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Articles by Dave Rogers

1964 Gibson Firebird I

June 14, 2011
In an effort to go head-to-head against Fender’s Jazzmaster, Gibson turned to Ray Dietrich, a famous Detroit automobile designer, to help create an entirely new line.
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1930 Gibson L-1

May 17, 2011
The iconic Delta-blues guitar: Gibson’s L-1. With its plain headstock and simple one-ply body binding, this L-1 projects an understated—even utilitarian—vibe. The L-1 began as part of Gibson’s archtop
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1966 Fender Telecaster and 1969 Fender Vibrolux Reverb Amp

April 19, 2011
By 1966, the Telecaster had changed considerably from its early ’50s incarnation, while still retaining the same basic layout and function.
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Vintage Vault: 1964 National Glenwood 98

March 15, 2011
Left: A 1964 National Glenwood 98 in all its glory. The guitar’s unusual cutaways suggest a map of the continental United States. Right-Top: Sporting seven knobs and a 3-way
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Gibson EB-2 With 1967 Sunn 200s

February 15, 2011
Gibson''s second bass shared its its double-cutaway, semi-solid design with the ES-335 unveiled that same year.
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1949 Gibson Super 400 Serial #A-3309

November 16, 2010
A beautifully preserved example of Gibson''s high-end archtop
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1961 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody Model 6120 Serial #40749

October 20, 2010
1961 example includes ebony fretboard, Filter''Tron humbuckers, zero fret, and V-style Gretsch by Bigsby tailpiece
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1963 Fender Twin-Amp Model 6G8-A

August 17, 2010
In 1953, Fender launched an amp that would become the industry standard for decades to come: the Twin.
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1957 Fender Musicmaster and 1959 Fender Duo-Sonic

July 20, 2010
In 1955, Fender Sales decided the company needed to add inexpensive student electric guitar models to the existing lineup, which included the Esquire, the Telecaster, the Stratocaster, and the Precision bass.
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1960 Gibson SG TV (Les Paul Junior Style) #0 9101

June 16, 2010
Origins of the Les Paul Junior, and a 1960 "SG" model
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1965 Gibson SG in Pelham Blue Serial No. 505348

May 18, 2010
An early SG in the popular custom color Pelham Blue Poly
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1957 Gretsch Chet Atkins Hollowbody 6120

February 11, 2010
A perfect example of the Chet Atkins model used by greats like Duane Eddy
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Gibson ES-350 Tenor Guitar #A-5824

January 14, 2010
Gibson''s ES350 Tenor Guitar was built for transitioning banjo players to guitar
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1968 Fender Coronado II, Wildwood I Finish

December 17, 2009
The Coronado is Fender''s entry into the double-cutaway hollowbody game
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1968 - 69 Paisley Red & Blue Flower Fender Telecasters

November 18, 2009
Late-sixties paisley Fenders try to cash in on the hippie movement
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1958 Rickenbacker 330

July 22, 2009
A quick overview of Rickenbacker''s history and the model 330 from Dave''s Guitar Shop.
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1937 Gibson L-Century

June 17, 2009
During the years 1933 and 1934, Chicago held a World’s Fair commemorating the “Century of Progress” since the time of its incorporation. The fair was meant to stimulate the local
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Spring Cleaning

May 20, 2009
Late-''60s to early-''70s Fenders made of mixed and matched parts: the Maverick and the Electric XII
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