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Dismal Ax Guitars

December 16, 2011
Downing has a very unique building style and methodology, drawing inspiration from nature in the surrounding hills of central Tennessee.
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20 Steps to a Kinder, Gentler Frankenaxe

December 6, 2011
In the spirit of Eddie Van Halen, some tips on creating your own unique tone monster (but with more trial and less error).
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Peavey Session Electric Guitar Review

November 15, 2011
Somewhere at a point where superhero paint-jobs, traditionally-inspired design, and a heavy-rocking attitude meet, lives the new Peavey Session.
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1969 Silvertone 1490 Bass

November 15, 2011
The ’69 Silvertone 1490 bass showcased here has a 30" scale, three-tone sunburst, double-cutaway 14"-wide body.
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Resurrecting A 1965 Shoreline Gold Fender Strat

November 15, 2011
As I checked out this cool Strat, it became immediately clear why it was brought to us. Ouch! Someone had decided to rock out and install a Floyd Rose locking nut and tremolo.
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Fender Squier Classic Vibe Duo-Sonic

November 15, 2011
The older Duo- Sonics seemed pretty pricey, but it turns out Fender offers a Duo-Sonic as one of the models in its Squier Classic Vibe series.
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Asher Guitars

November 15, 2011
Asher''s line includes three lap steel models and three guitar models.
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Perri Ink Protostar Custom Electric Guitar Review

November 15, 2011
Perri Ink is a newcomer in the high-end guitar market.
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ESP James Hetfield Snakebyte Electric Guitar Review

November 15, 2011
Metallica’s James Hetfield, who began using their guitars extensively in the late ’80s while in the twilight of the band’s thrash-metal era, often championed ESP’s quality, playability, and tone.
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Bootleg Dawg Bass 4 Review

November 15, 2011
The Dawg is a bass with solid tone and no frills.
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Jackson JS3 Concert Bass Review

November 9, 2011
The JS3 Concert aims for the budget-minded bassist with the heaviest of proclivities.
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Charvel Desolation Skatecaster SK-1 ST Electric Guitar Review

November 2, 2011
With the introduction of Charvel’s new Desolation series, the Surfcaster’s cool visual lines were reborn in the new Skatecaster model.
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Refretting a '72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

October 18, 2011
If you’ve been reading this column recently, you’ll recall we’re in the middle of restoring a ’72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe.
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SX Callisto Jr.

October 18, 2011
Okay, I confess: I do a daily search for SX guitars on eBay. Why? Because I’ve owned SX axes before and know they’re built solid and they’re cheap.
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Scott Walker Guitars

October 18, 2011
Master craftsman Scott Walker is a Santa Cruz-based luthier who cut his teeth in the business working for Santa Cruz Guitar Company alongside Richard Hoover
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Gibson Les Paul Junior DC Bass Review

October 18, 2011
This Les Paul Junior bass draws influences from Gibson’s storied EB-0, but also benefits from the addition of some new refinements.
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Framus Hollywood DC Electric Guitar Review

October 18, 2011
The new 24 3/4"-scale Hollywood DC is based on the original Hollywood 5/131—a model that originated as Framus’ late-’50s bid to meet the demand for rock-oriented guitars.
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1979 Gibson RD Artist

October 18, 2011
Introducing the RD series (short for Research and Development), this line of guitars and basses were equipped with electronic circuitry for the first time in Gibson’s history.
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Video Review - Gibson Les Paul Junior DC Bass

October 14, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner walks us through his latest review of the Gibson Les Paul Junior DC Bass, which is featured in the November issue of Premier Guitar and can be read online in its entirety for free -- http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2011/Nov/Gibson_Les_Paul_Junior_D....
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G&L Tribute Series ASAT Deluxe Carved Top Electric Guitar Review

October 12, 2011
A handsome, cost-effective alternative to the Fullerton-made ASATs, packed with features that reflect both a muscular posture and a sense of refinement.
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