No. 326  January/February 2021

No. 326 January/February 2021

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Acoustic Guitar #326 – January/February 2021

 On the Cover: Ben Harper 

Catching up with the singer-songwriter, who recorded his latest album, Winter Is for Lovers, using a custom-commissioned one-of-a-kind Monteleone lap steel guitar

 Special Focus: The Year in Gear

AG’s annual survey of the best new guitars and accessories introduced in 2020 

Features, Lessons & Departments

  • Guitar Talk: British singer-songwriter Lianne Le Havas on the role of the acoustic guitar in her music
  • Gene Bertoncini: A chat with the legendary nylon-string jazz guitarist
  • Andrew York: The classical-guitar great talks about his new video series and his love for mathematics, among other things
  • Pickin’: Adapting Earl Scruggs’ banjo arrangement of “Home Sweet Home” for guitar
  • Woodshed: Mary Flower teaches an approachable guitar rag in G
  • Weekly Workout: Ron Jackson’s sweep picking boot camp
  • Here’s How: Tips on basic maintenance and string changing
  • The Basics: An intro to chord-melody playing by jazz guitarist Greg Ruby
  • Makers & Shakers: A profile of Josiah de Jonge, a Canadian classical luthier

 6 Songs to Play

  • “Better Way” – An optimistic classic by Ben Harper
  • “John Henry” – A campfire arrangement of the traditional favorite
  • “Davis Street Rag” – Ragtime for guitar
  • “Home Sweet Home” – An Earl Scruggs classic
  • “Cam Ye O’er Frae France” – An irreverent Scottish Song in dropped D
  • “Whispering” – A jazz standard

 Gear Reviews

  • Gibson 50s LG-2
  • Goldtone F-6 Mando-Guitar
  • PRS Tonare Parlor

 And More!

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