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Why are there so few women playing lead guitar?

Mandy Fer — one half of the duo, Dave McGraw and Mandy Fer — asked herself that question when starting out, and then decided to lead by example.

In this video, Fer discusses some of the challenges she faced as a female guitarist playing the bar scene, how Ani DiFranco inspired her, and the guitar designed specifically for her by AJ Guitars, named Mrs. Robinson.


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Check out Fer’s Acoustic Guitar Session with McGraw, and AG‘s review of their album, Off-Grid Lo-Fi, which is full of roots-rich gems.



For more candid conversations from women guitarists, including Fer’s hero, Ani DiFranco, be sure to grab the March 2017 issue of Acoustic Guitar magazine.