March 1995 (Issue No. 29)
Reviews of 13 small-body steel strings in the $1,500 range. The legacy of the short-lived Martin 12-fret 000 guitar. The flamenco resurgence. Interviews with Adrian Legg and Loudon Wainwright III. Lessons on jazz swing guitar and fingerstyle improvisation.
- Adrian Legg
- Loudon Wainwright III
- Connellan, arranged by El McMeen
Viva Jerez Bulerias
- Manolo Sanlucar
- Moraito Chico
In This Issue
A review of 13 small-body steel-strings. By Simone Solondz.
THE LOST MARTIN
Is the 12-fret 000 the ultimate flattop guitar? By Dugald Stermer.
AT THE CROSSROADS
Manolo Sanlucar, Moraito Chico, and the flamenco guitar revolution. By Guillermo Juan Christie.
AGAINST THE GRAIN
With a maverick approach and a tinkerer's touch, Adrian Legg redefines the acoustic guitar for a plugged-in world. By Todd Ellison.
Ani DiFranco profile; Andrew Manson's triple-neck guitar-mandolin; reviews of albums by Manuel Barrueco, Duck Baker and Molly Andrews, Steve Kaufman, and Andres Segovia.
Letter from Moscow. Russian luthiers. By Barry Slaughter Olsen.
Jazz Chord Basics. Getting started with the swing set. By Dix Bruce.
Hard Laughter. The tragicomic songs of Loudon Wainwright III. By Paul Zollo.
Robert Benedetto's Making an Archtop Guitar and Steve Kaufman and Dan Crary flatpicking instructional videos. By David McCarty.
Fingerstyle Improvisation. By Dylan Schorer.
"Carolan's Dream." (transcribed Irish harp music).
Martin 018-T tenor guitar; treating tendinitis;building a balalaika; protruding frets; May Bell archtop guitar.
1875 Martin 0-28. By Rick Turner.