The HOF-er regales Cory with legendary classic rock guitar tales, gives his simple recipe for a good tone, and shares his reasons for trying to make a difference in the world.

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Having gained access to a specimen from Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture, Paul Reed Smith takes aim at the tones of Hendrix's modified Woodstock head.

Fantastic range of Marshall-esque tones, from clean and lovely to tough, mean, and singing.

No standby switch. Minor cab rattling audible at moderate volumes. Head may need securing at high volume and bass settings.

$2,900 (head)
$899 (2x12 Stealth)

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Just as PRS's 2012 HXDA was inspired by firsthand looks at one of slide legend Duane Allman's amps from his seminal At Fillmore East performance, the brand-new HX 50 is the result of Paul Reed Smith and PRS amp guru Doug Sewell getting extensive access to a Marshall head reportedly used by Jimi Hendrix during his iconic performance at the 1969 Woodstock festival.

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Propagandhi's Sulynn Hago On The Dead Kennedys' "Holiday In Cambodia" - Hooked

The punk-rocking ripper extensively details how East Bay Ray's "smacky, bouncy" delays, "sour" dissonant chords, and suspense-and-release playing sideswiped them into the guitar universe.

Be one of THREE winners of a Guitar Slip No More Combo Package!

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The new model is based on one of Joe's favorite guitars from his vast collection.

Joe Bonamassa and Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today announced the release of "The Bludgeon" '51 Nocaster, Master Built by Greg Fessler. "The Bludgeon" is a loving recreation of one of Joe's most favorite guitars in his collection which makes this release a very special event. These limited-edition guitars are custom built by one of the finest crafters in the world and will come in a very limited run of only 100 made. Due to the time it takes to perfect each build, only 1-2 guitars are built per month, making this a very rare instrument to own.

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A former Guild employee builds guitars and winds his own pickups by hand. Here's his latest creation.

Name: Jacques Blanchette
Location: Rhode Island
Guitar: Blue Hawaii

I've been building guitars on and off since the '80s. I worked at Guild Guitars in Westerly, Rhode Island, for two years under Kim Walker's tutelage. After leaving, I worked at a music store as manager, repairman, and buyer.

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