Galleries en Guitar World Girls: Meet Tiffany Bontorno! <!--paging_filter--><p>Tiffany is the latest addition to our Girls of Guitar World Gallery.</p> <p>Photos by Scott Bennet.</p> <p>Scroll down to see the complete photo gallery!</p> <p>If you think you have what it takes to be a Guitar World Girl, simply email photos of yourself with a guitar to <a href=""><strong></strong></a>!</p> Girls of Guitar World Galleries Features Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:40:02 +0000 Guitar World From Another Dimension: ODD 3-D-Printed Guitars <!--paging_filter--><p>As a professor of mechatronics at Massey University in Auckland, New Zealand, Olaf Diegel has used 3-D printers for more than 15 years to prototype new product ideas. </p> <p>However, 3-D printing technology has recently progressed to the level where Diegel realized he could use the printers to make finished commercial products. </p> <p>That development inspired Diegel, who also plays guitar, to start ODD Guitars, which produces unusual custom guitars with bodies constructed using 3-D printer technology.</p> <p>ODD’s guitars feature skeletal frameworks with complex designs. </p> <p>“3-D printing makes it possible to manufacture ‘impossible’ shapes,” Diegel says. “For example, my Spider guitar has a spider web frame with little spiders crawling around the inside. The body is a single piece made of Polyamide, which is an extremely tough and durable form of nylon. I’ve dropped the guitars a few times without damaging them.”</p> <p>Inside the body frame is a wooden core to which the custom neck, made by Warmoth, attaches, and the core material matches that of the chosen neck material. “Customers can specify mahogany or maple necks and completely customize the electronics. They can also make minor modifications, like having their name, band logo, or other graphics 3-D printed on the back of the instrument at no extra cost. We can even adjust the weight to a player’s preference.”</p> <p>ODD offers five guitar models — the Atom, Hive, Scarab, Spider and Spider LP — and three bass models — Atom, Hive and Spider LP — which range in price from $3,000 to $3,500. More info about ODD Guitars can be found at <a href=""></a> and at <a href=""></a>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> GW Archive It Might Get Weird March 2013 ODD ODD Guitars Electric Guitars Galleries News Features Gear Magazine Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:24:41 +0000 Chris Gill Guitar World Magazine Covers Gallery: Every Issue from 2008 to 2014 <!--paging_filter--><p>Below, check out the latest photo gallery of <em>Guitar World</em> magazine covers. This time, we "cover" 2008 through the present — 2014.</p> <p>Because we're in a "completist" mood, this photo gallery also includes all the different variations of certain covers, including four different versions of an Eddie Van Halen cover from 2009.</p> <p>We hope you enjoy this trip through GW's recent history. Because this gallery will go through 2014, you'll have to wait till 2015 for the next one!</p> <p>If you're in the mood for more, be sure to check out our photo gallery of every <em>Guitar World</em> magazine cover from <a href="">1980 to 1986</a>, from <a href="">1987 to 1993</a>, from <a href="">1994 to 2000</a> and from <a href="">2001 to 2007.</a></p> <p><strong>NOTE: Remember, you can click on each photo to take a closer look.</strong></p> Guitar World Guitar World Lists Galleries News Features Magazine Wed, 20 Aug 2014 15:55:49 +0000 Guitar World Staff Guitar World's Top 50 Guitar Albums of the Eighties <!--paging_filter--><p>In early 1990, the editors of <em>Guitar World</em> magazine sat back, grabbed some coffee and painstakingly selected what they considered the top 50 guitar albums of the just-ended Eighties.</p> <p>In the photo gallery below, you can see what they came up with! </p> <p>The albums are listed in order, from "killer" to "jaw-droppingly awesome." Or from 50 to 1, depending on your perspective. </p> <p>Please note that there are actually 51 albums in the gallery (There was a tie somewhere along the way).</p> <p>Don't agree with the vintage editors' vintage choices? As always, let your voice be heard! Share your opinion in the comments below or on <a href="">Facebook!</a></p> <p>Head back to the ... past!</p> GW Archive Guitar World Lists Galleries News Features Magazine Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:05:18 +0000 Guitar World Staff 10 Things You Didn't Know About Black Sabbath <!--paging_filter--><p>It’s been nearly 45 years since Black Sabbath emerged out of Birmingham, England, and defined the genre of heavy metal with detuned guitar riffs, occult themes and monolithic heaviness. </p> <p>Think you know everything there is to know about the pioneering metal band? </p> <p>Click through the gallery below to test your Sabbathian knowledge!</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/black-sabbath">Black Sabbath</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Black Sabbath Guitar World Lists Galleries News Features Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:07:18 +0000 Jeff Kitts 2014 Summer NAMM Show Photos: Gear Galore in Nashville <!--paging_filter--><p>Another Summer NAMM Show has come and gone!</p> <p>As always, <em>Guitar World</em> was there in force, shooting photos and videos, gathering endless gear news and trying out (and gawking at) all the new cool stuff being introduced for 2014.</p> <p>Since we spent most of our time on the floor of Nashville's Music City Center, <em>Guitar World</em>'s Twitter feed and Facebook pages were our primary means of sharing photos of new gear and other NAMM scenery.</p> <p>Therefore, we hope you'll check out our still-available NAMM photos on <strong><a href="">Twitter</a></strong> and <strong><a href="">Facebook</a></strong>.</p> <p>Even though the show is over, we'll be posting more news items about the coolest new gear, plus a series of photo galleries (showing gear, celebrities and "the scene" in general) and videos from the event.</p> <p>You can check out our first photo gallery below! <strong>NOTE: If, for some reason, an image doesn't display in preview mode, remember you can click on the photo to expand it!</strong></p> Summer NAMM 2014 Galleries News Features Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:27:12 +0000 Guitar World Staff Guitar World Girls: Meet Carli Rotten! <!--paging_filter--><p>Carli is the latest addition to our Girls of Guitar World Gallery.</p> <p>To see more of Carli, visit her on <a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a>.</p> <p>Scroll down to see the complete photo gallery!</p> <p>If you think you have what it takes to be a Guitar World Girl, simply email photos of yourself with a guitar to <a href=""><strong></strong></a>!</p> Girls of Guitar World Galleries Features Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:48:24 +0000 Guitar World Top 20 Hair Metal Albums of the Eighties <!--paging_filter--><p>Yeah, they dressed funny and their lyrics often lacked the angst and agonized self-awareness that we’ve come to expect in this decade of the rock and roll sissy-band, but the pop metal acts of the Eighties produced some top-shelf albums during their short reign. </p> <p>In chronological order, these are the 20 best records woven, steamed and blow-dried by the most esteemed members of rock and roll’s Hair Club for Men before they were abruptly given the hook.</p> <p>Check out the photo gallery below — and be sure to join the conversation in the comments section below the story.</p> Articles Bon Jovi Cinderella GW Archive Kix Motley Crue The Cult Warrant Winger Guitar World Lists Galleries News Features Fri, 16 May 2014 15:59:33 +0000 Guitar World Staff Rodrigo y Gabriela Rock the Hollywood Palladium — Photos <!--paging_filter--><p>As part of their current U.S. tour, Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela performed to a capacity crowd at the Hollywood Palladium on May 7. </p> <p>They played a 90-minute set that included a large chunk of their latest studio album, <em>9 Dead Alive</em>, along with choice selections from the previous three albums. These included covers of Metallica's "Orion" (which got the crowd on their feet) and Radiohead's "Creep." </p> <p>Every time Rodrigo y Gabriela release a new album or come to town for a show, their musicianship seems to reach newer levels of brilliance. This time they brought along some visual projections to go with the new tunes, adding another dimension to their already incredible live show. </p> <p>Check out some photos from the show below — and be sure to check out Rodrigo y Gabriela's new album for a delightful dose of rock-inspired classical guitar. You also can read a detailed review of the show <a href="">right here</a>. </p> <p><em>Andrew Bansal is a writer who has been running his own website, <a href="">Metal Assault</a>, since early 2010, and has been prolific in covering the hard rock and heavy metal scene by posting interviews, news, reviews and pictures on his website — with the help of a small group of people. He briefly moved away from the Los Angeles scene and explored metal in India, but he is now back in LA continuing from where he left off.</em></p> Andrew Bansal Rodrigo y Gabriela Galleries News Tue, 13 May 2014 17:10:44 +0000 Andrew Bansal Jimmy Page Receives Honorary Degree, Delivers Commencement Address at Berklee College of Music — Video <!--paging_filter--><p>Earlier today, May 10, Jimmy Page delivered the commencement address to more than 4,000 guests at Berklee College of Music in Boston.</p> <p>Page, the former Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin and Firm guitarist, also received an honorary doctor of music degree along with Valerie Simpson, Geri Allen and Thara Memory.</p> <p>Page, 70, told the audience he was overwhelmed by the performances of his songs at a concert that took place the previous night at Berklee's Agganis Arena. He also called his prepared speech "useless" before addressing the enthusiastic crowd.</p> <p>“What a spirit there is here," Page told the crowd. "Music has so much power across so many avenues, to be in a position to do the thing you’re best at, which is making music, and bringing joy and pleasure to other people, it can’t be much better than that. I wish to pass that on to all of you. Congratulations with your degrees and lots of success in the future."</p> <p>The annual commencement concert featured some of the college’s most accomplished students paying tribute to the honorees. </p> <p>From his seat, Page beamed and nodded his head after renderings and rearrangements of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" and "The Ocean" and a guitar medley that included solos and riffs from "How Many More Times," "Heartbreaker," "Dazed and Confused," "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway to Heaven," among others.</p> <p>You can check out a photo gallery from the event, plus a video created by the <em>Boston Herald</em>, below.</p> <p><em>Photo: Kelly Davidson</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/jimmy-page">Jimmy Page</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Jimmy Page Videos Galleries News Sun, 11 May 2014 02:24:58 +0000 Damian Fanelli United Artists: 15 New Signature Guitars That Can Help You Channel the Spirit of Your Favorite Ax Slinger <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><em>Guitar World</em> brings together 15 new signature guitars that can help you channel the spirit of your favorite ax slinger.</strong></p> <p>Ever since guitarists started gaining fame and fortune from their artistry, there have been players who wanted to emulate them. In response, guitar makers have created signature model guitars bearing the names of celebrated musicians.</p> <p>As far back as the 1830s, top luthiers like Johann Stauffer and René Lacote were collaborating with leading guitarists of the day, including Luigi Lagnani, Fernando Sor and Napoléon Coste, to create custom models. This includes what are possibly the first seven-string guitars, designed by Coste and Lacote, some of which bear Coste’s name handwritten on the label inside the body.</p> <p>The premise back then was much the same as it is today: as well-known and accomplished guitarists achieved new vistas of tone and technique, they lent their names and/or expertise to the design of instruments that—presumably—could help ordinary players attain similar musical feats. Even if you lacked the creative soul and dexterous fingers of a Sor, Hendrix or Vai, at least you could have the same kind of guitar.</p> <p>The vogue for signature guitars escalated in the late Twenties and early Thirties as our modern concept of celebrity took shape around new innovations in entertainment technology such as phonograph records and movies with synchronized sound. The prime example of this phenomenon is the Gibson Nick Lucas model flattop acoustic, which was introduced in the late Twenties.</p> <p><strong><a href="">For the rest of this story, head here. In the meantime, check out the 15 signature model guitars in the photo gallery below!</a></strong></p> Jacky Vincent January 2014 Joe Satriani Seth Avett Acoustic Guitars Bass Guitars Electric Guitars Galleries News Features Gear Magazine Tue, 06 May 2014 12:25:20 +0000 Guitar World Staff Photo Gallery: Top 10 Weirdest Custom Guitars <!--paging_filter--><p>Most guitarists at one point or another in their development have gone through some sort of “I want a custom guitar” phase. </p> <p>Whether it’s a funky paint job or a radical new shape, a custom ax presents the opportunity to express yourself. Or, in the opinion of some, the opportunity to say, “Hey, look at me, I’m a horse’s arse!” </p> <p>Here, we celebrate 10 such opportunities. We’ll let you categorize them as you see fit.</p> Guitar World Lists Galleries News Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:33:20 +0000 Guitar World Staff 'Metal Cats': Hardcore Metal Musicians Pose with Their Cats in New Book <!--paging_filter--><p>Black leather, spikes and tattoos? Check.</p> <p>Creepy and/or scary-sounding band name? Check.</p> <p>Adorable little kitty cat on your shoulder? Check!</p> <p>Photographer Alexandra Crockett's engaging new photo book, <em>Metal Cats</em> (powerHouse Books), features photo after photo of personalities from the hardcore metal scene — and their adorable kitties.</p> <p>Crockett photographed the quadrupeds (and their bipedal owners) in and around the dark abodes of metal musicians, fans and promoters. </p> <p>Bands represented in the book include Black Goat, Thrones, Isis, Lightning Swords of Death, Book of Black Earth, Skarp, Harassor, Akimbo, Aldebaran, Atriarch, Oak, Ghoul, Ludicra, Holy Grail, Xasthur, Cattle Decapitation, Murder Construct, Exhumed, Morbid Angel, Municipal Waste, Skeletonwitch, Gypsyhawk, Nausea, Phobia and Napalm Death.</p> <p>Best of all, the musicians aren’t merely putting their faces and tattoos behind the cause. They're also hosting a series of benefit concerts that will take place along the West Coast; proceeds from the shows — along with a portion of the book’s proceeds — will benefit no-kill animal shelters at the four cities visited by the benefit shows.</p> <p>Check out the photo gallery below for 10 pics from the book!</p> <p>For more information, visit <a href=""></a>.</p> <p><strong>To order <em>Metal Cats</em>, which will be published May 6, visit <a href=""></a>.</strong></p> <p><em>Photo: From </em>Metal Cats<em> by Alexandra Crockett, published by powerHouse Books.</em></p> Alexandra Crockett Book Galleries News Features Tue, 08 Apr 2014 18:21:13 +0000 Damian Fanelli Guitar World's 11 Essential Thrash Metal Albums <!--paging_filter--><p>Check out <em>Guitar World's</em> guide to 11 essential thrash metal albums — discs or downloads every self-respecting metalhead should have in his/her record collection.</p> <p>Why 11? </p> <p>"Well, it's one louder, isn't it?"</p> <p>From <em>Kill 'Em All</em> to <em>Cowboys From Hell</em>, these manic slabs of musical mayhem provide an excellent aural history of the rise of one of metal's most enduring sub-genres.</p> <p>How many of these albums do you own?</p> Anthrax Exodus Kreator Megadeth Metallica Overkill Possessed Slayer Testament Galleries News Features Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:09:25 +0000 Richard Bienstock, Josh Hart Gear Rundown: Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks of the Allman Brothers Band <!--paging_filter--><p>The Allman Brothers Band played 10 nights at New York City's Beacon Theatre before having to postpone their final four shows of the run due to Gregg Allman’s ongoing struggle with bronchitis. </p> <p>They played the final two nights, Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22, without Allman.</p> <p>Throughout the run, guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, who have announced that they will no longer tour with the band after this year, were front and center. </p> <p>Both guitarists use different rigs with the Brothers than they do on their own, in the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Gov’t Mule, respectively. </p> <p>Duane Allman’s 1959 tobacco sunburst Gibson Les Paul was on the way from Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, courtesy of Duane’s daughter, Galadrielle, who owns the instrument. Trucks and Haynes were planning on playing it March 28 and 29, two of the cancelled shows. The plan was for each guitarist to play it one set per night, both nights.</p> <p>I visited with guitar techs Brian Farmer (Haynes and bassist Oteil Burbridge) and Bobby Tis (Trucks) before the March 21 show for a look at the gear on an otherwise abandoned Beacon stage. Both musicians utilize rigs that are beautiful in their simplicity.</p> <p><strong>WARREN HAYNES</strong></p> <p>Haynes played through two amps: a PRS Super Dallas with reverb and a Sewell Texi Plex without reverb. The latter was designed and built by Doug Sewell, who now works for PRS. Virtually the same amp is now available through PRS. Both amps feed into a Marshall 4x12 cabinet with Vintage 30 speakers. </p> <p>Haynes also has a 100-watt Ampeg BA 115 cross stage bass amp that feeds Oteil Burbridge’s bass lines behind him. “He likes to really hear and feel the bass,” Farmer says. </p> <p>Haynes primarily played a few different Gibson Les Pauls and 335s at the Beacon. His most-played Les Paul was “Chester,” a Gibson Custom Shop Warren Haynes model with a '59 neck, a '58 body and Gibson Burstbucker pickups. For a few songs in drop-D tuning, he played “Dee,” a '58 reissue with Burstbuckers. He also played “Big House,” a 1959 Les Paul owned by the Big House Museum in Macon, Georgia. </p> <p>Haynes also played two 335s: “Huddie,” a new Gibson Memphis Warren Haynes model, which is a copy of his ‘61 335, which he no longer takes on the road, and “Blondie,” a ’59 reissue. He also sometimes plays a Zagler ES, which is custom made by Austrian builder Paul Zagler. </p> <p>The guitars are strung with GHS burnished nickel strings, .10-.46. “The only exception is Dee, where we use GHS Nickel Rockers, and I change the .46 to a .54,” Farmer says.</p> <p>Haynes’ Allman Brothers pedal board is extremely minimalist. With Gov’t Mule, he utilizes at least 10 pedals, but the with the ABB, he has only an Ernie Ball volume pedal into a GLab Warren Haynes model Wowee Wah into a Palmer Tri Line A/B switch to alternate amps. </p> <p>“His Allman Brothers band setup is simple and effective,” Farmer says. “He gets most of his tonal variation by alternating guitars and amps, as well as pickups.”</p> <p>The band’s guest amp, which was used this run by Jimmy Vivino, Gregg Allman Band guitarist Scott Sharrard, bluesman Junior Mack, Devon Allman and others, is a PRS Dallas labeled Charlie, for Trucks’ son, and run through a PRS 4x12 cab with Vintage 30s.</p> <p><strong>DEREK TRUCKS</strong></p> <p>Derek Trucks’ main guitars are two Gibson Custom Shop Dickey Betts “From One Brother to Another” model SGs, which are based on the 1961-62 SG Betts gave to Duane Allman and both played in the original ABB..</p> <p>Trucks also played a sunburst Les Paul, which is a ’53 converted to a ’59 electronically and borrowed from a New York collector. </p> <p>Trucks’ rig is a model of simplicity. Like Haynes, he runs through two amp heads: a PRS model HXDA, which Tis describes as a combination of a Marshall Super Lead and Super Bass; and an Alessandro, which Tis says is similar to a beefed-up 1959 Fender Twin. “It has a really clean and clear David Gilmour-type sound,” Tis says.</p> <p>The Allesandro has reverb, but the PRS does not, so before hitting the amp, Trucks’ guitar runs through a 1963 Fender Reverb unit. The amps run into a Randall 4x12 cabinet with Custom Eminence speakers.</p> <p>The only other thing in Trucks’ signal chain is a Radial Tone Bone switching pedal and a TC Electronic PolyTune tuner.</p> <p>“He doesn’t like thinking there is anything between him and his amp,” Tis says. “It’s guitar-tuner-reverb-amp-done. Even his cable and tuner have been carefully selected to have no noise. “</p> <p><strong>OTEIL BURBRIDGE</strong></p> <p>Bassist Burbridge plays only two instruments: a Road Worn Fender P Bass with a Jazz Bass pickup added — and a six-string Fodera. He plays through two Epifani bass rigs. “They’re American made and based in Long Island, and Oteil loves them,” Farmer says. </p> <p><em>Photo gallery: All photos by Alan Paul except where indicated.</em></p> <p><em>Alan Paul is the author of the best-selling book </em><a href=";camp=211189&amp;creative=373489&amp;creativeASIN=1250040493&amp;link_code=as3&amp;tag=alanpaulinchi-20">One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.</a></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/allman-brothers-band">Allman Brothers Band</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/warren-haynes">Warren Haynes</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/derek-trucks">Derek Trucks</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Allman Brothers Band Derek Trucks Oteil Burbridge Warren Haynes Amps Electric Guitars Galleries News Gear Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:22:30 +0000 Alan Paul