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Bridge Work On A ’74 Gibson Flattop

Bridge Work on a ’74 Gibson Flattop

July 19, 2011
I was concerned that the wafer-thin bridge would develop cracks between each bridge-pin hole—and also possibly bust out at the front.
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Replacing the Bridge on a '74 Gibson Flattop

Replacing the Bridge on a '74 Gibson Flattop

June 14, 2011
As I was examining the guitar, my eyes were drawn to six black bridge pins protruding from its wafer-thin rosewood bridge and strings that were sloping over a rickety, bottomed-out plastic saddle.
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Trash or Treasure: Alvarez 9-String Guitar

Trash or Treasure: Alvarez 9-String Guitar

March 15, 2011
Hey Zach, Here’s an oddball for you—an Alvarez 9-string acoustic. This axe came into one of the pawnshops I frequent, and as soon as I saw it I had to
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Martin GPCPA1 Grand Performance Acoustic Guitar Review

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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Video Review - Martin Grand Performance GPCPA1

February 14, 2011
PG's Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review--Martin Grand Performance GPCPA1.
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Festival Series Washburn

Festival Series Washburn

November 16, 2010
The background of the Festival series from Washburn
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1968 Gibson LGO: The Gift That Keeps Giving

1968 Gibson LGO: The Gift That Keeps Giving

September 21, 2010
How a Gibson LGO made its way from grandfather to grandson.
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Samick LW-025G Dreadnought

Samick LW-025G Dreadnought

September 21, 2010
The history of Samick and a budget acoustic find
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1968 Martin D-28 Pickguard Curling and Shrinkage

1968 Martin D-28 Pickguard Curling and Shrinkage

August 17, 2010
A small crack and pickguard replacement on a vintage Martin
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1974 Gibson J-50 Deluxe Binding Decay, Part 3

1974 Gibson J-50 Deluxe Binding Decay, Part 3

July 20, 2010
The ''74 Gibson J-50 Deluxe with tortoise binding rot is finished
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Murray Kuun Design & Lutherie

Murray Kuun Design & Lutherie

June 16, 2010
Traditional-style classical and archtops from South Africa
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Video Review - Lag Tramontane T400DCE

May 21, 2010
PG's Gayla Drake Paul walks us through her latest review of the Lâg Tramontane T400DCE acoustic guitar featured in the June 2010 issue of Premier Guitar. The Tramontane has a solid Sitka spruce top, Indonesian rosewood back and sides with rosewood and maple binding, mahogany neck and an Indian rosewood fretboard. The onboard electronics include a built-in chromatic tuner capable of various tunings and the StudioLâg Plus & Nanoflex Piezo preamp pickup.
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Guild JF-55

Guild JF-55

May 18, 2010
Valuing a ''90s Guild 12-string and a look at the company''s history
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Spray and Bake: Minor Restoration on a Taylor 814C

Spray and Bake: Minor Restoration on a Taylor 814C

December 17, 2009
Fixing light wear on a Taylor acoustic requires precision
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Video Review - Taylor Baritone 8-String

December 16, 2009
PG's Gayla Drake Paul guides us through her latest acoustic review - the Taylor Baritone 8-String (found within the pages of Premier Guitar's January 2010 issue).

As Gayla mentions, the Baritone 8-String was created in celebration of Taylor's 35th Anniversary as a company. The "chocolate-peanut butter" sensation features a Sitka spruce top with Indian rosewood back and sides. The neck is made of a tropical American mahogany with an ebony fingerboard featuring pearl diamond inlays.

It comes loaded with the Taylor Expression System pickup and onboard bass control and it is equipped with specially made Elixir Baritone strings.

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Taylor 855

Taylor 855

June 17, 2009
Taylor''s short-lived 855 boomed like a cannon -- but what is it worth?
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1937 Gibson L-Century

June 17, 2009
During the years 1933 and 1934, Chicago held a World’s Fair commemorating the “Century of Progress” since the time of its incorporation. The fair was meant to stimulate the local
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Video Review-Takamine Glenn Frey Signature EF360GF

May 20, 2009
PG's Gayla Drake Paul leads us through her latest review on the Takamine Glenn Frey Signature EF360GF. This Takamine guitar is based off a guitar acquired by Glenn Frey in 1994 with the only differences being the back and sides on his signature model are solid rosewood rather than laminated and it features a little GF logo on the headstock. In addition, the EF360GF features Takamine's proprietary onboard electronics. The neck is said to feel like a Les Paul and is 1-11/16" wide.
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1996 Martin D-40QM

1996 Martin D-40QM

April 21, 2009
A unique maple-back Martin dreadnought that projects like no other
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1966 Gibson L4C Clean Up

1966 Gibson L4C Clean Up

April 21, 2009
A 1966 Gibson L4C is great condition, other than a layer of dust and grime.
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