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Homer & Jethro
Homer & Jethro were an award winning country comedy duo that took Nashville and the nation by storm between the late 1940s to early 1970s.

Homer & Jethro
Homer & Jethro were an award winning country comedy duo that took Nashville and the nation by storm between the late 1940s to early 1970s.

Charlie Derrington
Luthier, musician, Gibson historian. Died August 1, 2006.

Chris Thile
Chris Thile is best known as the mandolinist and singer of the now retired progressive acoustic trio, Nickel Creek.

Chris Thile
Chris Thile is best known as the mandolinist and singer of the now retired progressive acoustic trio, Nickel Creek.

Strap Button
A strap button is typically installed at the base of the neck either at an angle or inserted into the neck heel.

Intonation
The proper adjustment of the length of each course of strings so that all harmonics and intervals play properly.

von Helmholtz, Hermann
Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a German physicist who developed conventions for naming pitches and designate specific octaves using upper- or lower-case letters and a series of primes.

Pitch naming conventions, Helmholtz
Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1894) was a German physicist who developed conventions for naming pitches and designate specific octaves using upper- or lower-case letters and a series of primes.

Varnish
There are two main types of varnish; oil varnish and spirit varnish.

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