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.

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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Scott Krashan
June 27, 2014

Luthier Fletcher Brock must be doing something right: He’s been lucky enough to build his mandolin and guitar-family instruments in some of the most beautiful locales in America. For a long...

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Adam Levy
June 10, 2014

Amplifiers can be seen simply as a means to an end. (Volume, that is.) But many electric-minded players—myself included—consider the relationship they have with their amps as much more...

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