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“Why did you do that? This means that anybody with a bandsaw can make a guitar!”

The Velvet Journey By Christian Hatstatt / MAGNETO Guitars Republished from the “Les Paul Reboot” issue Click here to purchase in Print “Why did you do that? This means that anybody with a bandsaw can make a guitar!” It is with these words that a famous competitor welcomed the newly launched LP back in 1952. The…

The “Steve” behind the “Vai”

by Aman Khosla This interview was originally published in our “Holy Grail Issue” So, Steve Vai – most every guitar player knows that name. In a league of his own, Vai has been a major icon and most certainly a household name in the world of guitar for over three decades and counting. Nine studio…

Fender Custom Shop’s Dale Wilson: Maintaining the Legacy

By Brad Mahon Fender guitars enjoy a well-deserved, celebrated place in the story of the amplified instrument. Started in 1946 as the Fender Electric Instrument Company, the legendary creator Leo Fender gave us landmark designs such as the 1950 Broadcaster (later to become the 1951 Telecaster) as well as the 1954 Stratocaster—models that have been…