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David Crosby in the Fretboard Journal 25
posted by Jason Verlinde
The tumultuous life of David Crosby can (and has) filled entire books. But when I sat down with Crosby, I wanted focus on the good stuff: Crosby’s guitar collection, the stellar music he’s created (including the forward-thinking solo record he released, If I Could Only Remember My Name) and the diverse folk influences he had growing up. We’re happy to announce that Crosby graces the cover of our 25th issue of the Fretboard Journal and also serves as our debut “guest editor.” We asked the legend for some of his favorite guitar stories and included them in this issue. Among the stories included: a glimpse of the early days of Alembic Guitars and Rick Turner (including the birth of Crosby’s electric 12-string) in a never-before-seen photo essay from Gary Somberg; interviews with Chris Hillman and Marcus Eaton and much more. Beyond Crosby's selections, look for a gorgeous pictorial of the Roberto-Venn School of Luthery, where tomorrow’s guitar building legends are being taught; a lengthy interview with blues great Susan Tedeschi; a conversation with old-time banjo maker Kevin Enoch and a lot more. As always, this 128 page, keepsake journal focuses on the musical instrument world’s best stories and photography. It's a must-have for fellow guitar nuts.
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