TABLE OF CONTENTS > FEATURES & REVIEWS
Al Di Meola (center) and World Sinfonia—(left to right) Faust Beccalossi,
Peter Kaszas, Peo Alfonso, Gumbi Ortiz, and Victor Miranda.
Al Di Meola
Fusion maestro Al Di Meola talks about discovering the sonic
delights of Dumble amps, shedding his shred mentality, and the
joys of recording his new album Pursuit of Radical Rhapsody.
Builder Profile: Studio California
Paul Wilczynski tells how his industrial design background and
love of vintage guitars led him to becoming Rickenbacker’s only
licensed electric restorer and builder of new Ricky acoustics.
101 Hot Tuna
Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen talk about about beer bellies
vs. rosewood guitar backs, active preamps vs. passive bass electronics, and Hot Tuna’s first studio album in 20 years.
113 Forgotten Heroes: Hank Garland
The first installment in our new series on players who’ve shaped
the history of guitar focuses on Nashville session ace Hank
Garland—a master of jazz, country, and rockabilly.
122 J Mascis
Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis picks up his favorite old Martin
and Gibson flattops and recruits a host of friends to put together
the lushly orchestrated new Several Shades of Why.
Soloway Single 15"
Electro-Harmonix . 44 Magnum
Guitar Power Amplifier
130 RS Guitarworks TeeVee Custom
135 Tony Bruno Custom Amps
141 TC Electronic Toneprints Flashback
Delay and Looper, Shaker Vibrato,
Vortext Flanger, and Corona Chorus
Taylor Guitars Doyle Deluxe
Source Audio Soundblox Bass
Ibanez AFS80T Artcorew
Mack Amps GEM 2G
Solid Gold FX Electroman