Vintage Bench Test: 1978 Zemaitis

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Tony Zemaitis’ guitars became iconic thanks to the rockstars of the 1970s. Huw Price takes an in-depth look at a 1978 example… It’s no wonder so many rock stars ordered guitars from Tony Zemaitis back in the 1970s. These instruments have such show-stopping charisma that you’d need to be a superstar in your own right (or imagination) to avoid More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, December 1st, 2015
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Private Collection: Walter Heale – Alpha Male

Alphabetic guitarist Walter Heale is a big fan of Jazzmasters and Gretsches, often modded. He takes Lars Mullen on a tour of his enviable collection. “I’m happy to say that I am a Jazzmaster guy,” confirms More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, November 24th, 2015
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Vintage Bench Test: 1967 Fender Custom Telecaster

A special place in guitar history may be reserved for pre-CBS Fenders, but Huw Price finds that this 60s Custom has many of the features of that golden age. A very long time ago, describing a guitar as ‘vintage’ More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Wednesday, November 4th, 2015
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Vintage Bench Test: 1954 & 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtops up close

Forget the flames and blingy ’Bursts, this month we check out two gold Les Pauls from the mid 1950s. Huw Price chooses the one that sets the Standard Welcome to the first in a new series in which we get up close More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, October 16th, 2015
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Private Collection: John Etheridge – Eclectic Warrior

John Etheridge is widely revered for his genre-spanning dexterity on the fretboard. His guitar collection is just as eclectic, as Lars Mullen discovers… John Etheridge is regarded by many a musician in the business More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
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DIY Workshop: ’57 Fender Vibrolux Project

Huw Price restores a tweed classic to its former glory and sends it back out onto the gigging circuit. Vintage bargains are still out there if you’re prepared to take the time to look around, and you aren’t More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Thursday, September 24th, 2015
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Private Collection: Martin Harley – Harley’s Street

Martin Harley is a highly-acclaimed lap steel slide player and collector of Weissenborn-style guitars. Lars Mullen pays him a visit… After years of touring the UK and abroad as a solo artist and fronting The More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Friday, September 11th, 2015
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Absolute Beginners: The story of early British solidbody electric guitars, part two

In part two of the British-built solidbody electric story, Paul Day documents the golden era enjoyed by UK companies during the early 1960s. Last month’s article looked at the small selection of solidbody electrics More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
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Absolute Beginners: The story of early British solidbody electric guitars, part one

The solid electric was a novel idea in late-50s Britain, but in five years it went from unknown to industry staple. Paul Day charts the evolution of UK guitars between 1958 and 1962. Much has been written about More...

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By Guitar-Bass.net On Sunday, July 26th, 2015
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Paul Right Now: Paul Kossoff’s 1959 Gibson Les Paul up close

Though Paul Kossoff died in 1976, aged just 25, his blues-rock playing and distinctive vibrato continue to influence guitarists across the globe. Steve Clarke analyses his ’59 Gibson Les Paul Standard in unprecedented More...