A few highlights from Day 3 of NAMM.

Probably the most insanely customizable guitar at this ‪NAMM‬ was Aclam Guitars' new 20:14, which features full MIDI functionality, a chambered body and piezo bridge saddles for acoustic-like tones, through-body or tailpiece stringing, removable modules for quickly swapping out pickups from the rear, boost functions, concentric tone/volume knobs, and a unique v-shaped neck joint with a an adjustable bolt for changing neck angle to accommodate different bridges. It ain't cheap at around $8,500 dollars, but it's a tweaker's dream—and it sounded remarkably nice in our video demo (still to come).

Des Rocs on Queen's "We Will Rock You" | Hooked

Daniel Rocco explains how the News of the World track deconstructed the rock-song formula, compares the opening to Jaws, and praises Brian May's wizardry.

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Megadeth founder teams up with Gibson for his first acoustic guitar in the Dave Mustaine Collection.

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Gibson 1960 Les Paul 0 8145 is from the final year of the model’s original-production era, and likely from one of the later runs.

The story of 1960 Gibson Les Paul 0 8145—a ’burst with a nameplate and, now, a reputation.

These days it’s difficult to imagine any vintage Gibson Les Paul being a tough sell, but there was a time when 1960 ’bursts were considered less desirable than the ’58s and ’59s of legend—even though Clapton played a ’60 cherry sunburst in his Bluesbreakers days. Such was the case in the mid 1990s, when the family of a local musician who was the original owner of one of these guitars walked into Rumble Seat Music’s original Ithaca, New York, store with this column’s featured instrument.

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