Author: Paul Wolfle

As a vintage and contemporary music enthusiast, guitars dominate Paul’s life. He plays slide in open tunings on a National Steel Tricone resonator and electric blues, in standard tuning, on an assortment of other instruments including his white Fender Stratocaster.
Paul Pigat
Artist Spotlights

Interview With Paul Pigat

Whether it’s the blistering hot-rod rockabilly riffs, the stomping roadhouse swing of his musical alter ego, Cousin Harley, or acoustic artistry from the traditional, “Boxcar Campfire” collection, Paul Pigat’s persuasive sounds resonate through a wide range of musical genres.

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Eastern Airline Folkstar Resonator Guitar
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The Eastwood Airline Folkstar: An Electric Resonator That’s Fun to Play

When thinking of single cone resonator guitars, the Eastwood Airline Folkstar may not be a familiar name. Since 2001, Eastwood Guitars of Ontario, Canada has reproduced a number of discontinued retro classics from the 50s, 60s and 70s, unavailable for many years. Among them is the Folkstar.

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James Trussart Steelcaster
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James Trussart Steelcaster

James Trussart has taken Fender’s iconic Telecaster guitar and retooled its design into a powerful hollow body made of steel, called the Deluxe Steelcaster.

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Ran Invader - Pat Obrien
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Pat O’Brien’s Signature Invader: Inside the Thunderous Sound of Cannibal Corpse.

Not for the faint of heart, the Ran Invader, a favorite of Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O’Brien, is a stunning powerhouse of electric sound and fury. Visually, the guitar’s slick finish and sleek lines are reminiscent of a top notch PRS, while its Dunlop 6130 frets, sizzling EMG 81 pickup and simple controls – a single master volume knob – provide a potent blend of speed and darkness, essential elements of Cannibal Corpse’s unmatched death metal sound.

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Amplitube iRig Fender
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The AmpliTube Fender App: A Mobile Guitar Rig Offering Modern and Vintage Sounds On the Go

At this moment classic guitar tone, including Fender’s legendary reverb, is as close as a phone app away. The AmpliTube Fender app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad is a collaborative effort between IK Multimedia, makers of the successful AmpliTube for desktop PCs and the instrument making giant, Fender. AmpliTube Fender app mobile software, released in February 2011, can be a convincing guitar rig that delivers access to five different amp models. And that’s not all.

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Dean Markley Pro Mag Grand Acoustic Guitar Pickup
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Dean Markley Acoustic Soundhole Pickup: The ProMag Grand

Finding the right acoustic guitar amplification for instruments without on board electronics is easier said than done. The Dean Markley ProMag Grand, a humbucking magnetic soundhole pickup, can provide a quick and uncomplicated option.

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RD-40N Resonator Guitar
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The Regal RD-40N Dobro Guitar:Warm Tone with a Practical Price Tag

When it comes to traditional wood body resonators currently priced under $1,000, the Regal RD-40N Dobro guitar is one of the better-quality, affordable models offering warm twang. Distributed by Saga Musical Instruments and imported from Asia, the RD-40N provides satisfying consistency and melodic depth generally associated with more expensive reproductions.

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Gibson VS Fender Blues Guitar
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The True Blues Guitar: Fender or Gibson?

Read Time 2 MinutesCelebrated guitar greats who have been closely tied to the blues are famous for using Fender and Gibson instruments. Jimi Hendrix, whose recorded anthology includes the posthumous 1994 album, Jimi Hendrix: Blues, on the MCA Records label, and Muddy Waters, known as the Father of Chicago Blues, equally popularized Fender instruments. Jimmy […]

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National Vintage Steel Tricone Guitar
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National Vintage Steel Tricone Guitar

There are a number of metal body resonator guitars on the market though none as legendary as the National Vintage Steel Tricone. Manufactured by the National Reso-Phonic company since 1928, the Steel Tricone has come to represent the unadulterated acoustic blues tradition.

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