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Sam Kiszka (Greta Van
Fleet) at Blackbird
Studios, Nashville.

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FIRST FRET
14 Reader Mail
18 Eric Johnson
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New Music and a Signature-Strat Twist
In Memoriam
Ask Zac
Vinny Roth
Guitar Stew
Adrian Belew
New Home With Gizmodrome
Dany Franchi
Bitten by the Blues in Italy
David Rawlings
Gothic Folk
Brian Fallon
Return of Gaslight Anthem
Greg Koch
A Son's Intuition
Michael Landau
Post-Punk Attitude

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SUCCESSFUL STARTER

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STRUNG-UP WHODUNIT

DEPARTMENTS
50 Vintage Guitar Price Guide
78 Spotlight on Guitars
98 Upcoming Events
112 Vintage Guitar Classified Ads
128 Showcase
136 Readers Gallery
COLUMNS
54 The (Way) Back Beat
A Euphonic Legacy: The Larson
Brothers, Finale and Postscript

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| By Peter S. Kohman

Fretprints
All the King's Men | By Wolf Marshall
Q&A With George Gruhn
Dan's Guitar Rx
A Bridge (Nearly) Too Far
| By Dan Erlewine

Shop of Hard Knocks
Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
| By Will Kelly

REVIEWS
104 The VG Hit List
Ry Cooder, Blackmore's Rainbow,
Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Marillion,
Kid Ramos, Ben Harper and Charlie
Musselwhite, Son Volt, Johnny Marr,
Nick Moss, more!
105 Check This Action
Gone Fishin' | By Dan Forte

118 VG Approved Gear
Dusky Mandorla Boost, TC Electronic
Flashback II, British Pedal Dallas
Rangemaster, Cling On Acoustic
Pickup, Marchione OM, Mooer Micro
Preamp/ Baby Bomb 30, Fender Eric
Johnson Thinline Strat, Kauer Super
Chief. PLUS, 8 acccessories worth
their weight!
123 Gearin' Up!
The latest cool new stuff!

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The Gibson Melody Maker
In terms of sales, Gibson solidbodies of the late '50s and early '60s
mostly lagged behind Leo Fender's
wares. One exception came in the
form of a budget-friendly model
aimed at an underserved beginner
market in the days before competition from Asian builders.
| By George Gruhn and Joe Spann
The Washburn Stage A-10V
In the '60s, it was easy to identify the
builder of odd-label Japanese-made
electrics - the answer was always
"Teisco!" Riddles persist today, but
practically any unidentified Japanese
maker becomes "Matsumoku."
That's certainly true of this guitar.
| By Michael Wright

WET/DRY BAG

The Guild Thunder 1 Reverb
As soon as guitarists began to use
reverb-equipped amps in the '60s,
many bemoaned how the effect
muted their sound. Then, Guild
helped lead the way in adding reverb
while keeping everything else that
was good about a tube amp.
| By Dave Hunter

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BRITS, 'BURSTS, AND
BLUES-ROCK

Blues Breakers Turns 50
History was made when, in 1966, a
producer positioned a mic near Eric
Clapton's Marshall, then watched bewilderedly as the young virtuoso moved
the amp. The resulting "Bluesbreaker
effect" underscored the contributions of
a guitar triumvirate that invented British
blues-rock. | By Wolf Marshall

LOUD LAUNCH

Greta Van Fleet's Jake
and Sam Kiszka
The band's story, like its attitude and
music, is classic rock; four kids (three
of them brothers) from small-town
Michigan drawing accolades from
generations of music fans cheering the
return of rock music that starts with a
Les Paul plugged into a Marshall.
| By Ward Meeker

HAWAII'N STEEL

Sol Hoopii's 1938
Rickenbacher Model B-6
As the most-famous musician from his
home territory, the "King of the Hawaiian Steel Guitar" could play any instrument he chose. For the longest stretch of
his life, he favored this one.
| By Peter Blecha

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