PG dives into gear details with Phoenix, Warpaint, Third Eye Blind, Moon Taxi, the Shins, and others playing the massive Atlanta festival.

Twin Peaks’ Cadien Lake James

To match the vintage-vibe jangle rock that Cadien and his bandmates play, he specifically sought out older instruments, like this ’60s Silvertone EP11T, even before he hit high school: “I've always been attracted to vintage gear, both in its appearance but also in the character you feel playing an instrument that's more than twice your age. I got my first one for $100 on eBay in 8th grade, and then had it souped up at Chicago Music Exchange in 2013. I recently acquired a second EP11T and had it modded to match the first for backup onstage.”

A bone nut being back-filed for proper string placement and correct action height.

It doesn’t have to cost a lot to change your acoustic guitar’s tone and playability.

In my early days, all the guitars I played (which all happened to be pre-1950s) used bone nuts and saddles. I took this for granted, and so did my musician friends. With the exception of the ebony nuts on some turn-of-the-century parlors and the occasional use of ivory, the use of bone was a simple fact of our guitar playing lives, and alternative materials were simply uncommon to us.

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Johnny Winter's Burning Blues by Corey Congilio

Learn to rip like one of the all-time masters of modern electric blues.

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