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Published on September 5th, 2014

One day in late 1995, I was driving to a town at the very top of New York state, just »

Published on July 30th, 2014

J.D. Simo used to hold the highly coveted guitar spot in the Don Kelley Band in Nashville (top video), which »

Published on June 17th, 2014

It’s the fanciest and the most coveted of these instruments. And only about 15 are known to exist. »

Published on April 22nd, 2014

A century before George Van Eps, Steve Vai, and Maestro Alex Gregory, French virtuoso guitarist and composer Napoléon Coste was »

Published on April 21st, 2014

Last issue, I focused on the most desirable and collectible U.S. brands of amps. As promised, this issue I’ll look »

Published on April 1st, 2014

In the January 2003 issue of Guitar World — yes, I know that’s random — there’s a story called “Do »

Published on March 20th, 2014

It seems like only yesterday that The Fabulous Thunderbirds, an upstart rocking blues band from Austin, Texas, released their »

Published on March 19th, 2014

Clarence White was a genuine double threat. His brilliant, Doc Watson-inspired acoustic flatpicking, which incorporated lightning-fast fiddle lines played on »

Published on February 14th, 2014

Alexander “Howard” Dumble has no contact information online, requires thousands of dollars on deposit, and demands you sign a series »

Published on February 11th, 2014

Guitarists collect amps for the same reasons they collect guitars. Most want to recreate the iconic sounds that their favorite »