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Articles by Tessa Jeffers

Reader Guitar of the Month: Hallmark Swept-Wing

October 23, 2015
A resurrected orange sparkle Hallmark Swept-Wing with a great backstory.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Jackson Explorer

October 9, 2015
Check out a custom Jackson Explorer that was modded with medical equipment parts.
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Rig Rundown: Best Coast’s Bobb Bruno and Bethany Cosentino

September 30, 2015
California surf-rockers Best Coast use tons of fun effects and interesting guitars to create their shimmers and other layered tones.
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Rig Rundown: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill [2015]

September 16, 2015
The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.
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Rig Rundown: Deep Purple’s Steve Morse

August 12, 2015
The guitarist details the signature Ernie Ball Music Man guitars, Engl amps, and specialized effects he uses on the road.
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Gallery: Bonnaroo 2015

June 19, 2015
Guitar highlights from the farm, which may be the most eclectic musical experience out there.
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My Morning Jacket: Childlike Wonder

May 21, 2015
Sonic shaman Jim James and guitar scientist Carl Broemel plunge into deep musical currents on The Waterfall.
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Aaron Bruno’s Brutal Breakdowns

March 26, 2015
AWOLNATION’s musical architect searches for riffs so good they make him cry.
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Video Premiere: Sir Richard Bishop "Guitar Talk"

January 21, 2015
The 6-string legend details the expensive, rare guitar that he had to have.
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GALLERY: Austin City Limits Festival 2014

October 21, 2014
Guitar highlights from the South’s live music capital.
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Melissa Etheridge: Guitar Storyteller

October 10, 2014
From a badminton racket to her signature Ovation and various 12-string obsessions in between, one of rock’s reigning queens shares a few of her favorite guitar things.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Jackson Ampworks Fullerton, Bakersfield, Britain 30, and McFly Demos

August 15, 2014
The Fort Worth crew unleash four new '50s- and '60s-inspired heads.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Elliott Guitars 357 Demo

August 11, 2014
Guitar builder Andy Elliott shows off and details his retro-inspired double-cut electric.
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Summer NAMM '14 - The Loar LH-204 Brownstone Demo

August 8, 2014
See and hear the brand's new blues-inspired acoustic.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Rocktron Widowmaker, ValveSonic, and Velocity 100LTD Demos

August 7, 2014
The GHS-owned company releases three new rackmountable amps.
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Summer NAMM '14 - EarthQuaker Devices Palisades, Cloven Hoof, Afterneath, and Arrows Demos

August 7, 2014
The Akron-based company churns out more kooky-but-highly-usable stomps.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Recording King Torrefied Top RP1-16-C Demo

August 1, 2014
The acoustic shop releases a new model with their new wood-aging process.
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Slash: Hats Off

July 31, 2014
One of the most beloved (and humble) guitarists alive opens up about capturing the humanity in music without effects, improvising off of himself, and finding someone who would push him in the studio for the first time in years.
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Summer NAMM '14 - King Blossom Guitars RPG RS Demo

July 30, 2014
See and hear the New Hampshire luthier's newest 6-string.
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Summer NAMM '14 - Deering Solana 6 Banjo Demo

July 29, 2014
See and hear what this 6-string folk instrument has to offer.
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