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Modern Builder Vault

Roger Morillo Custom Bass

March 17, 2009
Sleek and beautiful bass from luthier Roger Morillo
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Goldbug Guitars Hombre & Lenore

February 16, 2009
Goldbug''s handcrafted Hombre & Lenore spare to attention to detail
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Bell Custom Guitars Jazzblaster Hot Rod

January 15, 2009
If hot-rodding your guitar’s body shape or paint job isn’t your thing, why not go with souped-up body material? The Bell Custom Guitars Jazzblaster Hot Rod features a maple/plexiglass
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Modern Builder Vault: James A. Olson Guitars

December 16, 2008
A look at James A. Olson''s 30th Anniversary Model
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Elmwood Amps Modena M90

November 11, 2008
A look at Elmwood Amps'' gorgeous Modena M90.
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Heavy Electronics

October 13, 2008
Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, these completely handmade, hand-painted pedals are “born out a desire for honesty in tone, construction, aesthetic and price too.” If you’re looking for a ruggedly-built pedal
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Goulding Guitars

September 9, 2008
A piece of metal art that pushes the possibilities for guitar into the sky.
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Koll Guitar Company: The Superior

July 10, 2008
Designed in 1995 as a departure from the Glide series, the Superior features a solid alder body with a striking double cutaway. Also included is a set maple neck with
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Washburn Baby Jumbo Acoustic

June 10, 2008
Washburn has developed a player/stage-friendly solution for those who love the sound of a jumbo-bodied guitar but find them uncomfortable to play – the Baby Jumbo. While it has the
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Fano Guitars: Alt De Facto RB6

May 12, 2008
Fano Guitars puts its own touch on a vintage design dedicated to American builders of the 1950s.
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Gadotti: The 10-string King Nylon Electric

April 9, 2008
10-string guitars have been part of the classical guitar family’s evolution but have never been conceived in an electric nylonstring chambered body design until now. Jeanfranco Gadotti of Gadotti
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Phoenix Guitar Company: The Baby Phoenix

March 11, 2008
The Baby Phoenix is a 14” lower bout, fully acoustic archtop with a single pickup. This instrument is made with a sitka spruce top, flame maple sides and back,
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Carvin SH550

February 8, 2008
The Carvin SH550 Carved Top is a semihollowbody masterpiece. The guitar’s sculpted top is highly figured curly flamed maple; the back of the body and neck are made with
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Becker ABR

January 9, 2008
The Becker ABR is an entirely handcarved, neck-through instrument. It has a 5-piece ziricote and maple top with ebony accents and a matching headstock overlay. The intricate 7-piece neck
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GMW Guitars

December 11, 2007
With an uncompromising approach to style, innovation and advanced construction technologies, GMW Guitarworks is proud to introduce its new line of advanced hot rod flame-inspired ATS model guitars. Each
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Petros Guitars: The Celt

November 9, 2007
The Celt is a Grand Concert built by father and son luthiers, Bruce and Matt Petros of Petros Guitars. The top is made of Master grade Italian spruce, while
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James Trussart SteelDeville

October 10, 2007
The perfect marriage of art and acoustics, James Trussart’s SteelDeville is built with a hollow steel body, maple neck and custom metal appointments, like a recessed steel head cap
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Benedetto "I Tre Fratelli" (The Three Brothers)

September 10, 2007
“I Tre Fratelli” were completely handmade in Robert Benedetto’s private workshop in historic Savannah, Georgia. Commissioned by a private collector, the instruments were completed in July 2007. This commission
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Magnum Opus J-6250WC Jumbo Cutaway

August 8, 2007
The pinnacle of acoustic beauty
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Carvin CT6M

July 11, 2007
CT''s: A Burst of Color and Options
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