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87 Builder Profile: Collings Guitars
PG traces the company’s growth from working in a humble
two-bedroom apartment to being one of today’s most
respected boutique builders.
108 Rodrigo y Gabriela
The nylon-string shredders talk about going from a dead-end metal scene to racking up millions of views on You Tube
and making the rounds on the late-night talk show circuit.
117 Dweezil and PRS
Dweezil Zappa’s ongoing project to honor his father’s legacy
inspires a one-of-a-kind PRS.
126 Kaki King
Acoustic phenom Kaki King talks about switching to boutique
and vintage electric gear for her new trio album, Junior.
135 Builder Profile: Tom Anderson
Tom Anderson shares how he became a custom-guitar
pioneer and details the company’s new Short T guitar.
145 Filling Big Shoes
Brad Gillis, Ron Thal, Tommy Thayer, Stacey Blades, and Jon
Levin tell us what it’s like to have to shred someone else’s licks.
156 50 Feet High and Rising
We take a look at the profound destruction wreaked upon
Nashville’s musical artifacts during the May 2010 floods.
Onstage, Kaki King plays a 1972 Fender Telecaster Deluxe through a Fender
Bassman. She says it gives her “a little more oomph.”
170 Guild F-512 Jumbo
175 Z. Vex Inventobox
180 Matchless Avalon 35 1x12 Combo
184 Fender Acoustasonic Telecaster
188 Strymon Brigadier Delay,
Orbit Flanger, Blue Sky
Reverberator, and Ola Chorus
194 JBovier EMC Electric Mandolin
197 Orange SP410 Isobaric Bass
201 David Munn Small Jumbo
204 Electro-Harmonix Ring Thing
207 ZT Amplifiers Lunchbox Acoustic