guitar models.
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Scott Walker Guitars

October 18, 2011
Master craftsman Scott Walker is a Santa Cruz-based luthier who cut his teeth in the business working for Santa Cruz Guitar Company alongside Richard Hoover
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Framus Hollywood DC Electric Guitar Review

October 18, 2011
The new 24 3/4"-scale Hollywood DC is based on the original Hollywood 5/131—a model that originated as Framus’ late-’50s bid to meet the demand for rock-oriented guitars.
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1996 Epiphone T-Style

September 20, 2011
Once in a while, I’ll get on a kick where I just want to find a Tele-style guitar that’s different from the ones I own.
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1950 Fender Broadcaster

September 20, 2011
Most modern Telecasters have changed very little from the 61-year-old Broadcaster spotlighted this month.
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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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2011 Jackson PC1 Phil Collen Signature

August 16, 2011
Based on the body of the 7/8-scale Dinky model, the “super strat” Jackson PC1 has seen few changes over the course of its lifetime—the most noticeable being the headstock design.
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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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Early-'60s Kay Value Leader

August 16, 2011
For several years, I’ve been Jonesing for an old blonde Kay Value Leader triple-pickup guitar.
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Heritage Super Eagle

August 16, 2011
Many players love these instruments because they have that vintage Gibson feel, without Gibson’s big-company pricing.
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Drew & Sebastian Guitars

July 19, 2011
Graham Drew, master luthier at Drew & Sebastian Guitars in Virginia, says his company offers various options for every detail on their instruments, all the way down to how the pickups are wound.
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1956 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollow Body Model 6120

July 19, 2011
The 1955 Model 6120 included features requested by Atkins, as well as a 22-fret neck (a few early examples had only 21 frets) and a 24.5" scale.
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Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

June 29, 2011
Fender’s tribute to one of their most renowned instruments is a fantastic blend of old school, don’t-fix-what-isn’t-broken mentality and current, more reliable technology.
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Video Review - Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster

June 27, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest video review of the Fender 60th Anniversary Telecaster. This review was a July 2011 Web Exclusive article and can be read in its entirety here - http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20110627/1486/Video_Review_Fender_60th_Anniversary_Telecaster.aspx.
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Fret-King Super-Matic Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
In terms of ease of use and versatility, the Super-Matic may be the most elegant and practical stab at a self-tuning system yet.
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Epiphone Limited Edition Riviera Custom P93

June 14, 2011
A triple-P-90 steal with some minor work needed
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1968 Fender Paisley Telecaster and Telecaster Bass

June 14, 2011
In the late 1960s, Fender decided to go straight to the heart of the popular psychedelic aesthetic, and, in 1968, the Paisley Red and Blue Flower Telecasters were born.
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