Dirty Honey’s John Notto on Les Pauls: “There’s such a great sound and great look that you put up with their charmingly difficult attributes”

John Notto
(Image credit: Future / Will Ireland)

In 2023, no young band is carrying the torch for riff-based hard rock brighter than Los Angeles’ Dirty Honey. And for guitarist John Notto, blasting pentatonics through a Marshall amp at antisocial volume, only a Gibson Les Paul will do...

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Jenna Scaramanga

Jenna writes for Total Guitar and Guitar World, and is the former classic rock columnist for Guitar Techniques. She studied with Guthrie Govan at BIMM, and has taught guitar for 15 years. She's toured in 10 countries and played on a Top 10 album (in Sweden).