PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Santa Cruz, CA, where he takes a few moments and talks with SC's Founder & CEO, Richard Hoover, and SC's main man behind Sales and Marketing, Willie Carter. They talk tonewoods, the difference between open and closed headstocks, the Arlen Roth signature model and what boutique acoustic guitar building is all about. As always, for your gear fix, visit Premier Guitar



PG's Brett Petrusek is On Location in Santa Cruz, CA, where he takes a few moments and talks with SC's Founder & CEO, Richard Hoover, and SC's main man behind Sales and Marketing, Willie Carter. They talk tonewoods, the difference between open and closed headstocks, the Arlen Roth signature model and what boutique acoustic guitar building is all about. As always, for your gear fix, visit Premier Guitar

The shredmeister recounts how Vai's vocal-like delivery drew her in, while his use of groovy odd time signatures and pinch harmonics still pervade her rockin' repertoire.

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Marty Stuart

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How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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