October 1997 (Issue No. 58)

AG 058 October 1997 Cover
 

Gear Special

New guitars and gear for 1997. Three top guitarists discuss their home recording secrets. 20 guitar myths debunked. How to find other people to play music with. Guy Clark on songwriting. Using hammers and pulls.

Featured Songs

L.A. Freeway - Guy Clark

In Old Colonial Days - Traditional, arr. by Ken Perlman

Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Tomatoes - Doyle Dykes

In This Issue

HOT STUFF
New guitars and gear that are making waves this year. By Dylan Schorer.

NO PLACE LIKE HOME
Three top guitarists share their home recording secrets. By Greg Pedersen.

REALITY CHECK
20 Guitar myths debunked. By Richard Johnston.

Q&A
Arm-Saver Guitars--Johnston, Tuning Up With a Capo-- Miller, New Acoustic Amps--Schorer, Picking a Mandolin--Simmons, Talking Truss Rods-- Johnston, Recording With a Pickup--Proctor, The 12-String Pitch--Simmons, Midi Classicals--Cumpiano.  

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
Just What The Doctor Ordered. Profile of Jack Lawrence. By David McCarty.
Axes on the Block. Bonham's guitar auction. By Chris Mosey.

Happenings
New Releases. 
News.
Sliding into the Spotlight. Profile of Rob Ickes. By Mike Brenner.
Events.
D.I.Y. Radio. Profile of Mo Humble. By David Gold.

Cyber Notes.
Meet A.G.

REVIEWS
Hit List
Christine Lavin, Shining My Flashlight on the Moon. By Steve Boisson.
Enrique Coria, Latin Touch. By Riley Tharp.
Fapy Lafertin and Le Jazz, Hungaria. By Michael John Simmons.
Frank Wakefield, That was now . . . This is then!. By Ben Elder.
James Taylor, Hourglass. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
John Williams and Timothy Kain, The Mantis and the Moon. By Mark L. Small.
Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson, Industry. By Danny Carnahan.
Bill and Bonnie Hearne, Diamonds in the Rough. By John Herndon.
Roy Book Binder, Travelin' Man. By Kermit Pattison.
Sylvia Herold, A Bowl of Crystal Tears. By Michael John Simmons.
Richard Dyer-Bennett Reissues. By A.V. Shirk.
Flamenco Instruction. By Stephen Dick.

AG LETTER
From San Francisco. By Hal Glatzer.

SHOPTALK
Desperately Seeking Musicians. How to find other people to play with. By Susan Anders (formerly Streitwieser).

SONG CRAFT
Texas Cookin'. The simply sophisticated creations of Guy Clark. By John Herndon.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Jack Lawrence. By David McCarty.
Equipment picks from Guy Clark. By John Herndon.
Equipment picks from Rob Ickes. By Mike Brenner.
Equipment picks from Humble Time. By David Gold.
Equipment picks from Doyle Dykes. By Jim Ohlschmidt.

BEGINNERS
Using Hammers and Pulls. By Ken Perlman.

WOOD CHOPS
Open-G Slide Fills. By David Hamburger.

SOLO
Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and Tomatoes. Music by Doyle Dykes.

DEAR AG
Buying a Del Vecchio. By Steve James.
Professor Jorma. By Bronwen Morgan.
Tip Sheet. A Pick in the Hand. Retrieving wayward picks. By Phil Fox.
Uke Publications. By Michael John Simmons.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Harmony Roy Smeck Collection. By Rick Turner.