A fresh look at the 12 guitars featured in PG''s monthly Guitar of the Month column in 2010.

June - 1965 Fender Jazzmaster
"This 1965 Fender Jazzmaster was purchased brand new by the ownerуs grandfather in 1965. He passed away in 1968, and the guitar was forgotten about. Recently, the ownerуs grandmother passed on, and the family discovered the guitarяstill stored in its original black case. Reportedly, the case itself had not been opened since 1968, which helped preserve the instrument for the next 42 years. The original flatwound рSpanishс guitar strings were still on it, and the finish had faded to a smooth, velvety feel. The neck was exceptionally well preserved, with very little wear on the gloss finish. It literally felt brand new. Some of the smaller construction detailsяsuch as the traditional Stratocaster knobs, celluloid pickguard, and clay-dot inlaysяhinted at it being a model from the 1964 to 1965 transition period."

A faithful recreation of the Germanium Mosrite Fuzzrite with a modern twist.

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Kenny Greenberg with his main axe, a vintage Gretsch 6118 Double Anniversary that he found at Gruhn Guitars in Nashville for a mere $600. “It had the original pickups, but the finish had been taken off and the headstock had been repaired. So, it’s a great example of a ‘player’s vintage instrument,’” he says.

On his solo debut, the Nashville session wizard discovers his own musical personality in a soundtrack for a movie that wasn’t, with stops in Africa and Mississippi hill country.

Kenny Greenberg has been Nashville’s secret weapon for decades. He’s the guitarist many insiders credit with giving the Nashville sound the rock ’n’ roll edge that’s become de rigueur for big country records since the ’90s. It’s the sound that, in many ways, delivered country music from its roots to sporting events.

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Andy Wood on Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover" | Hooked

The hot picker recalls receiving a mix CD of must-know guitarists and the Grammy-winning track was the one that "hit him like a ton of bricks."

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