McPherson Acoustic 5.0XP XP Cedar Guitar

McPherson Acoustic 5.0XP XP Cedar Guitar

Posted by - November 18, 2011

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.

Gibson Acoustic MK351

1976 Gibson MK-35 Guitar

Posted by - October 23, 2011

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.

9-11 Tribute Guitar

Guitar Built In Tribute To 9/11 Victims

Posted by - August 17, 2011

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.

Jack Sanders

10 Questions with Jack Sanders

Posted by - May 25, 2011

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.

RD-40N Resonator Guitar

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

Posted by - May 10, 2011

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.

Willie Nelson's Worn Trigger Guitar

Trigger – Willie Nelson’s worn Martin N-20

Posted by - February 14, 2011

I’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 and every little