Bridge Work On A ’74 Gibson Flattop

July 19, 2011
I was concerned that the wafer-thin bridge would develop cracks between each bridge-pin hole—and also possibly bust out at the front.
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Laplante Guitars

May 17, 2011
Around 1994, chemistry professor and longtime guitarist Jean-Pierre Laplante, frustrated by the dearth of decent left-handed instruments available on the market and tired of playing converted right-handed models, decided to
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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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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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Guild D-50 Standard Acoustic Guitar Review

January 17, 2011
The D-50 Standard is one of two dreadnoughts in Guild’s Standard series—a line of New Hartford-built guitars the company introduced as more affordable alternatives to the more feature-laden Traditional series guitars.
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Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE NA Acoustic Guitar Review

December 21, 2010
The cutaway DR-500MCE comes with a Shadow NanoMag and eSonic 2 preamp at a street price of about $600.
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Recording King RD-327 Acoustic Guitar Review

December 3, 2010
The RD-327 offers vintage styling and all solid wood for under $1000
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Festival Series Washburn

November 16, 2010
The background of the Festival series from Washburn
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Samick LW-025G Dreadnought

September 21, 2010
The history of Samick and a budget acoustic find
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1968 Martin D-28 Pickguard Curling and Shrinkage

August 17, 2010
A small crack and pickguard replacement on a vintage Martin
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Recording King Century Studio Series ROS-626 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar Review

August 17, 2010
The ROS-626 is built for old-time music and stays faithful to the 1930s era at a reasonable price.
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1974 Gibson J-50 Deluxe Binding Decay, Part 3

July 20, 2010
The ''74 Gibson J-50 Deluxe with tortoise binding rot is finished
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1890s Martin 0-28

June 16, 2010
An early Martin small-bodied acoustic
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Worland Guitars

April 15, 2010
Jim Worland''s creations range from traditional beauty to way out of the box.
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Claudio Pagelli

August 19, 2009
Four beauties to celebrate Claudio Pagelli''s 30th anniversary
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Sneak Peek: Martin 1-Series

June 17, 2009
A look at Martin''s new affordable line of acoustics, sponsored by Martin
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Doc's Ol' Hoss: 1968 Gallagher G-50

June 17, 2009
Doc Watson’s first Gallagher, “Ol’hoss,” was presented to him in 1968. A G-50 model with a cracked side, it was never intended for sale, but Doc fell in love with
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1996 Martin D-40QM

April 21, 2009
A unique maple-back Martin dreadnought that projects like no other
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1966 Martin D12-35 Neck Heel Restore

March 17, 2009
John Brown whips a ''66 D12-35 neck into shape
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