No. 234, June 2012
New Gear 2012
The latest guitars, amplification gear, and accessories. By Teja Gerken.
Alternate Tunings Lesson
Using simple tunings like dropped D and open D or more exotic tunings like C G D G A D and
D A D G C F can alter how we perceive what is possible on the guitar. By Alex De Grassi.
The Irish singer-songwriter talks about his background in traditional music, writing songs for
Bonnie Raitt and Tina Turner, and his aggressive open-tuned acoustic guitar style. By Kenny Berkowitz.
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go. Words and music by Bob Dylan.
1934 Gibson L-00. By Derek See.
NEW GEAR 1
RainSong Shorty SG Review. Acoustic Guitar reviews the carbon-fiber guitar pioneer's latest model. With video. By Adam Levy.
NEW GEAR 2
Crafter TE 6MH/BR Review. Acoustic Guitar reviews an all-mahogany cutaway acoustic-electric. With video. By Adam Perlmutter.
NEW GEAR 3
L.R. Baggs M80 Review. Acoustic Guitar puts L.R Baggs' lastest soundhole pickup through its paces. with Video. By Doug Young.
Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers. By Sarah Welsh.
Guy Davis, The Adventures of Fishy Waters: In Bed with the Blues. By Bill Wagner.
Justin Townes Earle, Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now. By Mark Smith.
Paco de Lucía, Conciertos: Live in Spain 2010. By Julia Crowe.
Sidi Toure, Koïma. By Sarah Welsh.
Todd Snider, Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables. By Mike Thomas.
Percussive Pop Grooves Lesson. Pete Heitzman on how he gets a huge-sounding, bass-driven acoustic groove. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
McElroy Guitars Profile. Seattle, Washington, luthier Brent McElroy specializes in lattice-braced flattops. By Doug Young.
Arkansas Traveler. Traditional, arranged by Scott Nygaard. By Scott Nygaard.
Lonesome Day. Traditional, arranged by Jody Stecher. By Scott Nygaard.
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Acoustic Guitar Summer Gear Guide. Catch this summer's wave of ingenious accessories, amazing instruments, and excellent music from advertisers in Acoustic Guitar magazine.
Emulating the Mandolin. Approximate the techniques used by mandolinists like tremolo and chop chords. With video and tab. By Andrew DuBrock.
Fingerstyle Jazz Melody Lesson. Learn techniques for syncopating, articulating, and harmonizing melodic lines within solo-fingerstyle jazz arrangements. With video and tab. By Sean McGowan.