TNAG Connoisseur. Conversations with Julian Lage

The first issue of TNAG Connoisseur introduces the first installment of a six-part series, in which Julian Lage discusses guitars and gear; recording, writing, and arranging; practice tips, and more.

This month, Julian talks us through the conception and creation of his new Collings 470 JL signature model electric guitar.

Read an excerpt below:

Julian Lage: "I had the privilege of working with Bill on this acoustic guitar we made some years ago [the OM1A-JL], so that was the impulse for us kind of going from friends and acquaintances to really partners on a project. It was such a good project, and I think it was really challenging. I remember Bill spoke about it and said it was really hard, and why it was really hard was I was coming to them with a sense of saying, ‘Maybe there’s something to guitars that aren’t totally efficient all the time, to acoustics. Maybe there’s something to guitars that are a little more vulnerable and aren’t intended to last a long time, but while they do last they have a vibrancy."

You can read the rest of the column by downloading the free Connoisseur mobile app and using promo code CONN01 to get the first issue for free!

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