Magnatone Giveawya

September 2014

Esoterica Electrica

The Unplanned Obedience Test

January 9, 2013
One of the things I love about the musical-instrument business is how the market itself constantly outwits and torments manufacturers.
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Everything at Hand

December 10, 2012
While still in high school, a friend and I embarked upon the creation of an amplifier company in the basement of my parent’s apartment building.
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When Neck and Body Meet

November 5, 2012
A guitar’s neck joint is one of the most critical components in the transfer of vibrations—but it’s not always just about tone. One option is the glued-in, set-neck joint,
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Adventures in Tone Travel

October 8, 2012
Imagine your guitar’s tone vibrations as little commuters zipping down the strings with the intention to proceed into the wood grain and then back again.
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Guitars and Pop Culture

September 5, 2012
There have always been commercial products vying for consumer dollars via the lowest common denominator, and musical instruments are no exception.
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The Ultimate Luxury: Experience

August 10, 2012
Most everyone has heard the term “boutique” applied to musical gear.
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Sum of the Parts Guitar

July 9, 2012
Whether you’re building from scratch or performing an upgrade or mod, there is no shortage of aftermarket guitar parts available for your project. Following simple guidelines may help you
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Keeping Your Head on Straight

June 14, 2012
Why don’t all guitars sport sturdy, break-resistant pegheads?
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Off the Grid

May 11, 2012
Analog instruments are links to our most basic and real selves.
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Perfectly Imperfect

April 6, 2012
Over time, I’ve become fond of what some might call imperfection. It might be a flubbed note on Live at Leeds, or a semitone of flatness on a Neil Young vocal.
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