Tag Archives: Steel string guitar

Slide Master Steve James Talks About His Musical Life in a Dream Guitars YouTube Exclusive

As you may have noticed, bottleneck slide guitar great Steve James spent quite a bit of time at Dream Guitars in our Weaverville, NC, studios back in May, when he came in for a house concert here. He took time out of his schedule to demo several National Resophonic guitars and perform the classic song,… Read more »

The One About the Time When Tony McManus and Dream Guitars Made an Award-Winning Album

In many ways, Dream Guitars is not just about buying and selling amazing stringed instruments. Sometimes, we help make music. In fact, we feel that the Tony McManus album, “The Maker’s Mark: The Dream Guitars Sessions,” may have been our finest moment. Here’s how it all went down… A few years ago, Dream Guitars’ top… Read more »

AN INTERVIEW WITH DAKE TRAPHAGEN – by Steven Dembroski

I remember my first telephone conversation with Dake Traphagen. I admit, I was a little nervous to call him — maybe it had something to do with that imposing last name. Traphagen… It just sounded tough, and to the point. Frankly, I don’t know exactly what I expected, but to me “Dake Traphagen” sounded more… Read more »

Players Say: "What a staggering collection."

I just witnessed Dream Guitars in Asheville NC. What a staggering collection. Vintage instruments I’d always wanted to try – guitars by contemporary luthiers we read about – exotic masterpieces – they had the lot. I soon realised that manager, Paul Heumiller knew every detail of every guitar right down to the bridge pins, he is an authority on historical instruments and he plays himself. All presented in a friendly atmosphere, and after about 5 cups of tea, I was forced to leave the showroom thanks to Asheville airport. I may have to change my flight details next time!

Clive Carroll, UK
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