No. 300, December 2017
On the cover: Top Gear of the Year 2017! Readers share the gear buys that they loved, plus rosewood challenges, small guitars are big, detailed replicas and more dominate the year in gear.
- Robert Johnson - "Hell Hound on My Trail" (Reader’s Pick)
- Pearl Jam - "Jeremy"
- Fingerstyle Arrangement of "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"
Features: David Rawlings talks about his traditional, but unique guitar work. A roundtable with acoustic music masters Chris Thile, Sarah Jarosz, Chris Eldrige, Aoife O’Donovan, and Julian Lage. A visit with restorer and builder David Eichelbaum. Picking a boutique pick.
- Learn the basics of Travis picking with Jamie Stillway.
- RainSong’s Concert Hybrid Orchestra and Parlor guitars
- Guild D-55 dreadnought
Plus: In Great Acoustics we look at a luxurious Galiano 12-string that was likely built by John D’Angelico while he worked in his great uncle’s shop.