A few highlights from Day 3 of NAMM.

Hahn Guitars unveiled its first new guitar design in 10 years. The hand-built 112 is luthier Chihoe Hahn's imagined middle ground between a Tele and a Strat. It features an ashtray bridge, T-style bridge and S-style neck pickup (both by Lollar), and arm bevel and belly carve, and is available in single- or dual-pickup versions. The sub-$2k street price is well under Hahn's usual prices.

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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