March 2009 (Issue No. 195)
Custom Guitar Special
Custom dreadnought builders. Players who build. Joan Baez interview. Lessons in building a warm-up routine and drop-2 chords. Santa Cruz jumbo, Recording King 000, and Lowden baritone guitars reviewed. Al Petteway lesson. How to find a great teacher. All about hide glue.
Players Who Build
Sing Me Back Home
- Merle Haggard
I Am a Wanderer
- Steve Earle/Joan Baez
- White Stripes
- Goo Goo Dolls
The Battle Hymn of the Republic
In This Issue
On Day After Tomorrow, folk icon Joan Baez comes full circle with her strongest recording in years. By Derk Richardson.
BUILDING TO PLAY
Guy Clark, Jordan McConnell, Joshua Cunningham, Wayne Henderson, and Peter Finger talk about building the guitars they play onstage. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Five luthiers who are giving traditionally minded dreadnought players a custom-shop experience. By Scott Nygaard.
Sing Me Back Home. Words and music by Merle Haggard.
Hotel Yorba. Words and music by Jack White.
Al Petteway. The fingerstyle guitarist discusses the relationship between Celtic and Appalachian music. By Doug Young.
Santa Cruz Model F Maple Review. Maple-bodied mini-jumbo version of an influential Santa Cruz design. By Doug Young.
Recording King ROS-626 Review. A vintage-style 12-fret guitar that's great for fingerstyle and accompaniment. By Adam Perlmutter.
Lowden Baritone Review. A low-tuned steel-string from Northern Ireland's guitar guru. By Teja Gerken.
Find a Great Guitar Teacher. How to find the guitar instructor who will help you reach your goals. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Record Your Practice. Record your own playing to double the effectiveness of your precious practice time. By Dan Apczynski.
Build a Guitar Warm-Up Routine. Learn how to stay loose and avoid injury by developing an acoustic guitar warm-up routine for your fingers. By Adam Perlmutter.
All About Hide Glue. How the traditional adhesive is used in guitar construction and repair. By Frank Ford.
GUITAR PRO: GIG
Endorsement Deals. How pro players and manufacturers work together to promote the music and a brand. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Drop-2 Chords Lesson. Learn to use jazzy drop-2 chord shapes to create secondary guitar parts in any style. By Andrew DuBrock.
Name. Words and music by John Rzeznik.
Brunner B-Small Cutaway. By Teja Gerken.