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Articles by Zachary Fjestad

Ibanez "Lawsuit Era" Les Paul Custom Copy

June 16, 2010
The story behind Ibanez-lawsuit era guitars, and how much this Les Paul-style is worth.
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Baldwin Model C1 Amplifier

July 22, 2009
Zachary sheds some light on the history of Baldwin amplifiers, and specifically the Bladwin Professional, or Model C1.
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Taylor 855

June 17, 2009
Taylor''s short-lived 855 boomed like a cannon -- but what is it worth?
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Gibson ES-295: To Refinish or Not to Refinish?

May 20, 2009
A flaking 1955 ES-295 -- Zach weighs the pros and cons of refinishing, and explains what it does to the value of an instrument
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1996 Martin D-40QM

April 21, 2009
A unique maple-back Martin dreadnought that projects like no other
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Yamaha SG2000

March 17, 2009
Zach takes a look at a great-playing and valuable Yamaha SG2000
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Kalamazoo KG-14

February 16, 2009
A look at Kalamazoo acoustics circa 1940
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Hot-Rodded Fender Guitars

January 15, 2009
A look at the history behind Fender''s Hot Rodded line of guitars
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Gibson Melody Maker

December 16, 2008
An old Gibson Melody Maker resurfaces in Germany
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Gibson Mandolin

November 11, 2008
This month, an old Gibson mando is passed down.
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Effects…in an Amplifier!

October 13, 2008
Hey Zach, I have one of those Fender modeling amps called the Cyber Deluxe. It has all kinds of controls, knobs, buttons, and a built-in tuner. I used it
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Firebird Folklore

September 9, 2008
This month, Zach discovers a 1981 Gibson Firebird with a few peculiarities.
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Action Jackson

August 15, 2008
A history of Jackson and Charvel guitars.
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Martin is Electric

July 10, 2008
Hello Zach, I’ve read several of your articles in past issues of PG, and I’m finally writing to get some information on one of my many guitars. I picked
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A Collings Conundrum

June 10, 2008
Hello Trash or Treasure, I’ve owned quite a few guitars over the years, and I like to think of myself as more than a novice when it comes to
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Fender Concert

May 12, 2008
Have you been to a garage sale or auction and saw an old acoustic guitar labeled Fender and laughed at the notion? Well, hold your breath because this month in Trash or Treasure we discover Fender has been producing acoustics for over a half a century.
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The Guitorgan

April 9, 2008
Hey Zach! I have an oldie but goodie for you: the way-cool Guitorgan. I’ve owned it for several years and I’m not as much interested in the value as
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Epiphone S-800

March 11, 2008
Dear Guitar Trash or Treasure, I am wondering if you can tell me anything about this guitar. I bought it around 1992 at a yard sale for $100, including
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Hamer DuoTone

February 8, 2008
Dear Guitar Trash or Treasure, The lead guitarist in our band has played this Hamer guitar for years, but he doesn’t know much about Hamer or the guitar itself.
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Classic Gibson Amps

January 9, 2008
Hey Zach! I’ve got a Gibson Les Paul GA-40 amp and I’m looking for some information. I’ve done some research, but I can’t find much information other than some
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