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Author of The Unique Guitar Blog (uniqueguitar.blogspot.com)
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Who is Mel Bay?
Dodd's Music was in the white building I started taking guitar lessons when I was 13 years old; first at the YMCA in a group setting and then at Dodd’s Music Store, in Covington, Kentucky. One of the acts on WLW radio My teacher at Dodd's was an old guy nam...

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Kurt Cobain Guitar and Jerry Garcia Guitar to be Auctioned
1958 Hagstrom Deluxe 90 One of Kurt Cobain’s guitars is to be auctioned on eBay with the proceeds going to charity. The proceeds will benefit Transition Projects, a Portland, Oregon based organization that benefits homeless veterans and their families. This...

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The Rowe DeArmond PIckup and DeArmond Inventions
Young Harry DeArmond On September 30,1952—63 years ago—inventor and guitarist Harry DeArmond applied for a patent on a movable pickup that could be attached to acoustic guitars, especially archtops. The pickup, which became incredibly popular, did not requi...

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Electro-Harmonix Effects Pedals; A Brief History
Electro-Harmonix original logo For electric guitarists it is not enough to have your instrument sound like a guitar; We leave that to the jazz players, the classical players, and the folkies. Electric player want to make their instrument growl, wail, and an...

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1965 - A Look At The Guitar Market Fifty Years Ago
Fuji Gen Gakki Factory These days there are a myriad of guitars and amplifiers made in the Far East or in Pacific Rim countries that are not just wonderful beginner instruments, but great professional guitars and basses as well. Of course the United States ...

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1965 - A Look At The Guitar Market Fifty Years Ago
Fuji Gen Gakki Factory These days there are a myriad of guitars and amplifiers made in the Far East or in Pacific Rim countries that are not just wonderful beginner instruments, but great professional guitars and basses as well. Of course the United States ...

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Relish Guitars
Aristides model 070 There are some very interesting and innovative guitars coming out of Northern Europe. Last year I wrote about Aristides Guitars that are built in the Netherlands. Versoul Raya 6 I also did an article on Versoul guitars that are manufactu...

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The Gibson ES-335
Mark Knopfler's '58 ES-335 The 1950’s were essential years in perfecting the design of the electric guitar. For Gibson Guitars, under the leadership of Ted McCarty, 1958 was a magical year. He and his team had come up with a series of futuristic solid body ...

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New Guitars from C.F. Martin
C.F. Martin Guitars made a hit at this years winter NAMM show with their D-200 Limited Edition guitar that has a suggested retail price of $149,999. Martin D-200  The 2017 Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention not only attracts mu...

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Guild Electric Guitars
Guild Electric Guitars One of my favorite guitar companies is Guild. But during the guitar boom of the 1960, when it came to electric guitars, most performers preferred Fender, Gibson, and even Gretsch. Of the electric guitars players that were known for th...
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