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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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GALLERY: Rickenbacker Factory Tour

December 6, 2011
Go inside Rickenbacker’s Santa Ana facility and see how their guitars are made and see some of the historic instruments in their collection.
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Lemons to Lemonade

November 15, 2011
I have touched on the many challenges we and most other builders face every day, so when you’re at your job thinking, “I’d give anything to be making guitars all day long,” you will know that though it has its moments, it also has its moments—if you know what I mean.
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Factory Tour: How to Build a Fender Handwired Amp

October 5, 2011
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Corona, California at the Fender Amps Factory. In this video we get to follow a Fender Eric Clapton Amp from start to finish. Watch our video demo of all three Eric Clapton signature amps here.
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GALLERY: Fender Visitor Center

September 17, 2011
Go inside the brand-new public Visitor Center at Fender''s Corona, CA factory.
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Nik Huber Guitars Shop Tour

August 30, 2011
PG's Shawn Hammond is in Rodgau, Germany where Nik Huber gives him a tour of his workshop where he makes some of the best guitars in the world.
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