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Factory Tours

Jackson Guitars & Charvel Guitars Factory Tour
Jackson Guitars & Charvel Guitars Custom Shop Tour

John Bohlinger and the PG video crew head west to explore the two brands that helped spark hot-rodding instruments and tricking out "super strat" shredsters. Talented master builders Pasquale “Pat” Campolattano, "Metal" Joe Williams, and Dave Nichols (aka “Red Dave”) unlock the door to their twisted sanctuary and let the sawdust fly showing us their hands-on approach to building drag-racing guitars.

While Annie Clark was named the 26th greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone in 2023, she couldn’t care less about impressing an athletic stamp on either her sound or her image.


Photo by Alex Da Corte

On her eighth studio release, the electroacoustic art-rock guitarist and producer animates an extension of the strange and singular voice she’s been honing since her debut in 2007.

“Did you grow up Unitarian?” Annie Clark asks me. We’re sitting in a control room at Electric Lady Studios in New York’s West Village, and I’ve just explained my personal belief system to her, to see if Clark, aka St. Vincent, might relate and return the favor. After all, does she not possess a kind of sainthood worth inquiring about?

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Bad Cat Returns! Black Cat, Hot Cat, Lynx, & Cub Demos

John Bohlinger and the PG video crew visit the SoCal HQ of the revamped amp builder that has a growl for every guitarist.

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Wax-Potting Pickups at Seymour Duncan

Derek Duncan walks us through the process that helps pickups be less microphonic.

Why Paul Reed Smith Started Building Guitars

John Bohlinger discusses what sent the influential luthier down the path of designing and building instruments.