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80 Tommy Emmanuel:
On the Power of Inspiration
The Certified Guitar Player talks about his gear and
90 Premier Clinic
This month’s Blues, Rock, Acoustic and Jazz lessons,
presented by Hal Leonard.
111 What You Really Need to Record
(in the Digital Age)
Our expert does the homework so you don’t have to.
118 Transcending Boundaries:
The Incomparable Les Paul and His Band.
Les wowed audiences every Monday night at the Iridium.
His band pays tribute.
124 Anatomy of a Classic: Gibson GA-CB
The story behind a rare epic sound machine.
127 Tales from the Six String Nation
Canada has a national guitar. We want one. Here’s how
they got theirs.
132 Amp Modeling Reality Check
Our expert A/Bs the models with the real thing.
138 Builder Profile: Alfonso Hermida
STEVE VAI: THE MAN
BEHIND THE ICON
Photo by: Gabrielle Geiselman102
143 Bogner Amplification 20th
Anniversary Shiva and Ecstasy
147 Tanglewood Guitar Company UK
150 B.C. Rich 40th
154 IK Multimedia Stealth Pedal
156 Rivera Silent Sister Isolation Cab
159 Jetter Gain Stage Green, GS3
Dual Overdrive, and Gear Vibe
164 Yamaha 40th Anniversary
Limited Edition SBG3000
167 Mesa/Boogie Electra-Dyne
170 Godin Redline 3
173 Mattrixx-N SanGreal Acoustic