October 1995 (Issue No. 34)

AG 034 October 1995 Cover
 

Gear Special

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.

Featured Songs

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

PLAYER'S CHOICE
In search of the ultimate gear. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

BUDGET CLASSICALS
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.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET
Leno's Guitar Man. Profile of Kevin Eubanks. By Dan Ouellette.

HAPPENINGS
Reviews of albums by Charlie Byrd, Billy Joe Walker Jr., and Benjamin Woolman.

AG LETTER
Letter from Paracho. By Kenny Hill.

SONG CRAFT
Roadhouse Rocker. Joe Ely turns down the volume and cranks up the intensity. By Elijah Wald.

WOOD CHOPS
Mystery Train. Exploring the music of Clarence White. By Scott Nygaard.

REVIEWS
Instructional Books and Videos. By Dylan Schorer.

BEGINNERS
Blues Soloing. By Mike Christiansen.

SOLO
Joe Pass's "Blues for Angel." 

DEAR AG
Compensating saddles; custom necks;Freddie Green's strings; unison-string tunings. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1985 D'Aquisto Excel archtop. By George Gruhn and Paul D. Johnson.

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