Classic Combinations: Gibson 1952 Les Paul & 1954 GA-40

This 1952 Gibson Les Paul is in such wonderful condition that, at a glance, you’d be forgiven for assuming it was a modern Custom Shop VOS reissue model. Not so. Sourced by Old Hat Guitars proprietor Norman Mitchell from its previous owner in Mexico City, it’s a remarkable example of a first-year Les Paul and those glorious P-90 pickups sing More...

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By On Friday, December 15th, 2017

Vintage Time Machines: 1963 Gibson ES-330TD

From Keef to BB, the 330 has charmed guitarists of all kinds – we take a look at a well-loved 60s original… The Gibson ES-330 – or ES-330TD as it’s officially known – has always been something of a More...

By On Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Interview: Ed O’Brien – Anyone Can Play Guitar

For over three decades, Ed O’Brien has been the guitar glue in Radiohead. His knack for unusual sounds has remained a constant as the band have pushed boundaries, but now he’s turned his attention to inspiring More...

By On Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

All About… Cables

Guitar cables, speaker cables and interconnects are often overlooked in our quest for great tone so what’s on the wire? Huw Price lays out how to pick the right leads for you… If you think the guitar world is More...

By On Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Interview: The National – National Anthems

They’re the Firebird-wielding twins at the heart of one of the world’s biggest indie-rock bands, and on album seven they’ve embraced guitar solos. Gary Walker meets The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner More...

By On Monday, December 4th, 2017

Private Collection: Duncan Findlay – Master Of All

Duncan Findlay’s guitars reflect a varied musical career that has incorporated musicals, orchestras, and advertising jingles. We find out how a jack of all trades has amassed a guitar collection that has helped More...

By On Friday, December 1st, 2017

The January issue of The Guitar Magazine is on sale now!

The polls are closed, the votes have been counted and in the new issue of The Guitar Magazine we reveal the winners of 2017’s Gear Of The Year awards, as chosen by you! Get your copy here. Digital copies are More...

By On Monday, November 27th, 2017

Interview: Joe Bonamassa – Back In Black

2017 has been characteristically busy for the hardest-working guitar addict in show business. We talk to Joe Bonamassa about reuniting with Black Country Communion, getting his hands on the first High Power Tweed More...

By On Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

All About… Picks

Some guitarists get divorced more often than they change their string brand, and though they are just as integral to how we play and sound, plectrums can be much the same. Huw Price picks a winner… There was More...

By On Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

40 Ways To Sound Better At Home

We all play at home, but most of us can’t do so with our amps cranked – here are 40 ways to keep it down and still sound great. Words Richard Purvis Sleeping children, grumpy flatmates, wall-thumping neighbours, More...