Magnatone Giveawya

August Issue

Articles by Rich Osweiler

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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Interview: Spectrum Road - Fusing Muses

June 8, 2012
Bass legend Jack Bruce and funk-metal/avant-fusion master Vernon Reid pay homage to fusion god Tony Williams with their new Spectrum Road project.
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Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars

April 6, 2012
“I’m always looking for new and better building methods, and ways to make my instruments easier to play, lighter, better sounding, easier to adjust, and more affordable.”
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Album Review: The Cult - "Choice of Weapon"

April 6, 2012
Choice of Weapon will likely have Cult devotees—and newbies alike—in disbelief that it’s been almost 30 years since the band broke onto the scene.
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Modern Builder Vault: Fibernare Guitars

March 9, 2012
Growing up in Hungary during the Iron Curtain-era in the ’80s left little room for musically inclined youngsters to get their hands on, or even see, a Gibson or Fender
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