December 2019

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Love and Sockets: A Busy Nashville Producer’s Solid-State Sound

Love and Sockets: A Busy Nashville Producer’s Solid-State Sound

December 6, 2019
Dave Coleman’s Quilters and Pathfinders are the foundation of his hard-working tone.
Reader Guitar of the Month: Yamaha Pacifica

Reader Guitar of the Month: Yamaha Pacifica

December 5, 2019
This model’s swimming-pool routing makes it a great candidate for modding.
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Bending the Rules with a Gretsch G2655

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Bending the Rules with a Gretsch G2655

December 1, 2019
A Hipshot B-bender on a bargain semi-hollowbody? Why not!
Mod Garage: Dig Out-of-Phase Tone? Then Make It Variable!

Mod Garage: Dig Out-of-Phase Tone? Then Make It Variable!

November 29, 2019
Let PG’s mod guru show you how to wring more sounds from your dual-pickup guitar.
Acoustic Soundboard: From the Closet to the Store

Acoustic Soundboard: From the Closet to the Store

November 28, 2019
Are those guitars you’re storing for Junior down the road truly instruments he’ll want?
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Healthy Hands, Helping Hands

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Healthy Hands, Helping Hands

November 26, 2019
Take good care of your two most important pieces of digital gear.
Vintage Vault: Reassessing a Rare Semi-Hollow ’73 Les Paul Signature Model

Vintage Vault: Reassessing a Rare Semi-Hollow ’73 Les Paul Signature Model

November 25, 2019
After Norlin acquired Gibson, the historic musician lent his name to a new series of guitars, including this goldtop.
Tone Tips: How to Learn Songs Smart and Fast

Tone Tips: How to Learn Songs Smart and Fast

November 21, 2019
If you’re heading into some intense woodshedding, why not make it easier?
Last Call: Will Sell Out, Make Offer

Last Call: Will Sell Out, Make Offer

November 19, 2019
The dichotomy of artistic freedom and selling out, and the difference between making a living and making a life.
State of the Stomp: Do I Need a Loop Switcher on My Pedalboard?

State of the Stomp: Do I Need a Loop Switcher on My Pedalboard?

November 18, 2019
Tone suck or lifesaver? Here’s how to decide if you can bear the cost—both economic and sonic—of this fancy technology.
Wizard of Odd: Doina Seranada

Wizard of Odd: Doina Seranada

November 14, 2019
This Romania-built, communist-era axe takes some obvious cues from Italian and Japanese guitars of the ’60s, but has a look all its own.
Acoustic Soundboard: Bling Versus Sound and Feel

Acoustic Soundboard: Bling Versus Sound and Feel

November 11, 2019
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but a guitar should foremost be a player.
Bass Bench: From Friction Peg to Machine Head

Bass Bench: From Friction Peg to Machine Head

November 8, 2019
Exploring the evolution of tuning machines, breaking down the importance of weight, placement, and gear ratios.
Tuning Up: Satan, Schmatan—All Hail Gorgoroth!

Tuning Up: Satan, Schmatan—All Hail Gorgoroth!

November 7, 2019
Yes, their shtick/supposed beliefs are silly, but the Norwegian black metal vets are some of the most legit song crafters in heavy music.
Silver and Black: Tips for Buying Vintage Fender Amps

Silver and Black: Tips for Buying Vintage Fender Amps

November 5, 2019
The literal ins and outs of getting the right amp at the right price.
Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Fretboard Follies

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Fretboard Follies

November 4, 2019
Feeling good about your setup always means feeling better about your guitar.
Mod Garage: Goo Begone!

Mod Garage: Goo Begone!

November 1, 2019
Behold the magic of the homemade electrolysis bath.
Vintage Vault: 1937 Gibson L-10

Vintage Vault: 1937 Gibson L-10

October 29, 2019
A classic archtop acoustic that helped define country music resurfaces at the right moment.
Question & Obsession: Stratocaster Stars

Question & Obsession: Stratocaster Stars

October 28, 2019
Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey joins us in discussing players who make the Strat sing, embodying the classic model’s sound in a singular way.
Wizard of Odd: Apollo Red Baron

Wizard of Odd: Apollo Red Baron

October 25, 2019
Like flying ace Manfred von Richthofen, this guitar from 1960s Japan was bold, non-traditional, and favored red.