Gear of the Year 2018: Affordable pedal nominees

Here are our eight nominees for the best affordable pedals under £180 of the year. In this instalment of our Gear of the Year series, we’re taking a look at the best affordable More...

The Money Shot: 1935 Gibson Super 400

gibson super 400

Named after its original $400 price tag, the grandiose Gibson Super 400 was launched in 1934. It would provide inspiration for virtuoso jazz-guitar luthiers such as Elmer More...

Gear of the Year 2018: Premium acoustic guitar nominees

Here are our five nominees for the best premium acoustic guitars over £2,400 of the year. Kicking off this week’s Gear of the Year 2018 series are the nominees for the best More...

Old Blood Noise Endeavors Dweller & Alpha Haunt Review

Can these Oklahoma-built pedals live up to the promise of their out-there brand name and even more out-there product manuals? Richard Purvis opens his ears, and his mind… If More...

Xotic California Classic XSC-1 & XSC-2 review

You may know the brand’s stompboxes, but Californian brand Xotic has a history of making high-quality electric guitars, too. Chris Vinnicombe sees double… You’ll likely More...

ChickenPicks Guitar Picks Review

These new high-mass picks are designed to add both comfort and tone to your playing. Simon Bradley finds out if there’s anything to crow about… ChickenPicks are a new More...

Iron Maiden unveil 2019 dates for Legacy of the Beast tour

The heavy metal legends set their sights on the Americas. Iron Maiden have announced the 2019 dates for their Legacy More...

Coffin, Haunted Labs unveil the Frost Bite Fuzz

Serving up a vortex of strange, otherworldly fuzz tones. Coffin has teamed up with Christopher Cozort of Haunted More...

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!

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The Money Shot: 1935 Gibson Super 400

gibson super 400

Named after its original $400 price tag, the grandiose Gibson Super 400 was launched in 1934. It would More...

Gibson unveils a 40th anniversary reissue of The Paul

The walnut Les Paul makes a return. Gibson is celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Paul with a faithful remake. One..

Xotic California Classic XSC-1 & XSC-2 review

You may know the brand’s stompboxes, but Californian brand Xotic has a history of making high-quality electric guitars, too. Chris Vinnicombe..

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..
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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