May 1991 (Issue No. 6)
John Cephas and Phil Wiggins. Tex-Mex guitar. Jimmie Rodgers reissues and new country recordings. Adrian Legg. Letter from the Puget Sound Guitar Workshop. Bluegrass flatpicking lesson. Fingerstylist Chris Proctor. National Tricone Hawaiian guitars. How to get in tune.
- Traditional, arranged by John Cephas and Phil Wiggins
- Mamas and Papas, arranged by Chris Proctor
Eighth of January
- Traditional, arranged by Steve Kaufman
- Frank Corrales
In This Issue
BOWLING GREEN BLUES
Sixty years of tradition and change with Piedmont powerhouse John Cephas. By Niles Hokkanen and Russell Reppert.
Guitar and its burly cousin, the bajo sexto, keep Tex-Mex bands rocking. By Steve James.
IN THE HEART OF THE COUNTRY
From Jimmie Rodgers to Chet Atkins to the Judds, the sound and image of acoustic guitar defines country music. By Jim Ohlschmidt.
THE FINAL EXAM
A close evaluation of the guitar you're thinking of buying can reveal much about its past--and future. By William R. Cumpiano.
Acoustic Electricity. Adrian Legg's electro-acoustics. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
The Duplication Curse. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
The Jolly Boys, Sunshine 'n' Water. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Gregson and Collister, Love Is a Strange Hotel. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Jeff Workman, Hidden Territories. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Christopher Shaw, Born and Raised. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Letter from Puget Sound. By John Sangster.
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Different strings/Finding a comfortable playing position. By Sharon Isbin.
Parking Lot Picking. A bluegrass flatpicking workout with Steve Kaufman (w/ music). By David McCarty.
Mix and Match. New hybrid systems advance the state of the amplification art. By Rick Turner.
Steel-String Storyteller. The elegant instrumentals of Chris Proctor (w/ music). By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Tuning Up. By Glenn Weiser.
Collings Clarence White Guitar. By Rick Turner.
Equipment Picks from John Cephas. By Niles Hokkanen and Russell Reppert.
Equipment Picks from Steve Kaufman. By David McCarty.
Dobro Steel Bars.
Jumbo Frets. By Dick Boak.
Worn Fingerboard. By Dick Boak.
National Tricone Hawaiian Guitars. By Bob Brozman.