FRETS Magazine Backissues


FRETS Magazine Backissues




Item Description Price

DOC WATSON cover

FRETS March 1979 Vol. 1 No. 1
66 pages. Premiere Issue. Features: Doc Watson, Bill Keith, David Grisman, Mike Seeger, Dan Crary, Martin Carthy & more... Very Good Condition


NORMAN BLAKE cover

FRETS April 1979 Vol. 1 No. 2
66 pages. Features: Norman Blake, C.C. richelieu, Charles Mingus, Sons of the Pioneers, John Hammond,Mary Faith Rhoads & Joe Dobbs in Africa, Fretting, Repair Shops
Frets Visits Arthur E. Smith Banjo Co,
Frets looks at...Guild F-50, Gold Star GF100...... Very Good Condition


BILL MONROE cover

FRETS May 1979 Vol. 1 No. 3
66 pages. Features: Bill Monroe, Bryan Bowers, The Master's Mandolin, Music of Bill Monroe, Talking with Bill Monroe, Ernie Ball, Ben Eldridge, Fitting Dovetail Neck Joints,
Frets visits Gurian Guitars
Frets looks at...Ovation Anniversary, Folk roots D500S.... Very Good Condition


$29.99

LAURINDO ALMEIDA cover

FRETS June 1979 Vol. 1 No. 4
66 pages. Features: Laurindo Almeida, The Music of Almeida, David Bromberg, Byron Berline, The Autoharp, Can Music Save a River?
Frets visits Greven Guitar Company
Frets looks at...Martin HD-28, The 45 C/R Autoharp..... Very Good Condition


$19.99

ARLO GUTHRIE cover

FRETS July 1979 Vol. 1 No. 5
74 pages. Features: Arlo Guthrie, Music Of Arlo Guthrie, Tex Ritter, Sam Bush, Tom Gray, Lloyd Loar
Frets visits Gallagher Guitars
Frets looks at...The Liberty Quadrille, The Franklin OM..... Very Good Condition


RON CARTER cover

FRETS August 1979 Vol. 1 No. 6
66 pages. Features: Ron Carter, Don Reno, Lester Flatt, David LaFlamme, Origins of Stringmaking, Flamenco, Constructing Dulcimer Fretboards
Frets visits C.F. Martin Wood mill
Frets looks at...Sobell Mandolin, Santa Cruz Dreadnought.... Very Good Condition


$19.99

PETE SEEGER cover

FRETS September 1979 Vol. 1 No. 7
74 pages. Features: Pete Seeger, Seeger's Music, Roy Smeck, Jorge Morel, Clarence White, The Sitar, Instrument Warranties, Secrets of Lacquer Finishing
Frets visits Richard Schneider
Frets looks at...Stewart MacDonald 3-R, Gibson Hummingbird.... Very Good Condition


$29.99

CHET ATKINS cover

FRETS October 1979 Vol. 1 No. 8
74 pages. Features: Chet Atkins, Chet's Music, New Lost City Ramblers, John James, Pierre Bensusan, Jethro Burns, Working with wood binding
Frets visits Stelling Banjo Works
Frets looks at...LoPrinzi LR20, Fender's Leo Deluxe.... Very Good Condition


$24.99

RAVI SHANKAR cover

FRETS November 1979 Vol. 1 No. 9
74 pages. Features: Ravi Shankar, Johnny Shines, Cowboy Music, Ralph Stanley, Harp Guitar, rehairing violin bows
Frets visits Randy Wood
Frets looks at...Iida FB 440 Banjo, Washburn Mandolin.... Very Good Condition


$29.99

ROY CLARK cover

FRETS December 1979 Vol. 1 No. 10
74 pages. Features: Roy Clark, Latin Guitar, Will Ackerman, John Herald, Tony Trischka, How to decorate with marquetry
Frets visits The OME Banjo Company
Frets looks at...Westerman Bouzouki, LoPrinzi LR-20....fair condition


$19.99

LIBBA COTTEN cover

FRETS January 1980 Vol. 2 No. 1
66 pages. Features: Libba Cotten, Emanuel Vardi, Milt Hinton, John Renbourn, A Larry McNeely Workshop, Fitting Viol Pegs
Frets visits Max Krimmel, guitar maker
Frets looks at...Sigma DR-28H, Gibson F-5L.... Very good condition


$19.99

DAN CRARY cover

FRETS February 1980 Vol. 2 No. 2
90 pages. Features: Dan Crary, Tiny Moore, Jean Ritchie, Narciso Yepes, Tom Paley, Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks, Resetting Dowelstick banjo necks
Frets visits Chuck Traeger's Bass Shop
Frets looks at...Somogyi Guitar, Bellstar Banjo.... Very good condition


$19.99

BILL KEITH cover

FRETS March 1980 Vol. 2 No. 3
82 pages. Features: Bill Keith, Bert Jansch, Martin Jenkins, Mandolin Neck Joints, Paul Cadwell, Red Rector Pro Tips, Fine art of Side Patches
Frets visits Charles A. Hoffman Guitars
Frets looks at...Wildwood Banjo, Daion Guitar.... Very good condition


TONY RICE cover

FRETS April 1980 Vol. 2 No. 4
82 pages. Features: Tony Rice, Shlomo Mintz, Nick Lucas, British Isles Music, McLain Family Band, Lorraine Lee, Chord Coloring, How Experts Engrave Mother Of Pearl
Frets visits Costa Ricas's CAGSA Guitar Factory
Frets looks at...A.E. Smith Banjo, Gruhn Mandolin
.... Very good condition


JOHN DUFFEY cover

FRETS May 1980 Vol. 2 No. 5
74 pages. Features: John Duffey, John Hartford, Nathaniel Rosen, Robin Williamson, Guy Van Duser, Resetting Guitar Necks..
Frets visits Wildwood Banjos
Frets looks at...Monteleone Mandolin, Larivee Guitar
.... Very good condition


CHRISTOPHER PARKENING cover

FRETS June 1980 Vol. 2 No. 6
66 pages. Features: Christopher Parkening, Jody Stecher, Krishna Bhatt, John Jacob Niles, John Hickman, Young Artists, How to REset Guitar Necks, Part II: Removing the Neck..
Frets visits The C.F. Martin guitar factory
Frets looks at...Hoffman Guitar, Deering Banjo
.... Very good condition


$19.99

EARL SCRUGGS cover

FRETS July 1980 Vol. 2 No. 7
82 pages. Features: Earl Scruggs, The Scruggs Tuners, John Knowles, Mick Moloney, Teaching Guitar To Kids, Alex de Grassi, Buying Strings, Mounting Skin Banjo Heads, Neck Resetting Part III: Refitting the Neck..
Frets visits Master Luthier Hascal Haile
Frets looks at...OME Tenor Banjo, Karl Knilling Violin
.... Very good condition


$24.99

JOHN FAHEY cover

FRETS August 1980 Vol. 2 No. 8
66 pages. Features: John Fahey, Eddie Gomez, Ricky Skaggs, Venuti, Grappelli, Ponty, Ken Riportella, tools and techniques of metal engraving,..
Frets visits S.L. Mossman Guitars
Frets looks at...Alvarez-Yairi Guitars
.... Very good condition


$19.99

GRANDPA JONES cover

FRETS September 1980 Vol. 2 No. 9
66 pages. Features: Grandpa Jones, Michael Lorimer, Vasant Rai, The Viol Family, The Ukulele, Frets Annual Readers' Poll, How to use cyanocrylate adhesives for better bonding..
Frets visits Rudy Q. Jones resophonic guitar maker
Frets looks at...Sakurai Guitar
.... Very good condition


$24.99

MERLE TRAVIS cover

FRETS October 1980 Vol. 2 No. 10
66 pages. Features: Merle Travis, David's Last Stand (Bromberg), Allen Sloan, Alan Munde, Boys Of The Lough, Namm Expo '80, How to install truss rods..
Frets visits Taylor Guitars
Frets looks at...Santa Cruz Guitar, Saga Mandolin
.... Very good condition


$24.99

JESSE McREYNOLDS cover

FRETS November 1980 Vol. 2 No. 11
66 pages. Features: Jesse McReynolds, Duck Baker, Jerry Douglas, Tommy Thompson, The Red Clay Ramblers, The Autoharp, Banjo Necks, Getting the right action for your classical guitar..
Frets visits Bozo Podunavac
Frets looks at...Conservarte Violin, Madeira Guitar
.... Very good condition


$24.99

LIONA BOYD cover

FRETS December 1980 Vol. 2 No. 12
66 pages. Features: Liona Boyd, Dave Van Ronk, Andy Statman, Mandolin Orchestras, Kenny Kosek, Readers' Poll, Refitting banjo tone rims ..
Frets visits James D'Aquisto
Frets looks at...OMI Dobro
.... Very good condition


$24.99

GIBSON BANJOS cover

FRETS January 1981 Vol. 3 No. 1
66 pages. Features: Gibson Banjos, Richard Greene, Bob Applebaum, Leon Redbone, Bill Monroe's F-5 Mandolin, Frets Index '80, How to spot finish lacquer ..
Frets visits Favilla Guitars
Frets looks at..Gurian Guitar, Banjo
.... Very good condition


$29.99

DAVID GRISMAN cover

FRETS February 1981 Vol. 3 No. 2
66 pages. Features: David Grisman, Grisman's Creative Process, Bela Fleck, Darol Anger, The Guitarron, Demo Musicians, Buying an Instrument, How to repair cracks in banjo neck heels ..
Frets visits L.R. Baggs Custom Guitars
Frets looks at..Blue Lion ulcimer, Flatiron Mandolin
.... Very good condition


$24.99

CARLOS MONTOYA cover

FRETS March 1981 Vol. 3 No. 3
66 pages. Features: Carlos Montoya, Peter Wernick, Kevin Burke, Buck White, Music Quiz, Pro Tips, Paul Chasman's Music, Using Heat To Straighten Instrument Necks ..
Frets visits Lute maker Craig Stapley
Frets looks at..Ramirez Guitar
.... Very good condition


$24.99

STEPHANE GRAPPELLI cover

FRETS April 1981 Vol. 3 No. 4
66 pages. Features: Stephane Grappelli, Grappelli's Music, Odetta, Frank Wakefield, Instruments of Japan, Competitive Flatpicking, Autoharp Styles, How To Reproduce a Flattop Guitar Bridge ..
Frets visits John Monteleone
Frets looks at..Ovation Matrix Guitar
.... Very good condition


$24.99

MIKE AULDRIDGE cover

FRETS May 1981 Vol. 3 No. 5
66 pages. Features: Mike Auldridge, Robbie Basho, Neck Resonances, Z.M. Dagar, Banjo Chord Tips, Hawaiian Music, Your First Festival, Replacing broken truss rods..
Frets visits Gibson Company
Frets looks at..Givens "A" Mandolin
.... Very good condition


$29.99

JULIAN BREAM cover

FRETS June 1981 Vol. 3 No. 6
66 pages. Features: Julian Bream, Bream's Master Class, Donal Lunny, Happy Traum, Butch Robins, Schneider Teeter Hoffman Somogyi Klein on fixed bridges, Regluing Bridges..
Frets visits Sefan Sobell
Frets looks at..Stelling Banjo, Beriyth Dulcimer
.... Very good condition


$19.99

EARL SCRUGGS / RODNEY DILLARD cover

FRETS July 1981 Vol. 3 No. 7
82 pages. Features: Earl Scruggs & Rodney Dillard, Joseph golan, In Instrument Collecting Profitable?, Doyle Lawson, repairing a mandolin's cracked peghead..
Frets visits Manzer Guitars
Frets looks at..Charles Morrison classical, Taylor 12-string guitar
.... Very good condition


$24.99

ANTONIO STRADIVARI cover

FRETS August 1981 Vol. 3 No. 8
66 pages. Features: Stradivari, History of Cremona, The Voice of the Strad, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Detecting a Fraud, Playing On The Air, Taj Mahal, solving intonation problems with compensated saddle..
Frets visits George Kelischek
Frets looks at..Washburn Monterey Guitar
.... Very good condition


$24.99

CHARLIE BYRD cover

FRETS September 1981 Vol. 3 No. 9
66 pages. Features: Charlie Byrd, Bobby Hicks, The Lewis Family, Paul O'Dette, Readers' Poll..
Frets visits Larivee Guitars
Frets looks at..Saga's new KM-100 mandolin
.... Very good condition


$24.99

DOUG KERSHAW cover

FRETS October 1981 Vol. 3 No. 10
66 pages. Features: Doug Kershaw, Joseph Spence, John McCutcheon, Music Quiz, Airline Survival for Instruments, The Devil and the Fiddle, Namm Expo '81, luthier templates..
Frets visits Santa Cruz Guitars
Frets looks at..Lewis & Son "Sarasate" violin
.... Very good condition


$24.99

JOHN McEUEN cover

FRETS November 1981 Vol. 3 No. 11
66 pages. Features: John McEuen, Lee Hays, Joe Val, Shivkumar Sharma, Oregon, Chet Atkins Talks Technique, tuning a banjo's 5th string..
Frets visits Ovation Guitars
Frets looks at..Angella-Carter Concert guitar
.... Very good condition


$24.99

ANDRES SEGOVIA cover

FRETS December 1981 Vol. 3 No. 12
66 pages. Features: Andres Segovia, Instrument Miking, 2nd Annual Readers' Poll, J.D. Crowe, Sunburst Refinishing, making a new nut from scratch..
Frets visits Henderson Guitars
Frets looks at..Carl Dudash Chord Harp, Jemar's Grande 5-string Banjo
.... Very good condition


$24.99

RAMIREZ GUITAR cover

FRETS January 1982 Vol. 4 No. 1
66 pages. Features: Jose Ramirez, The Legendary Lutherie, Guitar Evolution, Paul Yandell, Mike Marshall, Ben Mink, Microphone Survey, Frets Index '81, Jim Williams fix for intonation problems..
Frets visits...
Frets looks at..Goodall Jumbo steel-string guitar
.... Very good condition


$24.99

RAY BROWN cover

FRETS February 1982 Vol. 4 No. 2
74 pages. Features: Ray Brown, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Leadbelly, Josh White, Herb Pedersen, Latin American Guitar Strums, Phil Rosenthal, Graphite-Epoxy Composites, reconstructing a broken F-style mandolin peghead..
Frets visits Augustino Guitars...
Frets looks at..Kohno Classical Guitar Model 50, Somogyi dreadnought guitar
.... Very good condition


$24.99

BYRON BERLINE cover

FRETS March 1982 Vol. 4 No. 3
66 pages. Features: Byron Berline, Lenny Breau, Bob Brozman, Lore Of The Lute, Autoharp x 2, Gene Johnson, guitar soundboard restoration.
Frets visits Olson Guitars...
Frets looks at..Robert Ehlers Cutaway Guitar, Michael Hubbert Hurdy Gurdy
.... Very good condition


$24.99

LEO KOTTKE cover

FRETS April 1982 Vol. 4 No. 4
66 pages. Features: Leo Kottke, Ruggiero Ricci, Snuffy Jenkins, Malcolm Dalglish, Pro Tips '81, The Truss Rod, Removing guitar back.
Frets visits Dennis Dorogi...
Frets looks at..Madeira M-10 Mandolin, Arbor "Sound Port" Guitar
.... moisture stains along bottom, entirely legible nonetheless


$14.99

SONNY OSBORNE cover

FRETS May 1982 Vol. 4 No. 5
66 pages. Features: Sonny Osborne, Tom Paxton, The Balfa Brothers, Sierra Madre Luthiers, Raul Reynoso, Strings In The Street, reinstalling guitar back.
Frets visits Steve Klein...
Frets looks at..Yamaha GC-20A classical guitar, Andersen F-style mandolin
.... Very good condition


$24.99

JOSE FELICIANO cover

FRETS June 1982 Vol. 4 No. 6
66 pages. Features: Jose Feliciano, Buck Trent, Russ Barenberg, L. Subramaniam, Don Stiernberg, staining wood.
Frets visits Michael Allison...
Frets looks at..Benedetto Cremona Guitar, Olson Dreadnought Guitar
.... Very good condition


$24.99

KENNY BAKER cover

FRETS July 1982 Vol. 4 No. 7
66 pages. Features: Kenny Baker, Brian Torff, Brownie McGhee, DeDanann, Howard Alden, Hazards of shop dust.
Frets visits David Santo..
Frets looks at..Kentucky KM-1500 mandolin, Wildwood Paragon II banjo
.... Very good condition


SAM BUSH cover

FRETS August 1982 Vol. 4 No. 8
66 pages. Features: Sam Bush, Charlie Waller, Eugene O'Donnell, Guide To The Classics, Pat Webb, dangers of adhesives.
Frets visits Frank's Fiddle Shop..
Frets looks at..Sound Bubble dreadnought guitar, Washburn B-21 banjo
.... cover torn


$19.99

PINCHAS ZUKERMAN cover

FRETS September 1982 Vol. 4 No. 9
66 pages. Features: Pinchas Zukerman, Carl Jackson, Tim O'Brien, Rob Wasserman, NAMM Expo '82, Frets Readers' Poll, deep shine finishes.
Frets visits Inter-Mountain Banjo.
Frets looks at..Meyer Baroque guitar, Flatiron octave mandolin
.... Very Good condition


$19.99

EARL KLUGH cover

FRETS October 1982 Vol. 4 No. 10
66 pages. Features: Earl Klugh, Bobby Osborne, Jana Jae, Michael Grebanier, high action remedy
Frets visits Lester DeVoe
Frets looks at..Ome Juggernaut I banjo, Guild D-70 guitar
.... Very Good condition


$19.99

LARRY McNEELY cover

FRETS November 1982 Vol. 4 No. 11
66 pages. Features: Larry McNeely, Blaine Sprouse, Dick Gaughan, Gary Karr, Bluebook, fixing broken pegheads
Frets visits Fred Carlson
Frets looks at..Ho HLC jazz flat-top, DH-3 Hammered Dulcimer
.... Very Good condition


$24.99

GRAND OLE OPRY cover

FRETS December 1982 Vol. 4 No. 12
66 pages. Features: The Grand Ole Opry, Veterans Roundtable, David Caron, Frets Readers' Poll Results, Lutherie's Day In Court, Starting a Concert Series, Doing Your Own Bookings,cutting gluing and polishing pearl inlays...
Frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Santa Cruz FTN guitar
.... Very Good condition


$24.99

BUILDING A CUSTOM GUITAR cover

FRETS January 1983 Vol. 5 No. 1
66 pages. Features: Building a Custom Guitar, William Eaton, Lutherie Careers, Leadbelly's 12-String Reborn, Three Dimensions Of Lutherie, Tom Morgan, The Luthier as Master, A. Baldoni Music Service, Bob Carlin, Micheal O'Domhnaill, Dobro setup, frets index '82...
Frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Stelling S-5 mandolin, Moller OV-6 guitar
.... Acceptable condition, some moisture discoloration along bottom edge...completely legible


$9.99

AL DI MEOLA cover

FRETS February 1983 Vol. 5 No. 2
66 pages. Features: Al Di Meola, Dave Sturgill, Eric Thompson, Roland White, Kids, Strings & Suzuki, Tendinitis, regraduating braces...
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Greven model F guitar, Caswell "Gaelic" folk harp
.... very good condition, mailing label


$12.99

BOTTLENECK GUITAR cover

FRETS March 1983 Vol. 5 No. 3
66 pages. Features: Bottleneck Guitar, Bottleneck Style, Gabor Schoffer, Elmar Oliveira, Yank Rachell, Computer Booking, Jimmy Martin, Autoharp Experiments, repairing damaged mandola top..
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Chet Atkins Electric Classical Guitar, Morris MF 600 mandolin
.... very good condition, mailing label


ITZHAK PERLMAN cover

FRETS April 1983 Vol. 5 No. 4
66 pages. Features: Itzhak Perlman, 10 Major Festivals, National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest, Paul Chasman, Pat Cloud, Bill Vanaver, The Big Band Sound, Robert Wilkins, gettin tone from a vintage banjo ..
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Asturias Model 60 guitar, Deering G.D.L Banjo
.... very good condition, mailing label


$12.99

BELA FLECK cover

FRETS May 1983 Vol. 5 No. 5
66 pages. Features: Bela Fleck, Made in Madrid (Paulino Bernabe Sr guitar maker), Michael Cooney, Is Traditional Music Dying?, Art Of The Folk Harp, The Chieftains, fixing loose guitar brace..
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Folk Roots D-000 Dulcimer, Washburn Harvest Deluxe guitar
.... very good condition, mailing label


SOUND EQUIPMENT cover

FRETS June 1983 Vol. 5 No. 6
66 pages. Features: Sound Equipment, Lutherie's Maine Man (Ron Pinkham), Bill Harrell, snapped peghead repair..
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Saga HD-115 Dreadnought
.... very good condition, mailing label


$12.99

HOT LICKS cover

FRETS July 1983 Vol. 5 No. 7
74 pages. Features: Hot Licks (flatpicking sampler by David Bromberg, Dan Crary, Larry Coryell & Tony Rice), Harp Builders Chris & Teresa Caswell, The Thorn Birds Dulcimer, Cross-tuning tricks, The Fret Exposed, Update: Andres Segovia, Clawhammer Banjo by Ken Perlman, neck reinforcing rods..
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Jones Custom Hammered Dulcimer, Franklin OM#3AA guitar
.... very good condition, no mailing label


MARK O'CONNOR cover

FRETS August 1983 Vol. 5 No. 8
66 pages. Features: Mark O'Connor, Winfield's Flatpicking Fireworks, Roger McGuinn, Doug Dillard, Update: Doc Watson, Violin Bowing Basics, step by step guide to fret jobs..
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Triplett Celtic harp, Ovation Elite guitar
.... very good condition, mailing label


$12.99

LEARNING & TEACHING cover

FRETS September 1983 Vol. 5 No. 9
66 pages. Features: Learning & Teaching Special Issue, History In Nashville (Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum), compensated guitar saddle..
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Kettler KFM mandoliin, Anderson Concert Cutaway guitar
.... very good condition, mailing label


$12.99

CHARLIE DANIELS cover

FRETS October 1983 Vol. 5 No. 10
66 pages. Features: Charlie Daniels, Inside Studio "A", Chris Hillman, Richie Havens, Cutaways of the '80s, Update: Christopher Parkening, open back banjo dowel stick repairs..
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Stiver "F" mandolin, Peavey Reno 400 amp
.... very good condition, mailing label


STING (Acoustic Rock) cover

FRETS November 1983 Vol. 5 No. 11
66 pages. Features: Acoustic Rock (Dexy's Midnight Runners, David Lindley, Nancy Wilson, Van Halen acoustic solo, Keith Richards, Bernie Leadon, Heavy Metal, Pat Simmons, Papa John Creach, Sting), Slam Stewart, Eric Weissberg, 150 Years Of Martin, Hand Injuries.
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Lowden L-34 guitar, Peterson 450 strobe tuner
.... very good condition, no mailing label


$12.99

LARRY CORYELL cover

FRETS December 1983 Vol. 5 No. 12
66 pages. Features: Larry Coryell, The Harps of Triplett (Steve Triplett), Electronic Effects, Wernick Seminar, Hand Injuries II, Chet Atkins on pull-offs, fixing broken neck heel on upright bass.
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Breezy Ridge hammered dulcimer, Cutec Mixer/recorder
.... very good condition, no mailing label


$12.99

PERFORMING cover

FRETS January 1984 Vol. 6 No. 1 (59th issue)
66 pages. Features: Performing..Making the Grade, Promoting Your Act, Choosing Material, Artists Seminar - Sam Bush, Christopher Parkening, Jethro Burns, Liona Boyd and John Hartford talk about stagte presence, manage practice time,etc.., Stage Fright, Readers Poll Results, frets visits ...
Frets looks at..KM-Dawg Mandolin, Nady 49 GT Wireless, Somogyi dreadnought guitar
.... very good condition, mailing label


$12.99

NEW ACOUSTIC MUSIC cover

FRETS February 1984 Vol. 6 No. 2 (60th issue)
66 pages. Features: New Acoustic Music, New Acoustic Music Sampler, The Family Tree, Nashville Action, Roy Clark On Stage, Jimmy Henley, Pickups vs Microphones, Inside the JEMF, Frets' 5-Year Index,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Michael Cone classical guitar, J.D. Lawrence monitor, Zeidler "Carrara" mandolin
.... good condition, mailing label


$12.99

BARBARA MANDRELL cover

FRETS March 1984 Vol. 6 No. 3 (61st issue)
66 pages. Features: Barbara Mandrell's Hot Licks, Pete Pardee: Banjo Meets Bach, Auto-Diatonics, Anyone?, Build A Washtub Bass, Tuning Up As A Taxpayer, Frets' 5-Year Index, Part II, Old Ways To Renew Strings, Repair Shop: Fixing Guitar Cracks,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Givens "F" mandolin, Yamaha Compact PA System, Carlson "Starchaser" Guitar
.... rough condition, mailing label, dried moisture damage along bottom, coupon cutout, remains entirely legible nonetheless


RECORDING ACOUSTIC MUSIC cover

FRETS April 1984 Vol. 6 No. 4 (62nd issue)
66 pages. Features: Making a Record On Your Own, Music In The Field, Choosing a Multitracker, The Home Studio, Guide to Acoustic Labels, Putting Music on Paper, Arching Bass Fingerboards, Chet Atkins How to Play Harmonics, Installing 5th string pegs, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Yamaha EF-15 guitar, Flatiron A5-2 arch-top mandolin
.... very good condition,


$12.99

THE KINGSTON TRIO cover

FRETS June 1984 Vol. 6 No. 6 (64th issue)
Features: Kingston Trio- Breakthrough boys of the '60s Folk Boom, Mandolins-A pictorial history, Copyrights, Nashville's Grand Masters Fiddling, Gibson Leaves Home, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Bose 802 loudspeaker, Taylor 615 steel-string guitar,
.... very good condition,


$14.99

ACOUSTIC SIDE OF STEVE MORSE cover

FRETS July 1984 Vol. 6 No. 7 (65th issue)
Features: Steve Morse, On Tour With the Trio, The Morse Technique, Vassar Clements, Starker on Discipline, The Kingston Trio, Repair Shop: Rebuilding Pegheads, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..The Wildwood "Heirloom" banjo, The Soundcraft Series 200 Mixer,
.... very good condition,


$12.99

FINGERSTYLE GUITAR cover

FRETS August1984 Vol. 6 No. 8 (66th issue)
Features: Fingerstyle Guitar, Almeida's Samba Jazz, Grossman And The Blues, Travis Picking, Carthy's "British" Sound, Rankin Keeps It Mellow, Ostroushko On The Prairie, Roger Sprung, Banjo Guru, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Dauphin classical guitar, DeltaLab Effectron II delay unit,
.... very good condition,


$12.99

PETER ROWAN cover

FRETS September 1984 Vol. 6 No. 9 (67th issue)
Features: Peter Rowan, Acoustic Instrument Update, 20th Century Troubadour (Bob Carlin), Clawhammer Arranging, Scots Fiddle Wizard (John Cunningham), loads of workshops,etc
frets visits Kentucky Mandolins...
Frets looks at..Furman MM-8 mixer, Wilkerson Capo, Takamine F-360-C guitar,
.... very good condition,


STEPHANE GRAPPELLI & DJANGO REINHARDT cover

FRETS October 1984 Vol. 6 No. 10 (68th issue)
Features: The Hot Club Quintet, Django Reinhardt: Unconquered Genius, Looking Back At Django, Stephane Grappelli: Still Swingin' At 76, Fifth Annual Readers Poll, Guitar Fretboard Magic, Peggy Seeger On Banjo, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..McPherson single cutaway guitar, Shure mini-mike,
.... very good condition,


$12.99

STRINGS cover

FRETS November 1984 Vol. 6 No. 11 (issue #69)
Features: Strings-Shaping Instrument Evolution, Segovia And Synthetics, Patented, But Still Pending, Solid-State Stringmaking for the 80s, How To Install Strings, Your Field Guide To Strings, On Special Order, Behavior Under Tension, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..James Jones Bouzouki, Toa MCX-106 Powered Mixer, J.R.'s Guitar Cradle,
.... very good condition, complete except string calculator insert (page 34) missing.


$10.99

WILLIE NELSON cover

FRETS December 1984 Vol. 6 No. 12 (issue #70)
Features: Unconventional Willie Nelson, Jackie King Jazzes Up Country Music, Trading Licks with Willie, Mandolin According To Tim Ware, The Banjo Makers Of Lemon Grove, Bob Yellin And Urban Bluegrass, More Guitar Magic, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Morris Mandolin, De Armond No. 500 Mandolin Pickup,
.... very good condition,


$12.99

HOT MANDOLIN STYLES cover

FRETS January 1985 Vol. 7 No. 1 (issue #71)
Features: Mandolin: The Elements Of Style, Leon Redbone Ain't Misbehavin', Harp For The New Age, Studio Craftsman (Elliot Mazer), Lighting Up Your Act, 1984 Frets Readers; Poll Awards, Gallery Of The Greats (Acoustic Music's super-achievers), Dulcimers, Lutes, and Air-Bag Guitars, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Fender 270SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar, Audio Centron Mixer,
.... very good condition,


VINTAGE INSTRUMENTS cover

FRETS February 1985 Vol. 7 No. 2 (issue #72)
Features: Inside Today's Vintage Market, Good As Gold? (How Instruments stack up against gold, stocks, and other investments), Opening Moves (collecting advice), Below The Bottom Line , Appraised Value, A Minority Interest (Frets surveys music dealers), The Auctioneers (rare violins), Vintage Frauds and Forgeries, Are You Covered?, Leaving Well Enough Alone, loads of workshops, etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Biamp EQ220 Graphic Equalizer, Robert Girdis Guitar
.... very good condition,


$12.99

RICKY SKAGGS cover

FRETS March 1985 Vol. 7 No. 3 (issue #73)
Features: Ricky Skaggs Strikes Gold, Sparkle In The Studio, The Lang Side Of Fingerpicking (Peter Lang), Leadbelly's Music Comes Home, Crossing Cultures With Andy Irvine, The Transformation of the Bouzouki, Search and Diversify: Doubling On Autoharp, Dissecting Chordal jazz Solos, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Yamaha EMX 300 PA System, Larrivee L-27 Single Cutaway Guitar
.... very good condition,


NEW GRASS REVIVAL cover

FRETS April 1985 Vol. 7 No. 4 (issue #74)
Features: New Grass On The Rise, Flynn: Out of The Studio, Into The Spotlight, Cowan: Anchor Man For A Whirlwind, Bush: Leader With A Low Profile, Fleck: Making 5-String Fireworks, Banjo On The Bosporus (Bela Fleck), The Conversion Of Pat Metheny, Special-Order Innovation (Lutherie, Linda Manzer), loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Lipton Guitar, Bose Speaker System
.... very good condition,


$12.99

GORDON LIGHTFOOT cover

FRETS May 1985 Vol. 7 No. 5 (issue #75)
Features: The Art Of Gordon Lightfoot, Blues Fingerpicking's Down-Home Basics (Dale Miller), The Kronos Quartet Meets Monk, Music Camps, Melodic Banjo Styles, Repair Shop: The Secret Of Shellac Stick, David Grisman's Mandolins, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Roland Speakers, Andersen Mandola, Morse Arch-Top
.... very good condition,


$12.99

FLATPICKING cover

FRETS June 1985 Vol. 7 No. 6 (issue #76)
Features: Roots Of Flatpicking, Pick vs. Fingers, Solos With Plectrum Power, Flatpicking Basics, Picking With Taste, A Panorama of Picks, Fact And Friction, How Your Hand Becomes Your Voice, Sizzle On The Strings, World Periere For Pickers, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Gallien-Krueger 250ML Amplifier, Trinity college Irish Mandolins
.... very good condition,


$12.99

JERRY GARCIA cover

FRETS July 1985 Vol. 7 No. 7 (issue #77)
Features: Jerry Garcia: "There Are No Wrong Notes", The Craft Of Crosspicking, 13 Rolls For Banjo Pickers, Frederick Noad: Rescuing The Renaissance, Updating The Past, The Texas Fiddle Of Keith Coleman, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Crate 4-Channel Mixer, DeVoe Flamenco Guitar
.... legible but bottom was wet, all pages separated, good read nonetheless ...


SLIDIN' STEEL cover

FRETS August 1985 Vol. 7 No. 8 (issue #78)
Features:Nationals and Dobros: American Ingenuity, A Brief Dobro History, Dobro Lesson: High "G" Tuning, Slide Seminar: Slants and Patterns, Stanley Clarke and the Art of the Bass, John Hartford: Banjo, Fiddle, and Fancy Footwork... loads of workshops,etc
frets visits Folk Roots Dulcimers...
Frets looks at..Takamine 12-string, Tascam Porta One
.... legible but bottom was wet, all pages separated, good read nonetheless


$8.99

WORKING WITH INSTRUMENTS cover

FRETS September 1985 Vol. 7 No. 9 (issue #79)
Features: The Boxes that Sing (David Lindley), Apprenticeship Today, Where Luthiers Go To School, Luthier Teach Thyself, Equipping Your Shop, Power and the Professinal, The Many Faces of Lutherie, Fix It Again Sam, Repair Shop Nightmares, A Livelihood-Or A Losing Cause?, The Bottom Line On Endorsements, How To Rate Your Luthier, Speial Luthiers Directory loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Panasonic Speakers, O.M.I. F60-S Dobro
....
very good condition,


$12.99

DAN FOGELBERG cover

FRETS October 1985 Vol. 7 No. 10 (issue #80)
Features: Dan Fogelberg: Pop goes Acoustic, Fogelberg On Fingerstyle, Buying Instruments for $500 and Less, In Search Of The Perfect Stick, Jazz Soloing With Andy Statman, Alan Stivell And The Lure Of The Harp, Repair Shop: Making A Double Truss Rod, loads of workshops,etc
frets visits ...
Frets looks at..Ross 4 x 4 Recorder
....
very good condition,


PACO DE LUCIA cover

FRETS November 1985 Vol. 7 No. 11 (issue #81)
Features: Paco de Lucia's Music From The Heart, Buyer's Guide: Acoustic Instrument Microphones & Multitrack Cassette Recorders, David Holt: The Medium Is The Music, The Basics Of Backup, 15 Ways To Educate Your Ears, Putting The Blues In Bluegrass Guitar, Flatpicking Solo: "Sugarfoot Rag", loads of workshops,etc
George Gruhn...The Highly Underrated D'Angelico Mandolin...
Frets looks at..Gibson S.O.R.S Guitar
....
very good condition,


$12.99

ACOUSTIC ELECTRICS cover

FRETS December 1985 Vol. 7 No. 12 (issue #82)
Features: The Way We Wire, Inside The Black Boxes, Louder Please, How The Pros manipulate Sound, Market Survey: Today's Acoustic/Electrics, loads of workshops,etc
David Grisman...Mandolin Classics from Dawg's Christmas Collection
Frets looks at..
....
legible but bottom was wet, all pages separated, good read nonetheless


$8.99

HOT PLAYING TIPS for '86 cover

FRETS January 1986
Features: Playing tips...Rob Wasserman & Willie Dixon (bass), Tony Rice & Bela Fleck vs "Muleskinner Blues", Fiddle Styles: Chubby wise, Blues Mandolin, loads of workshops,etc
label on front


$9.99

CHET ATKINS cover

FRETS February 1986
Features: Chet's 5 keys to better playing, Saving Monroe's Shattered F-5, New Gear, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$12.99

ACOUSTIC MUSIC FESTIVALS cover

FRETS March 1986
Features: How to Win Contests, Get Bookings, Please The Crowd, Launch a Festival, Tailor Your Sound.. loads of workshops,etc
legible but bottom was wet, all pages separated, good read nonetheless


$8.99

HOT RIZE cover

FRETS April 1986
Features: Hot Rize, REd Knuckles and the trailblazers, the law and you, loads of workshops,etc
legible but bottom was wet, all pages separated, good read nonetheless


$8.99

PIERRE BENSUSAN cover

FRETS May 1986
Features: Pierre Bensusan, tips from Leo Kottke, Guy Van Duser, Rick Ruskin, Eric Tingstad, review of Silverbell Banjo by Gretsch, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

JERRY DOUGLAS cover

FRETS June 1986
Features: Jerry Douglas, Irish Mandolin Workshop, Larry Sparks and the Flatpicking Tradition, The Unconventional Guitar of James Emery, Accessories for Acoustic Musicians, 10 tips for buying Nylon-string guitars,Frets Visits J.R. Zeidler, Reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good, label on front


$9.99

CLARENCE WHITE cover

FRETS July 1986
Features: Clarence White Remembered, European Trade Show Report, Spectacular Inlays, National Picking Champs Speak Out, loads of workshops,etc
very good, some small numbers written on front


$14.99

THE SESSION SCENE cover

FRETS August 1986
Features: Top Studio Pros Tell What It Takes To Make The Grade, Studio All-Stars, loads of workshops,etc
very good, label on front


$9.99

BILL MONROE AT 75 cover

FRETS September 1986
Features: Top Studio Pros Tell What It Takes To Make The Grade, Studio All-Stars, loads of workshops,etc
very good, label on front


$17.99

ARCH-TOPS cover

FRETS October 1986
Features: Arch-Tops..The Power and Grace, Solo Close-Ups...David Lindley, Bill Keith, Guide To 50 Guitar Tunings, loads of workshops,etc
legible but bottom was wet, all pages separated, good read nonetheless


$9.99

MICHAEL HEDGES cover

FRETS November 1986
Features: Michael Hedges, The Hooters, loads of workshops,etc
legible but bottom was wet, all pages separated, good read nonetheless


$9.99

HOW TO ARRANGE YOUR MUSIC cover

FRETS December 1986
Features: Tips From Pros, REaders Pick Best Players of 1986, loads of workshops,etc
legible but bottom was wet, all pages separated, good read nonetheless


$9.99

DAVID LINDLEY cover

FRETS January 1987
Features: David Lindley, Latin Guitar class with Antonio Jobim, Jazz Violin's Best Kept Secret, Reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

ACOUSTIC MUSIC REVIVAL cover

FRETS February 1987
Features: Music from Norman Blake, Earl Scruggs, Chet Atkins, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

DOC WATSON cover

FRETS March 1987
Features: Doc Watson, Todd Phillips, review, loads of workshops,etc
legible but bottom was wet, all pages separated, good read nonetheless


$12.99

EMMYLOU HARRIS cover

FRETS April 1987
Features: Emmylou, Making of THE TRIO Album (solos by Albert Lee, David Lindley, Mark O'Connor), riders In The Sky, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

LEO KOTTKE cover

FRETS May 1987
Features: Kottke, Lessons from Artie Traum, Dan Crary, Byron Berline, Alan Munde, Chet Atkins, Tony Rice, David Grisman, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

100 ISSUE CELEBRATION cover

FRETS June 1987
Features: Lessons from first 100 issues, Tony Rice plays Gordon Lightfoot, Collection of Rare, Undervalued Fretted Instruments, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

MIKE MARSHALL & DAROL ANGER cover

FRETS July 1987
Features: Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, John Prine, Nashville Bluegrass Band, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

ULTIMATE STRING TEST cover

FRETS August 1987
Features: Strings, The O'Kanes, Guitar Secrets, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

TONY RICE cover

FRETS September 1987
Features: Tony Rice, Michael Doucet, Robin Williamson, Guest Lessons, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$12.99

BUYING GUIDE cover

FRETS October 1987
Features: Buying Guide, Rockin' Double Bass, Slide Guitar Workshop with John Hammond, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

ART OF SINGER GUITARIST cover

FRETS November 1987
Features: Lyle Lovett, Paul Simon, John Hiatt, Jesse Colin Young, Richie Havens, Townes Van Zandt, Nanci Griffith, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

JAMES TAYLOR cover

FRETS December 1987
Features: James Taylor, Ricky Skaggs, New Age Music, Dobro Buying Guide, Music from Chet Atkins, J.D. Crowe, David Grisman, Pete Sutherland, Frank Wakefield, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

YOU AND YOUR MUSIC cover

FRETS January 1988
Features: Alternate Tunings, Fingerstyle Arranging, Songwriting Tips...Pete Seeger, John Hartford, Al Di Meola, Alex De Grassi, David Grisman, Frederick Noad, Guy Van Duser, Bob Brozman, Tim O'Brien, Pat Flynn , reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

LARRY CARLTON cover

FRETS February 1988
Features: Larry Carlton , Album Art, Nashville Now Band, Trischka's Viewpoint, Jorma Kaukonen, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

JOHN COUGAR MELLENCAMP cover

FRETS March 1988
Features:Mellencamp, Norman & Nancy Blake, Workshops-Guy Van Duser, Tiny Moore, Eric Thompson, David Qualey, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

BONNIE RAITT cover

FRETS April 1988
Features:Bonnie Raitt, Skyline's New Horizons, Nick Drake's Fingerstyle Legacy, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

MARTIN DREADNOUGHT STORY cover

FRETS May 1988
Features: Guitar Collectors' Issue, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


DAVID GRISMAN cover

FRETS June 1988
Features: David Grisman, Nanci Griffith, John Renbourn, Left-Handed Players, Gibson Gets Radical, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

DAVID CROSBY cover

FRETS July 1988
Features: David Crosby, 9 pages of music instruction & solos, Acoustic Bass Guitar Battle (Guild, Kramer Larrivee), Rob Wasserman's Duets, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


PIERRE BENSUSAN, STEVE KHAN, PAT FLYNN cover

FRETS August 1988
Features: Melodic Power, Advanced Soloing, Fiery Flatpickings, lessons, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

BEYOND 6 STRINGS cover

FRETS September 1988
Features: 12-STRING guitar, Harp Guitar, Rare Instruments, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

SHARON ISBIN cover

FRETS October 1988
Features: Sharon Isbin, Michelle Shocked, Edgar Meyer, Preston Reed, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$9.99

MARK O'CONNOR cover

FRETS November 1988
Features: Mark O'Connor, Gilberto Puente, Larry Carlton, Leonard Cohen, Dave Van Ronk, Patrick Street, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$12.99

RICHARD THOMPSON cover

FRETS December 1988
Features: Richard Thompson, Alison Krauss, David Schnaufer, Larry Carlton, Tony Trischka, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good


$12.99

THE BLUES cover

FRETS January 1989
Features: Robert Johnson's "Devil's" Slide Licks, Taj Mahal, Willie Dixon, Rory Block, Brownie McGhee, John Lee Hooker, Roy Rogers, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good, mail label on front


$14.99

LOS LOBOS cover

FRETS February 1989
Features: Los Lobos, Will Ackerman, Arranging For Dobro, Swing Guitar, Bobby Thompson, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good, mail label on front


$10.99

10th ANNIVERSARY ISSUE cover

FRETS March 1989
Features: Fleetwood Mac transcription, Modern String Quartets, Blue Rose Band (Cathy Fink, Laurie Lewis), Gibson F-5L mandolin, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good, mail label on front

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THE JUDDS cover

FRETS April 1989
Features: Judds, Fairport '89, Jethro Burns, Paul Simon Transcription, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good, mail label on front


$9.99

ALBERT LEE cover

FRETS May 1989
Features: Albert Lee, Acoustic Instrument Update, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good, mail label on front


$9.99

NEW GRASS REVIVAL cover

FRETS June 1989
Features: New Grass Revival, Gipsy Kings, Andreas Vollenweider, Whippersnapper, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good, mail label on front


$9.99

RICKY SKAGGS cover

FRETS July 1989
Features: Ricky Skaggs, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Show of Hands, Dallas Guitar Show, Music: John Hiatt, Bireli Lagrene, Michael Johnson , reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good, mail label on front


$9.99

FINGERPICKING GUITAR cover

FRETS August 1989
Features: FAREWELL ISSUE, 12 Top Fingerstyle Guitars, Music: Alex Degrassi, John Renbourn, Michael Johnson, Tips from Leo Kottke, Dave Van Ronk, Sharon Isbin, Pierre Bensusan & Others, reviews, loads of workshops,etc
very good, mail label on front




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