Guitar Reviews by Jim Burger

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  1. Taylor 614 CE ·
    I love this guitar. It plays, sounds and looks great. But it has shown signs of serious fragility, so only buy one of these guys if you're gonna take good care of it! I will also say this -- if you're a beginner, you don't need a guitar this ...(more)
    Equipment: Guitars · Posted: 3/17/2000 by Jim Burger (4613)
  2. In Session by Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan ·
    Albert and Stevie put down some great sides, including Albert's signature "Blues at Sunrise" and Stevie's "Pride and Joy". The mutual respect that they clearly show each other makes for a great collaboration rather than an attempt to outdo each...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 4/4/2000 by Jim Burger (4613)
  3. Blues Barn ·
    I checked this place out, it doesn't seem to have much other than lots of links. Many of the links are to places that are not necessarily blues-focused. Lesson content is minimal. Maybe there's more to it, but if there is, then it's not very ...(more)
    Instruction: On-Line · Posted: 5/2/2000 by Jim Burger (4613)
  4. Junior's Juke Joint ·
    The guy who made this site refers to himself as "a cultural anthropologist" and spends his time looking for real blues juke joints in the deep south. What's a juke joint? It's the kind of place where the blues was born -- check out the site fo...(more)
    Other: Web Directories · Posted: 5/30/2000 by Jim Burger (4613)
  5. Kyser Lifeguard Humidifier ·
    I haven't had this baby through a full dry season yet, so I may have to edit this if it doesn't work, but it seems pretty effective. It's basically just a sponge inside a case that fits right under the strings in the soundhole. The best things...(more)
    Equipment: Parts/Accessories · Posted: 5/31/2000 by Jim Burger (4613)
  6. Delta Blues by Son House ·
    This is delta blues at its purest. Containing all of the recordings of Son House done by Alan Lomax in 1941-42, this is the <i>only</i> collection featuring Son House in his prime. His guitar playing was at its best on this album, noticably be...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 8/29/2000 by Jim Burger (4613)
  7. Father Of The Delta Blues by Son House ·
    This is a very solid collection of Son House tunes recorded after his rediscovery in the 1960s. His guitar playing is a little bit uneven as he hadn't touched a guitar for 20 years, but his vocal intensity remains incredible -- there are even a...(more)
    Recordings: Blues · Posted: 8/29/2000 by Jim Burger (4613)