June Issue

Gear

August 2008 New Products: Summer NAMM Wrap Up

July 10, 2008
We’ll take this moment to be completely honest. We love Austin as much as the next guy wearing a tie-dye “Keep Austin Weird” tee, but Summer NAMM in Nashville
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Moog Guitar Demo

July 9, 2008
For a company to claim that it has made an "innovative, new guitar" isn't that unusual. For the guitar in question to back up that claim is quite unusual. That's what Moog has done with the new Moog guitar.
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Fritz Brothers Watkins Dominator Amp Reissue

July 9, 2008
Check out this cool re-do of the Watkins Dominator by Fritz Brothers Guitars. It's just like the original with a corner front design and two 10" speakers.
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Charvel Guitars Dan Dimas and So-Cal USA Models

July 9, 2008
Charvel's new USA Production Model Series consists of the San Dimas Style 1 & 2, and So-Cal Style 1. We've got the scoop on their new line.
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Peavey Electronics 1-Watt Custom Amp

July 9, 2008
Check out their "Have it Your Way" amp line, built in the USA with whatever specifications you desire -- knobs, tubes, anything.
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Benedetto Travel Archtop, Manhattan, Bravo Elite

July 9, 2008
We're checking out Benedetto's hollowbodies and solidbodies, including their Archtop Travel guitar, Manhattan, Bravo Elite and Benny Model.
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Smith Custom Amps, Guitar Mill, & Fat Tone Pickups

July 9, 2008
Smith Custom Amps, The Guitar Mill, and Fat Tone Pickups formed "Twang Central" at Summer NAMM 08 in Nashville.
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Harmony Guitars Vintage Reissues

July 9, 2008
At Summer NAMM in Nashville, we talked with Harmony Guitars. Looks like they're continuing the trend of bringing back the oldies but goodies. Here, we see their H22 Bass, Rocket, Ritchie Valens, and the Stratotone Jupiter.
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Fritz Brothers Kay Guitar Reissues

July 9, 2008
In Nashville, at the 2008 Summer NAMM, Premier Guitar magazine has the scoop on the Fritz Bro's new Kay line.
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Seymour On Seymour

July 9, 2008
You’ve probably never run into Howard Johnson staying at one of his hotels, or talked stocks with Charles Schwab, but the beauty of the guitar industry is the visibility
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Premier Collector #1: Kramers, Coronados & More

July 9, 2008
Our first Premier Collector has a slew of Kramers, along with Gibson RDs, Charvel Surfcasters, Kents and more!
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Builder Profile: Santa Cruz Cuts to the Chase

July 8, 2008
Bringing back classic shapes and building techniques
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Planet Waves Custom Cables

July 2, 2008
Here's something new we saw at Summer NAMM that we thought you guys would dig -- custom Planet Waves (D'Addiario) cable kits that take mere seconds to clip and configure.
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Composite Acoustics i-Series Guitars

July 1, 2008
New at Summer NAMM, Composite Acoustics unveiled its new i-Series guitars which feature the company's Integrated Top Bracing. Check out the video to hear how they sound.
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Martin Guitar Museum - Part III

June 30, 2008
More footage of Martin's Guitar Museum.

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Martin Guitar Museum
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On Location NYC - Rudy's Music Stop

June 30, 2008
Next to Sam Ash Guitars and Manny's, Rudy's Music Stop rounds out the current offering of West 48th St's famous destination location for guitarists.

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Rudy's Music Stop

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Martin Guitar Museum - Part II

June 30, 2008
Here's Part II of our personal tour of the museum, led by Martin's Dick Boak. In this vid you'll see the dreadnaught's rise to popularity thanks to singing cowboys, Elvis and the Kingston Trio among others. Watch as Mr. Boak pulls the company's best sounding guitar out of the display case and demonstrates what audio butter sounds like.

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Martin Guitar Museum
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Martin Guitar Museum - Part I

June 30, 2008
Footage of Martin's Guitar Museum.

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Martin Guitar Museum
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Martin Guitar Factory Tour- Part I

June 30, 2008
Premier Guitar is checking out how Martin Guitars are made. In this clip you'll get an overview of the parts involved, see how sides are bent and assembled, learn about bracing and see how the ribbon lining is installed.

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Martin Guitars

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Martin Guitar Factory Tour - Part II

June 30, 2008
Premier Guitar is checking out the Martin Guitar factory. Here, we look at rim sanding, body assembly, fretboard gluing, bracing and dovetail necks.

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Martin Guitar

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