July 2001 (Issue No. 103)

AG 103 July 2001 Cover
 

Classical guitar

New directions in classical guitar design. Classical guitarist Denis Azabagic, Adam del Monte, and Fabio Zanon. Fingerstylist Pat Donohue. Lessons on simple barre chords and simplifying your blues arrangements. 1935 Gretsch Artist Model.

Featured Songs

Granada - Isaac Albeniz

Into the Garden - Pat Donohue

Rough Luck - Ray Bonneville

Less Is More Blues - Kenny Sultan

In This Issue

TO INFINITY AND BEYOND
New directions in classical guitar design. By Teja Gerken.

NEW VOICES
Denis Azabagic, Adam del Monte, and Fabio Zanon redefine classical guitar style. By Stephen Dick.

BLUES SKIES ABOVE
Twin Cities fingerpicker Pat Donohue finds his groove onstage and on the air. By Gary Joyner.

JUMP STREET
Country blues revivalist and singer-songwriter Peter Keane; Grammy-winning classical guitarist Sharon Isbin's collaboration with composers Christopher Rouse and Tan Dun; San Francisco Bay Area band Box Set. 

REVIEWS
Albums by Ani DiFranco, Beausoleil, Dolly Parton, and more.

SONG CRAFT
The good-time grooves of bluesy songwriter Ray Bonneville. By Simone Solondz.

STAGE AND STUDIO
A behind-the-scenes look into the recording of Neil Young's classic 1972 album, HarvestBy David Simons.

GEARBOX
The Tascam Portastudio 788 digital multitrack recording system; Alvarez-Yairi DY500 Presentation dreadnought. 

NEW GEAR
Boss RC-20 Loop Station; FireWire Strings. 

SHOPTALK
How to make your own rosette. By Kenny Hill.

DEAR AG
The pros and cons of forward bracing in the history of guitar making; practicing the guitar daily; regluing a guitar's endpin;
alleviating shoulder pain caused by playing guitar. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
Basic barre chords; simplifying your blues guitar arrangements. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1935 Gretsch Artist Model archtop guitar. By Richard Johnston.

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