Michael Greenfield’s Phoenix steel-string features a cedar top, quilted-mahogany back and sides, and an elaborate fretboard and headstock
inlay by Larry Robinson.
Guitarists Aaron and Bryce Dessner talk about how quirky
direction from vocalist Matt Berninger, classical-guitar icon
Benjamin Verdery, and vintage Jaguars and Sheratons figure
into their deceptively simple tapestries of sound.
The Montreal-based boutique builder talks about his move
from repairing museum-quality Martins and Gibsons to
building museum-quality flattops and an incredible harp
guitar for fingerstyle phenom Andy McKee.
Bass god Billy Sheehan talks about recording Mr. Big’s new
album, What If ..., his multi-amp rig, and why it’s important
to master your instrument inside and out. Plus! Paul Gilbert
chimes in on the new LP’s tones and harmonies.
110 Golden Gear ticket
Go with us as we take you inside Winter NAMM 2011—the
year’s biggest musical products show in the US.
135 iron and Wine
Iron and Wine’s Sam Beam talks about his evolution from skate
punk to neo-folk hero, how songs should dictate tone (not the
other way around), and how a good melody always transcends
142 Fano Guitars JM6
147 Fretted Americana evil robot
153 Martin GPCPA1 Grand Performance
159 Gig-Fx Peter Frampton MegaWah
163 MtD Kingston Saratoga Bass
169 Schroeder Audio DB7
175 Knaggs Guitars Choptank and Kenai
181 Stone Deaf PDF- 1 Parametric
Jet Caldera Solidbody
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