AUGUS THIGHLIGH T S
Sponsored by PRS Guitars
BUILDER PROFILE: PARSONS GUITARS
Cow skulls, copper tops, vacuum cleaner parts… Randy Parsons is
blazing his own trail as a luthier, and his guitars are ending up in the
hands of players like Jimmy Page and Jack Black.
P hoto by Alan Blaustein
F ind out why the names Vinny Martell, Zal
Y anovsky, Gene Cornish, Michael Monarch,
R andy California, Dick Wagner, Erik Braunn,
J erry Miller, Eddie Phillips, and Roy Wood
d eserve a spot in your ’60s rock pantheon.
Photo by John Peets
THE BLACK KEYS
Blues-infused songsmith Dan Auerbach talks about old
Japanese fuzz boxes, watching bluegrass videos, the
Black Keys’ new album, and more.
Photo by Chris Kies
Nashville, anyone? We take you to
Guitar Town for the musical instrument
i ndustry’s summer convention.
NEW YORK AMP SHOW
We take you to the East coast, where 40+
amp builders took over a hotel so the faithful
could come and play.
Dynamic 2040 HG DynaLead Head
and Cab • Harden Engineering Switchblade
• Vox AGA70 Acoustic Amp • Port City
Sahana Head and Cab • Mesa/Boogie TransAtlantic TA-15 • Reverend Pete
Anderson Signature • Kala U-Bass • Aracom Amp Attenuator • Dunlop Jerry
Cantrell Wah • Amptweaker TightDrive and Bass TightDrive