October 2016

Articles by Adam Perlmutter

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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Aaron Freeman: Return to Form

August 7, 2014
After a quarter century with Ween, the guitarist disbanded the group and got sober. He’s back with new music and that same penchant for dark, funny, and weird.
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Maton SRS 70 Review

July 22, 2014
Australian dreadnought delivers top-notch playability—and a sonic alternative.
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Aram Bajakian: Navigating New Territory

June 12, 2014
From Lou Reed’s last band to Diana Krall’s quartet, this NYC guitarist always pushes boundaries—and himself.
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The War on Drugs: Driving Music for the American Dreamscape

June 3, 2014
Gear fiend Adam Granduciel talks about classic song structures and how ethereal sonics guided the creation of Lost in the Dream.
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Córdoba Acero Review

May 27, 2014
Do Spanish-guitar design elements mean a better dreadnought?
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Peavey ValveKing II 20 Review

April 28, 2014
Classic tube tone and studio-friendly features in an affordable combo.
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Shredding Nylon: Rodrigo y Gabriela

April 18, 2014
The acoustic rockers return to their metal-tinged, dual-guitar roots with 9 Dead Alive.
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In the Studio with Linkin Park

April 17, 2014
Determined not to repeat themselves, the nü-metal pioneers break new guitar ground on their latest album.
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Fender Coronado Review

April 17, 2014
The idiosyncratic ’60s semi-hollowbody returns—with some twists.
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Neon Trees: Pop Psychology

March 18, 2014
Guitarist Chris Allen and bassist Branden Campbell discuss playing with nuance in Neon Trees, an alt-pop rock band with a sound that could be described as new new wave.
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Mogwai’s Post-Rock Roar

January 29, 2014
The Glasgow quintet enters its third decade with stunning creativity—and volume.
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Silvertone Guitars 1423 Review

January 15, 2014
Silvertone revisits a classic with improvements that enhance its stability and versatility.
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Boston's Tom Scholz: The Return of Rockman

December 10, 2013
After spending more than a decade on Boston’s new album, Les Paul junkie and pedal pioneer Tom Scholz explains why he’s due for a vacation.
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Reverend Pete Anderson PA-1 RT Review

November 15, 2013
Signature archtop delivers modern playability and myriad tones.
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Worland Prairie Review

October 15, 2013
Jim Worland’s bare-bones Prairie OM delivers top tones and handmade quality at a relatively affordable price.
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Tausch 665 Review

October 1, 2013
This immaculately built guitar’s semi-hollow body, long-scale fretboard, and coil-tap wiring deliver a carnival of tones.
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Gibson LG-2 American Eagle Acoustic Guitar Review

July 21, 2013
The LG-2 uses some of the original LG features as a point of departure for a sweet, and relatively affordable modern acoustic-electric.
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Cole Clark Angel AN2A3BB Acoustic Guitar Review

June 22, 2013
A smart, modern acoustic-electric grand auditorium that’s beautifully built and supremely playable.
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Danelectro '67 Heaven Electric Guitar Review

June 8, 2013
The '67 Heaven features souped-up pickups and better hardware than the originals, but it retains the original’s modest price tag and old-school vibe.
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