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Reader Guitar of the Month

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1960s Gibson Les Paul Junior homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: 1960s Gibson Melody Maker

March 2, 2021
This Canadian player took over a luthier friend’s restoration project and turned it into a reliable gigging machine.
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Reader Guitar of the Month Beecaster Photo homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: The Beecaster

February 9, 2021
A gigging guitarist in Boston needed a lighter guitar with humbucking support, so he called on a local luthier to build it.
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Reader Guitar of the Month-O’Dell Bene Mesa Archtop Deluxe homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: O’Dell Bene Mesa Archtop Deluxe

January 27, 2021
A retired meteorologist collected beautiful tonewoods for years and recently turned them into a rare dream machine.
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Vintage National Guitar Photo homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: A National Treasure

January 7, 2021
A reader strikes gold when his mom finds a rare 1955 Town and Country for $40 at a garage sale.
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Reader Guitar of the Month Ibanez Artcore 420 homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Ibby

December 3, 2020
A player shares the mods he’s made to an Ibanez ART420 to get more flexibility when playing in his church band.
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Reader guitar of the month 1982 Gibson Victory homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: 1982 Gibson Victory MVX

October 5, 2020
How one guitarist modified his “master-of-none” HSH guitar into a sonically pleasing machine.
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More Paul homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: More Paul

August 15, 2020
A player with an affinity for Strat-style guitars reshaped a Les Paul-style Epiphone Basher into something more comfortable.
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Chinese Ohm Guitar homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: "Hot Wonderful" Circuit-Board 6-String

August 3, 2020
A guitarist finds a shipping shortcut through Amazon and tries out a no-frills, peel-and-stick body customization.
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Reader Guitar of the Month Epiphone Les Paul Woody homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: "Woody"

June 3, 2020
In a parking lot transaction, an Irish guitarist saves an Epiphone Les Paul from being turned into a lamp.
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June20 Reader Guitar of the Month - G&L - homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Two Sweet Rides

May 7, 2020
A Canadian guitarist has his dream G&L made to match his Harley.
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The Hack homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Triple-Neck “Hack”

March 20, 2020
A music store employee scored a vintage handbuilt oddball with an electric guitar, electric banjo, and an electric mandolin all-in-one for $100.
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Shecter PT homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Townshend Tribute

February 27, 2020
A reader gives a goldtop Schecter PT a new neck, hardware swaps, and two Duncan ’59 humbuckers wired for tonal variety.
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Ceres - homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Ceres

January 27, 2020
This T-style was carved out of leftover mahogany used to replace a historical statue atop the Vermont State House.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: Peavey Predator

December 26, 2019
In pursuit of maximalist tone, a guitarist bestows his favorite S-shaped guitar body with three versatile pickups, ’50s wiring, and two toggles to help him do it all.
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Jan20-Yamaha-Pacifica-homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Yamaha Pacifica

December 5, 2019
This model’s swimming-pool routing makes it a great candidate for modding.
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December RGOM - homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Scrap Steel

November 24, 2019
A sound designer decides to build an electric baritone lap steel out of discarded timber and leftover guitar parts.
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Dec19-RGOM-homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: The Wolf

October 29, 2019
How one guitarist transformed a hunk of plywood into a P-90 tone monster modeled after a classic Les Paul Junior.
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Koyukicaster-homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: Koyukicaster

September 6, 2019
An anime fan from Israel wanted the guitar played by his favorite character, so he enlisted a U.K. luthier to make it for him.
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Gleasoncaster Homepage

Reader Guitar of the Month: B-Bender Gleasoncaster

August 8, 2019
Limited funds and a desire to cop Clarence White’s mojo propelled this guitarist to build a B-bender guitar from scratch.
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Reader Guitar of the Month: The Headless Minimalist

July 11, 2019
A Steinberger fan builds guitars out of unlikely materials, including nylon fishing line wrapped around the neck for frets.
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