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GALLERY: Newport Folk Festival 2013

August 2, 2013
Highlights from this year's folk fest include Jim James, the Lumineers, the Avett Brothers, and more.
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The DuncanAfrica Society

July 7, 2013
Canadian luthier Jay Duncan makes the world a better place by helping others build sustainable communities, one guitar at a time.
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Builder Profile: Billy Zoom Music

March 11, 2013
The legendary X guitarist dishes about the trials of balancing a busy touring schedule with the demands of his amp business, and shares his latest designs for Gretsch, the Black Crowes, and Brian Setzer.
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Builder Profile: Dagmar Custom Guitars

October 8, 2012
Self-taught luthier Pete Swanson blends art and science in a groundbreaking approach to guitar design that combines computer technology, wax molds, and fiber-optic photonic pickups.
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Builder Profile: Sherman Guitars

March 9, 2012
The former Hamer, Washburn, and Dean builder takes boutique shredmachine luthiery to the extreme with an approach that prioritizes local sourcing and one-on-one client engagement.
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Builder Profile: Trev Wilkinson

November 16, 2011
Wilkinson merges his Fret-King house with Britain’s Vintage guitars.
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Green Giant: History of the Tube Screamer

October 18, 2011
A historical account of guitardom’s most iconic overdrive pedal—the Ibanez Tube Screamer.
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Builder Profile: Keeley Electronics' Robert Keeley

October 18, 2011
Over the past 10 years, Robert Keeley has watched his company grow from offering a few experimental pedals into a major effects manufacturer with products being sold in more than 200 US stores and nearly 100 internationally. Here he reflects on the journey, technological strides, and where he sees his company going in the future.
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Builder Profile: Gene Baker and Premier Builders Guild

September 20, 2011
Master builder and chief engineer Gene Baker has been around and then some—from studying at GIT to working for Gibson and the Fender Custom Shop to having his own prestigious shop torpedoed by unscrupulous lenders to heading up one of the guitar industry’s most intriguing gear onsortiums.
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Builder Profile: Becker Guitars & Ryan Martin Basses

August 16, 2011
In just four years, Dan Becker and Ryan Martin have gone from being disgruntled workaday drones giving their musical inclinations short shrift to being passionate luthiers of custom guitars and basses that have gotten the attention of notable players like Primus’ Larry LaLonde and Umphrey’s McGee’s Jake Cinninger and Ryan Stasik.
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