“I got my Telecaster in 2013 and it’s never been cleaned. It’s covered with blood. I like the idea of seeing the work I’ve done”: He’s guitarist for Iceland’s premier power trio The Vintage Caravan – and Óskar Logi Ágústsson’s rig lives up to the name

The Vintage Caravan's Óskar Logi Ágústsson performs live
(Image credit: Kommodore Jo)

Few musicians’ childhood bands make it through the rollercoaster of adolescence, let alone go on to be successful career prospects in the long term.  

But Óskar Logi Ágústsson has been leading Icelandic rock trio The Vintage Caravan ever since he was 12 years old – that’s a grand total of 17 years. Despite an early lineup change or two, “giving up wasn’t an option” for the determined young guitarist, who now holds up his “end of the tripod” alongside bassist Alexander Örn Númason and drummer Stefán Ari Stefánsson.

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Ellie Rogers

Since graduating university with a degree in English, Ellie has spent the last decade working in a variety of media, marketing and live events roles. As well as being a regular contributor to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and GuitarWorld.com, she currently heads up the marketing team of a mid-scale venue in the south-west of England. She started dabbling with guitars around the age of seven and has been borderline obsessed ever since. She has a particular fascination with alternate tunings, is forever hunting for the perfect slide for the smaller-handed guitarist, and derives a sadistic pleasure from bothering her drummer mates with a preference for “f**king wonky” time signatures.