March 2010 (Issue No. 207)
An exclusive lesson with Gillian Welch's lead guitarist and songwriting partner Dave Rawlings. The differences between the most common types of top woods. Multi-talented luthiers. Five songs to play, including "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show. Private lesson with French guitarist Roland Dyens. Gear reviews for the Santa Cruz 00 1929, Sierra Sunrise SAS40CE, and MiniFlex 2Mic Model 1. Fingerstyle guitarists take on classic songs by the Sherman Brothers. Learn why time and rhythm are important for musicians. Dana Bourgeois's Victorian-size guitar. Blues turnarounds. And more!
- Gram Parsons
- Old Crow Medicine Show
Paint by Rhythms
- Ruth Parry
- Dave Rawlings
I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song)
- Richard and Robert Sherman, arr. by Mike Dowling
In This Issue
DAVID RAWLINGS LESSON
An exclusive lesson with Gillian Welch's lead guitarist and songwriting partner, who recently released his first album as a front man, Friend of a Friend. By Scott Nygaard.
ALL ABOUT TOP WOODS
A guitar's top is in no small part responsible for its tone. Acoustic Guitarexplains the differences between the most common types. By Richard Johnston.
Bernie Lehmann, Alan Perlman, Allan Beardsell, Stephen Marchione, and Aaron Andrews build a huge variety of instruments, which helps them perfect their building techniques, and in some cases, invent radical designs. By Andy Volk.
Hickory Wind. Words and music by Gram Parsons and Bob Buchanan. By Andrew DuBrock.
Wagon Wheel. Words and Music by Bob Dylan and Jay Secor. By Dan Apczynski.
Roland Dyens. The French guitarist/composer talks about arranging Brazilian choros, tone production, and picking-hand techniques. By Teja Gerken.
Santa Cruz 00 1929. An all-mahogany 12-fret 00 with classic style and lush, balanced tones. By Scott Nygaard.
Sierra Sunrise SAS40CE Review. A beautifully designed cedar-top auditorium-size acoustic-electric that is built for comfort. By Adam Perlmutter.
MiniFlex 2Mic, Model 1 Review. A clever internally mounted two-microphone system that provides natural onstage sound with less risk of feedback. By Doug Young.
IN THE STORES
Poppin' Guitars. A who's who of fingerstyle guitarists take on classic songs by the Sherman Brothers. By Doug Young.
The Fundamentals of Time. Learn how to focus your practice on time and rhythm, and why these concepts are so important for musicians. By Ruth Parry.
Dana Bourgeois’s Victoria Guitar. Celebrating 35 years as a guitar maker, Dana Bourgeois built a Victorian-size gem for his 5,000th instrument. By Teja Gerken.
Talking Inlay with the Duke of Pearl. How Chuck Erikson--aka the Duke of Pearl--supplies guitar makers with materials for creating spectacular instrument inlays. By Charles Saufley.
Devendra Banhart, What Will We Be. By Derk Richardson.
Lyle Lovett, Natural Forces. By Céline Keating.
Blues Turnarounds Lesson. Make your blues sing with these tasty turnaround ideas. By Orville Johnson.
I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song). Words and music by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, arranged by Mike Dowling.
2006 Collings C10. By Derek See.