March 1995 (Issue No. 29)

AG 029 March/April 1995 Cover
 

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.

Featured Songs

Queenie's Waltz - Adrian Legg

Thanksgiving - Loudon Wainwright III

Carolan's Dream - Connellan, arranged by El McMeen

Viva Jerez Bulerias - Manolo Sanlucar

Buleriando - Moraito Chico

In This Issue

SMALL WONDERS
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.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET
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.

AG LETTER
Letter from Moscow. Russian luthiers. By Barry Slaughter Olsen.

WOOD CHOPS

Jazz Chord Basics. Getting started with the swing set. By Dix Bruce.

SONG CRAFT
Hard Laughter. The tragicomic songs of Loudon Wainwright III. By Paul Zollo.

REVIEWS
Robert Benedetto's Making an Archtop Guitar and Steve Kaufman and Dan Crary flatpicking instructional videos. By David McCarty.

BEGINNERS
Fingerstyle ImprovisationBy Dylan Schorer.

SOLO
"Carolan's Dream." (transcribed Irish harp music). 

DEAR AG
Martin 018-T tenor guitar; treating tendinitis;building a balalaika; protruding frets; May Bell archtop guitar.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1875 Martin 0-28. By Rick Turner.