Following the success of Fender’s Acoustasonic series come two somewhat more traditional-looking electros. Packed with Fender/Fishman innovation, could they be even cooler?
As the Stones return with Hackney Diamonds, we asked you for your favorite riffs from Keith Richards and friends. Here they are – plus the story of how they were created
The original 2019 Fender Vintera models offered a fine and affordable snapshot of Fenders from a particular ‘vintage era’. So, what do the Mk II class of 2023 Vinteras bring to the table?
A century and a half after the seeds of Epiphone were sown, we’re looking at four milestone reissues from the company’s heyday. And, best of all, they won’t break the bank
From playing Eric Clapton’s Strats to narrowly avoiding knocking out Slash, Guitarist editors past and present share their favourite – and sometimes most embarrassing – memories of working for the esteemed UK publication
Time has mellowed the wrath of the detractors and reinforced the joy of the believers in a range that divided opinion when first released in the early ’70s – and now it’s back with authentic CuNiFe humbuckers
Taylor revamps its ‘workhorse’ rosewood and spruce 400 Series with sunburst tops and new inlays – then there’s the innovative V-Class bracing, not to mention the ES2 electronics. A match made in heaven?
This intriguing collaboration between Epiphone and Gibson’s fabled Custom Shop has produced faithful reproductions of two of the most brilliantly radical guitars ever devised
Three special instruments to celebrate 20 years of Faith acoustics. Designed by Patrick James Eggle with bespoke abalone inlays, they really are something to behold
In one of his final guitar interviews, the free-thinking founder of The Byrds and CSNY reflected on his storied career and discussed the making of his final, Joni Mitchell-inspired album, For Free
Cited by Clapton, May, Page and more, Marvin is the first true legend of instrumental guitar. Here, he talks gypsy jazz, his favorite Shadows tunes, and the genius of Jeff Beck
Another new wood joins the Taylor stable: let’s introduce red ironbark to the world of guitar tone! But what does it bring to the table?
Fender has been making Vintage Reissues since the AVR models of the early ’80s, but this new American Vintage II range? It looks set to challenge even the mighty Custom Shop
Romeo signalled a change of direction for Eastman, moving away from recreations of well-known shapes and styles to crafting new and exciting originals. Juliet continues that theme
Another single-cut from one of the UK’s finest luthiers, but are dramatic timbers, classy hardware and thoughtful electrics enough to convince us there’s gold in them there hills?
The premium Californian acoustic brand's massive revamp of its 700 Series witnessed the launch of two new Koa models, and this exquisite Grand Auditorium 724ce is one of them
Plus! Learn how to play three classic Elvis riffs with video lessons on Jailhouse Rock, Mystery Train and Suspicious Minds
Forty years on from the launch of the Japanese-made JV series Strat and Tele, Fender revisits the range with ‘modified’ versions that claim to offer the best of the old and the new
A new range of electric guitars from a builder of renowned British acoustics? Indeed… but if anyone can cross the hollow-to-solidbody divide it’s Alister Atkin
Another new Epiphone model enters the fray, promising the looks, sound and playability of its USA Gibson cousin at a fraction of the price
As ABBA’s Voyage tops the charts the world over, we meet the man whose guitar has graced records and stages alongside Agnetha, Björn, Benny and Anni-Frid since the mid-'70s
These signature Epiphones for two of Gibson’s most famous endorsers look so good as to challenge the legendary guitar maker at its own game. Let’s see if they can do it…
Fender has treated some of its most iconic guitar models to a new, stripped-down P-90 format that turns them into lean, mean rocking machines