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No. 111, March 2002

Built to Last
How the Grateful Dead recorded two all-time classics in the space of one-year. By David Simons.

Sultan of Slide
Josh Graves, the first virtuoso of the Dobro, looks back on his long career in bluegrass. By Orville Johnson.

Equipment Picks: Josh Graves's guitars and gear.

Inside the Score
Classical guitarist and composer Roland Dyens searches for the emotional essence of each piece. By Stephen Dick.

Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Roland Dyens.

Mail. Reader letters.
Museum Pieces. Art That Sings exhibit in Sonoma, California displayed many vintage and unorthodox guitars by James Olson, Jeff Elliott, and exhibit curator Steve Klein. By Teja Gerken.
Looney Tunes. Lunasa's Donogh Hennessy discusses the Irish traditional quintet's music and incessant touring. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Lunasa's Donogh Hennessey.

Rhythm King. Guitarist Wyatt Rice brings jazz influences to bluegrass rhythm playing. By David McCarty.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Wyatt Rice.

New Releases. New releases.
News. News.
Grady Martin, 1929-2001. Remembering Nashville guitarist Grady Martin. By Nicole Solis.

Cyber Notes. 

Screaming and Hollering Blues. Charley Patton comes alive on an exhaustive box set and a tribute album. Mississippi Delta bluesman Charley Patton's work is remembered on an exhaustive box set and tribute album. By Michael John Simmons.
No Borders. Seven new fingerstyle guitar CDs from an international cast of innovators. Review of seven new fingerstyle guitar CDs in different styles from around the world. By Teja Gerken.

Hit List
Chris Thile, Not All Who Wander Are Lost. By David McCarty.
Doug Smith and Mark Hanson, Power of Two. By Matthew Haavisto.
Jamie Findlay and Duck Baker, Out of the Past. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Lydia Mendoza, La Alondra de la Frontera: Live. By Michael John Simmons.
Robert Earl Keen, Gravitational Forces. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Blue Highway, Still Climbing Mountains. By David McCarty.
Jesse Gress, The Guitar Cookbook. By Gary Joyner.
Kevin Salem, Ecstatic. By Drew Pearce.
Ray Lema, Tyour Gnaoua. By Danny Carnahan.

From Granada, Spain. Letter from Granada, one of Spain's guitar-making centers. By Kenny Hill.

Brand-New Day. Singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky's new album, Every Single Day, shows a return to her country-rock influences. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equipment Picks: The guitars and gear of Lucy Kaplansky.

Profile. Profile of luthier Michihiro Matsuda. By Michael John Simmons.
Review. Review of Yamaha AG Stomp box, which digitally models the sound of different microphones. By Teja Gerken.

New Gear
L.R. Baggs Feedback Master. L.R. Baggs' Feedback Master is designed to reduce feedback.
Peavey Delta Series. Peavey's new line of inexpensive acoustic guitars.
Savarez Nail Kit. Savarez's nail kit for repairing and reinforcing fingernails.

Take Your Pick. Exploring the possibilities of the custom-made flatpick. Pick makers John Greven, Michel Wegen, and Jean-Charles Dugain respond to the growing interest in handcrafted picks. By David McCarty.

Studio Jitters. Tips for soothing your nerves while recording. By Paul Kotapish.
Calibrating Tuners. Explanation of the calibration function on an electronic tuner. By Teja Gerken.
DIY Brace Repair. Resources and advice on repairing the braces in your guitar. By Rick Turner.

Multiple-Guitar Arrangements. Arranging for and playing with two or more guitars. By Paul Kotapish.
Accompaniment Techniques. New Chord Colors. Extend major and minor triads to increase the sonic palette of your music. By Jim Josselyn.

Supertone Entertainer. By Michael Wright.

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