With its offset elliptical soundhole, Port Orford cedar tonewood and five inch “tail block,” the McPherson acoustic 5.0 XP is a sight to behold offering ultimate comfort ability and exquisite harmonic balance.Read More
Considering that this guitar was designed by Michael Kasha – who also founded the Institute of Molecular Biophysics at Florida State University – it’s no wonder that the bridge of this vintage Gibson wears a permanent “My dad can beat up your dad” smirk.Read More
Thomas Wayne Felty and Don Bremmer of Northeast Grand Rapids, Michigan, have built this beautiful acoustic guitar as a tribute to the 9/11 victims, specifically those of Flight 93, whose passengers fought to regain control of the craft once the hijacking was underway.Read More
As if there hasn’t been enough to get excited about lately when it comes to Steve Vai, here is something else.
Ibanez will be shipping his custom “Euphoria” acoustic guitar this month.
Jack Sanders’ focus, passion and meticulous attention to detail permeate everything he does. In addition to solo and duo CDs, he performs nationally and internationally in symphonic, chamber and solo contexts. As an educator, Jack is a member of the faculty at Pomona College, has taught at California Institute of The Arts and has developed ground breaking techniques to resolve and prevent practice related injuries.
For the purpose of this interview, I chose to focus on his remarkable work as a luthier.
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.Read More
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.Read More
Read Time 1 MinutesI’ve confessed my interest in beat up guitars in previous articles, I’m sure and this one sets the bar for beat up. Willie Nelson‘s Martin N-20, which has been named Trigger after Roy Roger‘s horse. What makes this guitar so special? Take a look at it. What doesn’t make it special? Each […]Read More