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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Albor Guitars Orpheus VI Demo

May 28, 2018
Mexico City luthier Lizet Albor shows off a pair of handcarved solidbodies, one with a 7-piece neck and stone fretboard inlays, and one featuring traditional Huichol-style beadwork.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Skytop Guitars Grand Concert Fingerstyle Demo

May 27, 2018
New York luthier Eric Weigeshoff demos a grand-concert fingerstyle guitar featuring two remarkably large “stereo” soundports on the upper bout.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Lospennato Guitars Radiostar Demo

May 27, 2018
Leo Lospennato—an Italian from Buenos Aires now living in Berlin—demos a classic-looking solidbody with an onboard distortion circuit.
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Riff Rundown: Mastodon's "Sultan's Curse"

May 27, 2018
Guitarist Bill Kelliher slows down and articulates the nuances to the band's Grammy-winning single from 2017's Emperor of Sand.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Spalt Instruments Fracture & Full Moon Rising Demos

May 26, 2018
Austrian Michael Spalt demos two exquisitely made electrics boasting an incredible level of nuanced personalization.
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Fender Eric Johnson Signature Stratocaster Thinline Review

May 25, 2018
A classic design filtered through the preferences of an iconic Strat player.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Jersey Girl Homemade Guitars Seevie & Takutack Demos

May 25, 2018
Hokkaido, Japan, luthier Kaz Goto shows us two of the Holy Grail Guitar Show’s most intricately made guitars—with matching stompboxes and handmade straps.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - iVee Guitars iVee#13 "TTT Bass" Misery 3030 & iVee#107 "es" Wayang Demo

May 25, 2018
Indonesian luthier Ivan Mulia demos 6- and 4-string instruments with meticulously hand-etched metal parts—the bass’ fretless fingerboard.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Isaac Jang Guitars Orchestra Model Demo

May 25, 2018
Hailing all the way from Hollywood, Jang comes to Berlin with an Italian-spruce-and-cocobolo flattop demoed by British picker Clive Carroll.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - H Guitars H Cutaway Demo

May 24, 2018
Chicago luthier and Hamer Guitars founder Paul Hamer bursts back on the scene with the exquisitely ornate—and surprisingly rocking—H Cutaway.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Greenfield Guitars G3, Concert Classical & G2 Demos

May 24, 2018
The Canadian builder to stars like Tony McManus and Andy McKee shows off a fanned-fret, slotted-headstock fingerstyle axe played by Pipo Romero.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Galasso Instruments Kybalion Demo

May 24, 2018
Argentine builder Ezequiel Galasso demos the Kybalion—a solidbody built out of pine bookshelves from an old church and featuring exchangeable brass, ebony, and nylon bridge saddles.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Deimel Guitarworks Firestar LesLee Custom & Firestar Ellipse Demos

May 24, 2018
The German offset guru shows off two jaw-droppers—a colorful art pièce de résistance, and one with a behind-the-bridge pickup and experimental percussion chambers.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Vuorensaku Guitars T Family Demos

May 23, 2018
Finnish luthier Saku Vuori shows off classic-styled electrics featuring handmade components, reclaimed vintage hardware, and even a built-in fuzz circuit.
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Rig Rundown: The Breeders

May 23, 2018
For nearly 30 years, these alt-rock pioneers have created gristly tones full of attitude and angst. Find out how guitarist Kelley Deal and bassist Josephine Wiggs craft their signature tones.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show - Red Layer Guitars Juggernaut Demo

May 23, 2018
Amsterdam builder Jort Heijen ups the Berlin show’s metal ante with the 8-string Juggernaut, which features stunning inlay work and a cool ported design.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Versoul Custom Raya 6 and Buxom 12-string Demos

May 23, 2018
Kari Nieminen comes to Berlin from Finland with a gold-leaf-covered solidbody favored by Ron Wood and a jumbo 12-string used by Pete Townshend.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Teuffel Guitars Naked Birdfish and Niwa Prodigy

May 23, 2018
German boutique guitar icon Uli Teuffel shows off even more refined versions of two heralded models—the Naked Birdfish and Niwa Prodigy.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Malinoski Guitars Hobo Demo

May 22, 2018
The Maryland, U.S.A., builder hops the Atlantic to show the high-end European gathering two Hobo models with unique, one-piece ribbed construction.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Matsuda Guitars M1 Demo

May 22, 2018
Tokyo-born acoustic craftsman Michihiro Matsuda came from Oakland to Berlin with a flattop bearing exquisitely ornate mosaic work.
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