One of the most recorded guitar players in history takes us behind the scenes while on tour with Stevie Nicks for a look at his bare-bones setup.

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Unless you’ve been raised in a cave with your fingers in your ears and no electricity, you’ve heard Waddy Wachtel. He’s recorded and toured with Stevie Nicks, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, Bob Dylan, The Everly Brothers, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, Warren Zevon, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood, James Taylor and pretty much every other great artist of the ’70s and ’80s. Wachtel met with Premier Guitar’s John Bohlinger before the sold-out Stevie Nicks show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena where he gave the story behind some of rock’s most listened-to guitars.

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Made in Canada, this two-voice guitar features a chambered Mahogany body, carved Swamp Ash top, 25.5” scale Mahogany neck and Rosewood Fingerboard.

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Comprehending one of the studio's most important but mysterious tools—with metaphorical cocktails!

[Originally published 6/8/2020]

Welcome to Recording Dojo—PG’s new monthly column pertaining to recording and engineering, with guitarists in mind. Think of this column as your place to develop better audio-recording skills, experiment with new techniques and gear and, most importantly, mindsets. So bring your best self forward and your willingness to learn … the dojo is now open.

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A collaboration honoring Grammy-award winner and guitar virtuoso Christone "Kingfish" Ingram featuring his signature humbucking pickups.

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