December 2008 (Issue No. 192)
Robin Nolan Gypsy jazz lesson. Great guitar towns. Guitar construction basics. Music for "Ring of Fire" by Johnny Cash, "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne, and "Nuages" by Django Reinhardt. Reviews of the Alvarez-Yairi WY1TWR, Crafter TMC035/N, and AAD Cub AG-100. Thumb-fretting, bossa nova, and Orkney tuning lessons. 2005 Benedetto "Vinodetto" archtop.
Great Guitar Towns Nashville
Guitar Constructions Basics
Ring of Fire
- Johnny Cash
- Ray LaMontagne
E Tudo Etude
- Brian Moran
- Django Reinhardt
The Almost Whisky Waltz
- Steve Baughman
- Alex de Grassi
In This Issue
ROBIN NOLAN GYPSY JAZZ LESSON
Learn gypsy jazz with this master player. By Scott Nygaard.
GREAT GUITAR TOWNS
Acoustic Guitar examines eight US cities where the guitar is king. By David Hamburger.
GUITAR CONSTRUCTION BASICS
Explore the acoustic-guitar anatomy to discover how it works and which ax is right for you. By Teja Gerken.
Ring of Fire. Words and Music by Merle Kilgore and June Carter.
Trouble. Words and Music by Ray LaMontagne.
The Italian fingerstyle guitarist Franco Morone combines traditional styles with contemporary alternate tunings. By Doug Young.
Alvarez-Yairi WY1TWR. Fishman Aura-equipped thinline acoustic makes a daring style statement in a performance-ready package. By Charles Saufley.
Crafter TMCO35. Prewar style and up-to-date electronics come together in an OM packed with practical performing features. By Adam Perlmutter.
AAD Cub AG 100 amplifier. Bass amplifier specialist offers an uncommonly portable acoustic-guitar amp that packs a punch. By Doug Young.
Ryan Bingham. On Mescalito, the former rodeo rider evokes the mystery and heartbreak of his desert upbringing. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Computer Recording Basics. How to start recording on your computer. By Jon Chappell.
Thumb-Fretting Lesson. Learn to use your thumb to fret hard-to-grab chords and licks. By Andrew DuBrock.
Bossa Nova Lesson. Learn the basic elements of Brazilian bossa nova guitar playing. By Brian Moran.
Matthew Mustapick Guitars. The California-based luthier specializes in a wide range of custom options. By Doug Young.
GUITAR PRO: GIG
How to Create Band Contracts. Steer clear of conflicts about money and management by putting band agreements in writing. By Scott Nygaard.
Orkney Tuning Lesson. Learn the ropes of this flexible and popular alternate tuning. By Steve Baughman.
Blue Christmas. Alex de Grassi's fingerstyle guitar arrangement of a holiday classic. By Alex de Grassi.
2005 Benedetto Vinodetto. By Teja Gerken.