January 1992 (Issue No. 10)
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.
- John Fahey
Mary Watches Everything
- Luka Bloom
- Bill Monroe
- Traditional, arranged by Glenn Weiser
In This Issue
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.
Reviews of albums by Duck Baker, Robert Fripp, and Doc Watson.
Stopping open strings and playing cross-string ornaments. By Sharon Isbin.
Luka Bloom's acoustic hardcore. By Beth C. Fishkind.
Fiddle contest accompaniment, Texas style. By Jim Wood.
A player's guide to acoustic-electric guitars. By Michael Wright.
Chord embellishment. By Glenn Weiser.
Tielke Guitar. By Michael Freyhan.