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Why I Built This

Breedlove’s Quest: Dynamic Designs with Earth-Friendly Wood Sourcing | Why I Built This

The mind behind many of the acoustic maker’s designs, Angela Christensen, shares her journey and makes a case for sustainability.

With a team of experts on hand, we look at six workhorse vintage amps you can still find for around $1,000 or less.

If you survey the gear that shows up on stages and studios for long enough, you’ll spot some patterns in the kinds of guitar amplification players are using. There’s the rotating cast of backline badasses that do the bulk of the work cranking it out every day and night—we’re all looking at you, ’65 Deluxe Reverb reissue.

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“Taking the Telecaster Away from Muddy Waters Would Be a Crime”
“Taking the Telecaster Away from Muddy Waters Would Be a Crime” | Why I Built This

But Glenn Nichols still wouldn’t turn down a time machine to get one of his stunning Retrograde Guitars into the late bluesman’s hands.

Fjord Fuzz Aims to Usher in a Psych Revolution—In More Ways Than One | Why I Built This

Norwegian pedal builder Daniel Thornhill talks fuzz, Uni-Vibes, builder-player friendships, and future scientific ambitions.

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