August

Articles by Rich Osweiler

Modern Builder Vault: Bad Seed Guitars

December 20, 2013
A racecar builder uses his engineering know-how to build guitars out of titanium and other metals.
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Modern Builder Vault: Lowland Guitars

December 2, 2013
Handmade guitars from the Netherlands.
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Mark Orton's "Music from the Motion Picture Nebraska" Album Review

November 10, 2013
Orton's haunting guitar-driven tunes that are sprinkled with dobro, violin, accordion, and other antique instruments have a gorgeously melancholy nature about them.
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Modern Builder Vault: KOZM Guitars

November 8, 2013
“Modern guitars for modern times,” is a fitting mission statement for Jeff Kosmoski’s KOZM Guitars.
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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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Album Review: Treetop Flyers - "The Mountain Moves"

May 11, 2013
A vintage-flavored trifecta of solid musicianship, moving vocals, and thoughtful songwriting, The Mountain Moves is a nice listen that’s timed right for summer.
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Dreamer Guitarworks

May 11, 2013
As a high-end boutique builder in Brazil, Freire faces some unique challenges.
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Gibson EB Bass Review

April 15, 2013
The new Gibson EB bass features a totally new body style, a pair of newly designed pickups, and a vibe that’s all its own.
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Longfellow Guitars

April 15, 2013
Even though Longfellow doesn’t believe aluminum guitar makers will make an impact in the mainstream industry, he feels he has something uniquely different to offer.
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LaRose Guitars

March 11, 2013
The luthier currently offers six base models, all boasting inspiration from the classic designs of the past century while incorporating D’Agostino’s ideas and the invaluable experience he acquired while apprenticing at Hamer.
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