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Schroeder Radio Lane Edge

Schroeder Radio Lane Edge Price: $11,500 Info: www.schroederguitars.com Though Jason Schroeder began to follow his love of instrument-building in 1985, it wasn’t until 2005 that he made the jump to full-time guitar builder. His strong eye for detail and design gave him a leg up (more…) ...

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Standard in Custom

Riding high after 35 years with an array of original instruments, an impressive artist roster that started early with Pete Townshend and Mark Knopfler, and a line of high-gain amplifiers, Schecter Guitars has come full circle. Established as Schecter Guitar Research by David Schecter in 1976, the company began repairing guitars and selling parts to […] ...

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Park Releases Limited Edition 75 Head

Park Amplifiers Limited Edition 75 is a British-style, four-input/two-channel amplifier that uses KT88 output tubes. Hand-wired in New York, it produces 50 watts of clean output, 90 at full power using new old stock (NOS) Piher and Allen Bradley resistors, Lemco capacitors (“chicklet” and (more…) ...

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Silvertone’s 1449 and 1423

Silvertone’s 1449 and 1423 Price: $739 list/$479 street (1423); $629 list/$399 street (1449) Info: www.silvertoneclassic.com With an up-swell of interest in vintage Silvertones, current parent company Samick has begun to reissue some of the most requested models. The first offering, the 1303/U2, with its famous “coke (more…) ...

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Stan Jay, Proprietor of Mandolin Brothers, Passes

Vintage Guitar would like to extend condolences to the family and friends of Stan Jay, who passed away October 22. Founder of Mandolin Brothers, a forefather in the vintage-instrument trade, and cherished among his peers, Stan was one of the first (and longest-running) advertisers in VG. http://www.silive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2014/10/stan_jay_owner_of_beloved_mand.html (more…) ...

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Setzer Sends Gretsch to Smithsonian

Brian Setzer recently donated a replica of his 1959 Gretsch 6120 to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. The renowned original was used during the ’80s heyday of the Stray Cats, when he personalized it by mounting dice (taken from his Monopoly board game) (more…) ...

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Alex Machacek

When you get the thumbs-up from icons like John McLaughlin and Chick Corea, it’s got to feel good. But, fusion guitarist Alex Machacek isn’t one to rest on his laurels, and he recently recorded Now, a lush piano-and-guitar duo with drummer/pianist Gary Husband. The album explores a (more…) ...

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ToneConcepts’ The Distillery

ToneConcepts’ The Distillery Price: $175 Info: www.toneconcepts.com While many pedal makers tinker away on effects that exhibit their personal tonal philosophies, the fact is that most don’t play gigs or compose music. Seraphim Marcopoulous of ToneConcepts was keen enough to take advantage of his (more…) ...

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