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JUNE 2018 VOL. 32 NO. 08
FIRST FRET
Reader Mail
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News and Notes
Dad's Day Call for Entries ; G&L Opens
Custom Shop; Yamaha Sponsors Six-String
Theory Competition; In Memoriam
Farewell to a Venture
Nokie Edwards 1935-2018
Ask Zac
Bill Nelson
Brit-Guitar Deluxe
NGM Visits Texas
Museum Honors Raitt
Chris Jack
The Routes: Psychedelic Faithful
Richard Williams
Kansas' Team Player
Britt Daniel
Spoonful of Sounds
Steve Morse
Return of the Dixie Dregs
Phil deGruy
Laughin' Matters

DEPARTMENTS
54 Vintage Guitar Price Guide
88 Acoustic Guitar Spotlight
98 WIN BIG! The Team Josie American

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Chris Jack

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Cancer Society Relay for Life Raffle

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Win a Carr Raleigh, Reverend Pete
Anderson PA-1, and other prizes worth
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Upcoming Events
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Showcase
Readers Gallery

COLUMNS
58 The (Way) Back Beat
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Cream Dream or Mud Machine?: The
Gibson EB-3 | By Peter S. Kohman
Fretprints
Melvin Sparks | By Wolf Marshall
Acousticville
Wear or Abuse?: It's a Fine Line
Dan's Guitar Rx
Joe's Woes: A Tricky Truss Replacement

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Shop of Hard Knocks
Six and the Single-Coil: Easy, Economical
Ways to Upgrade Tone | By Will Kelly

| By Dan Erlewine

REVIEWS
114 The VG Hit List
Judas Priest, Mike Landau, Insect Surfers,
Ben Rogers, Leon McAuliffe, Pete Drake,
Sting, Bob Dylan, Flat Duo Jets, Joe Perry,
John Oates, Jim Burns, more!
115 Check This Action
Who Says Instrumental Rock is Dead?

A '64 Gibson Firebird
V in Cherry Red
The Firebird was a response to
the flashier, lighter offerings from
Fender in the early '60s. Designed
by a car guy, it was also used to
launch several new Gibson features.
This one is finished in an uncommon hue. | By George Gruhn and

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A BETTER IDEA

The Travis Bean
TB100S Standard
Guitar history is littered with "better ideas," some of which caught
on before landing in the boneyard
to be occasionally reincarnated.
This aluminum-neck is one great
example. | By Michael Wright

BEATLE JUICE

The '66 Vox UL 730
Amp aficionados today lust for early
"copper-panel" Vox AC30 and AC15
models, but one JMI-made line is

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QUEST FOR VOLUME

Django Reinhardt's Selmer #503
In his early years, Django experimented
with a variety of guitars - steel-strings,
parlor-sized, large-bodies, and others.
But once he started playing guitars
built by Selmer-Maccaferri, he swore by
them for the rest of his life.
| By Michael Dregni

CELESTIAL GUIDE

Charlie Starr and Blackberry
Smoke Find A Light
Georgia's hottest genre-jumping rockers are back on task, touring behind 13
songs on a spankin'-good new album.
Always highly collaborative, Starr
and company invited a few musically
divergent friends to pitch in. We get to
the heart - and gear - of the matter.
| By Ward Meeker

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| By Dan Forte

128 VG Approved Gear
CopperSound Foxcatcher/Polaris, Guitar
Tech Craig Dino Sauce, Orange Rocker
15 Terror, TV Jones Starwood pickups,
Effectrode LA-1A Leveling Amp, Ugly Amps
Big Ugly 100, Eastwood Airline 59 3P, Slamo
Guitars Cabronita, Teye Jazz Cat, Wampler
Tumnus Deluxe/Paisley Drive Deluxe
129 Gearin' Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

far rarer and represents a bridge between old and new technology, as well
as early English JMI amps and their
American usurpers. Meet the UL series.
| By Dave Hunter

Joe Spann

| By Steven Stone

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RARE DRESS

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Green Pedals, valued at $159.99!
Go to www.vintageguitar.com/category/giveaway.
PHOTOS: COVER: Charlie Starr: Daniel DeSlover/Zuma Wire '61 Gibson EB-3 courtesy of P. Kohman. D. Reinhardt Selmer #503 courtesy of La Cité de la Musique. '64 Firebird: William Ritter, courtesy of G. Gruhn. Travis
Bean TB1000S: Michael Wright. Vox UL 730 courtesy of M. Cavellé. THIS PAGE: Chris Jack: Yoko Ono.

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