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Trash or Treasure

Harmony Archtone H1213

November 15, 2011
There are hundreds of thousands of Harmony guitars out there, and though these are mostly entry-level instruments, they’re very much a part of guitar history.
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Gibson Vs. Epiphone—Are We The Ones Being Elitist?

October 18, 2011
Is Gibson always considered a treasure and is an imported Epiphone always considered trash? The answer isn’t quite that simple.
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Ampeg Lee Jackson VL502

September 20, 2011
The Ampeg VL502, along with all the amps in the VL Series, was designed by amp guru Lee Jackson.
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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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Gibson J-160E “Norwegian Wood”

July 19, 2011
The famous Beatles song off of Rubber Soul—as well as many others—was played on a J-160E during the mid ’60s.
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Amp Brand Bass Amplifier

June 14, 2011
AMP brand amplifiers seem to have a cult-like status and a small, but loyal following.
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Is this Gibson ES-335 legit?

May 17, 2011
Hi Zach, I’m the owner of a beautiful ES-335 I purchased in the early ’90s, and I’m trying to identify it. I don’t know anything about its history and would
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Guild G-1000 — The First Acoustic Guitar Amp?

April 19, 2011
A solid-state acoustic amp, with built-in cushion!
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Trash or Treasure: Alvarez 9-String Guitar

March 15, 2011
Hey Zach, Here’s an oddball for you—an Alvarez 9-string acoustic. This axe came into one of the pawnshops I frequent, and as soon as I saw it I had to
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Trash or Treasure: The Dump Master

February 15, 2011
A severely beat Jazzmaster found in a dumpster with mojo to spare.
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