Interview: Ten Talking Points with John Etheridge

John Etheridge

The English fusion maestro and Soft Machine guitarist on loose trousers, car dancing, and retiring to woodshed… 1) I couldn’t live without my… “The best acoustic guitar More...

Private Collection: Neil Ivison – Tone Mountain

neil ivison

Guitarist Neil Ivison has toured the world as a tech working with the likes of The 1975, Klaxons and Corinne Bailey Rae, and his interest in vintage instruments has recently More...

Vintage Bench Test: 1957 Gibson ES225TDN

Gibson ES225

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 with original P-90s and a fabulous More...

beetronics royal jelly

Beetronics Royal Jelly

A hand-made, twin-channel anger box with a sting in the tail by a groundbreaking young company. Michael Watts gets a taste of honey… California’s Beetronics have been the More...

Mooer Black Truck

The champion of cheeky miniature pedals has loaded a bunch of effects into one rock-minded unit. Richard Purvis gets behind the wheel for some mini monster trucking… If More...

Walrus Audio Defcon4

A three-band EQ/boost with achingly cool 1980s stylings designed in collaboration with singer-songwriter Ryan Adams. Michael Watts picks up the red telephone… If you’ve More...

Joe Bonamassa and others react to Gibson’s new CEO announcement

Joe Bonamassa and other figures in the guitar industry have shared their thoughts on the news that former Levi’s boss More...

Gibson confirms new CEO, former Levi’s boss James ‘JC’ Curleigh

Gibson has announced that its search for a new CEO to replace longtime head honcho Henry Juszkiewicz is over, More...

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

The September 2018 issue of The Guitar Magazine is on sale now! Get your copy here. Digital...

Parallel Lines: Fender 2018 Troublemaker Telecaster

On its launch at the NAMM Show in January, Fender’s Senior Vice President of Products Justin Norvell said More...

Friedman Vintage-T & Vintage-S

After taking the amplifier world by storm, Dave Friedman has applied his ‘secret sauce’ to a range of electric guitars. Chris..

Vintage Bench Test: 1950 Fender Broadcaster – Broadcast Quality

The roots may be showing on this old blonde, but it sure can sing. Huw Price surfs the airwaves with one..

Blackstar Unity 250 & 500 Bass Amps

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

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..

Fender expand Fender Play platform with bass lessons

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has announced the introduction of bass lessons to Fender Play – the complete learning app for bass,..

Beetronics Royal Jelly

beetronics royal jelly A hand-made, twin-channel anger box with a sting in the tail by a groundbreaking young company. Michael Watts gets a taste..

Two-Rock Bloomfield Drive Combo

If you like the idea of a Dumble-style amp with realistic power levels and a forgiving, player-friendly feel, this may be..

DIY Workshop: Martin Guitar Kit – Part 7

With everything glued together, it’s time for our acoustic kit to go under the spray gun. Huw Price searches for some..

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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