March 2009 (Issue No. 195)

AG 195 March 2009

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.

Joan Baez

Joan Baez

Players Who Build

Players Who Build

Custom Dreadnoughts

Custom Dreadnoughts

Featured Songs

Sing Me Back Home - Merle Haggard

I Am a Wanderer - Steve Earle/Joan Baez

Hotel Yorba - White Stripes

Name - Goo Goo Dolls

The Battle Hymn of the Republic - Traditional

In This Issue

JOAN BAEZ
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.

CUSTOM DREADNOUGHTS
Five luthiers who are giving traditionally minded dreadnought players a custom-shop experience. By Scott Nygaard.

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
Sing Me Back Home. Words and music by Merle Haggard. 

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
Hotel Yorba. Words and music by Jack White.

PRIVATE LESSON
Al Petteway. The fingerstyle guitarist discusses the relationship between Celtic and Appalachian music. By Doug Young.

NEW GEAR
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.

HERE'S HOW
Find a Great Guitar Teacher. How to find the guitar instructor who will help you reach your goals. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

PRACTICING
Record Your Practice. Record your own playing to double the effectiveness of your precious practice time. By Dan Apczynski.

THE BASICS
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.

SHOPTALK
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.

WOODSHED
Drop-2 Chords Lesson. Learn to use jazzy drop-2 chord shapes to create secondary guitar parts in any style. By Andrew DuBrock.

SONGBOOK
Name. Words and music by John Rzeznik.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Brunner B-Small Cutaway. By Teja Gerken.

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