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No. 189, September 2008

Beppe Gambetta Flatpicking Lesson
Learn a new cross-picking technique from the Italian flatpicking master. By Scott Nygaard.

Equipment Picks: Beppe Gambetta's Guitars and Gear

Three Up-and-Coming Fingerstylists
Andy McKee, Thomas Leeb, and Antoine Dufour represent the future of solo steel-string guitar. By Teja Gerken.

7 Dreadnoughts Reviewed
Seven guitars, from $350 to $4,000, tested. By Teja Gerken, Scott Nygaard, and Charles Saufley.

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
Into the Great Wide Open. Words and Music by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. By Dan Apczynski.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing. Words and Music by Jack Johnson. By Andrew DuBrock.

PRIVATE LESSON
Stephen Bennett Lesson. The harp-guitar wizard on bass grooves and the beauty of a partially capoed guitar. By Doug Young.
Equipment Picks: Stephen Bennett's Guitars and Gear.

NEW GEAR 1
Huss and Dalton FS Review. We review a beautifully crafted fingerstyle guitar with uncommon dynamic range and responsiveness. By Pete Madsen.

NEW GEAR 3
Genz Benz Shenendoah Pro LT Review. We review a gig-ready, versatile acoustic amplifier. By Charles Saufley.

THE BASICS
Diatonic Chords Lesson. Create simple, sensible progressions using diatonic chords. By Dan Apczynski.

LUTHIER'S WORKBENCH
Kipp Krusa Guitars Profile. Luthier combines traditional woodworking with innovative guitar designs. By Russell Letson.

GUITAR PRO: GIG
Jeff Linsky Profile. How to develop your solo chops and market yourself for gigs around the world. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equipment Picks: Jeff Linsky's Guitars and Gear.

GUITAR PRO: RECORD
Reading Skills for Session Players. What you need to know if you're hired for session work. By Laurence Juber.

WOODSHED
Chromatic Licks Lesson. Learn how to use notes that occur between scale tones. By Scott Nygaard.

SONGBOOK
Key to the Highway. Words and Music by Big Bill Broonzy and Chas. Segar. By Pete Madsen.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1987 D'Aquisto New Yorker. By Baker Rorick.

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