Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

From the Home Office

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

From the Home Office

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There's something about the acoustic guitar that lends itself to quiet reflection-maybe it's those moody chords and wistful ballads, or perhaps it's a DADGAD tune that lets those open strings ring. And there's something about these winter issues (published in the dog days of summer) that also lends themselves to reflection.

This is the December 2015 issue, with nary a Yule log in sight, but I'm in a decidedly reflective mood nonetheless.

In that spirit, this issue offers profiles of three DADGAD players of various persuasions, with a player tip from each. You'll also find the haunting Baroque folk-pop song "Walk Away Renée," one the best break-up songs of the 1960s, arranged by contributing editor Adam Perlmutter for DADGAD tuning.

In addition, there's a lengthy pictorial spotlighting the intricate works of nine talented inlay artists, including William "Grit" Laskin, a master of the craft who has a forthcoming book on the subject, and Pete Davies Jr. …

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