“I have a Danelectro ’84 Strat copy worth $400 – it’s one of my main guitars, right up there with the $10k Custom Shop SG”: He’s one of the guitar world’s biggest YouTubers. Now Tyler Larson is turning his gear habit into electrifying instrumental rock

Tyler Larson performs live
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If you’ve come across the username ‘Music Is Win’, you probably know who Tyler Larson is. The Nashville-based content creator has become one of the internet’s most prominent and engaging guitar personalities – someone who is highly respected for producing quality videos that cover just about every single topic guitar players find themselves thinking about.

There are lessons that provide professional instruction across an array of styles, others devoted to understanding music from a more theoretical standpoint, plus gear tests with no shortage of tasteful chops to demonstrate the product du jour. He’s also interviewed different kinds of guitar heroes for his channel, from ’80s shredders like Steve Vai to Paul Gilbert and Zakk Wylde to modern masters like St. Vincent, Yvette Young and Cory Wong, examining their signature tones and techniques.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).