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Replacing the Bridge on a '74 Gibson Flattop

June 14, 2011
As I was examining the guitar, my eyes were drawn to six black bridge pins protruding from its wafer-thin rosewood bridge and strings that were sloping over a rickety, bottomed-out plastic saddle.
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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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Taylor 35th Anniversary Armrest GS Model

June 16, 2010
A limited edition model from Taylor
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Regal Esquire

March 11, 2010
Zach tries to track down the origins of an underdocumented Regal "Esquire"
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Enhance Your Décor With A Harmony-built Fender Acoustic

December 17, 2009
An old children''s Fender acoustic makes for good aesthetics.
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1917 'The Gibson' Harp Guitar, Style U

December 17, 2009
An early 20th Century harp guitar represents an ancestor of the modern doubleneck
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Spray and Bake: Minor Restoration on a Taylor 814C

December 17, 2009
Fixing light wear on a Taylor acoustic requires precision
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1933 National Duolian Resonator, Part 2

July 22, 2009
John continues his restoration of a 1933 National Duolian Resonator by finishing up on the headstock and repairing the fretboard.
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Taylor 855

June 17, 2009
Taylor''s short-lived 855 boomed like a cannon -- but what is it worth?
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