January 1992 (Issue No. 10)

AG 010 January/February 1992 Cover
 

A history of vintage flattops. Joe Fahey. Master class with classical guitarist Sharon Isbin. Lessons on chord embellishment and fiddle contest accompaniment. Guide to acoustic-electric guitars.

Featured Songs

Dorothy - John Fahey

Mary Watches Everything - Luka Bloom

Kentucky Waltz - Bill Monroe

Danny Boy - Traditional, arranged by Glenn Weiser

In This Issue

VINTAGE FLATTOPS
A musical history of great guitars and the players who made them famous. By Richard Johnston.

REINVENTING THE STEEL
The continuing saga of Blind Joe Death, aka John Fahey, founding father of the solo steel-string guitar. By Dale Miller.

PUTTING DOWN ROOTS
New genre-bending recordings from a floating ensemble of northern California folkies and bluegrassers. By J.D. Kleinke.

JUMP STREET
Reviews of albums by Duck Baker, Robert Fripp, and Doc Watson. 

MASTER CLASS
Stopping open strings and playing cross-string ornaments. By Sharon Isbin.

SONG CRAFT
Luka Bloom's acoustic hardcore. By Beth C. Fishkind.

WOOD CHOPS
Fiddle contest accompaniment, Texas style. By Jim Wood.

CONNECTIONS
A player's guide to acoustic-electric guitars. By Michael Wright.

FOR BEGINNERS
Chord embellishment. By Glenn Weiser.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Tielke Guitar. By Michael Freyhan.

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