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Magnet Magazine guest editorials, collected, in order.

Last week, January 28th to February 4th 2013, I was the “guest editor” for Magnet Magazine¬†online. Basically this meant that I wrote a series of editorials about whatever things I wanted to. They had reviewed the new Camper Van Beethoven

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Les Paul, Les Paul, Les Paul!

It’s weird how some guy’s name is now a guitar. I just jokingly posted on FB that after reading “The Beauty of the Burst“, a book about the specific Gibson Les Paul Standard models made between 1958 and 1960, I

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Acoustic Instruments

As I mentioned before, having started on classical guitars, and moving from there straight to electric guitars, it did actually take a while before I actually decided to get a real acoustic guitar. Since I was playing with Steve Cammack

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There and back again

Here is a very banal blog entry, simply about the things I have been doing lately. I had to go back to California for 10 days (had to!) to play some shows with Camper Van Beethoven, then came home. It

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The Stratocaster, part 2

When my 1971 Stratocaster named “Honey” was stolen, Camper Van Beethoven was in the middle of a tour. Luckily for us, we had a management connection to somebody at Fender so we were able to get “artist-priced” (that means half

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The Stratocaster and I

My first electric guitar was a Stratocaster. Well, OK, that’s not quite true: it was a copy of one, made by “Memphis” (from Japan). (Actually, that’s a lie as well, I briefly had a “Pan” brand SG copy before this,

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