Words like “magical “ and “dreamy” aren’t usually used to describe guitar gatherings but those are just a couple of the adjectives we heard repeatedly from attendees at... View this Photo Essay

Our first introduction to Chas Smith came through Ry Cooder. During our cover story interview for the FJ #32, Cooder mentioned Smith’s connection to pedal steel legend Joaquin Murphey and we... View this Photo Essay

Necessity is the mother of invention. When guitarmaker Ed Bond sensed that his then-employer (Larrivée) was scaling back on operations at its Vancouver plant, he began to double-down on making... View this Photo Essay

Weighing in at 28 pages (and over 9,000 words long), the FJ #32’s Ry Cooder cover story is one of the more expansive interviews we’ve run to date (and we’re all about long-form... View this Photo Essay

On December 11, 2013, the FJ and Emerald City Music presented an evening with Kurt Schoen, the fascinating mastermind behind Schoen Guitars. Schoen's love affair with the cigar box guitar started... View this Photo Essay