December 2020

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Guild X-175 Manhattan Special: The Premier Guitar Review

October 22, 2020
An extroverted hollowbody that deftly spans styles—and the ages.
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Gretsch Debuts the G6136T Rich Robinson Signature Magpie with Bigsby

October 20, 2020
This signature Falcon-style guitar features a 3-ply maple body with solid spruce top and 1959-style trestle bracing with a spruce block under the bridge.
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Gretsch Introduces the G6636TSL Players Edition Silver Falcon

August 12, 2020
An innovative new version of the venerable Falcon with a slightly smaller 16” double-cutaway body and a chambered spruce center block.
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Rig Rundown: Thom Bresh

January 22, 2020
The consummate thumbpicker demos his two-sided flattop and keeps his father Merle Travis’ memory alive with a collection of instruments made in tribute.
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Fender Vintera

First Look: Fender Vintera ’50s, ’60s & ’70s Telecasters

October 14, 2019
Explore the subtle to significant differences among the company’s three new vintage-spec, mid-priced solidbodies.
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Fender Acquires Bigsby

January 8, 2019
Wildly popular with guitarists as an aftermarket product, the vibratos are featured on a wide range of instruments as original equipment offered by dozens of guitar manufacturers around the world.
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Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: Modified Epiphone Joe Pass Emperor II

May 23, 2018
Three P-90s and a Bigsby remake a jazz box into a rockabilly raver.
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SNAMM '17 - Prestige Guitars DC Coupe Ace MG Demo

August 8, 2017
The Canadian brand unveils a new line a electrics that are loaded with TV Jones and equipped with Bigsby B50 vibratos.
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Gretsch Releases the Streamliner Series

January 26, 2016
Gretsch has released the new Streamliner Collection, offering a brave new sound at an affordable price.
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Gretsch Unveils Players Edition Series

January 21, 2016
The new Gretsch Players Edition is designed to provide ultimate stability, maximum comfort, and powerful sound.
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Axes & Artifacts: 1957 Gretsch 6120 & 1961 Fender Bassman

December 14, 2015
In this episode we spotlight an iconic cowboy guitar that has DeArmond single-coils and we hear it through an early ’60s blonde head piggybacked on an unusual 1x15 cab.
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NAMM '14 - Gretsch G5034TFT Rancher Demo, 10th Anniversary Custom Shop Models, Roots Collection

February 21, 2014
Joe Carducci and master builder Stephen Stern expound on the company's new dressed-up anniversary Penguin and Falcon models, additions to the Roots Collection, and an acoustic with a Bigsby.
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Titans of Tremolo

October 4, 2013
A tribute to the visionaries of vibrato—from the brilliant minds that concocted its mechanics to the players who hooked us on its intoxicating effects.
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Review Demo - TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody Guitar

November 6, 2012
http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazine/Issue/2012/Nov/TV_Jones_Spectra_Sonic_C_Melody_Electric_Guitar_Review.aspx

Click the link above to read the review on the TV Jones Spectra Sonic C Melody Baritone Electric Guitar.
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Forgotten Heroes: Paul Bigsby

Forgotten Heroes: Paul Bigsby

November 17, 2011
Although Paul Bigsby isn''t known as much for his luthiery as his vibrato, his early instruments had a profound impact on iconic designs by Leo Fender and Gibson—and thus on the evolution of the electric guitar in general.
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