Guitars & Amps

VINTAGE GUITAR FLASHBACK: 1966 Epiphone Wilshire

Classic Solidbody Played by Jimi Hendrix and Bruce Springsteen BACKGROUND Designed as a low-cost alternative to the higher-end model, the Crestwood, it was produced from 1959-1970. WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE Boasting two P90 pickups it is praised as “perfect for old-school rock” – it has an almost acoustic quality for resonance and sustain. It’s super […]Read More »

MY FAVORITE AXE: 2014 DiDomenico Guitars Custom Acoustic with Sarah Blacker

‘Female Performer of the Year’ in the New England Music Awards (2012), Boston-bred and based Sarah Blacker plays ukulele, guitar and sings a unique version of singer/songwriter pop called “Sundress Rock.”  Her music has been placed on MTV as well as in Subaru and Align CreditUnion TV commercials. MAKE & MODEL 2014 DiDomenico Guitars custom […]Read More »

An Esoteric Exploration of Tubes, Transformers, Tone, & Transcendence

Were audio output transformers “so good,” why does not even one tube amp use two, three, or even ten, for “killer” tone made completely out of this world?  It’s because the sonic magic comes from the tubes, not their ubiquitous audio output transformers, which are mundane, necessary evils used to translate the tubes’ high-impedance to […]Read More »

How to Upcycle Discarded Oil Cans to Build Guitars with BOHEMIAN GUITARS

Bohemian Guitars was built on the dream of creating a guitar that looks as good as it sounds – and isn’t out of your price range.  Naturally, that was going to involve some handiwork. So we found a way to upcycle existing materials to create something completely new in the market.  Then we used the […]Read More »

TECH TIPS: Soldering Basics for the Absolute Beginner

Soldering is a method of using a conductive material (solder) to connect a wire with another device, such as another wire, a 1/4 inch plug, a guitar pickup or a circuit board. Solder is a metal alloy with a relatively low melting point; you can think of it as conductive glue. Electronics solder is usually […]Read More »

My Favorite Axe: 1938 Epiphone Zenith Archtop

with Jude Moran of Adela & Jude… MAKE & MODEL: 1938 Epiphone Zenith Archtop  WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU: The world. “Miss Nashville” was given to Brother Jude as a gift. She came from Gruhn Guitars in Nashville, and has never and WILL never be replaced. WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE: Heaven. WEAR & TEAR: I’ve strummed the daylights outta […]Read More »

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