October 2016

Articles by Gayla Drake

L.R. Baggs Anthem Tru-Mic Acoustic Pickup System Review

November 16, 2010
Amplify your acoustics in a whole new way
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Walking the Wires: Listening Outside Your Comfort Zone

November 4, 2010
Get inspired by listening to way different music than you''re used to.
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Carvin Cobalt C770T Acoustic/Electric Guitar Review

October 20, 2010
All-mahogany, playable acoustic under $1000
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Love Your Local Luthier

October 8, 2010
Visiting a local luthier and sampling the flavors of fresh-off-the-workbench acoustics
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Taylor GS Mini Acoustic Guitar Review

September 2, 2010
The GS Mini is a smaller-sized guitar that doesn''t sacrifice tone or playability
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Handmade or Factory Made Acoustics?

August 30, 2010
Things to consider when choosing between a factory-built acoustic and a handmade one
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Recording King Century Studio Series ROS-626 12-Fret 000 Acoustic Guitar Review

August 17, 2010
The ROS-626 is built for old-time music and stays faithful to the 1930s era at a reasonable price.
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Builder Profile: Kirk Sand Guitars

August 17, 2010
Kirk Sand builds gorgeous guitars for everyone from Tommy Emmanuel to Richie Sambora to Steve Wariner
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Save Your Voice by Altering Your Playing

August 6, 2010
How you can adjust guitar parts of cover songs to bring the vocals within reach
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Interview: Steve Wariner - The Heart of Country (and Swing, Jazz, Folk...)

August 6, 2010
Steve Wariner on putting together the tribute, the era-appropriate instruments he used, why he loves the Tele, and the benefits of recording under his own label.
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Melody Matters

July 1, 2010
Using chords and common tones to craft engaging melodies
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Breedlove American Series C20 Acoustic Guitar Review

June 25, 2010
The Breedlove American Series packages the elements of Breedlove''s higher-end tone into a more affordable US-made product.
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ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Acoustic Amp Review

June 16, 2010
A small-but-loud affordable acoustic amp for small-to-medium-sized gigs.
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Builder Profile: Collings Guitars

June 16, 2010
Charting the growth of Collings guitars through Bill Collings'' words and the famous artists who love his guitars.
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David Munn Small Jumbo Acoustic Guitar Review

June 16, 2010
An expertly crafted, comfortable, great-sounding small-bodied acoustic from Iowa
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Don't Play Hurt, Play Healthy

June 3, 2010
Instrument choices you can make to keep yourself in the best playing shape possible for as long as possible
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Lâg Tramontane T400DCE Acoustic Guitar Review

May 18, 2010
The T400DCE, an acoustic with flexible electronics from French guitar company Lâg''s Tramontane line of steel strings, is reviewed.
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Letting the Fields of Inspiration Lie Fallow

April 29, 2010
Beating the blocks by turning your attention elsewhere
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Luna Guitars Henna Paisley T Electric Guitar Review

April 29, 2010
The Henna T is a gig-worthy, affordable Tele-style with unique aesthetics
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Luna Vicki Genfan Signature Acoustic Guitar Review

April 15, 2010
Luna''s Vicki Genfan model is an incredible value at $500
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