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Here's what you missed at TNAG last week...

Collings and Baxendales, modified dreadnoughts and mandolins, and of course, a drool-worthy vintage Martin. Check out the stellar instruments we featured this week, as well as a special guest appearance!

Presents: Episode 36. Heiden F-5 Mandolin

With Loar-inspired design and modern sensibilities, Michael Heiden's mandolins are well-loved for their sweet tone and adaptability to a variety of playing styles.

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Presents: Episode 35. Collings 360 LT M 3-Tone Burst

Collings' level top, solid body 360 electric paired with Lollar Jazzmasters delivers "the fatter, punchier tone you'd expect from a vintage offset guitar while retaining the clarity and definition for which Collings is known." In our 35th Presents, Todd gives the skinny on why we love this rock workhorse.

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The 3-tone burst 360 LT M has already sold, but check out this 360 LT M in Burgundy Mist!

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Pick of the Week: Collings OM1 G SB Varnish

This Collings guitar is a pretty straightforward 18-style OM, but it's got some major upgrades both aurally and visually, from the German spruce top to sunburst finish. Jordan walks and plays us through this special custom OM for this Pick of the Week.

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Demo of the Week: Martin 1940 D-28

Every pre-war Martin has a story, and this seasoned road companion has seen much more than inside of a case. If the alterations didn't tip you off to that fact that it has been played, the dry, open voice will convince you. The perfect ratio of punch to warmth makes this one an ideal candidate for playing with others or belting over six-string chords. A replacement bridge and bridgeplate, a few professionally repaired cracks, and an overspray prevent this one from being marketed as a closet queen. But if it is true vintage Herringbone tone you're looking for, this workhorse will deliver in spades.

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Session: Jared James Nichols. Gibson 1953 Les Paul Standard "Ole Red"

There's nothing like hearing a musician lovingly play and talk about their favorite instrument. Our recent guest, Jared James Nichols, brought in a few guitars from his personal collection on his visit to share with us. He describes his second year 1953 Les Paul Standard "Ole Red" as having all the features, essence and vibe he'd ever want from a Les Paul. To listen to him play it, it's easy to see why.


Jared's latest single, "Skin 'N Bone", is out now! Download or stream it:


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