Episode 50 - The National Varsity

Oh, the wonders of fiberglass - especially when it’s used to make a guitar. This week we look into the National Varsity and talk about its science-y origins.

Episode 43 - The Gretsch Silver Jet

So sparkly! This week we’re putting a beautiful 1955 Gretsch Silver Jet through the wringer of our pseudo-expertise. You won’t want to miss this one!

Episode 40 - The Hamer Sunburst

We’re heading back to Chicago! This time we’re exploring the beginnings of Hamer Guitars, via a 1978 black Sunburst. Paul Hamer was responsible for the first vintage guitar shop, and was arguably the first high-end boutique guitar maker. So there.

Episode 28 - Giulietti Guitars

We’re headed to Italy this week to investigate just how it came to be that the capital of accordion manufacturing ended up making guitars in the 1960s.

Episode 26 - The Washburn N4

Ready for something different? This week we explore the weedly weedly world of shred guitar, courtesy of the Washburn N4 Nuno Bettencourt signature model guitar. Acting as our stunt guitarist is special guest Dan Teisan, of the Seattle band Late September Dogs.

 
 

Episode 17 - The Guild Starfire

This week we plug in a Guild Starfire IV, and trace the steps that led to its creation. Get ready to hear a very muscular sounding instrument, brought to you by the letter 'Damn'!