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JULY 2018 VOL. 32 NO. 09
FIRST FRET
14 Reader Mail
18 News and Notes
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NMM "Adopt an Instrument"; Willcutt
Turns 50; In Memoriam
Jimmie Vaughan
Full Plate, New Strats
Ask Zac
Bob Barry
Jazz Lenser, Guitar Lover
Al Di Meola
Still Elegant
June Millington
Rock-Guitar Hero
Tommy Skeoch
Rock and Roll Forever
Jonathan Wilson
Rare Bird
Michael Bruce
Eighteen Again

DEPARTMENTS
48 Vintage Guitar Price Guide
80 Guide to New Amplifiers
102 Upcoming Events
116 Vintage Guitar Classified Ads
121 WIN BIG! The Team Josie American

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Win a Carr Raleigh, Reverend Pete Anderson
PA-1, and other prizes worth more than $4,400!

130 Showcase
136 Readers Gallery

COLUMNS
52 The (Way) Back Beat
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REVIEWS
108 The VG Hit List
Led Zeppelin, Jack White, Al Di Meola,
Eric Johnson, Tinsley Ellis, Barney
Kessel, John Prine, Joe Bonamassa, John
5, Toto, more!
109 Check This Action
Clapton's Story on Film | By Dan Forte
122 VG Approved Gear
PRS Silver Sky, Carvin Audio X1, Death
by Audio Deep Animation, Henriksen
The Blu, Jam Pedals LucyDreamer, EHX
Slammi Plus/Hot Wax, Guild Jetstar,
Jext Telez Canyon Climber/Jext Face,
Koll Guitar Co. Super Glide Almighty,
Universal Audio OX Amp Top Box
123 Gearin' Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

Chris Jack

John Oates
with his '64
Guild F-30.

Cancer Society Relay for Life Raffle

Cream Dream Machine: The Gibson EB3, Part 2: | By Peter S. Kohman
Fretprints
John Sykes | By Wolf Marshall
Q&A With George Gruhn
Dan's Guitar Rx
Bad Dreams: Repairing a Strat Vibrato
Arm | By Dan Erlewine
Shop of Hard Knocks
Post-Secondary DIY: Tackling a Double
Neck-Through Kit Build | By Will Kelly

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MAIL-ORDER RARA AVIS

The Weymann Model 848
For nearly a century, H.A. Weymann
and Son, Inc. made, imported, and
sold guitars along with other instruments. This rare example from 1928
offers sustain and reverb that make
it great for playing blues, and stands
out with its solid peghead, banjo tuners, and fancy dress.
| By George Gruhn and Joe Spann

the most successful pop-music duos in
history is a lifetime student of the guitar
with a passion for the music of Mississippi John Hurt. We relate the story of a
well-traveled instrument that landed in
proper hands. | By Oscar Jordan

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ITALIAN SMORGASBORD

The Goya Rangemaster 116 SB
American guitars made in the 1950s
and '60s constitute an almost-holy
canon, yet most players in the era
took their first steps on imported
instruments - often good and interesting in their own right, like this
one. | By Michael Wright

ROOTS RETURN

John Oates' Prized Guild F-30
The Hall & Oates catalog lends few
hints, but the co-founder of one of

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HIGH TIMES FOR LOW-END

History of the Fender Bassman
If they could have just one amplifier, many guitarists would choose the
legendary Bassman. For nearly 70 years,
it has been the go-to for those seeking
robust, dynamic tones. We take a look at
the many circuits and formats that have
worn the name. | By Dave Hunter

GATE'S SWING

The "Okie Dokie Stomp" Esquire
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown was a star
in Houston before he made it big with
the instrumental "Okie Dokie Stomp"
and other hits. Here, we offer a look at
the guitar given to Brown by Leo Fender
in 1951, and used to record the classic
track. | By Ward Meeker

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