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Bostonian flannel.

Here we have Nuno Bettencourt in one of his many Washburn ad appearances. Inset is the Extreme album III Sides to Every Story, released in September ’92. This full page piece, meanwhile, was still running when Guitar for the Practicing Musician, September 1993 was published.

 

Rudy & Mat

Rudy & Mat

It’s nice to imagine the Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs are playing “Holiday” or “When the Smoke is Going Down” in this Ovation ad. (Could happen, right?) At any rate, this ran around the time of the band’s album Face the Heat.

Scanned from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, September 1993.

 

Waylon Arnold Jennings

Waylon Arnold Jennings

How iconic was Waylon Jennings? His name isn’t even featured in this Dean Markley ad. The legendary artist was musically active for more than 30 years, appearing on more than 50 albums. This ad, coming as it does from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, September 1995, appeared between the releases Cowboys, Sisters, Rascals & Dirt and Waymore’s Blues (Part II).

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Jim & Frank

Here’s another great under-the-radar band that rarely appeared in magazine ads. Fates Warning are getting ready to release a new album, Darkness in a Different Light, as of this writing. Back in ’95 guitarists Jim Matheos and Frank Aresti and company were promoting Inside Out, as was this D’Aquisto full-pager.

Taken from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, September 1995.

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Monster sounds, see?

Pretty bad. That’s about all there is to say about this DOD ad. Except that … no, that’s really it.

Taken from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, September 1995.

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Light Without Heat

Here’s Steve Vai at his most Steve-Vai-like, touting the Ibanez Jem 7VWH. Steve was embarking on the Sex & Religion journey at the time this ad appeared in Guitar for the Practicing Musician, September 1993.

1991: Get the Funk Out

1991: Get the Funk Out

In ’91 Extreme were still rolling with the success of the multi-platinum Extreme II. Pornograffitti (A Funked Up Fairy Tale), a record obviously referred to in the text here. Washburn’s N4 was unveiled in late ’90 following that album’s release. Ad scanned from Guitar for the Practicing Musician, September 1991.

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