Buyer&#039;s Guide http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/836/all en 2015 Guitar World Buyer's Guide: Nonstop Gear Plus Playboy Playmates Nikki Leigh, Gemma Lee Farrell and Dani Mathers http://www.guitarworld.com/2015-guitar-world-buyers-guide-nonstop-gear-plus-playboy-playmates-nikki-leigh-gemma-lee-farrell-and-dani-mathers <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>Guitar World Buyer's Guide 2015 is <a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-buyers-guide-2015/?&amp;utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=daily_ad&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide15">available NOW at the Guitar World Online Store!</a></strong></p> <p><em>Guitar World's</em> 2015 Buyer's Guide issue features more than 1,000 products and photos. </p> <p>The 2015 Buyer's Guide features more brands and models than any other guide and includes electrics, acoustics, basses, amps, effects and accessories modeled by <em>Playboy</em> Playmates Nikki Leigh, Gemma Lee Farrell and Dani Mathers.</p> <p>The best guitar Buyer's Guide ever — we've got reviews on all the gear:</p> <p> • Electrics<br /> • Acoustics<br /> • Basses<br /> • Amps<br /> • Effects<br /> • Accessories<br /> • and many more!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/products/guitar-world-buyers-guide-2015/?&amp;utm_source=facebook&amp;utm_medium=daily_ad&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide15">For more information, head to the Guitar World Online Store now!</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MRVRzaQ0I0s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-02%20at%2012.25.57%20PM.png" width="620" height="812" alt="Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 12.25.57 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/2015-guitar-world-buyers-guide-nonstop-gear-plus-playboy-playmates-nikki-leigh-gemma-lee-farrell-and-dani-mathers#comments Buyer's Guide News Features Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:37:03 +0000 Guitar World Staff 21833 at http://www.guitarworld.com 2015 Guitar World Buyer's Guide: Behind-the-Scenes Video with Playmates Nikki Leigh, Gemma Lee Farrell and Dani Mathers http://www.guitarworld.com/2015-guitar-world-buyers-guide-behind-scenes-video-playmates-nikki-leigh-gemma-lee-farrell-and-dani-mathers <!--paging_filter--><p> Each year, we aim to make our annual Buyer’s Guide the kind of girls-and-gear spectacular that you can’t put down. </p> <p>This year was no different. We flew with high hopes toward sunny California to lock down a supposedly easy Malibu beach shoot and have some fun in the sun with a trio of Playboy Playmates. </p> <p> Sadly, our hopes were dashed by cloudy skies and heavy winds that forced us to move toward a more tranquil locale. Undeterred, we found a cool spot in downtown L.A. called <a href="http://www.ufo-thepoodleparlor.com/ufo.html">UFO - The Poodle Parlor</a>, a vintage warehouse where numerous music videos have been shot. </p> <p>It turned out to be the ideal place to turn up the heat for the 2015 <em>Guitar World</em> Buyer’s Guide.</p> <p> As we unloaded the latest in drool-worthy guitars, amplifiers, effects and accessories, we patiently waited for the stars of the show to make their appearance, and I can tell you, we weren’t disappointed. <strong>Nikki Leigh</strong> (<em>Playboy’s</em> Miss May 2012), <strong>Dani Mathers</strong> (<em>Playboy’s</em> Miss May 2014) and <strong>Gemma Lee Farrell</strong> (<em>Playboy’s</em> Miss November 2013) are some of the most smoking-hot girls ever to grace these pages. After slipping into ripped-up rock tees, they grabbed a few guitars and started shredding for the camera.</p> <p> As with previous Buyer’s Guides, this year’s issue presents a selection of the newest gear along with gorgeous gals who know how to handle an ax or two. It also includes the winners of our annual Model Search, <strong>Skye Mangrum</strong> and <strong>Rae Weber</strong>. </p> <p>Be sure to check out this new behind-the-scenes video below! And if you’re still hankering for more, stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes photo outtakes from this shoot!</p> <p>Even though I didn’t get a chance to get on a beach this time around, I have to admit that this was the best warehouse job I’ve ever had.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://guitarworld.myshopify.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/guitar-world-buyers-guide-2015?utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=BehindScenesVideo">The 2015 Guitar World Buyer's Guide is available now at the Guitar World Online Store!</a></strong></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/MRVRzaQ0I0s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/Screen%20Shot%202014-07-02%20at%2012.25.57%20PM.png" width="620" height="812" alt="Screen Shot 2014-07-02 at 12.25.57 PM.png" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/2015-guitar-world-buyers-guide-behind-scenes-video-playmates-nikki-leigh-gemma-lee-farrell-and-dani-mathers#comments Buyer's Guide Videos News Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:32:40 +0000 Paul Riario 21734 at http://www.guitarworld.com Photo Gallery: Behind the Scenes at Guitar World's 2014 Holiday Review Guide Photo Shoot http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-guitar-worlds-2014-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot <!--paging_filter--><p>Enjoy this behind-the-scenes photo gallery from our <em>2014 Holiday Review Guide</em> photo shoot, which took place in California's Joshua Tree National Park.</p> <p>The photos, which were shot by <em>Review Guide</em> Photo Director Jimmy Hubbard, feature Raquel Pomplun, <em>Playboy</em>’s Playmate of the Year 2013; Kristen Nicole, <em>Playboy</em>’s Miss May 2013; and Audrey Allen, <em>Playboy</em>’s Miss June 2013. </p> <p>You'll also see <em>Guitar World</em>'s Paul Riario, plus photographer Travis Shinn, whose photos are featured in the new <em>Review Guide</em>, which is available now at the <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/guitar-world-2014-guitar-review-guide/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BehindScenesPix">Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <p>"Whenever the temperatures start to drop and the trees begin to change color, we know that yet another <em>Review Guide</em> is on the horizon," says Riario, the issue's editor-in-chief. "It’s around this time of year that we grab some new gear and head west for sunnier climes—and smiling Playmates—to shoot our annual <em>Review Guide.</em> </p> <p>"This time around, we chose Joshua Tree National Park for our shoot. After all, it’s picturesque, sunny and, at this time of year, pleasantly warm. </p> <p>"It soon became scorching, however, not because the park is situated in the desert but because we scooped up some of the hottest girls for this year’s guide. As you’ll see, the ladies only added to the area’s stunning natural beauty. (Well…stunning, anyway.)</p> <p>"To turn the heat up even further, the guide features the winner of our biannual Model Search Contest: singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-world-girls-meet-kelly-grrrl">Kelly Grrrl</a>.</p> <p>"Like previous incarnations, the <em>2014 Holiday Review Guide</em> includes reviews of the best guitars, amps, effects, recording gear and accessories, selected from the pages of <em>Guitar World, Bass Player</em> and <em>Guitar Aficionado</em>.</p> <p>"The concise evaluations in the Review Guide will tell you everything you need to make your next gear purchase wisely. When you’re finished here, be sure to <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-behind-scenes-guitar-worlds-2014-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot">check out our behind-the-scenes video</a>!</p> <p><em>Photo: Jimmy Hubbard</em></p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/guitar-world-2014-guitar-review-guide/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BehindScenesPix">The 2014 Holiday Review Guide is available now at the Guitar World Online Store for $7.99.</a></strong></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-guitar-worlds-2014-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot#comments 2014 Review Guide Buyer's Guide Galleries News Features Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:33:13 +0000 Guitar World Staff 19732 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitar World's Summer 2014 Buyer's Guide Available Now: Electrics, Acoustics, Basses, Amps, Playboy Playmates and More! http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-summer-2014-buyers-guide-available-now-electrics-acoustics-basses-amps-playboy-playmates-and-more <!--paging_filter--><p><strong><em>Guitar World's</em> 2014 Buyer's Guide is out now and is <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/products/buyers-guide-2014-pamela-horton-amelia-talon-michelle-mclaughlin/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide14">available at the Guitar World Online Store</a> for only $7.99!</strong></p> <p>The 2014 Buyer's Guide features more than 1,000 products and photos. It has more brands and models than any other guide and includes electrics, acoustics, basses, amps, effects and accessories modeled by Playboy Playmates Pamela Horton, Amelia Talon and Michelle McLaughlin.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/products/buyers-guide-2014-pamela-horton-amelia-talon-michelle-mclaughlin/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide14">Electric Guitars</a></strong></p> <p>Whether you like them slim and solid or boasting a big box and f-holes, we've got a full range of beauties to electrify your playtime pleasure. Reviewed brands include:</p> <p> • AXL<br /> • B.C. Rich<br /> • D'Angelico<br /> • Daisy Rock Girl Guitars<br /> • Dean<br /> • Epiphone<br /> • Ernie Ball<br /> • Esoterik<br /> • Fender Custom<br /> • Gibson Custom<br /> • Gretsch<br /> • Ibanez<br /> • Minarik<br /> • Prestige<br /> • Schecter<br /> ... and many more!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/products/buyers-guide-2014-pamela-horton-amelia-talon-michelle-mclaughlin/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide14">Acoustic Guitars</a></strong></p> <p>Like your sound <em>au naturel</em>? Then you'll want to get up close and personal with this fetching collection of flattops, archtops and acoustic-electrics. Reviewed brands include:</p> <p> • Bedell<br /> • C.F. Martin &amp; Co.<br /> • Composite Acoustics<br /> • Cort<br /> • Epiphone<br /> • Fender<br /> • Guild<br /> • Ibanez<br /> • PRS<br /> • Yamaha<br /> ... and many others!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/products/buyers-guide-2014-pamela-horton-amelia-talon-michelle-mclaughlin/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide14">Bass Guitars</a></strong></p> <p>If your tastes lean toward a thick low end, you're in luck. You'll be more than satisfied with our selection of big-bottom beauties. Reviewed brands include:</p> <p>• Carvin<br /> • Dean<br /> • Epiphone<br /> • Ernie Ball<br /> • Fender<br /> • Jackson<br /> • Peavey<br /> • Reverend<br /> • Warwick<br /> ... and much more!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/products/buyers-guide-2014-pamela-horton-amelia-talon-michelle-mclaughlin/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide14">Amplifiers</a></strong></p> <p>Our combos and stacks have all the knobs and inputs you could possibly want. Go ahead: Plug in and make your main ax scream. Reviewed brands include:</p> <p>• AMPEG<br /> • Blackstar<br /> • Budda<br /> • Eden Bass<br /> • Fender<br /> • Kemper<br /> • Marshall<br /> • Orange<br /> • Peavey<br /> • Vox<br /> • Yamaha<br /> ... and many more!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/products/buyers-guide-2014-pamela-horton-amelia-talon-michelle-mclaughlin/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide14">Effects</a></strong></p> <p>For those who like to get weird, we've got a bevy of boosters, fuzz boxes, plug-ins and more that will surely tickle your fancy. Reviewed brands include:</p> <p>• Boss<br /> • Digitech<br /> • Earthquaker<br /> • Electro-Harmonix<br /> • Eventide<br /> • Hartke<br /> • Hughes &amp; Kettner<br /> • Korg<br /> • Line 6<br /> • Majik Box<br /> • Mesa/Boogie<br /> • Red Witch<br /> • Zoom<br /> ... and many others!</p> <p><strong><a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/products/buyers-guide-2014-pamela-horton-amelia-talon-michelle-mclaughlin/?&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=daily_scroller&amp;utm_campaign=BuyersGuide14">For more information, head to the Guitar World Online Store!</a></strong></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/girls-620.jpg" width="620" height="814" alt="girls-620.jpg" /></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-summer-2014-buyers-guide-available-now-electrics-acoustics-basses-amps-playboy-playmates-and-more#comments Buyer's Guide News Features Tue, 08 Oct 2013 14:29:42 +0000 Guitar World Staff 18979 at http://www.guitarworld.com Video: Hot Girls and Gear — Behind the Scenes at the 2013 Guitar World Buyer's Guide Photo Shoot http://www.guitarworld.com/video-hot-girls-and-gear-behind-scenes-2013-guitar-world-buyers-guide-photo-shoot <!--paging_filter--><p>For this year's <em>Guitar World Buyer's Guide</em>, we packed a truck with guitars, loaded an RV with <em>Playboy's</em> 2012 Playmate of the Year, Jaclyn Swedberg, and <em>Playboy's</em> Miss September 2011, Tiffany Toth, and headed west into the California desert.</p> <p>The final results can be seen in the epic shots in the <em>Buyer's Guide</em> (<a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/buyers-guide-2013/?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=BTSPhotos">which is available now at the Guitar World Online Store</a>) -- and in <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/photos-2013-guitar-world-buyers-guide-hottest-buyers-guide-ever">the photo gallery we posted last week (Click here).</a></p> <p>However, in the video and photos below, we take take you behind the scenes of our fun <em>Buyer's Guide</em> photo shoot. Besides the lovely Jaclyn and Tiffany, you'll also <em>Guitar World's</em> Paul Riario and Jimmy Hubbard, plus photographer Travis Shinn, who shot the entire session, including the cover (which you can see in the photo gallery below).</p> <p>As always, the <em>Buyer's Guide</em> is chock full of information on the latest guitars, amps, effects and accessories, with hundreds of accompanying photos. </p> <p><strong>The <em>2013 Guitar World Buyer's Guide</em> is available now at the Guitar World Online Store at the Apple Newsstand.</strong></p> <p>• <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/buyers-guide-2013/?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=BTSPhotos">Order the 2013 Buyer's Guide at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <p>• <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=bojdqgcvrpU&amp;subid=&amp;offerid=146261.1&amp;type=10&amp;tmpid=5573&amp;RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fapp%2Fguitar-world-magazine%2Fid469908707">Download the 2013 Buyer's Guide at the Apple Newsstand. </a></p> <p><em>Photos: Jimmy Hubbard</em></p> <p><iframe width="620" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/n7aSxR2QRGY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-hot-girls-and-gear-behind-scenes-2013-guitar-world-buyers-guide-photo-shoot#comments Buyer's Guide Travis Shinn Features Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:17:31 +0000 Guitar World Staff 16349 at http://www.guitarworld.com Photos from the 2013 Guitar World Buyer's Guide: The Hottest Buyer's Guide Ever http://www.guitarworld.com/photos-2013-guitar-world-buyers-guide-hottest-buyers-guide-ever <!--paging_filter--><p>Every year, the <em>Guitar World Buyer's Guide</em> brings you the hottest women and the hottest new gear.</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/photo%20copy.jpg" width="300" height="450" align="left" style="padding:10px 20px 10px 0;" alt="photo copy.jpg" /></p> <p>For this year's guide, however, we took the assignment literally. We packed a truck with guitars, loaded an RV with <em>Playboy's</em> 2012 Playmate of the Year, Jaclyn Swedberg, and <em>Playboy's</em> Miss September 2011, Tiffany Toth, and headed west into the California desert.</p> <p>The results can be seen in the epic shots in the <em>Buyer's Guide</em> -- and in the tiny sampling we provide in the photo gallery below.</p> <p>In addition to Jaclyn and Tiffany, this year's guide features the winners of our bi-annual Model Search Contest, Trisha Lurie and Kathy Pack. </p> <p>As always, the <em>Buyer's Guide</em> is chock full of information on the latest guitars, amps, effects and accessories, with hundreds of accompanying photos. </p> <p>Besides the photo gallery below, you can look forward to a gallery of behind-the-scenes photos and a video.</p> <p>The <em>2013 Guitar World Buyer's Guide</em> is available now at the Guitar World Online Store at the Apple Newsstand.</p> <p>• <a href="http://store.guitarworld.com/collections/buyers-guide/products/buyers-guide-2013/?&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=FirstPhotoGallery">Order the 2013 Buyer's Guide at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <p>• <a href="http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=bojdqgcvrpU&amp;subid=&amp;offerid=146261.1&amp;type=10&amp;tmpid=5573&amp;RD_PARM1=http%3A%2F%2Fitunes.apple.com%2Fus%2Fapp%2Fguitar-world-magazine%2Fid469908707">Download the 2013 Buyer's Guide at the Apple Newsstand. </a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/photos-2013-guitar-world-buyers-guide-hottest-buyers-guide-ever#comments Buyer's Guide Paul Riario Travis Shinn Features Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:01:49 +0000 Paul Riario, Photo by Travis Shinn 16259 at http://www.guitarworld.com Photo Gallery: Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Holiday Review Guide Photo Shoot, Part 3 http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot-part-3 <!--paging_filter--><p>Here are six more behind-the-scenes photos from our upcoming 2012 Holiday Review Guide, which is coming to newsstands and the <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/?utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=secondarynav&amp;utm_campaign=store">Guitar World Online Store</a> in November. </p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot-part-1">In case you missed it, here's the first behind-the-scenes photo gallery (Click here), which we posted September 28.</a> and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot-part-2">here's the second gallery, which we posted October 10.</a></p> <p>We'll be rolling out several more behind-the-scenes photo galleries until the newsstand date, November 22.</p> <p>The back story: In September, <em>Guitar World's</em> Brad Tolinski, Paul Riario and Jimmy Hubbard headed out to West Hollywood's Sunset Strip to assist photographer Travis Shinn -- who is shown in some of these photos -- as he photographed models Jaime Edmondson, Olivia Paige, Heather Rae Young and Hiromi Oshima for the issue. </p> <p><strong>A few factoids from Riario:</strong></p> <p>• Olivia took home the Danzig T-shirt. </p> <p>• A lot of companies were represented (in the holiday guide) this time around.</p> <p>• The girls had a lot of fun, and I believe Jaime will be talking about the shoot in her blog.</p> <p>• The girls were a lot of fun, and it was easily the smoothest review guide we've shot thus far.</p> <p>• No animals were hurt in the making of this shoot.</p> <p>• There were a lot of wardrobe malfunctions, but we weren't complaining.</p> <p>Stay tuned for more photo galleries! And since November is still a long way off, be sure to check out our <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=_5&amp;products_id=268&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=gallery&amp;utm_campaign=101011HolidyOuttakes2">Guitar Legends: Girls &amp; Guitars issue, which is available now.</a></p> <p><em>Behind-the-scenes photos: Jimmy Hubbard</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot-part-3#comments Buyer's Guide Paul Riario Galleries News Features Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:53:59 +0000 Damian Fanelli 13360 at http://www.guitarworld.com Photo Gallery: Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Holiday Review Guide Photo Shoot, Part 2 http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot-part-2 <!--paging_filter--><p>Here are six more behind-the-scenes photos from our upcoming 2012 Holiday Review Guide, which is coming to newsstands and the <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/?utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=secondarynav&amp;utm_campaign=store">Guitar World Online Store</a> in November. </p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot-part-1">In case you missed it, here's the first behind-the-scenes photo gallery (Click here), which we posted September 28.</a> We'll be rolling out several more behind-the-scenes photo galleries until the newsstand date, November 22.</p> <p>The back story: Last month, <em>Guitar World's</em> Brad Tolinski, Paul Riario and Jimmy Hubbard headed out to West Hollywood's Sunset Strip to assist photographer Travis Shinn -- who is shown in some of these photos -- as he photographed models Jaime Edmondson, Olivia Paige, Heather Rae Young and Hiromi Oshima for the issue. </p> <p><strong>A few factoids from Riario:</strong></p> <p>• Olivia took home the Danzig T-shirt. </p> <p>• A lot of companies were represented (in the holiday guide) this time around.</p> <p>• The girls had a lot of fun, and I believe Jaime will be talking about the shoot in her blog.</p> <p>• The girls were a lot of fun, and it was easily the smoothest review guide we've shot thus far.</p> <p>Stay tuned for more photo galleries! And since November is still a long way off, be sure to check out our <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=_5&amp;products_id=268&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=gallery&amp;utm_campaign=101011HolidyOuttakes2">Guitar Legends: Girls &amp; Guitars issue, which is available now.</a></p> <p><em>Behind-the-scenes photos: Jimmy Hubbard</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot-part-2#comments Buyer's Guide Paul Riario Galleries News Features Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:16:32 +0000 Damian Fanelli 13106 at http://www.guitarworld.com Photo Gallery: Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Holiday Review Guide Photo Shoot, Part 1 http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot-part-1 <!--paging_filter--><p>Here are some behind-the-scenes photos from our upcoming 2012 Holiday Review Guide, which is coming to newsstands and the <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/?utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=secondarynav&amp;utm_campaign=store">Guitar World Online Store</a> in November. </p> <p>We'll be rolling out several more behind-the-scenes photo galleries until the newsstand date, November 22.</p> <p>The back story: Last week, <em>Guitar World's</em> Brad Tolinski, Paul Riario and Jimmy Hubbard headed out to West Hollywood's Sunset Strip to assist photographer Travis Shinn -- who is shown in some of these photos -- as he photographed models Jaime Edmondson, Olivia Paige, Heather Rae Young and Hiromi Oshima for the issue. </p> <p>A few factoids from Riario:</p> <p>• The girls were a lot of fun, and it was easily the smoothest review guide we've shot thus far.</p> <p>• Heather and Jaime are BFFs. </p> <p>• There was a lot of wardrobe malfunctions, but we weren't complaining. </p> <p>• No animals were hurt in the making of this shoot.</p> <p>Stay tuned for more photo galleries! And since November is still a long way off, be sure to check out our <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=_5&amp;products_id=268&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=gallery&amp;utm_campaign=092811HolidyOuttakes1">Guitar Legends: Girls &amp; Guitars issue, which is available now.</a></p> <p><em>Behind-the-scenes photos: Jimmy Hubbard</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-holiday-review-guide-photo-shoot-part-1#comments Buyer's Guide Paul Riario Girls of Guitar World Galleries News Features Wed, 28 Sep 2011 14:31:30 +0000 Damian Fanelli 12943 at http://www.guitarworld.com 2012 Guitar World Buyer’s Guide Available Now http://www.guitarworld.com/2012-guitar-world-buyer-s-guide-available-now <!--paging_filter--><p><a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=13&amp;products_id=249">The 2012 Guitar World Buyer's Guide is available now.</a> The 220-page issue features more than 1,500 products and hundreds of photos of new gear, including electric guitars, acoustic guitars, basses, amps, effects and accessories.</p> <p>The cover -- and the entire Buyer's Guide -- stars Playboy's Crystal Harris and Anna Berglund.</p> <p>"When my good friends at Playboy called to say Crystal Harris and Anna Sophia Berglund were available to appear in this year’s Buyer’s Guide, I heard them loud and clear," says Buyer's Guide Editor-In-Chief Paul Riario. "After all, Anna was Playboy’s Miss January 2011, while Crystal was Miss December 2009 and — at the time that we set out to create this guide — the bride-to-be of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. </p> <p>"Unfortunately, as we went to press, the only thing that remained crystal clear was the fact that the marriage was indeed off. Once it was confirmed, we were able to quickly change our cover lines, but Playboy didn’t have that opportunity because she appears on their cover as 'Mrs. Crystal Hefner.' Whoops. Call it a collector’s issue!"</p> <p><a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=13&amp;products_id=249">The Buyer's Guide is available on newsstands and at the Guitar World Online Store, here.</a></p> <p>Check out this <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-and-photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-guitar-world-buyer-s-guide">photo gallery featuring Crystal and Anna,</a> and don't miss our behind-the-scenes video from the Buyer's Guide photo shoot, below:</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="383" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/cQaDLuMlRxA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/2012-guitar-world-buyer-s-guide-available-now#comments Buyer's Guide News Sun, 24 Jul 2011 10:51:59 +0000 Damian Fanelli 11629 at http://www.guitarworld.com Video and Photo Gallery: Behind the Scenes at the 2012 Guitar World Buyer’s Guide http://www.guitarworld.com/video-and-photo-gallery-behind-scenes-2012-guitar-world-buyer-s-guide <!--paging_filter--><p>When my good friends at Playboy called to say Crystal Harris and Anna Sophia Berglund were available to appear in this year’s Buyer’s Guide, I heard them loud and clear. </p> <p>After all, the voluptuous Anna was Playboy’s Miss January 2011, while smoking-hot Crystal was Miss December 2009 and — at the time that we set out to create this guide — the bride-to-be of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.</p> <p>Unfortunately, as we went to press, the only thing that remained crystal clear was the fact that the marriage was indeed off. Once it was confirmed, we were able to quickly change our cover lines, but Playboy didn’t have that opportunity because she appears on their cover as “Mrs. Crystal Hefner.” </p> <p>Whoops. Call it a collector’s issue.</p> <p>What is more astonishing is that shortly after the breakup, Crystal’s best friend and maid of honor for their wedding, Anna Sophia Berglund, had moved in with Hefner. What are BFFs for, anyway? </p> <p>All joking aside, Crystal and Anna were a whole lot of fun to work with and prove that Hefner’s girls are magnetic ambassadors of the Playboy brand.</p> <p>For better or for worse, things change, but what remains intact is the <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=13&amp;products_id=249">2012 Guitar World Buyer’s Guide</a> delivers the very best in girls and guitar gear. </p> <p><strong>The 2012 Buyer's Guide his newsstands soon. <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=13&amp;products_id=249">You can learn more about -- and order -- the 2012 Buyer's Guide here.</a> And be sure to check out <em>Guitar World's</em> Crystal Harris and Anna Sophia Berglund video and photo gallery below.</strong> </p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience1020911035001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1020911035001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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