May 1991 (Issue No. 6)

AG 006 May/June 1993
 

Issue Highlights

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.

Featured Songs

John Henry - Traditional, arranged by John Cephas and Phil Wiggins

California Dreamin' - Mamas and Papas, arranged by Chris Proctor

Eighth of January - Traditional, arranged by Steve Kaufman

El Nevero - 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.

CONJUNTO!
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.

JUMP STREET
Acoustic Electricity. Adrian Legg's electro-acoustics. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
The Duplication Curse. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

HIT LIST

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.

AG LETTER
Letter from Puget Sound. By John Sangster.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Different strings/Finding a comfortable playing position. By Sharon Isbin.

WOOD CHOPS
Parking Lot Picking. A bluegrass flatpicking workout with Steve Kaufman (w/ music). By David McCarty.

CONNECTIONS
Mix and Match. New hybrid systems advance the state of the amplification art. By Rick Turner.

SOLO
Steel-String Storyteller. The elegant instrumentals of Chris Proctor (w/ music). By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

BEGINNERS
Tuning Up. By Glenn Weiser.

GEARBOX
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.

DEAR AG
Dobro Steel Bars. 
Greven Guitars.
Jumbo Frets. By Dick Boak.
Third-Hand Capos. 
Brazilian Transcriptions.
Worn Fingerboard. By Dick Boak.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
National Tricone Hawaiian Guitars. By Bob Brozman.