PG's Editor for a Day winner Mason Stoops is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2012 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Amptweaker booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo from the TightFuzz



PG's Editor for a Day winner Mason Stoops is On Location in Nashville, TN, for the 2012 Summer NAMM Show where he visits the Amptweaker booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo from the TightFuzz

All artists copy, but reinterpretation is where the magic lies.

While I have a special place in my heart for the classics, I yearn for reinterpretation that wears its reverence for the past on its sleeve but doesn’t just feel like an imposter. In my own instruments, I try to pay homage to the vintage guitars that inspired me to play, design, and build. That will never change. But it also doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate and even adore new things. This sentiment is true for both guitars and the music they make. Hybrid mashups have existed forever, and a lot of what people think of as original musical examples are in fact reinterpretations of something they just didn’t know previously existed.

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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

Gibson partners with the Everly Brothers family for a limited-edition acoustic guitar equipped with AA flame maple and capped with dual pickguards.

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