These videos and audio files are bonus content related to the January 2015 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now or at the Guitar World Online Store.
PRS Guitars’ new P245 is a vintage-inspired single-cutaway guitar with the added versatility of the LR Baggs/PRS piezo system. Perfect for players who prefer short-scale guitars, the P245 provides players with both electric and authentic acoustic tones in one instrument. With two output jacks, the P245 can be plugged directly into an amplifier or plugged into a soundboard’s direct input.
In the brand-new video below, guitarist RJ Ronquillo takes Eastman Guitars' new Link Wray Tribute model for its first test drive. Check out Ronquillo's take on Wray's classic rebel-rousing instrumental, "Rumble." Only 24 of these babies are available, and they'll ship December 18 on a first-come, first-served basis. The next production is scheduled for April 2015.
Longtime Billy Idol collaborator Steve Stevens and Knaggs Guitars have announced the Steve Stevens Signature model SS2. Tailored to Stevens’ specs and preferences, it will accompany the guitarist on Idol’s 2015 world tour.
Each fall, Reverend Guitars takes one of its models and turns up the volume a bit to make a limited-edition machine. This year, the company chose the Charger 290. The model will be released in three colors: Metallic Alpine Green, Metallic Red and Lakeshore Gold, all with cream pickguards and cream pickup covers.
In his unwavering pursuit of success, particularly through the challenges of Aerosmith’s early years, Brad Whitford displays a kinship to the ultimate tenacity of the Les Paul design: the time-will-prove qualities and heroic achievements of a guitar that wasn’t fully appreciated until half a decade after it was deleted from the Gibson catalog.
Robby Krieger’s 1954 Les Paul Custom became a constant writing companion, workhorse, performing partner, muse and musical soul mate all rolled into one right from the time he acquired it used in 1968. Nicknamed “L.A. Woman” after its use on that classic track by The Doors, it contributed to many unforgettable hits, and remains in Robby’s possession to this day, a tried and true companion to a career that has continually evolved and inspired over decades.