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Album Review: Kaki King - "Glow"

October 15, 2012
Kaki King Glow Velour Music Group Groundbreaking solo fingerstylist, darling of the indie-rock world, or both? While both camps can be protective of who they consider “theirs,” Kaki King
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Erich Solomon Guitars

October 8, 2012
Erich Solomon’s path to building guitars began in 1995 with a vision he had as a 17-year-old living in Anchorage, Alaska. He was sitting on a couch in the early
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Album Review: Jens Lekman - "I Know What Love Isn't"

September 6, 2012
Mostly acoustic-backed, sample-rich tunes are full of super-catchy hooks that partner well with his honest and interesting lyrics
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Modern Builder Vault: Tom Clement Basses

September 6, 2012
“I have been blessed to have some awesome repeat customers, including one that owns nine of my instruments.”
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Frank Hartung Guitars

August 10, 2012
One creation that sets Hartung apart is his unique “flow-carving” design, which he developed in 2002 and uses on many of his instruments.
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Album Review: Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - "Meat and Bone"

August 10, 2012
Blending a stew of punk, blues, twang, noise, rock, indie, and plenty more, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is back after an eight-year hiatus.
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Builder Profile: Citron Guitars and Basses

July 9, 2012
Combining his passions for music and design, guitarist and architect Harvey Citron creates his distinctive hollowbody basses and guitars that incorporate his own custom-built pickups, as well as his most groundbreaking invention to date—an intonation-adjustable wooden bridge.
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Modern Builder Vault: Tony Cochran Custom Electric Guitars

July 9, 2012
Internationally syndicated cartoonist Tony Cochran brings an entirely new meaning to “Frankenstein-ing” a guitar: He produces uniquely over-the-top instruments in his Columbus, Ohio, workshop by giving closet-banished guitars an opportunity
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Album Review: Rush - "Clockwork Angels"

June 20, 2012
Clockwork Angels may very well be the band’s best studio effort since 1982’s Signals.
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Modern Builder Vault: King Blossom Guitars

June 8, 2012
“I’m all about the wood, so I strive to create a noble purpose that equals its beauty.”
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