Guitar Notes from Brian Baggett - Page 5

We Visit Paul Reed Smith Part 1

We Visit Paul Reed Smith, Part 1

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Handling precious prototypes and selecting woods

Guitar Notes with Brian Baggett

Guitar Notes From Brian Baggett

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In this premiere edition our resident guitar guru lays out his vision for a biweekly helping of guitar lore and offers a little personal history.

Martin Custom Sinker Mahogany Dreadnought

Martin Custom Sinker Mahogany Dreadnought: Crafted with Rare Wood Retrieved from the Depths

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The huge projection and reverberant bass notes that pour out of the Martin Custom Sinker Mahogany Dreadnought are largely the result of the extraordinary wood used for the back and sides. But before we get to the guitar itself, the story behind that mahogany is a fascinating one worth telling.

Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster

Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster

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Imagine veteran session guitarist Michael Landau has just handed you his well-worn and thoroughly broken-in Strat to take for a spin. That’s what you’ll experience once you take hold and start playing the Fender Custom Shop Michael Landau Signature 1968 Relic Stratocaster.

PRS DGT David Grissom Electric Guitar

PRS DGT David Grissom Signature: Lavishly Made and Built for Multifaceted Tone Production

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Respected session and touring guitarist David Grissom and Paul Reed Smith Guitars have enjoyed a decades-long relationship, the DGT being a beautiful outcome of that partnership. Over the years Grissom’s perspectives as a seasoned pro have served as an important influence on the development of PRS instruments.

Guitar Notes: Inside Musician’s Friend Private Reserve—Part 1

Guitar Notes: Inside Musician’s Friend Private Reserve—Part 1

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A behind-the-scenes look at our repository of exceptional instruments

Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series

Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series: The Rick That Led the British Invasion Replicated

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We go in-depth with the Rickenbacker 325C64 Miami C Series Electric Guitar.

Gibson Custom L-4 CES Mahogany: An Old-School Jazz Box with Enormous Warmth

Gibson Custom L-4 CES Mahogany: An Old-School Jazz Box with Enormous Warmth

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This week’s featured archtop is built for the guitarist who seeks an instrument that generates extraordinary warmth and couples that with inviting playability. Gibson Custom Shop luthiers have substituted mahogany back and sides for the usual maple on the L-4 CES, producing a bottom end that’s exceptionally round and resonant. The 175 body shape makes it a pleasure to play.

Gibson Custom CS Les Paul Long Scale Electric Guitar

Gibson Custom CS Les Paul Long Scale Electric Guitar with SlimTaper Neck

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What a difference an inch makes! The 25-½”-scale neck on this Custom Shop Les Paul Long Scale lends this venerable design a whole new bag of tricks. For Les Paul lovers who may reluctantly put their LPs aside in favor of a longer scale guitar when it’s time for drop tunings or slide work, no such tradeoff is necessary with this versatile guitar.

A Tone Chameleon with Breathtaking Visuals

Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 Koa Top: A Tone Chameleon with Breathtaking Visuals

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For working guitarists seeking a single instrument that can do it all, the Music Man John Petrucci BFR 6 Koa Top deserves serious consideration. Built in collaboration with the Dream Theater guitarist, a pair of DiMarzio pickups—a Liquifire in the neck, a Crunch Lab in the bridge—combined with a piezo nested in floating trem bridge generate just about any tone you can imagine.

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