Sponsored by PRS Guitars
Go with us as we take
you inside Winter NAMM
2011—the year’s biggest
musical products show
in the US.
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 unorthodox instrumentation.
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.
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 Gibson to building museum-quality flattops and an incredible harp guitar
for fingerstyle phenom Andy McKee.
81 PREMIER GUITAR AUGUST 2010 www.premierguitar.com
Fano JM6 • Fretted Americana
Evil Robot • Martin GPCPA1
Grand Performance • Gig-Fx
Peter Frampton MegaWah • MTD Kingston Saratoga Bass • Schroeder
Audio DB7 Head 8 • Knaggs Choptank and Kenai • Stone Deaf PDF- 1
Parametric Distortion Filter • JET Caldera • Tone God NerFuzz