Nylon-string guitars that are traditional yet embrace the versatility of today’s players
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Remember record stores? For some of us they were the place we formed our musical passions and prejudices. We loved hanging out, digging through the bins to uncover that next undiscovered musical miracle. We checked out the tunes the highly opinionated staff spun at the front counter. We pawed over the used vinyl, looking for deals. And we loved every minute of it.
Learn what direct boxes boxes do and why you might need a DI box onstage or in the studio.
Filmed at NAMM 2014, this is the world's first peek at the Fender 60th Anniversary Commemorative Strat powered by 3 special-design '54 pickups.
Marshall Amp's Nick Bowcott unveils the limited-edition Tattoo Series with tricked-out grilles guaranteed to turn heads.
30-plus city Soulshine Tour will feature acoustic jams, yoga sessions. and a stellar supporting lineup
Homegrown Folk Revival
By Bradley Weinholtz
Nestled in the Rocky Mountains foothills and surrounded by forest lies the town of Fort Collins, Colorado. Rich with history and infused with a vibrant cultural scene, it’s home to Colorado State University and somewhat ironically was one of the towns that inspired the design of Disneyland’s Main Street, U.S.A. It’s also home to SHEL—the four Holbrook sisters—whose songs offer a bewitching brew of Celtic, folk, and rock elements. The precision of classical training coupled with unerring instincts for weaving together rootsy folk and more forceful rock threads into haunting songs positions this quartet for big things.
Chuck Yamek from Private Reserve Guitars demoes the huge, crystalline shimmer generated by Martin's D12-28 12-string guitar.
Yamaha's Jay Kenney runs down the newest MG mixers ranging from 6 to 20 inputs, some with USB/app-based control.
George Benson and Joe Bonamassa chat about the deep links between blues and jazz and the artists who forged them.