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The guitar industry has a hidden environmental problem

The Wire 20 Jun 2021
We first visited guitar factories in Australia, the United States, Japan and China ... Scandals have engulfed the industry since the Gibson Guitar factories in Nashville and Memphis were raided by US Fish and Wildlife marshals (in 2009 and again in 2011) over allegations of illegally sourcing and improperly verifying Madagascan ebony and rosewood.
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The Gibson App is Changing the Guitar Teaching Game

Rollingstone 14 Jun 2021
Users can watch Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi share insights and tales from his decades-long career on the series “Icons,” dive into Joe Bonamassa’s assortment of legendary Les Paul guitars on “The Collection,” or see how Gibson’s iconic ...
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Beatie Wolfe: “We’re so privileged in the way we can have anything. That needs to ...

Guitar.com 02 Jun 2021
Taylor Guitars CEO Kurt Listug on the past, present and future of the company ... That was the first guitar I bought myself.” ... “That was my guitar,” she says ... “When I went down to the factory in El Cajon, they actually did a full reconstruction on the guitar, and it ended up being done in the same room that it was built ... Taylor Guitars.
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Take a virtual tour inside Kalamazoo’s new downtown hotel

Michigan Live 01 Jun 2021
In partnership with Heritage Guitars — a local guitar-maker formed by former employees of the iconic Gibson Guitars factory in Kalamazoo — the Hilton property’s artwork features guitars and scenes from the factory ... Hard Rock-brand hotel coming to Kalamazoo’s historic Gibson guitar manufacturing site.
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Manson Guitar Works celebrates its 10th anniversary with 10 unique guitars

Guitar.com 28 May 2021
Manson Guitar Works has announced the Manson MA 10th Anniversary range, a limited run of precisely 10 unique instruments in celebration of a decade of the brand. Each guitar started life as a standard swamp ash MA EVO body assembled by Manson head luthier Tim Stark ... You can see the full list of guitars and the dealers they’re heading to below.
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The guitar industry's hidden environmental problem

Phys Dot Org 28 May 2021
We first visited guitar factories in Australia, the United States, Japan and China ... Scandals have engulfed the industry since the Gibson Guitar factories in Nashville and Memphis were raided by US Fish and Wildlife marshals (in 2009 and again in 2011) over allegations of illegally sourcing and improperly verifying Madagascan ebony and rosewood.
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106-room Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel opens in downtown Kalamazoo

Michigan Live 28 May 2021
In partnership with Heritage Guitars — a local guitar-maker formed by former employees of the iconic Gibson Guitars factory in Kalamazoo — the Hilton property’s artwork features guitars and scenes from the factory ... Hard Rock-brand hotel coming to Kalamazoo’s historic Gibson guitar manufacturing site.
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Shop Talk: Mike Baranik of Baranik Guitars on how an acclaimed acoustic luthier became one ...

Guitar.com 24 May 2021
Like many of today’s noteworthy guitar makers, Mike Baranik’s interest in the instrument began as a young player ... Bill Asher of Asher Guitars ... I got my first guitar from the Sears catalog, a right-handed Flying V ... I didn’t even realise you could build guitars; I thought that they just came from a factory, and it really intrigued me.
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Ivison Dakota review: Firebird tones in a more ergonomic package

Guitar.com 21 May 2021
From Gene Baker’s B3 Phoenix to Joe Bonamassa’s Bonabyrd Les Paul, electric guitars that combine Firebird stylings with more traditional body outlines are nothing new ... Ivison Guitars feature Sunbear pickups as standard and our review guitar’s SunBird set feature Sunbear main-man Stuart Robson’s superb relic’ing treatment.
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Andertons, Chicago Music Exchange and Squier launch new exclusive line of Classic Vibe electric guitars

Guitar.com 12 May 2021
Andertons, Chicago Music Exchange and Squier have announced that they’ve come together to host an exclusive line of Fender Special Run Squier guitars. The launch comes after that of a number of other Squier Fender Special Run guitars earlier this month ... Factory tuning is one octave lower than a regular E-standard guitar.
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The June 2021 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

Guitar.com 06 May 2021
... rock ’n’ roll guitar playing ... Somehow, despite the fact that Fender’s first Relic finishes were unveiled in 1995 and Gibson has been artificially ageing guitars for more than two decades, there’s still no topic in the world of guitar that’s quite as combustible as factory ageing.
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The Big Review: Are Gibson’s Murphy Lab Les Pauls as good as it gets?

Guitar.com 06 May 2021
Gibson first got into factory-aged guitars in 1999 after seeing Tom’s work, and the subsequent Tom Murphy Aged instruments he worked on for the Nashville brand were regarded by most players as Gibson Custom’s top-of-the-line models ... For a modern factory-built guitar, that’s a considerable achievement, but it’s still a work in progress.
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Puttshack Announces $60 Million in Growth Capital

News-Press Now 05 May 2021
The funds will continue to support the company's booming growth, bringing this one-of-a-kind experience to more cities in the U.S., UK and around the world ... The team also recently signed a lease in Nashville's The Gulch neighborhood at the site of the old Gibson Guitar factory and is expected to announce multiple new U.S ... About Puttshack ... and U.S ... .
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How to buy a vintage Gretsch guitar

Guitar.com 03 May 2021
Although vintage Gretsch guitars can be quite valuable, very few models command the stratospheric prices of iconic Gibsons and Fenders ... Guitars with failing neck joints or snapped headstocks that were sent back to the Gretsch factory for repair often ended up with a new neck straight off the production line.
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Epiphone revives the made-in-USA Frontier acoustic

Guitar.com 28 Apr 2021
Epiphone has announced the return of the USA-made Frontier, an acoustic guitar originally manufactured in Gibson’s Kalamazoo factory from 1958 until 1970 ... The USA-made edition of the guitar joins the more affordable Masterbilt Frontier, manufactured in Qingdao, China.

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