Fretboard Journal Current Issue (International Subscribers)

Fretboard Journal Current Issue (International Subscribers)
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The 39th issue of the Fretboard Journal offers another deep dive into the world of fretted instruments, visiting (and re-visiting) luthiers looking to the future and the past, iconic instruments and, of course, some of our favorite musicians.

Quite by chance, this issue may be the Tweedy-est edition of the Fretboard Journal ever: In a wide-ranging conversation with our cover artist, Joan Shelley, publisher Jason Verlinde gets another peek inside Wilco’s Loft, where Shelley recorded her latest record with Jeff Tweedy; Tweedy’s Wilco bandmate, Nels Cline (profiled in the Fretboard Journal 37) gives us an insightful personal look at the legendary Ralph Towner, one of the progenitors of modern acoustic music; and Michael James Adams profiles Anthony Paine of Melbourne, Australia’s Harvester Guitars–just before we went to press, one of the instruments featured made its way into Tweedy’s collection. Meanwhile, we’re bringing you the conclusion of our two-part Ken Parker interview, an introduction to second generation legend-in-the-making Elle Jayne Henderson (her dad is the legendary Wayne Henderson), explorations of the mandolin magic of Mike Compton as well as the uncanny chemistry of Chris “Critter” Eldridge & Julian Lage and much more. 

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