Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Zachary Fjestad

Is this Gibson ES-335 legit?

May 17, 2011
Hi Zach, I’m the owner of a beautiful ES-335 I purchased in the early ’90s, and I’m trying to identify it. I don’t know anything about its history and would
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Guild G-1000 — The First Acoustic Guitar Amp?

April 19, 2011
A solid-state acoustic amp, with built-in cushion!
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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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Trash or Treasure: The Dump Master

February 15, 2011
A severely beat Jazzmaster found in a dumpster with mojo to spare.
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Mesa/Boogie Mark IIB Combo Amp

January 17, 2011
An early 1980s Boogie Mark amp
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Dating A '70s Les Paul

December 21, 2010
There’s no question that dating Gibson guitars is challenging—and sometimes downright impossible.
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Festival Series Washburn

November 16, 2010
The background of the Festival series from Washburn
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Fusion Blues Jazzbox

October 20, 2010
An inexpensive, butt well-built, jazz box from China distributed by Switch Music
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Samick LW-025G Dreadnought

September 21, 2010
The history of Samick and a budget acoustic find
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Ampeg B-15N Portaflex

August 17, 2010
History and value of the Ampeg Portaflex
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