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Gibson Firebird X Electric Guitar Review

October 4, 2011
If you remove any preconceived notions or expectations, the Firebird X is a pretty cool guitar, both in sound and function.
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Restoring a ’72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

September 20, 2011
This time around, we’ll begin restoring the guitar based on last month''s diagnoses.
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1996 Epiphone T-Style

September 20, 2011
Once in a while, I’ll get on a kick where I just want to find a Tele-style guitar that’s different from the ones I own.
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1950 Fender Broadcaster

September 20, 2011
Most modern Telecasters have changed very little from the 61-year-old Broadcaster spotlighted this month.
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1966 Mosrite Mark XII

September 20, 2011
The revitalized Mosrite Mark XII model featured here has a two-tone sunburst finish on an alder body, boasting the “German carve” perfected by Mosrite founder Semie Moseley.
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Collings 290 DC S Electric Guitar Review

September 20, 2011
This is a Collings through-and-through—a guitar that significantly refines one of the most elegantly simple templates in electric-guitar history.
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Dingwall Guitars Z3 5-String Bass Review

September 20, 2011
The Z3 is a striking bass that challenges convention with thoughtful features and versatile sounds.
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Dingwall Custom I Electric Guitar Review

September 13, 2011
A boutique blend of Tele twang with Filter''Tron-style pickups and Bigsby.
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Video Review - Cort Arona 5 Electric Bass

September 7, 2011
PG's Jordan Wagner reviews the Cort Arona 5 Electric Bass, which was built in conjunction with Sandberg Guitars and Basses. The full written review is a September 2011 Web Exclusive and can be read in its entirety online here -
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Cort Arona 5 Electric Bass Review

September 7, 2011
Cort teamed up with German luthier Sandberg Guitars to design this 5-string bass that dabbles in both boutique feel and budget price.
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Line 6 JTV-59 Variax Electric Guitar Review

August 30, 2011
The JTV-59 combines Line 6''s modeling technology with a pair of PAF-style humbuckers
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2011 Jackson PC1 Phil Collen Signature

August 16, 2011
Based on the body of the 7/8-scale Dinky model, the “super strat” Jackson PC1 has seen few changes over the course of its lifetime—the most noticeable being the headstock design.
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Gibson Basses—A Primer in EB (That’s Electric Bass to You)

August 16, 2011
The EB line consisted of the EB-0, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-4L basses.
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Evaluating a '72 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe

August 16, 2011
Every guitar that comes into our shop is first thoroughly examined using an assortment of tools and techniques.
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Peavey Void 4 PXD Bass Review

August 16, 2011
It aims to be the go-to tool for bassists looking to put a bit more meat on their low-end muscle—and at an affordable price.
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Richmond Guitars Empire Mahogany Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
Richmond’s latest, the Empire, rocks with a no-frills, budget-lux combination of appointments and playability that’s the stuff of pawnshop sleepers and minor classics like the Gibson Melody Maker.
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Early-'60s Kay Value Leader

August 16, 2011
For several years, I’ve been Jonesing for an old blonde Kay Value Leader triple-pickup guitar.
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ToneNation Guitars Heartland Standard Electric Guitar Review

August 16, 2011
ToneNation’s Heartland Standard is a set-neck, dual-humbucker electric that unites traditional construction principles and more personal, player-oriented design optimizations.
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Alexander James Guitars

August 16, 2011
Alexander James literally took matters into his own hands at age 16, when he started building a guitar comparable in style to his desired Paul Reed Smith.
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Late-’70s “Blade II” Les Paul Copy

August 16, 2011
W.A.S.P. guitarist Douglas Blair’s late ’70s Japanese Les Paul copy puts the danger back into dangerous when it comes to playing heavy music.
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