Vintage Guitar - July 2016 - Open - 8
July 2016 VOl. 30 NO. 09
News and Notes
Gretsch Museum Displays Bachman
Guitars; Heritage Guitar Sold; In
Great American Journeyman
Stormin' Out of Austin
... And the Holy Trinity of Euro-Metal
Pal of Chet, Friend of Les
Johnny, James, Et Al
These Go to XI
75, Still Rockin'
In the rush to amplifiy stringed instruments in the 1930s, manufacturers dabbled in virtually every
arena; when it came to the banjo,
Gibson beat Vega by one year, but
this Boston-made fiddle has a list
of virtues all its own.
| By George Gruhn and Staff
Vintage Guitar Price Guide
the VG "Rock out with Randy
Win a D'Angelico guitar and Supro amp
the team Josie American Cancer
society Relay for Life Raffle
Win a John Page Ashburn HH and a Swart
MOD-84 prize package worth $3,379!
Vintage Guitar Classified Ads
the (Way) Back Beat
In Search of Bigfret: PreDreadnought Jumbo Guitars
| By Peter S. Kohman
Elvin Bishop | By Wolf Marshall
Q&A With George Gruhn
Dan's Guitar Rx
Strike Three, You're... In!
| By Dan Erlewine
shop of hard Knocks
Etchings in Metal | By Will Kelly
112 the VG hit List
Black Sabbath, Pete Anderson,
Tedeschi-Trucks Band, Clinch
Mountain Boys, Johnny Winter, Bill
Frisell, I Saw the Light, more!
113 Check this Action
Country? Americana? What's the
Difference? | By Dan Forte
128 VG Approved Gear
Fender BassBreaker, Godlyke Black
Cat Vibe, TWA Triskelion, LoL
Soledad, Mojotone '58 Quiet Coil,
Singular Sound Beat Buddy, Xaviere
129 Gearin' Up!
The latest cool new stuff!
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Brief Flight From
South of Bakersfield
Rolling out of the Mosrite "factory" in 1965, Joe Hall went to work
building guitars and basses using
his own highly original designs.
Today, the Hallmark name and tradition are carried on by Bob Shade,
whose instruments are inspired by
his collection of vintage pieces.
| By Willie G. Moseley
builder, along with scores of those
working in garages and tiny shops,
have been tweaking and evolving
the concept, particularly the combo,
which puts forth their their most
complete form. We a look at 46 of the
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Cool and Clear
In a true paradox, one of the most
eye-catching instruments to hit
the market during the fabled '60s
guitar boom was actually colorless. And it was built by a company
known more for its amplifiers!
| By Willie G. Moseley
the VeGa Model 120
When the electric guitar hit the
ground running in the mid '30s,
Vega emerged as a leader in amplification, and this is typical of the
company's early efforts.
| By Dave Hunter
A Celebration of the
In the 80 years since the first guitar
amps hit the market, every major
Ill-conceived by Leo Fender and his
design crew, it's not surprising the
Jazzmaster has gotten little press
compared to the volumes written
about the Stratocaster. Still, there are
plenty of reasons it was Fender's topof-the-line guitar in 1958.
| By Michael Wright
One of the most prolific blues artists
working today, his career spans three
decades and shows no signs of slowing. Here, he talks about it all and
chats about the vintage Strats that
have accompanied him through the
years. | By Bob Dragich
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Neal Schon | Thom Douvan | Dave Stryker
Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931 | '86 Dumble Overdrive Special
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