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Thursday May 24, 2018. 03:00 PM
The German offset guru shows off two jaw-droppers—a colorful pièce de résistance art piece, and one with a behind-the-bridge pickup and experimental percussion chambers.
A rare bird in mapleglo that’s double the 6-string fun!
Wednesday May 23, 2018. 10:30 PM
From playing classic soul to breaking ground with Miles Davis to crafting pop hits for Stephanie Mills and Madonna, the guitarist-producer led a dazzling and varied career.
Finnish luthier Saku Vuori shows off classic-styled electrics featuring handmade components, reclaimed vintage hardware, and even a built-in fuzz circuit.
For nearly 30 years, these alt-rock pioneers have created gristly tones full of attitude and angst. Find out how guitarist Kelley Deal and bassist Josephine Wiggs craft their signature tones.
The upgrades include a quieter switch, treble-cut pot, and a simplified Q control.
Amsterdam builder Jort Heijen ups the Berlin show’s metal ante with the 8-string Juggernaut, which features stunning inlay work and a cool ported design.
The footswitch allows users to toggle effects on and off, scroll through lists, and define tap tempos.
Kari Nieminen comes to Berlin from Finland with a gold-leaf-covered solidbody favored by Ron Wood and a jumbo 12-string used by Pete Townshend.
German boutique guitar icon Uli Teuffel shows off even more refined versions of two heralded models—the Naked Birdfish and Niwa Prodigy.
Three P-90s and a Bigsby remake a jazz box into a rockabilly raver.
Tuesday May 22, 2018. 10:15 PM
The Maryland, U.S.A., builder hops the Atlantic to show the high-end European gathering two Hobo models with unique, one-piece ribbed construction.
A great amp builder builds a boost that—surprise—feels like a seamless extension of your amplifier.
Tokyo-born acoustic craftsman Michihiro Matsuda came from Oakland to Berlin with a flattop bearing exquisitely ornate mosaic work.
D’Aquisto-trained Canadian luthier Linda Manzer demos a sumptuously curved archtop featuring a unique complement of soundports.
In a world awash with Tele and Strat remakes, it’s fun to stumble across quirky outliers.
Monday May 21, 2018. 09:12 PM
The Alice in Chains' frontman's namesake model features a contoured mahogany body with AAA flamed maple top and quilted maple inlays, set-in mahogany neck, tigerstripe Ebony fretboard, and Framus Custom fretboard inlays.
In his new column, Fryette Amplification's head honcho riffs about taking a holistic view of the instrument.
The circuit is based on the Benson Chimera amplifier and utilizes FETS in place of tubes.
Three knobs and an optical circuit brew up mellow analog compression that fills out tone rather than choking it.
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