PSA: Vintage Guitar magazine archives open to all for free

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    Thanks!
     
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    That sounds like fun, thanks.
     
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    Wow, that's very considerate of them.
    That'll keep me busy for the duration.
     
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    I have them all in my basement..good reads...
    I should maybe sell them someday...
    They use to have a page on tube talk
    and speaker talk..years ago
     
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    Thanks for the heads up and link.
    Going back to the early 1990's sometime I subscribed to Vintage Guitar, but quit in the early-mid 2000's. Their reviews started reading more like blatant advertisements rather than impartial reviews.....like they were just "shilling" for their advertisers.
    I still have a framed cover from March 2002 issue hanging on my music room wall.....the one with "moptop" George Harrison playing a Rick twelve-string, published not long after he died.
     
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    Cool! Thanks for the link, ftbtx. :)
     
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    Like nojazzhere, I have some of the first VG magazines and took them until 2096 or so. They were losing their credibility, imho. Then....here’s the proverbial straw. I had a truly excellent condition 1938 Gibs AJ at a show...Dallas or Arlington one. One of the writers that dealt with the vintage shows...making reports on them....looked my guitar over. Gibson had a slew of the AJ Reissues there. In fact, we were close to the Gibson booth. I wondered if he would mention this AJ I had because you don’t often see one, and it is much less often to find one that clean....original neck set, no cracks, no dings.....just some signs of use. It was in the Red Line case it came in when it was new.....in sound condition, too. He did mention the guitar and then proceeded to expound upon his feeling that Ibson was producing a guitar that was comparable to the one I had. No chance.....and I know .gibson has produced some good RI AJs....I played two of them at a later show...one was good, one was great! But....the great one could not touch the guitar I had. that broke it for me. I no longer could look at it as a vintage magazine. Besides, I had gotten just about everything that I could get out of it regarding amp and guitar information. I have them all in a few stacks......what to do.....
     
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    Several years ago I was simply running out of space for all my VG and Guitar Player mags. I used them almost like a "random" reference library.....it was really interesting to go back to a ten or twenty year-old publication, and read what gear was popular then, and what musicians were saying, but it reached a point where I was overwhelmed with shelves of magazines. I collected them all together, and ran an ad in CraigsList. (this is back when CL wasn't a complete waste of time) Within hours, a guy contacted me and wanted to buy them.(I stated I would NOT sell them individually....it was one big pile or nothing) We met and he promptly paid my price, and we loaded them in his car. He explained, he had a young co-worker getting interested in music and guitars. He was buying the magazines to "send the kid to school". I often regret not having those anymore, but I'm as bad a pack rat as anyone, and I'm glad I had the strength to move them on.
     
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