Interview: Rory Dowling of Taran Guitars

Bespoke acoustic luthier Rory Dowling of Taran Guitars tells Mark Alexander how his first foray into electric guitar building changed his mind about plugging in – and may have More...

Flying High Again: In Conversation with Rich Robinson

The Magpie Salute was Rich Robinson’s means of forging ahead with music after The Black Crowes finally split for good in 2015. Tragedy struck the band at the very outset, but More...

Vintage Bench Test: 1957 Fender Stratocaster ‘Mary Kaye’

Forget your ’54s and custom colours, the most collectable Stratocaster of them all is the blonde and gold ‘Mary Kaye’. Huw Price gets to grips with a well-loved 1957 model… Back More...

Sterling Axis AX3S Review

A highly versatile electric that’s one of a brace of new additions to Music Man’s Indonesian-made budget range. Simon Bradley spins on it… In 1990, Eddie Van Halen proudly More...

Fuzzrocious Cat King & Blast Furnace

New Jersey boutique builder Fuzzrocious offers no-compromise effects pedals for the sonic pugilist. Michael Watts straps himself in for a wild ride… Ryan Ratajski’s More...

ThorpyFX The Dane

YouTube lickmeister ‘Danish Pete’ Honoré has given his name to an overdrive/boost pedal from one of our favourite indie builders. Richard Purvis finds out if it brings home More...

Fender launches Albert Hammond Jr Stratocaster

Fender alber hammond jr

Vintage-leaning appointments include ’70s-style headstock and bullet truss rod nut. Fender has officially released More...

ESP reveals the James Hetfield Signature LTD Snakebyte SE Baritone

ESP LTD Snakebyte

It’s a snazzy, purple replica of the Metallica frontman’s main axe. ESP and James Hetfield have teamed More...

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The Guitar Magazine December issue The December 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is out now!

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The November 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is out now!

The latest issue is on sale now, get your copy here! Digital copies are available via...

Fender launches Albert Hammond Jr Stratocaster

Fender alber hammond jr

Vintage-leaning appointments include ’70s-style headstock and bullet truss rod nut. Fender has officially More...

ESP reveals the James Hetfield Signature LTD Snakebyte SE Baritone

It’s a snazzy, purple replica of the Metallica frontman’s main axe. ESP and James Hetfield have teamed up on the brand’s..

Vintage Bench Test: 1957 Fender Stratocaster ‘Mary Kaye’

Forget your ’54s and custom colours, the most collectable Stratocaster of them all is the blonde and gold ‘Mary Kaye’. Huw..

Gear of the Year 2018: Bass gear nominees

Here are our five nominees for the best bass gear of the year. Part two of our Gear of the Year series is all More...

Blackstar Unity 250 & 500 Bass Amps

A range of brand new bass combos introduces the Blackstar name to lovers of low frequencies. Michael Heatley looks at the..

Orange Terror Bass

Almost 10 years on from its introduction, Borehamwood’s finest resurrects the original lunchbox bass head for 2018. Chris Vinnicombe takes a..

Chase Bliss Audio uncovers the Dark World

chase bliss audio A dual-channel reverb inspired by The Legend of Zelda. Chase Bliss Audio has finally filled in the details of its Dark..

Boss launches the Waza Tube Amp Expander

This multi-faceted gizmo will breathe new life into your vintage tube amp. The latest to join Boss’ Waza line of premium..
martin DIY kit

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit – Part Eight

We took advantage of the summer weather to finally bring our acoustic build project to a close. Huw Price applies the..

Chord Clinic: Chord Sequences

This month, we look at ways to get creative with just a guitar and chord sequences. Rod Fogg steers the ship..
Gibson ES225

Vintage Bench Test: 1957 Gibson ES225TDN

The ES-225 was Gibson’s first thinline hollowbody, and yet it doesn’t get the same attention as its golden-era Kalamazoo siblings. But..

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