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Articles by Chris Kies

Normandy Guitars

July 20, 2010
Jim Normandy builds solidbodies and hollowbody guitars from aluminum.
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GALLERY: Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010

July 2, 2010
June 26, 2010 - Toyota Park, Chicago, IL. The third annual Crossroads Guitar Festival featured performances from Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, B.B. King, John Mayer, Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy, Jimmy Vaughan, Robert Randolph, Joe Bonamassa, and many more. Photos by Chris Kies
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Murray Kuun Design & Lutherie

June 16, 2010
Traditional-style classical and archtops from South Africa
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GALLERY: New York Amp Show 2010

June 11, 2010
Last weekend’s New York Amp Show was chock full of beautiful boutique amps—plus more than a few hot guitars, pedals, and accessories. Our photo gallery spotlights 41 of the coolest things we ran across, with specs!
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GALLERY: Experience Hendrix 2010 Performances

May 27, 2010
The Milwaukee stop on the Experience Hendrix tour, featuring performances by Hubert Sumlin, Eric Johnson, Billy Cox, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Randolph and more.
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Axes Bold as Love: The Gear of Experience Hendrix Tour 2010

May 18, 2010
PG goes behind the scenes on the Experience Hendrix Tour to talk gear with the gods and demigods of guitar
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Interview: Danny B. Harvey

May 7, 2010
The rockabilly guitarist of The Head Cats and Lonesome spurs talks recording with Lemmy, James Trussart guitars and keeping it simple.
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Interview: John Butler - Blending Styles & Gear

April 2, 2010
John Butler discusses how making interesting gear matchups lead to his most accessible album yet.
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Interview: The Flaming Lips’ Steven Drozd on Crazy Guitar Sounds and Vintage Gear

March 4, 2010
The Flaming Lips'' Steven Drozd is a man of many hats - keyboard, guitar and drums. Luckily for us, funky vintage gear nut is one of them.
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Media Preview January '10

December 17, 2009
BOOKS: Led Zeppelin: Good Times Bad Times: A Visual Biography of the Ultimate Band & The Les Paul Guitar Book DVDs: Secret Policeman’s Balls: The Secret Policeman Rocks!, Guitar Setup and Maintenance & More Guitar Setup and Basic Modifications
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Remembering Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott

December 8, 2009
Remembering Dimebag Darrell on the fifth anniversary of his death
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GALLERY: Remembering Darrell "Dimebag" Abbott

December 8, 2009
all photos provided from the personal collection of Buddy Blaze
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Interview: Tim Mahoney of 311

November 5, 2009
Tim Mahoney's a bonafide pedal addict with a great rig.
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Gallery: Guitars of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

October 29, 2009
Can''t make it to Nashville? We bring some of country''s classic instruments to you.
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Brendon Small: The Man Behind Metalocalypse

October 2, 2009
Brendon Small created, voices and plays lead, rhythm and bass guitar for an animated death metal band that''s achieving real-world success with a new album and co-headlining tour with Mastodon
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Summer NAMM '09

August 19, 2009
Staff picks from Summer NAMM
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Interview: O.A.R.'s Richard On

August 7, 2009
We caught up with On during their summer tour to talk about his Fenders, getting his signature tone, and bonding with the band.
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Lock, Stock and Roll: Strap Lock Roundup

July 22, 2009
To help keep that prized guitar safe from drops and accidents, we review a number of strap locks and locking straps.
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South by Southwest 2009: Keep Austin Loud

May 20, 2009
A taste of some of the musical acts at SXSW ''09 Austin, Texas: March 19-22
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Interview: Mastodon's Brent Hinds & Bill Kelliher

May 4, 2009
The metal rockers talk about songwriting, gear and playing with their heroes
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