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Articles by Adam Perlmutter

Lâg Tramontane Special Edition TSE701ACE Review

July 3, 2015
An extroverted Grand Auditorium—and a smooth-playing fingerstyle machine.
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Sonny Landreth: Full Circle

June 30, 2015
For his 12th album, Bound by the Blues, the slide wizard revisits the soulful sounds that launched his career.
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James Blackshaw: Best Hand Forward

May 25, 2015
On his new album, the British fingerstylist embraces nylon strings, songcraft, and vocals.
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Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch: The Lure of Limitations

April 23, 2015
The first album in six years from Idaho’s greatest export since the potato.
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Alvarez ADA1965 Review

April 21, 2015
This distinctive dread is a sweet player—at a sweet price.
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JD McPherson: A Modern Throwback

April 13, 2015
Blues and jazz influences run deep for this retro rock ’n’ roller from Tulsa.
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Noel Gallagher: High Flying Birdman

April 7, 2015
Twenty years after Oasis’s biggest hits, Noel Gallagher isn’t looking back—in anger or otherwise.
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Slick SL50 Review

March 9, 2015
Designed by Bowie collaborator Earl Slick, this incredibly affordable T-style delivers surprisingly up-market tones.
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Ville Leppänen: Finnish Lines

February 5, 2015
Americana slide and steel—as viewed from Helsinki.
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Tim Sparks: The Journey Back Home

January 13, 2015
Fingerstyle wizard and world traveler Tim Sparks merges his North Carolina roots with the many indigenous sounds he has explored throughout his career.
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Andy Wood: Un-Chicken Pickin’

December 30, 2014
This Nashville shredder boldly blends bluegrass and fusion.
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Yamaha LL16D ARE Review

December 30, 2014
A budget-conscious solid-wood dreadnought seasoned to sound older and experienced.
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On the Rise! 5 Must-Hear Emerging Acoustic Guitarists

December 26, 2014
A handful of genre-bending players share their vision of contemporary acoustic guitar.
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Steve Gunn: Drifter

December 9, 2014
The Kurt Vile sideman steps out of the shadows to talk about his evolution from suburban skate punk to world-wise roots Renaissance man.
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Daniel Lanois: Sonic Alchemist

December 2, 2014
The celebrated producer and steel-guitar wizard reveals his secrets for coaxing futuristic sounds from vintage gear.
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D’Angelico EX-59 Review

December 2, 2014
Archtop luxury for the rest of us.
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Nels Cline and Julian Lage: Gnarly Humanist and the Twenty-Something Terror

October 7, 2014
Despite a 32-year age difference, the master improvisers from vastly different backgrounds have phenomenal chemistry.
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Taylor T5z Review

October 7, 2014
Combining elements of acoustic and electric guitar design, this hybrid will appeal to players seeking sonic versatility.
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Steve Stevens: Vital to Idol

October 2, 2014
Billy Idol’s riff master talks about recording Kings & Queens of the Underground, developing a signature vibrato, and getting spit on at early Idol gigs.
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Joel Harrison: Seeking Commonality in Sound

August 19, 2014
The avant guitarist travels through very different musical worlds on multiple releases this year, including a duet with Indian sarod master Anupam Shobhakar.
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