Over the past few years, Premier Guitar has traveled across America documenting some of the coolest places gear is made, played, and displayed in our On Location series of videos—we’ve even made a stop in Germany. Now that the summer travel season is upon us, we’ve compiled your guide to these gear destinations to help you plan a guitar-ific vacation.


Northern California
Petaluma - Mesa/Boogie Factory
Workshop & Design
Circuit-Board Assembly
Assembly & Hammer Test
Building Boogie Cabs
Custom Woods & Vinyl
Tolex Processes & Final Testing

Santa Rosa - EMG
Factory Tour, Part 1
Factory Tour, Part 2
EMG Studios/The Cube

Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz Guitars
Factory Tour, Part 1
Factory Tour, Part 2
Factory Tour, Part 3
Southern California
Santa Barbara - Seymour Duncan
Making Pickups, Part 1
Making Pickups, Part 2
Making Pickups, Part 3
Making Pickups, Part 4
Custom WInding, Part 1
Custom Winding, Part 2

El Cajon - Taylor Guitars
Factory Tour, Part 1
Factory Tour, Part 2
Houston, Texas
Diamond Amps - Factory Tour, Part 1
Diamond Amps - Factory Tour, Part 2
Blankenship Amps - Roy Blankenship's Workshop
Chicago, Illinois
Parker – Making an Electric
Washburn – Making an Electric
Washburn – Handmade Acoustics
Parker & Washburn – Paint Shop
Parker & Washburn – Final Assembly
Peterson Tuners – Under the Hood
Schroeder Guitar Repair & Custom Building
Specimen – Tube-Amp Building Seminar
Specimen – Specimen Gallery
Specimen – In-Progress Projects/Prototypes
Make’n Music – Tour, Part 1
Make’n Music – Tour, Part 2
Naperville Music
Berkley, Michigan
Egnater Amplification – Behind the Scenes
Meridian, Mississippi
Peavey Custom Shop – Tour, Part 1
Peavey Custom Shop – Tour, Part 2
Peavey Custom Shop – Tour, Part 3
Jimmie Rodgers Museum Tour
St. Wendel, Germany
Hughes & Kettner – Tour
Hughes & Kettner – Building Cabs
Hughes & Kettner – Testing Amps
Mid-Atlantic
Stevensville, Maryland - PRS
Factory Tour, Part 1
Factory Tour, Part 2
Factory Tour, Part 3
Factory Tour, Part 4
Building Acoustics
Private Stock Wood Tour

New Haven, Connecticut - Hamer
Factory Tour, Part 1
Factory Tour, Part 2
Factory Tour, Part 3
Factory Tour, Part 4

Nazareth, Pennsylvania - Martin
Factory Tour, Part 1
Factory Tour, Part 2
Factory Tour, Part 3
Factory Tour, Part 4
Museum, Part 1
Museum, Part 2
Museum, Part 3

New York, New York
West 48th Street Rudy’s Music Stop
West 48th Street Sam Ash Music
Memphis, Tennessee
Gibson Custom – ES Series, Bodies
Gibson Custom – ES Series, Necks
Gibson Custom – ES Series, Final Inspection
Stax Records Museum – Tour, Part 1
Stax Records Museum – Tour, Part 2
Sun Studio Tour
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