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Industry insiders often foretell doom
for the Summer NAMM show, which
isn’t nearly as hectic and harried as
the Winter show in Anaheim, but PG
descended on Nashville en masse and
found a treasure trove of hot new gear.
VIEUX FARKA TOURÉ
Dubbed “the Hendrix of the Sahara,” Vieux Farka Touré talks about grow-
ing up in the shadow of a famous dad, his unique two-fingered strumming
approach, and having Dave Matthews and John Scofield join him on his
new album, The Secret—one of the freshest-sounding guitar albums of 2011.
Phil Collen and Vivian
Campbell talk about the
unusual necks on their
favorite axes, the brutal
process of writing new
Def Leppard material, and
Mirror Ball: Live & More—
the ’80s juggernaut’s first-ever live album.
The PG guide to demystifying boost,
overdrive, distortion, and fuzz.
British blues sensation Matt Schofield says he
was just following his muse when he took a
trio of chances with his new album, Anything
But Time, but in the process he’s set off a 21st-
century blues invasion of the highest order.
In just four years, Dan Becker and
Ryan Martin have gone from being disgruntled workaday drones giving their
musical inclinations short shrift to being
passionate luthiers of custom guitars and
basses that have gotten the attention
of notable players like Primus’ Larry
LaLonde and Umphrey’s McGee’s Jake
Cinninger and Ryan Stasik.
MONTREAL GUITAR SHOW e travel to the fifth-annual Montreal Guitar Show to bring you photos, specs, and video interviews on the lat- est designs from some of the world’s most highly esteemed and forward-thinking luthiers.
GRAIL DUO JETS
Gretsch authority Ed Ball takes us
back in time to explain the genesis
and evolution of one of the company’s
most revered and coveted guitars—
the Duo Jet.
81 PREMIER GUITAR AUGUST 2010
Kendrick Amplifiers V-Front 212
• Vigier Guitars G.V. Wood • Jack
Deville Electronics Mod Zero •
Ampeg Portaflex PF-350 head and PF-210HE cabinet • Breedlove
Guitars Focus SE Custom Walnut • Electro-Harmonix Stereo Talking
Machine • Richmond Guitars Empire Mahogany • Crimsontone SE Mini
Amp • ToneNation Heartland Standard • Peavey Void 4 PXD