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Martin Model America Double Back Guitar from 1906


This 1906 Martin Model America is somewhat of a mystery to me. I’ve done some quick searches and have found mostly links to pinterest posts. That, and the page I got these pictures from.

What I cannot find is the “why’.

I have no idea what the advantage would be to having a double bod in such a way.

Does anyone know?

R.W. Haller

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Squier by Fender Stratocaster Pack with Frontman 10G Amp, Cable, Strap, Picks, and Online Lessons – Brown Sunburst Bundle with Austin Bazaar Instructional DVD


Adding value to your purchase, Austin Bazaar bundles your instrument with necessary accessories. Everything you need to start playing immediately comes in one box. Save yourself the hassle and save some money while you’re at it. A strap is included so you can practice or better yet perform while standing up. Picks are included so you can start playing right out of the box. An Austin Bazaar instructional DVD is included so you can pick up some tips while learning your new instrument.

A perfect choice for beginners, the new Squier Strat Pack has everything you need to begin playing right out of the box. The short-scale Stratocaster (24″) is ideal for players with smaller hands and provides a comfortable playing feel. Other features include a lightweight body, a hardtail bridge for rock-solid tuning and three single-coil pickups for classic Strat tone. The included Squier Frontman 10G amplifier is the perfect companion for jamming thanks to its aux input that allows you play along with your favorite songs or backing tracks, as well as a headphone jack for silent practice. The Squier Starter Strat Pack also comes with a strap, cable and picks — everything you need to stop dreaming and start playing.

Body: Poplar
Body Finish: Gloss Polyurethane
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Natural Satin
Neck Shape: “C” Shape
Scale Length: 24″ (610 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 20
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut: Width 1.61″ (40.9 mm)
Position Inlays: Cream Dots
Truss Rod: Head Adjust
Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Configuration: SSS
Bridge: Hard-Tail 6-Saddle
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Tuning Machines: Standard Die-Cast
Pickguard: 3-Ply White
Strings: NPS, .009-.042 Gauges
Case/Gig Bag: N

Product Features

  • Short-scale 24″ Stratocaster is great for smaller hands
  • Three single-coil Stratocaster pickups
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Includes: Frontman 10G guitar amplifier

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B.C. RICH Mk11D-MB-TCB w/case Mk11D Mockingbird Electric Guitar with Hard Shell Case, Trans Cobalt Blue, DiMarzio Pickups


Designed in ‘76, the venerable Mockingbird was ranked as the “coolest guitar of all time” by Guitar World Magazine in 2010.

Product Features

  • Equipped with DiMarzio “PAF” and “Super 2″ pickups
  • “Original 1000″ Floyd Rose tremolo
  • Grover “Imperial” tuners
  • Solid mahogany “wings” and walnut “stringers”
  • Equipped with Ernie Ball Slinky’s and inspected in Orange, CA; hard shell case included

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Hagstrom Swede Bass Vintage Sunburst


Back from a 40 year hiatus, the Hagstrom Swede Bass has returned! Featuring a short, 30.75 inch (781mm) scale length, the all mahogany, set-neck Swede Bass offers enormous sustain and easy play-ability. One of the most important traits inherited from the Swede guitar is Hagstrom’s classic tailpiece design with its massive blocks directly coupled to the body for optimal transmission of string energy, a key contributor to the Swede Bass’s thunderous, piano-like tones.

Product Features

  • Back from a 40 year hiatus, the Hagstrom Swede Bass has returned!
  • Featuring a short, 30.75 inch (781mm) scale length, the all mahogany, set-neck Swede Bass offers enormous sustain and easy play-ability.

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6PCS Acoustic Guitar ABS Plastic Bridge Pins, Ivory With Black Dot


Light weight, it is easy to use.

Package Include: 6 piece Acoustic Guitar Bridge Pins

Product Features

  • Quality plastic molding, high strength, tensile, good gloss.
  • Color: Ivory With Black Dot
  • Set of 6
  • For : Acoustic Guitar Plastic String End Peg

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Chrome Metal Flat Electric Guitar Humbucker Pickup Ring, Thicknes 2mm Frame Mounting Ring Pack of 2


100% Brand new,never used
It is a very elegant item, sure to enhance the appearance of any electric,but be aware of its limitations
Outside Dimensions: 91.5mm x 45mm
Inner Dimensions: 70.5mm x 39mm
Spacing between pickup mounting holes: 74mm
Spacing between moutning screw holes: 78mm x 32mm
No Mounting Screws
Package Includes: 2x pickup mounting rings

Product Features

  • It is a very elegant item, sure to enhance the appearance of any electric,but be aware of its limitations
  • 2x pickup mounting rings

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Tony Levin on Bass and Music Man


Great interview from with Tony Levin. He is the bass and Chapman Stick player for King Crimson, since 1981, and has played with Peter Gabriel for several decades on top of a massive list of session contributions that include everyone from Paul Simon to Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson and John Lennon. It is worth watching […]

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The Accidentals at Fountain Point Resort


The Summer concert season has kicked off in Northern Michigan with a concert by The Accidentals at Fountain Point Resort, just outside Traverse City. The Accidentals just wrapped up a 40 city tour and are preparing for the launch of their new album on Sony Music Masterworks in August.

The Accidentals are a bit of a local legend in Traverse City, forming the band while in high school and entering into the Interlochen Center For the Arts first-ever singer-songwriter program. Based on their success, they chose to skip college and have been touring and recording ever since. As a result, they've got massive music chops playing a dozen instruments between them and they have wonderful vocal harmonies offset by violin, cello, electric guitar and bass. 

Although The Accidentals mostly play original and fairly eclectic Folk /Jazz / Roots music, they also occasional throw in a rock cover or two. Here's a video from an earlier concert covering "Taxman" and Rush's "Tom Sawyer" showing them for the music geeks that they are. 

Fountain Point Resort has more than a dozen concerts planned through the rest of the summer on Thursday and Sunday evenings including The Crane Wives, The Go Rounds, Jazz North and more. Tickets are $10-20 with an outdoor bring-your-own lawnchair setting. There are food trucks, but you can also bring your own food and alcohol. You can also buy a season pass for $95.

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Epiphone ENOLSYCH1 Solid Body Electric Guitars Les Paul SL, Sunset Yellow


Epiphone presents the 2017 Les Paul SL, the most affordable 2-pickup Les Paul ever made with a slim lightweight Poplar body with powerful Epiphone Ceramic pickups. Available in six exclusive colors-Ebony, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Pacific Blue, Sunset Yellow, Turquoise, and Vintage Sunburst.

Product Features

  • Epiphone’s Most Affordable Les Paul ever with Ceramic Single Coil Pickups.
  • Slim, Lightweight Body Design and Premium Covered 14:1 Machine Heads.
  • Poplar Les Paul shaped body, Mahogany neck and 1960’s Slim Taper D profile neck for fast and easy playing.

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