1986 Michael Hedges – Windham Hill’s man in motion

Features: Crossing boundaries with Michael Hedges – Windham Hill’s man in motion; The Mandolin rocks the boat; Johnny Gimble -the fiddle that launched a thousand hits; The flashy frailing of Howard Bursen; Workshops: Dan Crary – flatpickers steal a march on “Under the Double Eagle”; Chet Atkins – the continuing flight of Chet’s popular “Blue Angel”; Elisa Welch Mulvaney -fiddle tunes for mandolin and guitar; more

1986 November Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1986 Bill Monroe at 75 – the man who made bluegrass

Features: Bill Monroe at 75 – the man who made bluegrass; The Holy Grail of Mandolins – Bill Monroe’s 1923 Gibson F-5; Monroe’s music – 5 super solos; The Delicate craft of inlay; Are you ready for MIDI?; The Unexpected music of Martin Simpson; Simpson transcribed “Garryowen”; more

1986 September Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1986 Session Scene – studio pros tell what it takes to make the grade

Features: Session Scene – studio pros tell what it takes to make the grade; A primer for session players; Premier session men poll; Is there big money in studio work?; Veteran producer/performer John Pearse demystifies the control room; Recording closer to home; Studio insiders Bela Fleck and Peter Grant outline the chops, reading skills and attitudes to compete as a session musician; more

1986 August Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1986 The Phenomenal Dobro of Jerry Douglas

Features: The Phenomenal Dobro of Jerry Douglas; 10 Tips for buying your first classical guitar; Irish Mandolin Workshop; Larry Sparks and the flatpicking tradition; High tech meets acoustic music; The Unconventional guitar of James Emery; Frets visits J.R. Zeidler; Workshops: Chet Atkins – take two for “Honolulu Blue”; Mike Marshall – “Cherokee” – chord soloing for mandolinists; more

1986 June Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1986 Frets special report: How to arrange your music – tips from top pros

Features: Special report: How to arrange your music – tips from top pros; Arranger’s checklist; How the pros do it; Multitracker magic; Workshops: Chet Atkins – “Blue Angel”; Dan Crary – a feisty flatpicking challenge – “McCahill’s Reel”; Peter Grant – turnaround is fair play in high G tuning; David Grisman – more duo mandolin dynamite with “Swing ’38”; more

1986 December Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1987 The Acoustic Music Revival

Cover: Bruce Springsteen, Nils Lofgren, Neil Young; Features: The Acoustic Music Revival; Acoustic Recording Opportunities; Acoustic music on the air; Right-Hand Speed Techniques – what do John Dowland and Eddie Van Halen have in common?; Rosettes for art’s sake; Workshops: Chet Atkins – Expressive fingerstyle in Chet’s “Harlequin Romance”; Dan Crary – Practice: beyond fear and loathing; more

1987 February Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1987 David Lindley’s Multi-Instrumental Magic

Features: David Lindley – Jack of all strings; Jazz Violin’s undercover legend – Svend Asmussen; Svend Asmussen swings on “Honeysuckle Rose” solo transcription; The Gentle Magic of Antonio Carlos Jobim / Bossa Nova; Down-Home Kentucky Craftsmanship – Instrument builder Homer Ledford; How to buy a steel string guitar; Workshops: Paul Ely Smith – how Bach Beethoven, and the “Arkansas Traveler” can sharpen your composing skills; Chet Atkins – practice hard and you too may earn your C.G.P.; more

1987 January Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1984 Frets: Recording Acoustic Music

Features: 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; Workshops: David Grisman – The Session Mandolinist – sit in on David’s Nashville dates; Chet Atkins – how to play harmonics; Earl Scruggs – Thumbpicks and Southpaws – Earl offers pointers on picking; more

1984 April Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1984 Frets: Barbara Mandrell – Queen of the country pickers

Features: Barbara Mandrell – Queen of the country pickers; Pete Pardee – Banjo meets Bach; Auto-Diatonics, anyone?; Build a washtub bass; Tuning up as a taxpayer; Frets 5 year index part 2; Old Ways to renew strings; Repair Shop – fixing guitar cracks; Reviews: Carlson “Starchaser” guitar, Givens “F” Mandolin; Workshops: Chet Atkins – Rolling along – fingerstyle sleight of hand; more

1984 March Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1984 Frets: The New Acoustic Music – David Grisman, Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Jerry Douglas, Mark O’Connor and more…

Cover Story: The New Acoustic Music – David Grisman, Bela Fleck, Tony Trischka, Jerry Douglas, Mark O’Connor and more…; Features: Roy Clark on Stage; Jimmy Henley; Pickups vs. Microphones; Inside the JEMF (John Edwards Memorial Foundation); Frets 5 year index; Workshops: Chet Atkins – Left-hand rolls – stretching yourself for speed; Alan Munde – Three finger exercise – ways to master picking flexibility; more

1984 February Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1983 Frets Magazine Cover: Sting of The Police – Rock: The Acoustic Dimension

Cover Story: Rock – The Acoustic Dimension: Dexy’s Midnight Runners; David Lindley; Nancy Wilson; Van Halen Acoustic Solo; Keith Richards; Bernie Leadon; Heavy Metal; Pat Simmons; Papa John Creach; Sting of The Police; Features: Slam Stewart; Eric Weissberg; 150 Years of Martin; Hand Injuries; Workshops: Chet Atkins – learning arpeggios – fingerstyle fundamentals to study; Roger H. Siminoff – The Anatomy of Sound – music’s tonal building blocks; John McEuen – Road Managers – what they do, what they’re worth; more

1983 November Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1983 Charlie Daniels – Grammy winning rebel fiddler

Features: Charlie Daniels – Grammy winning rebel fiddler; Inside Studio “A”; Chris Hillman; Richie Havens; Cutaways of the ’80s; Christopher Parkening; Workshops: Ed Schilling – Miking instruments; Dan Crary – Escaping up the neck – a getaway to new solo licks; Earl Scruggs – Picking with punch – finding “pop” in your playing; Roger H. Siminoff – Wait for the tone – hearing through the notes; more

1983 October Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1983 Frets Vintage Acoustic String Magazine – Sound Equipment: why you need it, how you use it.

Features: Sound Equipment: why you need it, how you use it; PA Components; Soundspeak -a glossary; Using your system; The First Aid Kit; How far will $500 go?; Sound Equipment sources; Lutherie’s Main Man – Ron Pinkham; Bill Harrell; Repair Shop – putting the wreckage of a snapped peghead back together; Workshops: Buying your own PA system; Chet’s “Superlick” – the lick that leaves them gasping; Chin Up – handling on the job depression; more

1983 June Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1984 Frets Magazine: Performing – promoting yourself, choosing material, beating stage fright & more

Features: Performing: Making the Grade; Promoting your act; Choosing Material; Artists Seminar; Stage Fright; Readers Poll Results – the artists who inspired them most during 1983; Repair Shop – cracks in an instrument’s finish; Workshops: Dan Crary – showstopper licks – 11 sure fire applause-getters; John McEuen – unoriginal sins – be different or be forgotton; Return of the piccolo – rediscovery of a mini-mandolin; more

1984 January Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1983 Larry Coryell – Explosive Master of fusion guitar

Larry Coryell – Explosive Master of fusion guitar; Inside Pete Wernick’s Banjo Workshop; Chet Atkins supercharges your left hand; The Harps of Steve Triplett; Hand Injuries II; Repair Shop – repairing broken neck heel of upright bass; Electronic effects – the seven most popular kinks of devices and how you can use them; Workshops: Rob Wasserman – writing for bass; George Gruhn – “Mongrel” Arch-Top – a Gibson of uncertain pedigree; more

1983 December Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1985 Frets Special Issue: Vintage Instruments – inside today’s vintage market

Special Issue: Vintage Instruments – inside today’s vintage market; Good as Gold? – how instruments stack up against gold, stocks and other investments; The beginning collector – common pitfalls; How the pros appraise vintage instruments; Frets surveys music dealers to see how many really have vintage instrument savvy; The Auctioneers – rare violins are where the big money is – Sotheby’s and Christie’s; Vintage Frauds & Forgeries; Insurance; Repairs – leaving well enough alone; more

1985 February Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1985 Hot Mandolin Styles – nine mandolin giants – Bill Monroe, Jesse McReynolds, David Grisman & more

Features: Hot Mandolin Styles – nine mandolin giants – Bill Monroe, Jethro Burns, Bobby Osborne, Andy Statman, Sam Bush, Jesse McReynolds, David Grisman, John Reischman, Doyle Lawson; Leon Redbone “Ain’t Misbehavin”; Harp for the new age; Studio Craftsman; Lighting up your act; Readers Poll top acoustic artists; Gallery of the Greats – acoustic music super-achievers; Dulcimers, Lutes, and Air-bag guitars – Guild of American Luthiers annual convention; more

1985 January Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1984 Frets: Fingerstyle Guitar – Playing secrets

Features: Fingerstyle Guitar – Playing secrets; Laurindo Almeida’s Samba Jazz; Stefan Grossman and the Blues; Travis Picking; Martin Carthy’s “British” Sound; Kenny Rankin keeps it mellow; Peter Ostroushko – mandolin & fiddle; Roger Sprung – bluegrass banjo guru; Workshops: Margie Mirken – tricks with fingerpicks -sand ’em, bend ’em, stick ’em, & knife ’em to wuit your needs; Chet Atkins – the “superlick” is back -variations on a show stopping fingerstyle maneuver; David Grisman – fingerstyle mandolin; more

1984 August Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com

1984 Frets: The Kingston Trio – breakthrough boys of the ’60s folk boom

Features: The Kingston Trio – breakthrough boys of the ’60s folk boom; Evolution of the Mandolin – a pictorial history; Copyrights; Nashville’s Grand Master Fiddling; Gibson leaves home – Kalamazoo factory closing; Workshops: Chet Atkins – The Harmonics Connection; Dan Crary – crosspicking “Home Sweet Home”; David Grisman – favorite Mandolins of the masters; Rick Gartner – the lowdown on composing; John McEuen – stepping out of the rut -diversify to make your music pay; more

1984 June Frets Acoustic String Instruments Magazine Back-Issue available at www.GuitarPulp.com