December 2019
Richie Owens

Richie Owens

Richie Owens heads marketing and sales at Nashville Used and New Music. He’s an award-winning producer/engineer/multi-instrumentalist and veteran instrument industry designer, historian, and consultant with multiple signature models. A fifth generation musician, Owens has worked with a variety of artists from Dolly Parton to the Georgia Satellites. He can be reached via nashvilleusedandnewmusic.com.

ARTICLES

Vintage Vault: 1937 Gibson L-10

October 29, 2019
A classic archtop acoustic that helped define country music resurfaces at the right moment.
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Vintage Vault: 1968 Gibson Melody Maker Bass

July 29, 2019
This muddy cousin of the EB-0 is a rare gem, despite some design flaws.
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Vintage Vault: 1921 Washburn Model 1915 Style 1222

April 24, 2019
A little giant of the original parlor-guitar style still has stories to tell.
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Vintage Vault: 1967 Hagström F-300

January 17, 2019
A Swedish gem that's still got tons of rock ’n’ roll swagger—and a lot of switches!
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Vintage Vault: 1964 Gibson Dove

November 5, 2018
A 6-string rare bird with a bright, distinctive chirp.
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Vintage Vault: 1960s Kay Swingmaster K763

July 20, 2018
A semi-hollow player’s workhorse ready for a second life.
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Resonator Guitars 101

June 5, 2018
The “inside” story of spiders, T-bridges, biscuits, and cones—and how the instruments that incorporate them became the sound of the American dream.
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Vintage Vault: 1960/’61 Hofner Committee

April 25, 2018
A rare-bird version of the German builder’s top-of-the-line acoustic archtop.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Guyatone LG-130T

January 17, 2018
A Bakelite-topped Japanese 6-string from a brand that charmed Cooder and Hendrix.
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