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Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Vintage Icon V132

Will Ray’s Bottom Feeder: Vintage Icon V132

January 23, 2020
With a nod to the Les Paul Special, this P-90 equipped solidbody inspires.
Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: What’s the Tonewood Equivalent of Gold?

Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: What’s the Tonewood Equivalent of Gold?

January 17, 2020
Easy to work with, beautiful, stable, and much more, the marvel of mahogany isn’t lost on luthiers. But the price is a different story.
Last Call: How Signature Guitars Are Like Handwriting

Last Call: How Signature Guitars Are Like Handwriting

January 3, 2020
An instrument that feels like home? That’s what it’s all about.
It’s Art, Dude, Not Sports

It’s Art, Dude, Not Sports

January 1, 2020
Pete Thorn on that time when the need for a raw, emotional connection kicked vapid, self-indulgent music to the curb.
Why Do So Many Posers Play “Offset” Guitars?

Why Do So Many Posers Play “Offset” Guitars?

December 31, 2019
True or False: To distract from the fact that they couldn’t play their way out of a paper bag.
The World Is What We Make It, So Make it Something Good

The World Is What We Make It, So Make it Something Good

December 29, 2019
Oliver Ackermann (Death By Audio, A Place to Bury Strangers) shares his mantra for better music, better pedals, and a better life.
Meet the Mother of All Shielded Cable

Meet the Mother of All Shielded Cable

December 27, 2019
Working with vintage-style wire that has an exposed, braided-metal shield takes skill and patience. But you can do it—we’ll show you how.
Wake Up Tired Amps with New Speakers

Wake Up Tired Amps with New Speakers

December 24, 2019
An easy way to get better response, higher headroom, and more punch from your vintage Fender.
Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: Why I Don’t Like Taster’s Choice

Jol Dantzig’s Esoterica Electrica: Why I Don’t Like Taster’s Choice

December 23, 2019
On bearded baristas, boutique guitars, and the parallels they share.
When Gibson Put the ES-350 on a Diet

When Gibson Put the ES-350 on a Diet

December 22, 2019
Eyeball a shining star from Kalamazoo’s original thinline series.
Can You Name This Magical Mystery Bass?

Can You Name This Magical Mystery Bass?

December 20, 2019
This incredibly ornate bass is packed with enough electronics to make ’70s-era IBM blush, but it’s origin has our columnist stumped. Thoughts?
How Many Guitarists Does It Take to Tuna Fish?

How Many Guitarists Does It Take to Tuna Fish?

December 18, 2019
Thanks to the extraordinarily fine adjustment offered by modern tuning machines, today’s players can take their tuning to a level of accuracy only dreamed of in eras past.
State of the Stomp: It’s All About Wonder and Liberty

State of the Stomp: It’s All About Wonder and Liberty

December 17, 2019
Columnist Philippe Herndon on gear, freedom, and finding joy in making music.
Last Call: No Flow, No Go

Last Call: No Flow, No Go

December 16, 2019
Creativity is a state of mind. But how do we get there?
Bass Bench: Four on the Wall, or a Bird in Your Hands?

Bass Bench: Four on the Wall, or a Bird in Your Hands?

December 12, 2019
Before putting a budget instrument on the bass bench, ask yourself: Am I going to make it play, or am I lipsticking a piglet for wall art?
Tone Tips: Stuck in a Rut?

Tone Tips: Stuck in a Rut?

December 11, 2019
If your playing is feeling stagnant, there are cures for that.
Wizard of Odd: Molto Bene Mustang!

Wizard of Odd: Molto Bene Mustang!

December 9, 2019
It may not be your dad’s ’Stang from the 1960s—unless he’s from Italy—but this axe has a unique look and flavor that’s begging for surf rock.
Tuning Up: Be Your Own Freaking Decluttering Diva

Tuning Up: Be Your Own Freaking Decluttering Diva

December 8, 2019
You don’t have to follow some social-media megalomaniac to clean up your rig. Here are some ideas, sans the photoshopped B.S.
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.