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Gigbag: July/August 2005

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Gibson Traveling Songwriter Guitar

An aptly named ax, the Traveling Songwriter’s thin body makes it compact and portable for a musician on the move. But Gibson didn’t skimp on this one, giving it a Sitka spruce top with a classic, scalloped bracing pattern for true acoustic tone. A rear soundhole provides a player with enhanced acoustic volume, and the pickup, onboard four-band EQ and volume controls provide for live performance capability. Gibson.com

Mel Bay Guitar Journals

Part of a new instructional book series, Mel Bay’s Guitar Journals: Jazz includes a collection of arrangements by Joe Diorio, Johnny Smith, Gene Bertoncini, Bucky Pizzarelli and more. A companion CD of audio examples helps guide the way through a range of areas including Latin, comping, rhythm changes and the blues. Melbay.com

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