January 7, 2020
PG’s Chris Kies treks to Nakatsugawa, Japan, for a first-hand look at how the acoustic-electric pioneers craft their world-renowned flattops.
August 27, 2019
Go behind the scenes and see new Les Pauls, SGs, Explorers, and more at the famed guitar outfit’s newly consolidated Nashville facility.
May 20, 2014
Matt McPherson’s twin passions—flattops and archery—led him to revolutionizing the compound-bow industry and creating some of today’s most forward-thinking boutique acoustics.
April 8, 2014
PG visits Sun Valley, California, to go behind the scenes on how this team of skilled builders and passionate players creates the brand's USA and Masterworks guitar lines.
August 6, 2013
Take a look inside the Guild factory and meet some of the people who build the instruments.
June 18, 2013
On the shores of the Farmington River in New Hartford, Connecticut, three legendary acoustic brands have amassed a formidable army of guitar-building talent that seems destined to take flattops into a new golden age.
February 7, 2013
PG's Jason Shadrick is on location in Los Angeles, California where he catches up with rig guru Bob Bradshaw to check out his loft and learn about how Bradshaw puts together his racks and pedalboard systems.
December 12, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York City, New York, where she visits the Aguilar Amplification shop. In this segment, we get a tour of Aguilar Amplification's NYC Shop where we learn how they build their bass amps, including the Tone Hammer 500, bass effects pedals, and bass guitar replacement pickups.
October 15, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is on location in Nashville, TN, where he visits the Gibson USA Headquarters. In this segment, we get to see how Gibson builds their line of various USA instruments that include Les Pauls, Explorers, Firebirds, and many more.
July 4, 2012
PG's Shawn Hammond is in Aarhus, Denmark where he gets a tour of TC Electronic's factory.
May 8, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in New York, New York, where she
visits the Electro-Harmonix NYC headquarters and gets led on a tour by
the company's Founder and CEO Mike Matthews.
February 8, 2012
PG's Rebecca Dirks is on location in Corona, California where she interviews Stephen Stern about the Gretsch custom shop and takes a look at some of the custom guitars that he and his crew have built.
December 7, 2011
PG's Charles Saufley is On Location in Santa Ana, California, where he
visits the Rickenbacker Guitars factory and headquarters. In this
segment, Rickenbacker's CEO/Chairman John Hall walks us through the
process of building a Model 330 guitar and Model 4003 bass at their US
December 6, 2011
Go inside Rickenbacker’s Santa Ana facility and see how their guitars are made and see some of the historic instruments in their collection.
November 15, 2011
I have touched on the many
challenges we and most other
builders face every day, so when
you’re at your job thinking, “I’d
give anything to be making guitars
all day long,” you will know
that though it has its moments,
it also has its moments—if you
know what I mean.