November 1997 (Issue No. 59)

AG 059 November 1997 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

The master players and makers of the 12-string guitar. A roundtable with blues players Roy Book Binder, Paul Geremia, and Steve James. Beppe Gambetta adds new flavors to American flatpicking. Neck resets. John Wesley Harding on songwriting inspiration. Sliding in Open D.

Featured Songs

Slow Creek - Beppe Gambetta

Kiss Me, Miss Liberty - John Wesley Harding

Chilly Winds - Traditional, arr. by Larry Sandberg

Tap Room - Chris Proctor

In This Issue

12-STRING POWER
The master players and makers of the double-course guitar. By Michael John Simmons.

TALKIN' BLUES
A roundtable with Roy Book Binder, Steve James, and Paul Geremia on living and learning the blues. By David Hamburger.

ITALIAN SPICES
Beppe Gambetta adds new flavors to American flatpicking. By Kermit B. Pattison.

LETTERS
Reader letters. 

JUMP STREET
While My Guitar Gently Sleeps. Profile of Pat McDonald. By James Jensen.
Guillory's Travels. Profile of Isaac Guillory. By Chris Mosey.
Martin Goes Goliath. Martin Super Jumbo. By Simone Solondz.

Happenings
New Releases.
Revisiting The Roots. Profile of Darol Anger. By Derk Richardson.
Events. 
News. 
Guitar Mania. Healdsburg Guitar Festival recap. 
Cyber Notes. Cyber notes. 

AG LETTER
Letter from Michoacan. By Kenny Hill.

REVIEWS

Hit List
Choying Drolma and Steve Tibbets, Cho. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
David Burgess, The Gates of Spain. By Mark L.Small.
David Wilcox, Turning Point. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Front Range, Ramblin' on my Mind. By Roger Deitz.
Shane Jackman, Rhythm of the Land. By Steve Givens.
Tara McLean, Silence. By Bryan Reesman.
The Dead Reckoners, A Night of Reckoning. By Bryan Powell.
Gene Bertoncini, Jobim: Someone to Light Up My Life. By Charles H. Chapman.
Jorma Kaukonen, The Acoustic Guitar of Jorma Kaukonen, Vol. 3. By James Jensen.
Tony Rice, Tony Rice Teaches Bluegrass Guitar. By David McCarty.
Fingerstyle Monk. Duck Baker, The Music of Thelonious Monk Arranged for Fingerstyle Guitar. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
New Music For Kids. Tom Chapin, Tish Hinojosa, Catfish Hodge, John McCutcheon & Si Kahn, Tom Paxton, The Best of Country Sing the Best of Disney, A Child's Celebration of Folk Music, On a Starry Night. By Jessica Baron.

SHOPTALK
Neck Resets. How luthiers bring new life to old guitars distorted by the pull of steel strings. By Rick Turner.

SONG CRAFT
Renegade Folk. John Wesley Harding finds inspiration off the beaten track. By Dan Ouellette.

GEARBOX
Equipment picks from Pat MacDonaldBy James Jensen.
Equipment Picks from Isaac Guillory. By Chris Mosey.
Equipment Picks from John Wesley Harding. By Dan Ouellette.
Review. Demeter Tube Direct Box. By Stephen Dick.
Equipment Picks from Beppe Gambetta. By Kermit Pattison.
Equipment Picks from Chris Proctor. By Todd Ellison.

New Gear
A.R. Acoustic Amp.  
Acoustic StringBender. 
Sunrise Guitar Strings. 

BEGINNERS
Crossing the Thumb/Finger Divide. By Larry Sandberg.

WOOD CHOPS
Sliding in Open D. By David Hamburger.

SOLO
Tap Room. Music by Chris Proctor. By Todd Ellison.

DEAR AG
Guitarra Espanola. The difference between a classical and a Spanish guitar. By William R. Cumpiano.
Jesse Fuller Videos. By Bronwen Morgan.
Tip Sheet. Cleaning tuners. 
It's Not the Heat . . .. Humidity. By Rick Turner.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Boaz Special. Boaz Elkayam renaissance guitar. By Rick Turner.