June 2001 (Issue No. 102)

AG 102 June 2001 Cover
 

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.

Featured Songs

I'm Leavin' Now - Johnny Cash

Good Dream - 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

NO REGRETS
Johnny Cash, the man in black, is back at the top of his game. By Kenny Berkowitz.

GUITARISTS ONLINE
How beginners and pros alike find community on the Web. By Paul Kotapish.

21ST-CENTURY GEAR
The latest guitars, pickups, amps, and accessories. By Teja Gerken

JUMP STREET
John Fahey, 1939-2001; profiles of singer-songwriter Mark Erelli and German fingerstyle guitarist Claus Boesser-Ferrari. 

REVIEWS
Albums by classical guitarists Ivan Rijos and Christopher Parkening, Charles Sawtelle, Cosy Sheridan, and more.

AG LETTER
Letter from La Paz, Bolivia. By Brian Kluepfel.

SONG CRAFT
P.J. Olsson marries songwriter sensibilities with edgy, modern sounds. By Andrew DuBrock.

GEARBOX
Profile of American Archtop Guitars and luthier Dale Unger. By Teja Gerken.

SHOPTALK
The secrets of adjustable truss rods. By Rick Turner.

DEAR AG
How to increase a pickup's volume; rhythm guitar instruction books; string gauges and callus development; fret gauges. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
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. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Martin's Johnny Cash signature guitar, the D-42JC No. 1. By Teja Gerken.

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