Samick Motherlode

December 2014

Articles by Rich Osweiler

Modern Builder Vault: Red Rocket Guitars

October 11, 2013
North Carolina artist Matthew Nowicki taught himself how to build guitars five years ago and hasn't looked back.
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Guild Starfire Bass Review

September 27, 2013
Fans of the warm, round bass tones that powered many ’60s rock and psychedelic bands will find much to admire in this short-scale, semi-hollow 4-string.
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Modern Builder Vault: TAO Guitars

August 26, 2013
Belgian luthier duo Serge Michiels and John Joveniaux push the boundaries of guitar design but keep form and function at the core.
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Album Review: Royal Bangs - "Brass"

August 25, 2013
Knoxville's Royal Bangs teams up with producer/Black Keys' drummer Patrick Carney for Brass, an album that combines gritty guitar work with some deliciously fuzzy bass lines.
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Martin BCPA4 Bass Review

August 11, 2013
Martin’s BCPA4 acoustic bass guitar is the first 4-string offering in their Performing Artist series and a fun-to-play, first-in-class rumble box.
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Album Review: Superchunk - "I Hate Music"

August 3, 2013
Melodic, gorgeously thick guitar hooks reign king throughout much of the 11 tracks
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ODD Guitars

July 29, 2013
With bodies that are 3D printed, rather than carved, Professor Olaf Diegel’s ODD Guitars are truly like nothing you’ve seen or played before.
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Venture Guitars

July 4, 2013
“We wanted to see more craft and soul come back into the guitar market and wanted to be a part of that,” says Bousley.
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DELM Guitars

June 17, 2013
A one-man operation building approximately 10 guitars per year and winding his own pickups.
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Spector Coda Pro Bass Review

June 11, 2013
Since setting up shop in 1975, master luthier Stuart Spector has since become something of a star in the bass community. Though he started out as a one-man operation,
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