Low-end players were drooling over the stuff at Anthony Pelosi's booth. See it all up close in the video below: rare tonewoods with custom electronics, bold body shapes and lots of hardware options. Anthony crafts everything by hand at his shop in Brooklyn and makes every design choice with particular tonal characterstics in mind. A lifetime bass player, his instruments are influenced by the needs of today's working bassists. For more information: Pelosi Basses



Low-end players were drooling over the stuff at Anthony Pelosi's booth. See it all up close in the video below: rare tonewoods with custom electronics, bold body shapes and lots of hardware options. Anthony crafts everything by hand at his shop in Brooklyn and makes every design choice with particular tonal characterstics in mind. A lifetime bass player, his instruments are influenced by the needs of today's working bassists.

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Pelosi Basses

Luthier Maegen Wells recalls the moment she fell in love with the archtop and how it changed her world.

The archtop guitar is one of the greatest loves of my life, and over time it’s become clear that our tale is perhaps an unlikely one. I showed up late to the archtop party, and it took a while to realize our pairing was atypical. I had no idea that I had fallen head-over-heels in love with everything about what’s commonly perceived as a “jazz guitar.” No clue whatsoever. And, to be honest, I kind of miss those days. But one can only hear the question, “Why do you want to build jazz guitars if you don’t play jazz?” so many times before starting to wonder what the hell everyone’s talking about.

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We polled our readers to find the coolest guitar shops in the US, and here are the first half of the results, in no particular order.

The 20 Coolest Guitar Shops in the US, Vol. 1
"We asked PG readers what is the coolest guitar shop they've been to in the US. And while long-gone favorites like Manny's Music (New York) and Black Market Music (San Francisco) came up again and again, there were even more current shops topping readers' favorites list. We compiled the 20 most mentioned stores and quickly realized there were too many great photos we'd have to cut in order to get them all in one gallery. So here's the first installment in no particular order. If you're wondering where your favorite is, it may be coming next time, or we might not be aware of it, so feel free to leave your faves in the comments section."

A recreation of George Harrison's '61 Sonic Blue Strat, hand-painted in psychedelic Day-Glo colors and affectionately named “Rocky.”

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