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Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Folk Sunburst Acoustic Guitar Review

July 13, 2011
This solid wood, Canadian-built acoustic is impressively priced around $750. However, it''s the interesting body size and neck profile that have the potential to drive your playing to new places.
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Innovative Luthier Travis Bean Dies at 63

July 11, 2011
Bean''s aluminum-necked guitars and basses became favorites of platinum-selling 1970s superstars and underground sonic iconoclasts alike
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Fret-King Super-Matic Guitar Review

June 14, 2011
In terms of ease of use and versatility, the Super-Matic may be the most elegant and practical stab at a self-tuning system yet.
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Neo Instruments Ventilator Rotary Pedal Review

June 14, 2011
If Neo Instruments Ventilator rotary cabinet simulator is any indication, DSP technology—aided by some very inspired and obsessive engineers—has taken another important step in bridging the gap.
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Musikmesse 2011: Achtung Babies

May 17, 2011
"Premier Guitar" hops over the Atlantic to Frankfurt, Germany, to drool over teeming aisles full of attention getting new gear at Musikmesse 2011—the world’s biggest gear show.
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Eventide Space Reverb Pedal Review

May 17, 2011
As any Gregorian monk worth his robe can tell you, reverb is one of the most effective effects you can use to enliven an otherwise dull and not-happenin’ tone.
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Hallmark Guitars Johnny Ramone Guitar Review

May 17, 2011
No one ever mistook Johnny Ramone for Django Reinhardt. But while Johnny wasn’t the most technically adroit guitarist ever, it would be hard to overstate his impact on popular
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Rig Rundown - Luther Dickinson

May 11, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location at the Roxy in Hollywood, CA, where he catches up with North Mississippi Allstars and Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson. In this segment, Luther Dickinson talks about the gear he's currently using on the North Mississippi Allstars' tour, which includes Fuch Amps, Gibson, Hagstrom, Epiphone, and Hofner hollowbody guitars, and Radial Engineering, Boss, and other guitar effects stompboxes.
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Fender Pawn Shop Series '51, '72, and Mustang Special Guitar Reviews

April 19, 2011
With their unusual, mutated features and configurations, Fender’s new Pawn Shop Series guitars—the ’51, ’72, and Mustang Special—pay homage to the spirit that made those guitars and thousands like them.
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CD Review: Kurt Vile - "Smoke Ring for My Halo"

April 19, 2011
With his hazy production predilections and a laconic vocal demeanor akin to basement Neil Young, Kurt Vile has a way of making the simplest folk-rock architecture beautiful, fresh, and darkly mysterious.
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