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December 2014

Premier Blog

Esoterica Electrica: Bending to Your Will—The Simple Little Rod, Pt. 2

November 23, 2014
Ponder the pros and cons of common truss-rod designs.
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Guitar Shop 101: Coil-Tap an HSS Strat

November 21, 2014
Sometimes a small wiring change can yield major sonic dividends.
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Vintage Vault: 1961 Gibson Hummingbird

November 20, 2014
Gibson’s first “square shoulder” flattop was a warm-toned classic.
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Acoustic Soundboard: You Can’t Always Get What You Want, Pt. 2

November 17, 2014
Before you can achieve your ideal amplified-acoustic sound, you need to have a very clear definition of what that ideal really is.
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Tools for the Task: Guitar Humidifiers

November 14, 2014
A peek at a few of the many options that will help you keep your cherished axes properly humidified.
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Tone Tips: A Working Guitarist’s Arsenal

November 12, 2014
Being a well-rounded sideman and session player requires more than just a couple of guitars.
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Tuning Up: It’s Okay to Get in the Magic Van

November 10, 2014
How do you know when you’re rehashing the past rather than recapturing its essence?
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Staff Picks: Albums of 2014

November 3, 2014
Brooklyn-based acoustic virtuoso on the rise Steve Gunn chimes in with Premier Guitar editors to muse on the best music made in 2014.
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