January 1996 (Issue No. 37)

AG 037 January 1996 Cover
 

Vintage Spotlight

History of the dreadnought. Weissenborn lap-style guitars. Cowboy guitars. Peter Case interview. Lessons on song accompaniment and slide guitar tricks. Letter from a Chicago vintage guitar show. Sister Rosetta Tharpe remembered. Blues videos reviewed. Music from Doobie Brothers guitarist Pat Simmons.

Featured Songs

Larry the Logger Two-Step - Pat Simmons

Invitation to a Masked Ball - Giuseppe Verdi, arranged by Dale Miller

Breaking the Chain - Peter Case

Down in the Valley - Traditional, arranged by Happy Traum

In This Issue

THE MIGHTY DREADNOUGHT
The history of the world's most popular acoustic guitar. By Richard Johnston.

'BORN AGAIN
Unraveling the mysteries of the Weissenborn steel, the ultimate Hawaiian guitar. By Ben Elder.

SPIRIT OF THE WEST
How singing cowboys and mass marketing created the humble, hardy cowboy guitar. By Michael Wright.

JUMP STREET
"MTV Plugged" to Premiere. Guitar gazette.
Legacy. Sister Rosetta Tharpe. By Michael John Simmons.

AG LETTER
From Chicago. Chicago vintage roundup guitar show. By Russell Letson.

REVIEWS
Instructional Blues Videos. Instructional blues videos. By Steve James.
Instrumental Guitar CDs. Instrumental guitar CDs from Doyle Dykes, Michael Gulezian, Laurence Juber, and David Stevenson. By Todd Ellison.

HIT LIST
Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Labyrinth. By Scott Cmiel.
Preston Reed, Metal. By Dylan Schorer.
The Stanley Brothers, Angel Band: The Classic Mercury Recordings. By Steve James.
Dan Seals, In a Quiet Room. By James Jensen.
Lara and Reyes, Guitarras Hermanas.  By Riley Tharp.
Sonya Hunter, Finders, Keepers.  By Dale Miller.
Tarnation, Gentle Creatures. By Simone Solondz.
Dave Mallett, In the Falling Dark. By Roger Deitz.
Krzysztof Pelech Plays Jorge Morel. By Riley Tharp.

WOOD CHOPS
Slide On. Nontraditional tunings, artificial harmonics, and other slide tricks. By Dale Miller.

SONG CRAFT
Case Studies. Peter Case discovers the roots of his rock.  By Denise Sullivan.

BEGINNERS
Song Accompaniment, with "Down in the Valley". By Happy Traum.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Pat Simmons, Peter Case, Mike Auldridge, Bob Brozman, Jerry Douglas, Ben Harper, Greg Leisz, David Lindley, and Sally Van Meter.
Review: Korg G2 Effects Processor. By Chris Proctor.

SOLO
Larry the Logger Two-Step. Pat Simmons and the Doobie Brothers. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

DEAR AG
Gurian Guitars. By William R. Cumpiano.
Tip Sheet. Using string ball ends to avoid laying string on top of the saddle. By Scott Keener.
The Picky Picky Shake. Pick recovery. By Rick Turner.
Sears Silvertone guitars. By George Gruhn.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1994 Gibtone. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

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