June 2001 (Issue No. 102)
Interview the Man in Black: Johnny Cash. A farewell to John Fahey. Truss rod adjustments. Lessons on chord fills and new approaches to folk melodies. Johnny Cash's signature Martin.
I'm Leavin' Now
- Johnny Cash
- P.J. Olsson
Rovin' on a Winter's Night
- Traditional, arranged by Scott Nygaard
Frankie and Johnny
- Traditional, arranged by Billy Novick and Guy Van Duser
In This Issue
Johnny Cash, the man in black, is back at the top of his game. By Kenny Berkowitz.
How beginners and pros alike find community on the Web. By Paul Kotapish.
The latest guitars, pickups, amps, and accessories. By Teja Gerken
John Fahey, 1939-2001; profiles of singer-songwriter Mark Erelli and German fingerstyle guitarist Claus Boesser-Ferrari.
Albums by classical guitarists Ivan Rijos and Christopher Parkening, Charles Sawtelle, Cosy Sheridan, and more.
Letter from La Paz, Bolivia. By Brian Kluepfel.
P.J. Olsson marries songwriter sensibilities with edgy, modern sounds. By Andrew DuBrock.
Profile of American Archtop Guitars and luthier Dale Unger. By Teja Gerken.
The secrets of adjustable truss rods. By Rick Turner.
How to increase a pickup's volume; rhythm guitar instruction books; string gauges and callus development; fret gauges.
New possibilities for folk melodies with alternate tunings. By Scott Nygaard.
OFF THE RECORD
"Frankie and Johnny." Traditional, arranged by Billy Novick and Guy Van Duser.
Martin's Johnny Cash signature guitar, the D-42JC No. 1. By Teja Gerken.