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PRS 408 Maple Top Electric Guitar Review

January 9, 2013
With its comfortable but substantial neck, artfully and precisely built body and hardware, and vast array of timbres, the PRS 408 Maple Top is an amazing tool for carving out a very individual tone.
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On A Bender: Gibson and Joe Glaser's Les Paul Junior B-Bender

January 9, 2013
Gibson Guitars and Nashville luthier Joe Glaser team up to create the Les Paul Junior B-Bender––A guitar that takes pedal-steel-style wailing to the masses and opens it to a whole new world of tonal possibilities.
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PMC Guitars

January 9, 2013
Châteauneuf says that any form of art, be it architecture or African art, can be a source of inspiration for him.
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Jackson SLATXMGQ3-6 X-Series Soloist Electric Guitar review

December 11, 2012
The SLATXMGQ3-6 combines famed Jackson playability with EMGS and a sub-$1,000 price point for high-gain versatility.
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Builder Profile: Fodera Guitars

December 10, 2012
Shrewd bargaining, a little white lie, and a series of serendipitous connections paved the way for Vinny Fodera to rub shoulders with some of the most esteemed bass builders in the business. When he’d learned all he could from his mentors, he set out on his own and ended up being the luthier of choice for iconic players like Victor Wooten, Oteil Burbridge, and Anthony Jackson.
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Campbell American Guitars Space Biscuit Electric Guitar Review

December 10, 2012
Beautifully playable and feeling perfectly broken-in right out of the case, the Space Biscuit from Campbell American Guitars is a space-age looking, rock-solid instrument that can sound gloriously traditional when you want it to.
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Fender Cabronita Telecaster Electric Guitar Review

December 10, 2012
Putting the basic recipe of a Custom Shop Cabronita Especial within reach of players on a humbler budget, Fender has shown that it’s heard the pleas of Tele forum members by introducing the Mexican-made Cabronita Telecaster.
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1955 Fender Stratocaster Serial #7589

November 5, 2012
While the standard finish for a Stratocaster was a deep sunburst, this guitar has the same see-through blonde as a Telecaster.
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Relic'd Fender Tele Wannabe

November 5, 2012
Made by Squier—Fender’s budget brand—the Affinity Telecaster is an entry-level version of Leo’s iconic axe. This one has been relic’d and hot-rodded. For some strange reason, I don’t own
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Ibanez Custom Agent

November 5, 2012
With a missing pickguard, likely non-original pickups, replacement knobs, and tarnished hardware, this Ibanez Custom Agent is worth only about half of its value in excellent condition. Hi Zach,
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Fender American Vintage '65 Jazzmaster Electric Guitar Review

October 16, 2012
The Jazzmaster is relatively en vogue these days, thanks in no small part to once-fringe players like Nels Cline, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo and Thurston Moore, and a host
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PRS Stripped 58 Electric Guitar Review

October 10, 2012
Since their 2001 debut, Paul Reed Smith’s Singlecut electric guitars have been one of the company’s biggest success stories. Sure, they’re clearly influenced by Smith’s love of the tones
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Yamaha BB1025X Bass Guitar Review

October 8, 2012
The Yamaha BB1025X has practical features, nice looks, and solid playability, and its versatility makes it an ideal choice for players who prefer to use one bass for an entire show, or bassists who have to change styles quickly.
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Fender Select Precision Bass Review

October 8, 2012
Serving up a straight, no-frills approach to tone that’s fit for any stage, Fender''s Select Precision is a showroom instrument that’s meant to be an everyday workhorse.
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Peavey Fury 6 Bass

September 5, 2012
This Fury is my go-to bass! I love it and I’m interested in the history of Fury basses, but there appears to be some different variations.
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Frank Hartung Guitars

August 10, 2012
One creation that sets Hartung apart is his unique “flow-carving” design, which he developed in 2002 and uses on many of his instruments.
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Guilford Guitars U.S. Air Force Redeemer

August 10, 2012
The USAF Redeemer guitar that Guilford built in their honor features a bound, poplar body covered with United States Air Force camouflage, and it’s finished in gloss nitrocellulose.
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Ritter R8 Singlecut Bass Review

August 10, 2012
Intelligently engineered, the R8 Singlecut bass is an extraordinary handmade instrument and is an ideal choice for the professional bassist or one who is able to spend top dollar for the ultimate in tone and craftsmanship.
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1968 Fender Telecaster Custom and 1967 Fender Solid State Super Reverb

August 10, 2012
The 1968 Telecaster Custom pictured this month has a custom olympic white finish with black binding.
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Deimel Firestar Electric Guitar Review

August 10, 2012
The artistically executed Deimel Firestar is an amazing rock ’n’ roll guitar that was also built with the limitless possibilities of noise rock in mind.
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