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DAN GABEL

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DanDan Gabel is Co-Founder and President of Peghead Nation. He has over 18 years experience in media and publishing and served in various business and editorial leadership roles at Acoustic Guitar and Strings magazines, including Group Publisher and Editorial Director. He is an avid guitarist and mandolinist who plays, performs, and writes songs with the San Francisco Bay Area roots band Minus Mary (www.MinusMary.com).

 


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May 18, 2016
On an oddly damp drive around San Francisco, Guy Clark shared a few thoughts about building guitars, filming “Heartworn Highways,” and his dislike of festivals.
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September 14, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Chord Melody Mandolin instructor dips into the Great American Songbook and plays a Rodgers and Hart classic.
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September 03, 2020
Peghead Nation’s Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo instructor plays a traditional classic with his duet partner, hammer dulcimer virtuoso Simon Chrisman.
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September 03, 2020
Peghead Nation’s dobro instructor plays a beautiful version of the traditional folk favorite.
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August 25, 2020
An acoustic quartet arrangement of the Beatles classic.
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August 11, 2020
Peghead Nation clawhammer guitar instructor plays an old-time fiddle tune.
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September 30, 2015
The acoustic instrument string line developed by luthier Roger Siminoff adds new guitar strings with compensated torque to their mandolin and banjo offerings.
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September 15, 2015
The 2015 Woodstock Invitational Luthier Showcase takes place October 23 - 25, 2015 and features the builders of some of today's finest instruments.
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September 09, 2015
September marks our one-year anniversary and we thank you for being a part of Peghead Nation.
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September 06, 2015
We've just added a few hours of the best online roots music lessons you'll find. Check out all the new guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, dobro, and ukulele lessons.
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August 20, 2015
Make plans to attend the seventh annual exhibit of fine acoustic instruments in Woodstock October 23 - 25, 2015.
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August 18, 2015
Peghead Nation is a proud sponsor of the Fretboard Summit, celebrating 10 years of the Fretboard Journal with some of the best guitar builders and players in the world.
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July 28, 2014
Peghead Nation executive producer Dan Gabel demos his 2007 Collings mandolin
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July 06, 2017
Marla Fibish demonstrates the family heirloom that has been a central part of her musical voice for over 30 years.
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August 15, 2016
A great value in an A-style mandolin from Saga Music, with solid woods and vintage-style appointments.
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September 12, 2016
A custom F-style mandolin built by Austin Clark using traditional methods.
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Sep 22, 2020
Taylor's Rich Casciato answers questions about amplification and recording on Taylor's Primetime Livestream.




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