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READER MAIL
Thank you for [Wolf Marshall's "Fretprints"
column] on my all-time favorite guitarist, Buck
Dharma (November). I've been following Buck
and Blue Öyster Cult since the early '80s and
I have always been shocked at the lack of recognition he receives. There's something about
his melodic playing that hits a note with me;
his solos are somewhat like David Gilmour or
Mark Knopfler in that I can sing every note,
like they're a song in themselves, which is what
a great guitar solo should be.
I'm always thankful BOC is "on tour forever" and I try to catch them whenever they
play Seattle. Thanks to Wolf for a fantastic,
in-depth primer. He shared some things even
I didn't know!
Larry Anderson
Mount Vernon, Washington

VG: SPRITELY AT 30
Thirty years ago - in April of '86 - my wife,
Marcia, and I opened our shop, and there was
this very helpful little newspaper called Vintage
Guitar magazine, which also appeared to be
just getting started. We've been "married" to
each other ever since, along with dealers we
met all over the country and abroad. Many of
us are still the best of friends - a unique breed
of people who stick together, proud to be a part
of this amazing ride with the people who are the
glue that brought (and keep) us together - VG.
Congratulations on 30 years!
Gordy Lupo
Ferndale, Michigan

STRUMMER TWO-FER
I look forward to every issue of VG, and
really appreciate the variety of musicians and
instruments featured in each. You are the Swiss
Army knife of guitar magazines!
In the November issue, Michael Wright used
his "Different Strummer" space to feature the
Ibanez Roadstar. It was a great article and I
enjoyed reading and remembering having one.
They were very underrated.
Matt Nations
Greer, South Carolina
I, too, was tantalized by the KeyKord showing
up in Tom Wheeler's American Guitars, but
my introduction took place when I received
the book as a birthday gift in 1983. My copy
had been published in '82, and when I saw the
reference to '92 in the October issue [of VG], I
smelled an (admittedly minor) error.

The article was well-written and informative, and will forever remain
stuck between pages 240 and
241 of my copy of American
Guitars. Thanks for putting
out a great and enjoyable
magazine.
Timon van Heerdt
Baarn, the
Netherlands

BY THE
BOOK(ER)
I am a longt i me re ader
and especially
enjoyed Michael Dregni's
"Hard Traveled:
Booker White's
1933 National
Duolian" (September '16).
I n re ga rd to
where Bukka White
got the National Duolian he used in the '60s
and '70s, John Fahey,
who often spoke fondly
of Bukka, once told me
it had been his and that he
gave it to Bukka right after tracking
him down and convincing him to record
for Takoma.
I did see Bukka play it one time and he did
re-tune it after the second song, saying it was too
high. It was so impressive because he perfectly
took it down a half-step and began to play
without checking his pitch, which was spot-on.
Terry Robb
Portland, Oregon

STUNG... AGAIN
As evidence that some readers do indeed read
VG cover to cover and toil over the minutiae,
I was struck by Chip Wilson's October review
of the Michael Kelly 55 Ebony, where he cites
use of an altered chord coupled with effects
conjuring Stewart Copeland. We all know he
meant poor Andy Summers, who always takes
a back seat to Mr. Copeland, and moreover, Mr.
Sumner - but not to those who understand
his monumental contributions to the sound
of the Police.
Joe Capozio
Secaucus, New Jersey

SEND LETTERS TO

(Ed. Note: You're right, Joe, and your note
spawned several "Dang! I shoulda caught that!"
reactions among VG staffers who edit/proof. On
behalf of all, our apologies to Mr. Summers!)

DELAYED DIY
After reading back
through Will Kelly's
"Shop of Hard Knocks"
column in the October
and November '13 issues, I decided to build
my own guitar. Looking through my parts
box, I found a loaded Strat pickguard and a Tele
bridge with pickup. So, with a couple of pine
blanks and few very basic hand tools, I came
up with my Flatocaster. It's not prefect, but I'm
proud of it just the same.
Jerry Green
Spring, Texas

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December 2016

Illustration: Sean Thorenson.

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