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New Book for Guitar Fans: 'Guitar Aficionado — The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World'

In this spectacular full-color deluxe volume, Guitar Aficionado presents the world's most epic guitars and the people who own them. All the instruments are photographed in meticulous detail and accompanied by descriptions and recollections in the artists' own words. These magnificent photos and stories are presented in a large coffee table style book, measuring 14 inches by 10 inches by 5 inches (weight: 5.2 pounds).

Jazz Version of "Raining Blood"? Check Out 15 Classic Guitar Riffs Played in 15 Bizarre Styles — Video

In this new video, which was posted to the interwebs July 27, multi-talented YouTube gent Jared Dines presents "15 Classic Riffs in 15 Styles." This video shows Dines playing 15 classic riffs, including "Raining Blood," "Barracuda" and "Hash Pipe," in 15 different styles—such as jazz and metalcore. Check it out below!

Steve Vai Performs the 'Crossroads' Guitar Duel Live in 1997 — Video

Here's a Friday flashback for you! It's Steve Vai and Mike Keneally performing pretty much the entire guitar-duel scene from Crossroads in Korea in 1997 during Vai's Fire Garden World Tour.

Get a Free '20 Essential Acoustic Rock Licks' Lesson at the 'Guitar World Lessons' Store — Video

Want to master the ins and outs of acoustic rock guitar and learn the techniques of players like Pete Townshend, Jimmy Page, Neil Young and Bob Dylan?

Exotic Scales Lesson: Around the World in Seven Scales — with Tab

Ethnic, or exotic, scales can add an intriguing twist to your playing, giving you the sounds of the Far East, Middle East, Eastern Bloc and Latin America, You can hear many of these tonalities in the ax work of players like John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Marty Friedman and Yngwie Malmsteen This lesson will serve as a guided musical tour of select world sounds.

Mass Effect: The Top 50 Stomp Boxes, Devices and Processors of All Time

Has any piece of musical equipment proliferated more, or more rapidly, than the humble electric guitar effect unit? Though there is no official tally, suffice it to say that thousands of stomp boxes, effect devices and processors have been created for the electric guitar over the past 60 years (and that’s not including rackmount effects). Conceivably, more than half of those devices are distortion, fuzz and overdrive effects.

Fingerpicking Beatles: Learn Solo Guitar Arrangements for 30 Beatles Songs

Fingerpicking Beatles: Revised & Expanded Edition features 30 Beatles songs arranged for solo guitar in standard notation and tab.

Artist Captures James Hetfield, Joe Satriani, Slash and Others Shredding Without Guitars

Brooklyn-based artist Fred Stesney has created a set of portraits of some of rock's most legendary six-string artists...without their guitars.

Led Zeppelin Wrap Up Reissue Campaign with 'Presence,' 'In Through the Out Door' and 'Coda'

Friday, July 31, Jimmy Page will officially wrap up his massive Led Zeppelin reissue campaign with the release of remastered and expanded versions of 1976's Presence, 1979's In Through the Out Door and 1982's Coda.

Trivium Premiere New Song, "Silence in the Snow," Announce New Album Details

Trivium have premiered a new song and music video, entitled "Silence in the Snow." They also announced a new album, also entitled Silence in the Snow. The album is set for an October 2 release via Roadrunner Records.