Guthrie Govan Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 13. In this free Issue of Guitar Interactive Magazine we have a Guthrie Govan Jam and Interview taking about his career.
We interview guitarist Derek Trucks & take a look at how to play Derek Trucks style slide guitar.
In our acoustic magazine section - The Quiet Room - we talk with canadian acoustic guitarist Don Alder, with an extensive amount of Live footage he performed whilst he at the Guitar Interactive Studio. Don Alder also provides Guitar Interactive readers with a free guitar lesson on vibrato!
Issue 13 of Guitar Interactive is packed FULL of free guitar lessons! This month learn how to play hybrid picking with Andy James, expand your chord vocabulary with Tom Quayle, learn guitar vibrato with Rick Graham, Michael Casswell shows you how to play Melodic guitar runs.
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THE QUIET ROOM_GUITAR REVIEW
Old Hippies - what do they know? When it comes to acoustic guitars, quite a bit,
thinks Rick Graham as he tackles a Dreadnought from new/old comers Bedell.
Born in a time and space where Peace, Love
and Rock and Roll were at the forefront
of everyone’s minds, the success of Bedell
Guitars has been a long time in the making.
Originally based in Iowa, USA and set
up in the 1960s by the then 14 year old
Tom Bedell, the Bedell Guitar Company
eventually had two retail stores and also
supplied retailers in other states with
After a successful career out of the music
business and several years of retirement,
Tom Bedell yearned for a return to the ‘good
old days’ and made the decision to start
in the guitar business again and in 2010
his Company ‘Two Old Hippies’, run by
Tom and Molly Bedell, joined forces with
one of the most highly respected luthiers
in America, Kim Breedlove of Breedlove
guitars. Both brands are being run as separate
companies, it seems, so Breedlove fans
Bedell has a varied product line which
includes some top end instruments
such as the ‘Limited Edition’ series and
‘Performance’ series and counts such big
names as Kenny Loggins, Skunk Baxter
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and Phil Keaggy on their artist roster. The
subject of this particular review, though, is
the HGD-28-G model, which forms a part
of their more accessible ‘Heritage’ series of
This guitar comes with a classic Dreadnought
body style and features an Alaskan Sitka
spruce top with rosewood back and sides.
This traditional tonewood combination
should give a pronounced attack on the bass
notes and increased clarity on the treble
range. The neck, which has a scale length
of 25.5” and has 20 frets, is attached via
a dovetail joint, is made from mahogany
and bears a rosewood fingerboard. The
nut has a width of 1 11/16” and is crafted
from bone, as is the bridge saddle itself.
Vegetarians might not approve but tonally
and historically it’s a good, traditional choice!
Attached to the rather neat and tidy looking
headstock are chrome die-cast tuners and
there is a Bedell logo (without the brand
name) emblazoned across the very top of
the headstock itself.
Inside, the Bedell has a customised ‘X
pattern’ scalloped bracing pattern crafted
from Engelmann spruce, while outside you