Great Pickups For Lapsteel Guitars

I suppose it’s easy to forget the origins or the modern electric guitar. After all, the first real electric guitar is still open for debate, all though I guess we can all safely assume it’s the Slingerland Songster Model 401 by now. Which is perhaps striking, since that guitar was preceded and followed by ‘electrified’…

The Seymour Duncan Acoustic Pickup Line

Seymour knows about tone. But not just about tone coming from several Marshall stacks in front of chia-haired rockers. Besides specializing in the perfect sound for electric guitars for over 40 years, Seymour Duncan knows how to get the perfect acoustic tone for your live performances and recordings.

The Bill Mumy Interview

There’s a lot of ways from which you may know of the name Bill Mumy. Perhaps from Babylon 5 if you’re a child of the 90s, or more likely from his iconic role as Will Robinson on Lost In Space if you’re older, or a fan of vintage sci-fi TV dramas. Or maybe from his…

This One is Just Right: The D-TAR Mama Bear

D-TAR is a sister company of Seymour Duncan, and consist of partners Rick Turner, co-founder of and luthier to the stars, and Seymour Duncan, the electric pickup maker. D-TAR stands for Duncan-Turner Acoustic Research and focuses on acoustic guitar products like pickups and preamps. The Mama Bear is sort of a specialized digital preamp and direct box for acoustic guitar, but it really does much more than that.

Preston Reed Turns The Acoustic Guitar into a Journey

Preston Reed has long been recgnoized as a pioneering acoustic guitar player, with his two handed integrated percussive approach turning a guitar into a symphony and amazing people who are surprised that so many sounds could be created at once, by one man. As with many things, seeing and hearing is believing. At a young age,…

DL Lap Steel Guitars Use D-TAR and Seymour Duncan

Dan Larson’s company, DL Lap Steel Guitars, was created out of the need for a lap steel guitar that could be taken backpacking. Dan had hiked all across the Sierra Nevada’s with a small six-string guitar but wanted more. DL Lap Steel Guitars is dedicated to producing great sounding and great playing travel lap steel…

Maxmonte Guitars Uses D-TAR for Harp Guitar

In Padova, Italy, around 25 miles west of Venice, a guitar builder named Massimiliano (“Max”) Monterosso builds highly original guitars that are firmly grounded in tradition. His shop, called Maxmonte Guitars, just completed this latest creation: a left-handed Dyer-style harp guitar. Shown below, you can see a solid top built from local spruce grown in…

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