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No. 220, April 2011

Jimmy Page Lesson
How Led Zeppelin's guitar slinger combined country fingerpicking, Celtic guitar tunings, and Indian scales to form his influential acoustic guitar style. With audio and tab. By Adam Perlmutter.

Equipment Picks: The Guitars and Gear of Jimmy Page

Cake
How John McCrea and Cake use nylon-string guitar and deft single-line melodies to create one of rock's most singular sounds. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Recreating Buddy Holly's J-45
How luthier Rick Turner and the Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation are replicating a historic guitar. By Teja Gerken and John Thomas.


ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
Go Your Own Way. Words and music by Lindsey Buckingham. By Andrew DuBrock.
She Talks to Angels. Words and music by Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson. By Dan Apczynski.

PRIVATE LESSON
Arranging for Solo Guitar. Grammy-winning fingerstylist and educator Mark Hanson talks about arranging melodies in standard tuning with harmonics and open strings. By Doug Young.

NEW GEAR 1
Martin J-28LSE Review. Martin's first baritone guitar offers lush low-frequency tones and solid amplified performance. By Teja Gerken.

NEW GEAR 2
Ayers D-02 Review. Acoustic Guitar reviews a bright-sounding dreadnought made of unusual Vietnamese mahogany with all-wood binding. By Jason Borisoff.

NEW GEAR 3
Vocal Harmonizers for Guitarists. Acoustic Guitar reviews the DigiTech Vocalist Live3 and TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch, which combine vocal processors and guitar effects. By Andrew DuBrock.

IN THE STORES

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Guster. The pop group returns to its acoustic guitar roots on Easy Wonderful. By Dan Apczynski.
Paul Thorn. The former middleweight boxer and son of a preacher walks the line between darkness and light on Pimps and Preachers. By Kenny Berkowitz.

HERE'S HOW
Building a Set List. 8 tips on creating a song order that will keep you and your audience interested. By Ruth Parry.

THE BASICS
Expand Your Fingerpicking Techniques. Break out of fingerpicking patterns by adding fills, bass runs, and pauses to your songs. With video and tab.
Excerpted from the full Acoustic Rock Basics instructional guide "Expand Your Fingerpicking Techniques." By Andrew DuBrock.

SHOPTALK
Les Stansell Profile. Oregon luthier builds flamenco guitars, brokers tonewoods, and runs a concert series. By Adam Perlmutter.

PLAYLIST
David Wilcox, Reverie. By Phil Catalfo.
Ernie Hawkins, Whinin' Boy. By Ian Zack.
Peppino D'Agostino, Nine White Kites. By Doug Young.
Pierre Bensusan, Vividly. By Phil Catalfo.
Teddy Thompson, Bella. By Celine Keating.

WOODSHED
Alternating Bass for Intermediate Guitarists. Develop your Travis picking by playing up the neck and adding rhythmic flourishes. By David Surette.

SONGBOOK
Sunshine of Your Love. Eric Clapton's acoustic arrangement of the Cream classic. By Andrew DuBrock.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1989 Ithaca Stringed Instruments Oneida. With video. By Teja Gerken