Dear Guitar Hero: Vinnie Moore answers your burning questions

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You sent us a ton of questions for Moore, a highly respected 'guitarist’s guitarist' who has been a pivotal member of UFO since 2003 (and who’s working on a new solo album as we speak). Here are some of the best - and some of the rest!

How does the semi-hollow version of your Dean Vinman Guitar compare to the solidbody version? Do you prefer the weight reduction, or do you find a difference in the sound? - Alain Smith
"It’s more of a sound thing. I don’t really even notice the weight difference as it is only semi-hollow. My inspiration was that I had a Gibson ES-335 when I was younger, and I liked that warmth and mid-range that it had, so I thought it would be cool to try to get that 335 sound with a signature model."

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Mark McStea

Mark is a freelance writer with particular expertise in the fields of ‘70s glam, punk, rockabilly and classic ‘50s rock and roll. He sings and plays guitar in his own musical project, Star Studded Sham, which has been described as sounding like the hits of T. Rex and Slade as played by Johnny Thunders. He had several indie hits with his band, Private Sector and has worked with a host of UK punk luminaries. Mark also presents themed radio shows for Generating Steam Heat. He has just completed his first novel, The Bulletproof Truth, and is currently working on the sequel.