The reunited duo shares stories about favorite axes, and demonstrates how they craft their rootsy twin-guitar attack.

Rich Robinson and Marc Ford (above right) were the Black Crowes’ Ronnie and Keith during the peak of the band’s historic run. Back together in the newly formed The Magpie Salute, Robinson and Ford remain a two-guitar snarling attack that grooves hard with tube-driven tone and show us their wares before a gig at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works.

Thanks, Doug "Red" Redler, guitar tech and author of Guitarist’s Guide to Maintenance and Repair.

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