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2012

October 2012
10/1/12 - George B.

September 2012
9//712 - Little Things
9/14/12 - Another True Story

August 2012
8/3/2012 - All That Jazz(master)
8/17/2012 - Fun With Numbers (and Letters)!!
8/24/2012 - Then????

July 2012
7/20/12 - Oh? No!

June 2012
6/9/12 - Are You Up All The Way?
6/15/12 - Reader Feedback

May 2012
5/11/12 - I Was Wrong...
5/18/12 - www.owappleton.com
5/25/12 - Trini Lopez

April 2012
4/20/12 - Hamburg, Germany

March 2012
3/2/12 - Decorations!
3/9/12 - Artists Who Customize Their Guitars
3/15/12 - More Artists Who Customize Their Guitars
3/23/12 - Golden Age
3/30/12 - Do You Believe in Magic?

February 2012
2/17/12 - Cool Guitars on the Grammy Awards

January 2012
1/31/12 - Knowing When Not to Play

 

 

2011

December 2011
12/1/11 Changing With the Times, Pt. 2
12/9/11 It's Good to Try New Things
12/16/11 Just Do It!

November 2011
11/4/11 A Change in the Works
11/11/11 Remembering Duke Kramer
11/18/11 Changing With the Times

October 2011
10/7/11 The Wonderful World of Youtube!
10/14/11 The Human Brain is Spectacular
10/27/11 Dinnis Ritchie and Seth Lover

September 2011
9/9/11 A Reading Addiction (and Another Contest)!
9/16/11 Hazy Memories, and the Contest Rules
9/23/11 The O. W. Appleton "App" Guitar

9/30/11 Travis Bean, Gary Kramer, and the Appleton "App 2" Guitar

August 2011
8/5/11 The NAMM Show Report
8/12/11 Retromania
8/19/11 The Unexpected Importance of Things
8/26/11 Ampeg

July 2011
7/8/11 From the Bottom (end)
7/20/11 All Questions are Answered!

7/29/11 The Summer NAMM Show

June 2011
6/3/11 Questioning Beliefs
6/10/11 The Gibson Les Paul
6/17/11 Time For Another Contest!
6/24/11 Changing Times & Contest Answers

May 2011
5/6/11 Collections
5/13/11 More on Collections
5/20/11 Sam's Back! (And it's our Anniversary!)

April 2011
4/1/11 Forgeries
4/8/11 Tax Time Memories
4/29
/11 Lyon & Healy

March 2011
3/4/11 Cover Songs and the Original Versions
3/11/11 The Fender Precision Bass
3/18/11 Maple Necks and Rosewood Fingerboards

3/25/11 Miscellaneous Stuff

February 2011
2/4/11 February 9, 1964
2/11/11 Expectations & Technology
2/18/11 The Passage of Time
2/25/11 Themes

January 2011
1/21/11 We'll Be Back Next Week!
1/28/11 2011 NAMM Show Report

 

 

2010

December 2010
12/03/10 Vintage Guitars, Supply and Demand
12/10/10 Our Facebook Page
12/17/10 Staying Current

November 2010
11/5/10 Names, Bands, and TV Theme Songs
11/12/10
Another Contest, Another Happy Winner, and The Monkees
11/24/10 Christmas Record #30, and The Partridge Family

October 2010
10/1/10 Autographs
10/8/10 Questioning Beliefs
10/15/10 Switches
10/22/10 Electricity, Magnetic Fields, and Sitars

September 2010
9/10/10 The Pittsburgh Guitars Shopping Experience
9/17/10 Valco, and Other Old Trade Names
9/24/10
Wine, Acoustic Guitars, and Rush

August 2010
8/6/10 Modifying Guitars ~ A Survey
8/13/10 Survey Says ... !
8/20/10 Paul McCartney Still Rocks!
8/27/10 Thinking About the Past...

July 2010
7/9/10 More Than Meets the Eye
7/16/10 An Interesting Week
7/23/10 A Sweet Time to be Alive
7/30/10 Bucky Pizzarelli

June 2010
6/4/10 Gone Fishin'
6/11/10 Delivery vs. Content
6/18/10 That Warm and Fuzzy Feeling
6/25/10 Mistakes on Records

May 2010
5/7/10 Left-Handed vs. Right-Handed
5/20/10 Benefits of Playing the Guitar
5/27/10 Happy Memorial Day

April 2010
4/2/10 Guitar Modifications and the Gibson ES-295
4/9/10 Folk Singers Turned Rock-n-Rollers
4/16/10 Leiber & Stoller, and Songwriter Royalties
4/23/10
Miscellaneous Miscellany.
Emails to the Email.
Rambling Fever...
4/30/10 Dressing The Part

March 2010
3/5/10 Retroactive Naming
3/12/10 More on Retroactive Naming
3/19/10 A Good Time to be Alive

February 2010
2/5/10 More From NAMM
2/12/10 What a Week!
2/19/10 What I Have Learned From TV
2/26/10 Catching Up on Things

January 2010
1/8/10 Welcome to Twenty-Ten
1/15/10 Reflections on a Gretsch Tennessean
1/22/10 Coincidences in the New Year
1/29/10 The NAMM Show, and a Shoot Out!

 

 

2009

December 2009
12/4/09 The Gibson "Thin-Line" Series
12/11/09 Big Bands, Brass Bands, and Songs of the Seasons
12/18/09 End-of-the-Year Wrap Up

November 2009
11/13/09 Every Day is Like Christmas!
11/20/09 The Fender Antiguas!
11/25/09 Happy Thanksgiving and Weekend Specials

October 2009
10/2/09 The strangest thing that ever happened to me...
10/9/09 The Fender No-caster
10/16/09 Dancing, Billy Preston, and PA Columns
10/23/09 Peaches & Herb ~ The Internet and The Box

September 2009
9/4/09 Hit Records, Old & New
09/11/09 Gibson's 3/4 Size Guitars
9/18/09 Catching Up on Loose Ends
9/25/09 The Love Hope Strength Foundation

August 2009
8/7/09 Catalog Company Guitars
8/14/09 Les Paul
8/21/09 Pre-WWII Electric Guitars
8/28/09 "Junior" Guitars

July 2009
7/2/09 Reel-to-Reel Tapes
7/17/09 Time
7/24/09 Modified Guitars, and Gravel
7/31/09 Summer NAMM

June 2009
6/5/09 Big Beatle Show Pictures & The Meaning of Life
6/12/09 Building Vocabulary Through Music
6/19/09 Excess Inventory
6/26/09 12-String Electrics... Tom Petty... and Last Week's Email

May 2009
5/1/09 Pittsburgh Guitars Strings, Hagstom Guitars, and Our 30th Anniversary!
5/8/09 Tenor Guitars
5/15/2009 Rock & Roll and British Invasion Bands
5/21/2009 Gibson Electric Basses
5/29/2009 ~ Big Beatle Show #6 and The Pittsburgh Guitars Theme Song!

April 2009
4/3/09 Tax Time (and "The Village Green Preservation Society")
4/10/09 An Interesting Week
4/17/09 Songs We Know
4/24/09 More Songs We Know

March 2009
3/6/09 A Contest!
3/13/09 The Answers!
3/20/09 A Phone Call From Iceland
3/27/09 The Hofner Club Guitar

February 2009
2/6/09 Paul A. Bigsby
2/13/09 Ukuleles & Our 30th Anniversary
2/20/09 Cover Songs
2/27/09 We Get Letters

January 2009
1/9/09 Early Electric/Acoustics
1/16/09 Danelectro Basses & NRBQ!
1/23/09 Musings on The NAMM Show, The Yardbirds, & Why We're Here...
1./30/09 Relic'd Guitars and The Fender Body Guard
 

 

2008

December `08
12/05/08 The Outsiders
12/12/08 The Baldwin Virginian!
12/19/08 Merry Christmas!

November `08
11/07/08 Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
11/14/08 The Fender Jaguar
11/21/08 Pictures of Unusual Guitars

October `08
10/3/08 Guitars & Amps From The Same Manufacturer
10/10/08 Rock & Roll Bands
10/17/08 Gibson Melody Maker
10/24/08 Otis, My Man!
10/31/08 A Halloween Video!

September `08
9/5/08 A Pittsburgh Guitars Theme Song!
9/12/08 Sound Waves and Modeling Amps
9/19/08 Discontinued Island
9/26/08 Kustom Amps

August `08
8/1/08 The 1966 Gibson Catalog
8/8/08 A Mystery Solved!
8/15/22 Logo Cover-Ups
8/22/08 I'm A Believer
8/29/08 Songwriters
 

July `08
7/11/08 Fast Singing Songs
7/18/08 More On Fast Songs
7/25/08 What Model Is That Guitar In The Window?

June `08
6/6/08 Guitar Relations
6/13/08 Predicting The Future
6/20/08 The Golf Outing
6/27/08 Golfing, Vince Gill, and The NAMM Show

May `08
5/2/08 It's Never Too Late to Learn How to Play the Guitar!
5/9/08 Martin Electric Guitars
5/16/08 Our 29th Anniversary!
5/22/08 Happy Memorial Day!
5/29/08 Organizing Your Records

April `08
4/4/08 Contest Entries
4/11/08 The Futurama vs. The Duo Jet
4/18/08 1979... and the L6-S
4/25/08 1974... and How We Got Here

March `08
3/7/08 Switches
3/14 Rock & Roll
3/21/08 Guitars-From-
My-Favorite-Pittsburgh-
Musicians Closet
3/28/08 Rickenbacker's 5th Knob

Feburary `08
2/1/08 New Stuff From NAMM, By Carl
2/8/08 Learning As You Go
2/15/08 Beatles-Related Tidbits
2/22/08 Rickenbackers
2/29/08 "That Thing You Do!"

January `08
1/4/08 Rockin' New Year's Eve
1/15/08 The Johnny Cash TV Show
1/25/08 The NAMM Show
 

 

2007

December '07
12/2/07 Last Year's Favor & Humidifiers
12/14/07 Friends & Family
12/21/07 Merry Christmas

November '07
11/2/07 Night of theSinging Dead
11/9/07 Guitars on TV
11/21/07 How Stephen Colbert Ruined My Birthday

October '07
10/5/07 Baritone Guitars, Night of the Singing Dead, and a new idea
10/12/07 The Launch of Carl's Guitar Corner!
10/19/07 The Lap Steel
10/26/07 Night of the SingingDead!

September `07
9/7/07 The "Old-Guys-Rock Show"
9/14/07 Broken Headstocks
9/21/07 Hagstrom Guitars
9/28/07 Coincidences

August '07
8/3/07 GRTIBs
8/10/07 The Gibson SG
8/17/07 Feedback
8/24/07 Hofner Basses, Old and New
8/30/2007 ~ The new Hofner Contemporary Bass

July '07
7/6/07 "Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay"
7/20/07 Plastic Case Hinges

June '07
6/1/07 The Fender Pbass
6/8/07 New Zealand, and Things Made in China
6/15/07 Father's Day
6/22/07 The Gretsch Bikini Bass
6/29/07 Traveling

May '07
5/18/07 The Big Beatles Show and Anniversary Plans
5/24/07 "You don't know what you don't know."

April '07
4/6/07 Grand Opening Weekend
4/13/07 Steve Martin, King Tut, and the Gretsch Duo Jet
4/20/07 Hit Songs Inspired by Other Hit Songs
4/27/07 Gibson Archtop Guitars

March '07
3/2/07 Vox Amps
3/9/07 Guild Guitars
3/16/07 "Mistakes" in Songs
3/30/07 Things I Grew Up With

February '07
2/2/07 NAMM Part 2
2/9/07 One-Pickup Guitars
2/16/07 Pickup Construction

January '07
1/5/07 Micro Frets Guitars
1/12/07 Chet Atkins and Gretsch Guitars
1/19/07 Army of Anyone, and Pittsburgh Guitars on YouTube
1/24/07 NAMM Part 1
 

 

2006

December '06
12/1/06 The new building
12/4/06 New building specials
12/8/06 More new building specials
12/15/06 The red ceiling

November '06
11/3/06 Tell folks we're moving!
11/10/06 The Flea Bass, Eric Clapton Strat and Martin
11/21/06 We're moving, plus Big Beatle Show #2

October '06
10/6/06 Jet and Falsetto
10/13/06 "The Girl Can't Help It"
10/20/06 Sitcom Garage Bands
10/27/06 Night Of The Singing Dead, Part 14

September '06
9/8/06 Two Epiphone archtops from 1951
9/15/06 Mark Chatfield, The Godz & Bob Seger
9/22/06 More From Iceland
9/29/06 A joke

August '06
8/4/06 Myspace
8/11/06 Vox Super Beatles
8/18/06 12-strings and folk music
8/25/06 Fleetwood Mac, The Vogues and More

July '06
7/7/06 Les Pauls in the 1950s
7/14/06 Kenny Aronoff, Marty Stuart and Korel
7/21/06 Great bass songs, great driving songs, great turn it up loud songs
7/28/06 More!

June '06
6/2/06 The Antigua Pickguard Story
6/9/06 More of The Antigua Pickguard Story
6/16/06 Iceland
6/23/06 Richard Starkey & The Martin Clinic

May '06
5/12/06 Radio, the Coral Sitar & Vinnie Bell

April '06
4/7/06 Famous bands with Replacement Members
4/21/06 Memories
4/28/06 Martin and The Dreadnought

March `06
3/3/06 "You Are My Sunshine"
3/10/06 TV Commercial
3/17/06 Neco Case, Tenor banjos, Tenor Guitars
3/24/06 Stephen Colbert Plays Guitar
3/31/06 Guitars I Wish I had Back

February `06
2/4/06 NAMM
2/17/06 New from NAMM!

January `06
1/9/06 CBGBs
1/13/06 12-strings, the Fender Maverick & Custom
1/20/06 Guitars on TV need a gig bag!
1/28/06 Little Richard "Keep A Knockin'"
 

 

2005

December 2005
12/2/05 House too dry
12/16/05 New for Christmas

November 2005
11/4/50 Les Paul Junior
11/11/05 Satellite Radio
11/18/05 Guitars on the Country Music Awards

October 2005
10/7/05 Gibson bases, EB0, EB1, EB2, EB3
10/14/05 Modifying old guitars... before they were old
10/21/05 Dreaming of a Les Paul Sunburst
10/28/05 Night Of The Singing Dead, Part XIII

September 2005
9/2/05 Bending the index card signs
9/9/05 Hofner switches
9/16/05 Subtlety
9/23/05 "Original" Telecaster, free advice
9/30/05 Pronunciations, free advice part 2

August 2005
8/5/05 New from Fender, Martin, Gretsch, & Hofner
8/12/05 Duke Kramer & Gretsch
8/19/05 Beach Boys & old amps
8/26/05 The Rolling Stones leave out the bass in the first verse

July 2005
7/1/05 Song lyrics, Dave Clark Five, Kinks Van Hallen, quiz
7/8/05 Martins from the 1800s, quiz answer
7/15/05 Childhood inspiration
7/22/05 Don't rule out inexpensive guitars

June 2005
6/3/07 A letter from Martin, vintage paperwork
6/17/05 Hammer & nails

May 2005
5/20/05 Math question: What happened to the extra $1?
5/25/05 Should we buy a Martin archtop?

April 2005
4/1/05 Guitars on VH-1
4/15/05 Contract riders
4/22/05 Email recaps, Danelectro, Steppenwolf, Hofner
4/29/05 Times have changed

March 2005
3/4/05 Donovan, "Barabajagal," non-word titles
3/11/05 More non-word titles, "Radio Ga Ga"
3/18/05 Drum machines & the G-Dec
3/25/05 Leave some holes in the music

February 2005
2/4/05 Small companies, Gruven stands
2/11/05 Listening to music makes you feel better
2/18/05 Guitars on the Grammys

January 2005
1/7/05 Silvertone/Danelectro
1/14/05 "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
1/21/05 Fire = good / dry guitar = bad
1/28/05 NAMM 2005 report & Mosrite Reissues
 

 

2004

December 2004
12/3/04 Maple necks, rosewood fingerboards, and the Vox Apollo bass
12/17/04 Click tracks and extraneous band members

November 2004
11/5/04 Distinctive playing styles and a contest
11/12/07 Contest results
11/19/04 Entertainment Weekly and rap music

October 2004
10/1/04 Bud Ross and Kustom amps
10/8/04 Album artwork, the EB-2
10/15/04 Changes
10/22/2004 ~ Mysterious coincidences
10/29/04 What's my guitar worth?

September 2004
9/10/04 25th Anniversary Party Pictures
9/17/04 "We Buy Guitars"
9/24/04 Royalties

August 2004
8/6/04 Esteban
8/13/04 25th Anniversary Party
8/20/04 Nat Daniel, Fender Bass IV
8/27/04 Gretsch

July 2004
7/16/04 Mave and Liverpool
7/23/04 25th Anniversary

 


 

2003

November 2003
11/15/03 Andy Griffith

October 2003

September 2003
9/2/03 The Cavern in Liverpool
9/6/03 EMI Studios in London

9/27/03 Covers

August 2003
8/2/03 the Musician "Look"

8/16/03 We Buy Guitars

July 2003
7/19/03 Old Pictures

June 2003
6/14/03 Dan Mills, Nashville, Moonshine
6/21/03 The Old Days

6/28/03 Dave Hanner's Guild D-25

May 2003
5/24/03 Boston Beatlemania

April 2003
4/5/03 The Asylum Street Spankers

4/12/04 Vox AC-30

March 2003
3/29/03 Martin D-28E

February 2003

January 2003
1/4/03 The Calendar
1/11/03 Gretsch Binding

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

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