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Factory Tour and Luthier Interview: McPherson Guitars

May 20, 2014
Matt McPherson’s twin passions—flattops and archery—led him to revolutionizing the compound-bow industry and creating some of today’s most forward-thinking boutique acoustics.
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Schecter Custom Shop Tour

April 8, 2014
PG visits Sun Valley, California, to go behind the scenes on how this team of skilled builders and passionate players creates the brand's USA and Masterworks guitar lines.
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Guild Factory Tour

August 6, 2013
Take a look inside the Guild factory and meet some of the people who build the instruments.
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Factory Tour: Fender Acoustic Custom Shop • Guild Guitars • Ovation

June 18, 2013
On the shores of the Farmington River in New Hartford, Connecticut, three legendary acoustic brands have amassed a formidable army of guitar-building talent that seems destined to take flattops into a new golden age.
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Fender Acoustic Custom Shop Tour

May 30, 2013
PG's Charles Saufley is in New Hartford, Connecticut, where he tours the Fender Acoustic Custom Shop to talk with master luthier Tim Shaw, product manager Jim Bryant, and other craftspeople behind these fine flattops.
PG's Charles Saufley is in New Hartford, Connecticut, where he tours the Fender Acoustic Custom Shop to talk with master luthier Tim Shaw, product manager Jim Bryant, and other craftspeople behind these fine flattops.

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Rig Talk - Bob Bradshaw

February 7, 2013
PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Los Angeles, California where he catches up with rig guru Bob Bradshaw to check out his loft and learn about how Bradshaw puts together his racks and pedalboard systems.
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Aguilar Amplification NYC Shop Tour

December 12, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York City, New York, where she visits the Aguilar Amplification shop. In this segment, we get a tour of Aguilar Amplification's NYC Shop where we learn how they build their bass amps, including the Tone Hammer 500, bass effects pedals, and bass guitar replacement pickups.
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Gibson USA Factory Tour

October 15, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Nashville, TN, where he visits the Gibson USA Headquarters. In this segment, we get to see how Gibson builds their line of various USA instruments that include Les Pauls, Explorers, Firebirds, and many more.
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TC Electronic Factory Tour

July 4, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is in Aarhus, Denmark where he gets a tour of TC Electronic's factory.
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Electro-Harmonix NYC Headquarters Tour

May 8, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York, New York, where she visits the Electro-Harmonix NYC headquarters and gets led on a tour by the company's Founder and CEO Mike Matthews.
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Gretsch Custom Shop Tour

February 8, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Corona, California where she interviews Stephen Stern about the Gretsch custom shop and takes a look at some of the custom guitars that he and his crew have built.
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Rickenbacker Guitars Factory Tour

December 7, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Santa Ana, California, where he visits the Rickenbacker Guitars factory and headquarters. In this segment, Rickenbacker's CEO/Chairman John Hall walks us through the process of building a Model 330 guitar and Model 4003 bass at their US Factory.

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