Online Features

Online Features are articles written exclusively for fretboardjournal.com by our staff and writers. There isn’t room for everything in the magazine, so this is a place where you can read more about the things we love.

Scott Krashan
August 14, 2014

In 1985, Tony Klassen drove to George Gruhn’s shop in Nashville with one purpose: to buy a fancy style 45 Martin. While perusing Gruhn’s shelves, he stumbled upon (and eventually...

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Adam Levy
August 13, 2014

Reno, Nevada, may be “The Biggest Little City in the World”—as an arching LED-lit sign across its main drag proclaims. The city is not, however, known as a hotbed of...

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David Roberts
August 11, 2014

“We play a lot of festivals,” said Adam Granduciel, the lead singer of The War on Drugs, midway through a scorching set that capped the first day at Pickathon 2014, “and out of...

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Scott Krashan
July 30, 2014

Until two years ago, luthier Ken Hooper held down a day job in manufacturing management. Today, the Elkin, North Carolina resident is building guitars full-time and doing his best to manage a...

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Jason Verlinde
July 22, 2014

Relaxing on his tour bus before a gig, John Hiatt reaches for just one guitar: a 1947 Gibson LG-2. He bought the instrument from Nashville’s Gruhn Guitars around 1986 for around $800 and it...

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