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Flying Solo: Taylor Guitars' individual quest to save wood.

June 13, 2007
Bob Taylor, founder and president of Taylor Guitars, has always been a pioneer in the guitar industry.
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General Patent: Marching Orders on the Patent Process, From Start to Finish

June 12, 2007
The patent process can seem daunting to the unskilled, but this month we’ll be exploring some of the basic steps in obtaining a United States patent through the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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New Woods on the Block: Exploring Alternative Tonewoods

June 12, 2007
Though there are many, many factors that contribute to the sound of an individual guitar besides the wood, the woods used in a guitar are probably the most discussed component of the instrument, and they are probably the most misunderstood.
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Guyatone Ultrem and Ultron Hybrid Optical Effects

June 12, 2007
The Ultron and Ultrem, which were conceived to give the best that both analog and digital have to offer, transcended that lofty goal and have instead become musical necessities.
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Composite Acoustics GX Performer

June 12, 2007
The GX shrugged off everything thrown at it, whether it was ham-fisted flatpicking or delicate fingerstyle arrangements, which is a lot to ask from any Grand Auditorium-sized guitar, let alone one from the future.
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Driving Music Forward: a Look at Ernie Boch Jr.

June 12, 2007
To hear Ernie Boch Jr. talk – with a Boston accent and plenty of friendly colloquialisms – you’re reminded more of someone you could sit and have a beer with over the Red Sox game than a megamusical philanthropist
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Tending to History: the Hollywood Vintage Room

June 12, 2007
Dave and Drew took some time out of their never-ending quest to talk to us about the Hollywood Vintage Room.
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Dick Dale

June 12, 2007
Hipsters, music nostalgists and the downright adventurous gathered for a night of what rock n’ roll was meant to be: an abusively loud show, a flashy frontman and lightning fast licks, all in a packed, smoky club
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Lizard Spit Guitar Polish

June 12, 2007
As the custom and collectable guitar market continues to evolve, so does the need for quality instrument care products to enhance and protect these investments.
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Zuni Exhibition Wild Cherry

June 12, 2007
Every guitar made is a custom instrument, with the customer able to have as much or as little input as they want in the production.
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Moonstone Vulcan Custom Extreme

June 12, 2007
The Vulcan Custom Extreme comes equipped with Bartolini PBF 55 pickup in the neck, and a PBF 77 pickup in the bridge, and gold-plated pickup surrounds.
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1958 Gibson Flying V

June 12, 2007
This incredible Flying V is featured on page 126 in A.R. Duchossoir’s book, Gibson Electrics, The Classic Years, and it includes the near mint, original, form-fit hardshell case.
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1952 Gibson Les Paul No Serial vs.1953 Gibson Les Paul Serial No. 3 0602

June 12, 2007
By 1951, Lester William Polfus from Waukesha, Wisconsin – the man known as Les Paul – was considered to be one of the most famous guitarists in America
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Classical Rock Licks

June 12, 2007
This month, we’ll be looking at some of my favorite classical rock licks – these patterns are widely used by players like Malmsteen, Stach, Vai, and Gilbert.
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How The Big Boys Do It: Load-In

June 12, 2007
A short while ago I had the privilege of working with one of the Midwest’s best backline suppliers for concerts. I enjoyed seeing how they did things and quickly realized why they have become so popular with regular tour acts.
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Heads Up

June 12, 2007
I gotta tell you that some of the things we did to our guitars when I was younger were not the best ideas at the end of the day.
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What’s the Difference?

June 12, 2007
I hope you are thinking about your rig and how you are using it.
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A Jazz Guitar Major: Pros and Cons

June 12, 2007
This is the time when many younger guitar players are finalizing plans for formal music study in the fall
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Heavy Lifting and Songwriting

June 12, 2007
In my youth, the legendary John Hartford (“Gentle on My Mind”) gave me a magical piece of advice that I have embraced ever since. “If you want to be taken seriously in this business, write and perform your own music.”
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Evaluating Your Guitar, Part 1

June 12, 2007
In my mind, appraisers have one of the toughest jobs, as they have to be extremely precise in their work. If they appraise too low, the owner can become offended; if they appraise too high, disappointment can set in when those values aren’t met
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