October 1995 (Issue No. 34)
Twenty professional musicians share their equipment choices. Budget classical guitars. Ten popular amplification systems compared. Lessons on blues soloing and flatpicking like Clarence White. Interview with songwriter Joe Ely. 1985 D'Aquisto Excel archtop.
Me and Billy the Kid
- Joe Ely
Julius Finkbone's Rag (Beaumont Rag)
- Traditional, arranged by Clarence White
Blues for Angel
- Joe Pass
In This Issue
In search of the ultimate gear. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
A review of eight solid-topped nylon-string guitars available for under $500. By Scott Cmiel.
THE GREAT PICKUP TEST
A consortium of guitar makers and sound engineers evaluates ten acoustic guitar amplification systems. By Simone Solondz.
Leno's Guitar Man. Profile of Kevin Eubanks. By Dan Ouellette.
Reviews of albums by Charlie Byrd, Billy Joe Walker Jr., and Benjamin Woolman.
Letter from Paracho. By Kenny Hill.
Roadhouse Rocker. Joe Ely turns down the volume and cranks up the intensity. By Elijah Wald.
Mystery Train. Exploring the music of Clarence White. By Scott Nygaard.
Instructional Books and Videos. By Dylan Schorer.
Blues Soloing. By Mike Christiansen.
Joe Pass's "Blues for Angel."
Compensating saddles; custom necks;Freddie Green's strings; unison-string tunings.
1985 D'Aquisto Excel archtop. By George Gruhn and Paul D. Johnson.