“I have had moments where I got the best tone on the cheapest guitar because I spent so much time with them”: Tora Dahle Aagård on the guitar gear in her life

Tora Dahle Aagård
(Image credit: Per Ole Hagen)

With Tora Dahle Aagård's new album, Seventeen, in stores now, and ably demonstrating exactly what makes her such an exciting talent with an electric guitar, we check in with the Norwegian guitarist for this month's instalment of Bought & Sold

Yes, it's the guitar interview, gear talk, and that means regrets, first loves, and the existential poser of single-coil versus humbucker pickups.

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David Mead

With over 30 years’ experience writing for guitar magazines, including at one time occupying the role of editor for Guitarist and Guitar Techniques, David is also the best-selling author of a number of guitar books for Sanctuary Publishing, Music Sales, Mel Bay and Hal Leonard. As a player he has performed with blues sax legend Dick Heckstall-Smith, played rock ’n’ roll in Marty Wilde’s band, duetted with Martin Taylor and taken part in charity gigs backing Gary Moore, Bernie Marsden and Robbie McIntosh, among others. An avid composer of acoustic guitar instrumentals, he has released two acclaimed albums, Nocturnal and Arboretum.