Magnatone Giveawya

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Articles by Gayla Drake

Lyrical Songwriting: Formality, Rhyming, and Structure

May 9, 2011
A few ideas for my songwriting readers that might inspire, refresh or ignite that spark.
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Circa-1830 French-style Gut-string

April 19, 2011
At nearly 200 years old, this small-bodied gut-string is still touring.
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Walking the Wires: Three Must-See Music Documentaries

April 5, 2011
"Still Bill," Touch the Sound," and "Standing int he Shadows of Motown"
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Martin GPCPA1 Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar Review

February 15, 2011
A Grand Performance from Martin''s Performing Artist series with live performance friendly features such as the Fishman Aura F1 system
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Builder Profile: Greenfield Guitars

February 15, 2011
The Montreal-based boutique builder talks about his move from repairing museum-quality Martins and Gibson to building museum-quality flattops and an incredible harp guitar for fingerstyle phenom Andy McKee.
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Walking the Wires: Getting Electrified

February 4, 2011
Can a dyed-in-the-wool acoustic fingerstylist fall in love with a Tele?
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Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE NA Acoustic Guitar Review

December 21, 2010
The cutaway DR-500MCE comes with a Shadow NanoMag and eSonic 2 preamp at a street price of about $600.
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Builder Profile: Ribbecke Guitars

December 21, 2010
Archtop fanatic Tom Ribbecke’s unflappable dedication and patience over the last 30 years led to what is arguably this generation’s biggest advance in archtop design—the Halfling. But he’s also changed the lives of the troubled teens he hires and mentors in his workshop. Just ask Oprah—she says his story belongs on prime-time TV.
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Walking the Wires: Love Your Fingers

November 29, 2010
Appreciating the magic phalanges that make the music
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