All About… Freddie Tavares

Musician, inventor, and a huge figure in Fender’s history. Huw Price celebrates the life and times of Leo’s greatest sideman… Even if you’ve never heard of Freddie Tavares, you’ve almost certainly heard him. That was Freddie playing the iconic pedal-steel glissando at the start of the Looney Tunes theme tune in 1942, and he can also be More...

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By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, May 16th, 2018
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DIY Workshop: Martin Kit Build Part Four

At last, the time has come to finish making the body of our acoustic guitar kit. However, things are rarely as straightforward as we hope. Huw Price gets there eventually… When we last left our Martin acoustic More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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Builder Profile: Stone Deaf

UK company Stone Deaf Effects & Amplification builds innovative stompboxes that have graced the boards of some of the biggest stars in rock. Main man Luke Hilton explains tells the story of the firm’s rapid More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
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Interview: The Temperance Movement – Roots Manoeuvers

Losing two founding members could prove a fatal wound for lesser bands, but The Temperance Movement have come back stronger than ever. Thea de Gallier talks to guitarists Paul Sayer and Matt White and bassist Nick More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, May 14th, 2018
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Vintage Bench Test: 1970 Fender Stratocaster – Blonde Ambition

With one foot in 1969 and the other in 1970, this Fender Stratocaster is proof that the company was still making great guitars after the CBS takeover. Huw Price plugs in… There are many well-travelled vintage More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, April 26th, 2018
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Collection: Dennis Marshall – Marshall Lore

Over the years, Dennis Marshall has amassed a wealth of sonic knowledge with a few tasty guitars along the way. He tells Mark Alexander about his love of twang and realising his dream of bringing tube tones to the More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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DIY Workshop: Goldtop Conversion Part 5

This month we’ll be getting our Goldtop conversion fully playable, but first a lot of routing, gluing, filing, drilling and measuring needs to be done. Huw Price struggles with his zip forstner… Last time More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Wednesday, April 25th, 2018
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Vintage Bench Test: 1969 Gibson Les Paul Custom

In 1953, Les Paul asked for a guitar that “looked like a tuxedo”, but by the late 60s the Custom had built its own legend. Huw Price checks out a strummer from ’69… The luxurious Les Paul Custom evolved More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Monday, April 23rd, 2018
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All About… Ray Butts

If Ray Butts was still around, he’d be the embodiment of boutique. Huw Price profiles a man ahead of his time… Ray Butts may not be a ‘name’ in every guitar household, but as an inventor and engineer More...

By theguitarmagazine.com On Thursday, April 19th, 2018
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Interview: JD McPherson – School’s Out

Teacher turned acclaimed rock ’n’ roller JD McPherson tells Chris Vinnicombe all about recording within the hallowed walls of Nashville’s RCA Studio B, jamming with Queens Of The Stone Age and a close encounter More...