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Reunion Blues Vintage Guitars Road Show - Part 3

December 19, 2008

In the third segment of Reunion Blues' Vintage Guitars Road Show, the show hits up Bananas at Large in California. Highlights include:

  • A very rough '69 Jazz Bass with so many modifications - including removal of the binding, and the owner's name and SSN etched into the hardware - the appraisers get a little upset. Still, the bass' value will surprise you.
  • The single prototype of Fender's Gold Custom Shop Strat. There was a limited run of 100, which was commissioned for NAMM's 100th anniversary in 2001.
  • Near-perfect 1961 SG-style Les Paul Jr.

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Reunion Blues Vintage Guitars Road Show - Part 4

December 19, 2008

In the fourth installment of Reunion Blues' Vintage Guitars Road Show, the guys hit up Bananas at Large in San Rafael, California.

Highlights include:

  • A super-clean Valley Arts Custom Shop Robert Johnson commemorative acoustic guitar from 1995, complete with Robert Johnson accessories and documentation
  • A pre-war Gibson acoustic that, despite being heavily modified and bearing the scars of its age, is still appraised in the low thousands
  • A 1968 Framus 5/103 Romanze teardrop acoustic
  • The first look at the original production prototype of the Peavey T60 from 1977.

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Voyage Air VAOM-1C Travel Guitar Video Review

December 17, 2008
Premier Guitar Reviewer Gayla Drake Paul reviews and demonstrates Voyage Air VAOM-1C mahogany acoustic guitar. Watch and see as Gayla shows the guitar's intuitive ability to break down into a much more travel-conducive package.

Read the full review, with extended sound clips here.

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People's Amp Review

December 17, 2008
Can one man take on the boutique industry with a Bluesbreaker-inspired 18-watt tube amp for just $650? We take the People''s Amp for a ride to find out.
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PRS Starla Review

December 17, 2008
The Starla is a winning departure for PRS.
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January Media Preview

December 16, 2008
Zeppelin's influences, a Tremonti lesson, Lynyrd Skynyrd DVD, SRV book, guitar identification, metal philosophy and more are in this month's media preview.
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Going Stereo

December 16, 2008
A stereo live setup can make mix concerns a thing of the past
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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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Pedal Troubleshooting and Maintenance 101, Part 3

December 16, 2008
How to troubleshoot a noisy or troublesome pedal
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Diagnosing a Distressed Tube Amp

December 16, 2008
A Fender Hot Rod Deluxe is on the fritz, and Jeff has five possible causes to check out
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