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No. 142, October 2004

Jingle-Jangle Man
Roger McGuinn of the Byrds on folk music, songwriting, the Web, and touring solo. By Lissy Abraham.

Equipment Picks: Roger McGuinn's guitars and equipment.

Rockin' in a Weary Land
The Mammals, the Foghorn Stringband, and the Duhks lead the new string band revival. By Scott Nygaard.

Equipment Picks: Guitars and gear used by the Mammals, the Foghorn Stringband, and the Duhks.

Sound Advice
Acoustic guitarists known for great tone share their secrets. By David Hamburger.

LETTERS
Mail. Reader letters about inlay, lessons, indie musicians on the Web, AG artist profiles, and Guitar Teacher.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Unplugged
Grant Lee Phillips. An interview with the former leader of Grant Lee Buffalo. By Nick A. Zaino.
Equipment Picks: Grant Lee Phillips' guitars and gear.

Classical Corner
Ana Vidovic. Interview with 24-year-old classical phenom. By Patrick Francis.
Equipment Picks: Ana Vidovic's guitars and strings.

Jazz Joint
Romero Lubambo. Interview with nylon-string jazz guitar master. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Equipment Picks: Romero Lubambo's guitars and gear.

Happenings
Aiding Alejandro. Friends and peers record benefit tribute to Alejandro Escovedo.
Everything Old is New Again. Reissue CDs of Jean Ritchie, Classic Folk Music, country blues, and spirituals and gospel.
Home Schooling. New guitar instruction DVDs.
On the Road with Van Ronk. New York City honors the late Dave Van Ronk.
Transatlantic Bluegrass. News from the European Bluegrass Music Association.
Django Bango. Djangofest Northwest scheduled for Langley, Washington.
Dylla Thrilla. Marcin Dylla places first at JoAnn Falletta guitar competition.

AG LETTER
From Hungary. AG gear editor writes from tour with Sandor Szabo, Vicki Genfan, and Ian Melrose. By Teja Gerken.

REVIEWS
Eddie Pennington, Walks the Strings . . . and Even Sings. By Ian Zack.
Eliza Gilkyson, Land of Milk and Honey. By Celine Keating.
George Jones, Live Recordings from the Louisiana Hayride. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Men of Steel, Live: Men of Steel. By Celine Keating.
Ernie Payne, Coercion Street. By Derk Richardson.
Mozaik, Live from the Powerhouse. By Danny Carnahan.
The Clumsy Lovers, After the Flood. By Kenny Berkowitz.
The Honeydogs, 10,000 Years. By Drew Pearce.
Calexico, Convict Pool. By Derk Richardson.
Lizza Connor, Runaway. By Mike Thomas.
Hot Club of San Diego, West Swing. By Dave McCarty.
Matty Charles and the Valentines, Land Beyond the Sea. By Simone Solondz.
Steve Tilston, Such and Such. By Danny Carnahan.

GEARBOX
Review. McPherson MG-5.OXP. A uniquely designed acoustic guitar from McPherson. By Teja Gerken.
Profile. Bozo Podunavac. An interview with the renowned Serbian-American luthier. By Philip Griswold.

New Gear
John Pearse New Mediums. New strings with D A D G A D tuning in mind.
Levy's Leathers PM44TO1. A new line of tooled guitar straps.
Sabine NextTune Tuners. New compact electronic tuners with LED displays.
Schoenberg Soloist 00. A new 14-fret OM-style acoustic guitar.
Wedgie Pick Holder. Rubber holder to fit between strings above the nut.

Q&A
Heavenly Harptones. A brief history of Harptone guitars. By Michael John Simmons.
DVD Dilemma. Sorting out DVD formats and region codes. By Henry Kaiser.
Whipping Whiplash. Tips on protecting guitar necks during travel. By Frank Ford.

PRIVATE LESSONS
Movable Minor Chords. How to play minor chords up and down the fingerboard. By Happy Traum.
Rhythm Techniques. How to adapt Jimi Hendrix-like chord voicings to acoustic guitar. By Karen Hogg.

OFF THE RECORD
Ferry Cross the Mersey. Music by Gerrard Marsden, arranged by Pat Metheny. By Mark Small.
Equipment Picks: Pat Metheny's guitars and gear.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Maybelle Carter's 1928 Gibson L-5. "The single most significant guitar in the history of American country music" played by Maybelle Carter. By George Gruhn.