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This may come as a bit of surprise, but the Russians were the first people to play 7-strings. Yep, back in the 1700's the most common stringed inst...read more

Those of you who are super groovy good people with proper taste will remember the Yamaha SGV's, or Flying Samurai as they were known. One of your w...read more

The very nature of Wunjos, as you all know, is that every time you walk in the door, there's something you've never seen before. Whether that's a f...read more

In the old days of guitar building, when the rules hadn't been set, anyone was free to make anything, with only the mildest of guidelines. The beau...read more

Guitarists are an odd bunch, in truth. Even the jazziest jazzer or metallest metaller will have a soft spot for certain instruments, certain period...read more

Bert Weedon, whose_Play In A Day_is directly responsible for a significant part of your record collection, was part of the Committee, a group of gu...read more

Bo Diddley, Eddie Cochrane, John Frusciante, Neil Young, Tim Armstrong and Patrick Stump. What do all these players have in common? Gretsch. Fred's...read more

The UK's Leo Fender, Jim Burns, famously put in many hours with Baldwin, designing all sorts of winderful, crazy looking pieces of machinery in the...read more

Gibson, the company who brought you the SG, Les Paul, Flying V and Explorer, have indeed made other electrics. There was a period when, like Fender...read more

The Airline Town and Country is not the Airline Map Guitar, which is at once a shame and a boon. A shame because it wasn't the Airline picked up by...read more

The name of this guitar, let alone the styling, gives you the impression that the guys in the Gretsch design shop were having a few beers and think...read more

As electric guitars go, there's none quite so 'accessible' than a Club, if you'll pardon the pun. Specifically, the Hofner Club Model 60, a thinlin...read more

We all know Gibson's classic models, the Les Paul and the SG, and then of course the ES-335. Some of you clever ones out there may have even heard ...read more

Those of you who remember Zemaitis, one of the most outlandish guitar companies to stalk the earth, will immediately get a vibe from this, the Teye...read more

A rare beast indeed, this one. Kay, builders of all manner of things in the 50's and 60's, crafted some pretty silky electrics, of which this Speed...read more

Although the vast majority of people who stumble through these hallowed pages know the Les Paul, there loads out there, and while they're all Les P...read more

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