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If we take a look at the guitar market in 2020, it’s easy to see that a player’s options are essentially limitless when trying to choose a new instrument. When making that decision many look at brand, price, feel sound, and a host of other specs. If we could jump back in time to the “golden era” of guitar making, a common thread between major brands like Fender, Martin, Gibson and Gretsch was that all of their guitars were proudly made on U.S. soil. It seems to me after years of working in music retail, that one of the most common questions customers continue to ask when considering a pricey new axe is, “is it made in America?”

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This is the guitar featured in Ibanez: The Untold Story.The late 1970s were a time of brass.Touted for its resonance and sustain properties, guitar parts manufacturers were using brass for nuts, bridges, and anything else they could think of.For the 1979 NAMM show Ibanez Japan decided to create a spectacle- the solid brass Ibanez Artist 2622.Some have claimed it was snarky, as in 'Ok, you want brass? We'll give you BRASS!'The 76 lb guitar was a hit at NAMM, because, if you can lift it, it's completely playable. (someone call Doyle Von Frankenstein)This Artist then went on tour, spending time...

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It’s the question that our wives (and us as guitars players) never stop asking! Some would say one for each tuning you play in, other say one for each style of music, and when you’re a gigging musician the minimum is two (one main guitar and one backup). Really the answer is somewhere between one guitar and “one more than you’ve got right now!”

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