The Nahko and Medicine For The People frontman on becoming a guitarist, the power of storytelling and how one new chord can change everything
Three variations on the Les Paul format and one special SG Special to convince non-believers that Gibson is back
Ahead of the unsheathing of a triple-disc anthology, J.D. Cronise and Kyle Shutt take an epic voyage down memory lane…
The guitarist/vocalist on creating an incendiary sound and dragging the electric guitar out of its comfort zone
Blast off to Kicksville with two baritone single-cuts - the G5260 and G5260T - and a neat G522 double-cut, which offer classic Gretsch tones at pocket-friendly prices...
Cort courts djent players with a multi-scale seven-string, with totally brutal tone and a cool poplar burst finish
Reach for the Silver Sky, folks! It’s time to add some boutique panache to the backline and sex up your stompbox game
They are vintage weird, with Lipstick singlecoils and Masonite builds, but don’t underestimate the Dano’s magic…
The progressive guitarist and vocalist on the magic of analog, finding nirvana in a trinity of gain stages, and bringing compositional expansionism to heavy rock with new album Omens
Looking for a great entry-level acoustic guitar? We put ace beginner acoustics from Epiphone, Fender and Yamaha to the test
The Norwegian black-metal trailblazer on why playing prog is about thinking big, not shredding hard…
Lesser-celebrated but nonetheless awesome acts of lead playing from St. Vincent, Kurt Cobain, James Honeyman-Scott and more that might change how you approach your playing
Debunk your pentatonic misdeeds and workshop your technique from the safety of the world’s favourite online video platform. Let’s get learned, people!
In this rare interview with the Darkthrone guitarist, Ted Skjellum muses on the Fender combo’s black-metal magic and why he doesn’t miss playing live…
The Vermont rock-pop force of nature on falling back in love with music, working with resonance and why the Flying V brings out her A game
From the Red Special to an arsenal of effects, here's how to sound like the operatic rock legend, including the ultimate tone hack...
It’s good tone by name, but is it good tone by nature for Washburn’s new series of Studio-sized acoustics?
From the Frankenstein to the 5150, we chart the essential ingredients in EVH's hugely influential Brown Sound
For the tonally adventurous punks, heavy gauges and the super-practical Fractal Axe-Fx IIIs are heaven
Hendrix's tone has transcended generations and influenced legions of guitar players - find out how to achieve it in this comprehensive gear guide
By mixing fingerstyles, two-hand tapping and improvised percussion, this acoustic virtuoso is extending the potential of the acoustic guitar
Michael Poulsen and Rob Caggiano showcase their impressive array of signature guitars and boutique amps
This Martin dreadnought is streets ahead with its solid-wood build and Fishman MX-T pickup and preamp