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Articles by Jol Dantzig

Finding the Right Partner(s)

December 20, 2011
Waiting for my flight, I pondered the concept of multiple guitar ownership and how it has passed from the domain of touring or recording musicians into the garages, basements, and bedrooms of so many.
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Does This Guitar Make Me Look Fat?

November 15, 2011
My career as a guitar tailor to the stars has taught me that even platinum-selling artists check the mental mirror when making instrument choices.
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To Mod or Not to Mod?

October 18, 2011
Flashy and loud, brimming with sex appeal, and plenty of geeky, mechanical specs to discuss—instruments and vehicles share many of the same characteristics.
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Do What You Love (The Money Will Follow)

September 20, 2011
Centuries ago, when I told friends I wanted to make guitar-building my career, many reacted with looks of horror.
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The Secret of Peter Green’s Tone

August 16, 2011
In June of 1984, I had the opportunity to inspect the “Peter Green” Les Paul Standard.
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Playing Buzzword Bingo

July 19, 2011
Marketing to trends is like shooting at a moving target—by the time you get there, the opportunity is gone. Fads move quickly, so it’s important to develop a good sense of detecting if something is just a flavor-of-the-month in order to stay away from hanging your career on it.
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Making a Case for Attorney Rock

June 14, 2011
When lawyers, CEOs, doctors, and other big-money professionals pick up a guitar, people tend to wince.
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MacGyver Moments that Save Your Ass

May 17, 2011
Waiting for the house lights to go down, I noticed that the neck humbucker on my guitar had dropped into the body. Vibration had loosened the adjustment screw on one
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Cutting Through The Mix: Duane and Sandy

April 19, 2011
A story of love and compromise in the life of a musician
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Esoterica Electrica: Controlling Your Tone - Underrated Tools of the Trade

March 15, 2011
Our love affair with effects and aftermarket mods has raged on unabated for decades now, with no end in sight. Guitarists love widgets and constantly tinker with them to tweak
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