Published On: Fri, Mar 4th, 2016

The April 2016 issue of Guitar & Bass is on sale from Friday 4 March

The new issue of Guitar & Bass is available from Friday 4 March. Read on to find out how to buy a copy…

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The April 2016 issue of Guitar & Bass is on sale now and it’s a cracker! This month’s coverstar is none other than the hardest-working guitarist in show business, Joe Bonamassa. On the eve of the release of his new studio album, Blues Of Desperation, we visit Joe at his home in Los Angeles, find out all about the amazing vintage guitars he used on the record and present them to you in glorious, beautifully photographed detail. Also in the mag this month, we chart the career of perhaps the most influential electric guitarist of them all, T-Bone Walker, complete with recollections from his daughter Bernita, and get the skinny on Dream Theater’s two-hour concept album The Astonishing from its composer John Petrucci.

In addition to revealing our top 25 picks from the gear-fest that was Winter NAMM 2016, this month’s reviews section is bristling with killer new products including a magnificent septet of amplifiers from Supro, Tone King, Award-Session, Rift Amplification and Yerasov, and new electrics from John Page Classic and Echopark. We also take a trip to the Echopark workshop in El Monte, California and meet Gabriel Currie, the man behind the brand and luthier to the likes of Joe Perry and Josh Homme.


In this month’s DIY Workshop, Huw Price embarks on a mammoth restoration project that will see him convert the carcass of a vintage Gretsch Anniversary into a 6120 dream machine. The sight of a grown man steaming the neck off a vintage guitar over his kitchen sink is worth the admission price alone, and along with plenty more where that came from we give you the chance to win £225 of Valeton mini pedals in our competition.

All that for just £4.99? We must be mad…

Chris sig

Buy a copy of the April 2016 issue of Guitar & Bass in print and digital forms from Friday 4 March.

Guitar & Bass magazine is available at Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, McColl’s and WHSmith in the UK and Barnes & Noble and Guitar Center in the USA.

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