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Talk radio show for the Fretboard Journal, where we talk about our love for guitars, music and musical instruments. In each weekly show (airing live on Fridays at 1pm PST), you'll hear from the magazine's editors, contributors and subjects, along with some of the innovators in the world of music and lutherie. Guests have included famed guitar builders such as Rick Turner, musicians such as David Lindley and music experts. Join us!

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On this week's episode of the Fretboard Journal talk radio podcast, we talk about summer music festivals and, of course, guitars. Marc Greilsamer, our editor, highlights the new Summer edition of the magazine as well as his recent trip to... more

On this week's very special podcast, Fretboard Journal editor Marc Greilsamer talks to jazz fusion guitar great Larry Coryell. We'll hear about his earliest memories playing guitar, his tenure playing alongside Gary Burton and much,... more

The Fretboard Journal Talk Radio show and podcast is back. This week, Michael and Jason interview two of the most acclaimed men in lutherie: Kevin Ryan and Larry Robinson. We'll hear about Ryan's coveted guitars, Robinson's incredibly... more

This week the Fretboard Journal's editors talk to Danny Kalb, legendary guitarist, founding member of the Blues Project and prolific session musician. We'll talk to him about Dave Van Ronk's Ragtime Jug Stompers, his favorite guitar,... more

This week, the Fretboard Journal's editors talk to one of the giants of the guitar industry, Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars. We'll hear about how guitar making has changed over the company's 35 years in existence and also hear about Taylor's... more

This week, listen is as Fretboard Journal editor-at-large Michael John Simmons talks to uber-rare 78 record collector John Tefteller. Tefteller walks us through some of the highlights of his collection, tell us about his annual Blues Images... more

This week, the Fretboard Journal editors talk to Chicago-based guitar maker Frank Montuoro. Montuoro actually shows up in our current Fall 2009 in two completely different features: he's one of the world's experts on Larson Bros.... more

This week, Fretboard Journal publisher Jason Verlinde talks to guitarist Smokey Hormel. Hormel, after playing for years with Tom Waits, Beck and others, has recently released an album of 1950s African guitar music called "Smokey's... more

Every week, the Fretboard Journal staff records a podcast interview with an influential musician or musical instrument maker. This week, we talk to Richard Hoover of the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. For over 30 years, Hoover has been... more
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