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Gear of the Month

Guitar of the Month: 1959 Gretsch Chet Atkins 6120 Hollowbody

March 15, 2011
“Chet signed the guitar 1 in ’91 and added ‘CGP’ after his signature,” says Fred Stucky, owner of April 2011’s Guitar of the Month. “I always thought it meant
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Guitar of the Month: 1.5 Millionth Martin

February 15, 2011
For the recent 1.5 millionth Martin, the company went with a Leonardo da Vinci theme—complete with a Last Supper pickguard inlay, da Vinci artwork-inspired inlays, a Mona Lisa headstock, and a Vitruvian Man design on the back.
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1977 Travis Bean TB1000A

January 17, 2011
In 1977, Travis Bean reworked its body-chambering technique to remove some aluminum from the top instead of the side.
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The Fender Cumberland River Floodwater Lucite Esquire

December 21, 2010
A lucite Esquire filled with floodwater from the Cumberland river built by Fender''s R&D team for a charity auction
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1976 Music Man StingRay Prototype "Old Smoothie"

November 16, 2010
One of the first Music Man instruments ever built after the CBS no-compete restriction expired
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1968 Gibson Reverse Series Firebird I and GA-15RVT Explorer Amp

October 20, 2010
The story of a rare Gibson Firebird and the lucky kid who got it
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1976 Ibanez Custom Agent Artist 2405

September 21, 2010
An example from the Ibanez "lawsuit era"
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1938 Gibson L-5

August 17, 2010
A vintage L-5 used on Hank Williams, Chet Atkins, and Patsy Cline albums.
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1963 Gretsch Double Anniversary 6117

July 20, 2010
A vintage Gretsch the owner purchased for $40
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1890s Martin 0-28

June 16, 2010
An early Martin small-bodied acoustic
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1965 Fender Jazzmaster

May 18, 2010
A true bedroom beauty, this Jazzmaster was uncovered after 42 years of non-use just miles from Premier Guitar headquarters.
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1969 Fender Thinline Telecaster

April 15, 2010
A refinished fiesta red Thinline
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1953 Epiphone Century

March 11, 2010
A gorgeous Epiphone electric hollowbody
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1967 Musicraft Messenger Guitar

February 11, 2010
This ahead-of-its-time guitar featured early technological advancements like an alloy neck, stereo output and built-in effects.
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Cassandra Elk Designs Vootar

January 14, 2010
Designed by Klaus Voorman (Beatles Revolver cover) and sporting eight strings, the Vootar is unlike any we''ve ever seen.
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