August Issue
Shawn Hammond

Shawn Hammond

As Premier Guitar chief content officer since January 2010, Shawn Hammond oversees all of PG’s articles, videos, audio, and social media offerings. Although he’s probably as loathe to admit his alma mater as they are to claim him, Shawn has a degree in journalism from Brigham Young University, and a long history in guitar journalism predating his tenure at PG. He’s an avowed Tele, Bigsby, and baritone fanatic, and as his Tuning Up columns regularly reveal, he’s kind of a cantankerous bastard who tends to flip the bird at convention.

ARTICLES

SNAMM '15 - Warkwick Corvette $$ Double Buck Demo

July 30, 2015
The German brand shows off a double-humbucker 4-string.
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SNAMM '15 - Zemaitis Guitars Superior Series SUJ-211 Diamond Demo

July 30, 2015
The Japanese company unveils a new LP-style axe with no shortage of bling.
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SNAMM '15 - Henriksen Amps The Bud Combo Demo

July 27, 2015
See and hear a new jazz combo that tips the scales at 17 pounds, has 120 watts on tap, and features reverb on both channels.
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SNAMM '15 - Fret-King Jerry Donahue Signature, Esprit III, & Perception 5-String Bass Demos

July 26, 2015
See and hear two new 6-strings and a flashy 4-string designed by Trev Wilkinson.
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SNAMM '15 - RainSong Smokey Demo

July 25, 2015
See and hear how this hybrid flattop sounds as it combines the best qualities of carbon fiber and glass fiber to construct its body.
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SNAMM '15 - Park Amplifiers Rock Head 50 and Little Head 18 Demos

July 24, 2015
See and hear two new vintage-inspired amps with stripped-down features and a whole lot of rock.
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SNAMM '15 - Framus Pro Series Mayfield Legacy Demo

July 24, 2015
The German company offers a more affordable option for their high-end, handmade electrics.
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SNAMM '15 - Seymour Duncan Apollo 5-String Jazz Bass Pickups Demo

July 22, 2015
See and hear the pickup giant's new J-bass replacement pickups and learn about the new Dave Murray fully-loaded pickguard.
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SNAMM '15 - Washburn Woodline Series Demos

July 20, 2015
See and hear what these wood-bound, solid-top, sub-$500 guitars have to offer.
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SNAMM '15 - McPherson Guitars Camrielle Demo

July 18, 2015
See and hear luthier Matt McPherson's latest flattop that has a slightly smaller body profile, but still boasts a punchy tone with a clear, bell-like voice.
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