From "solo insanity" to gossamer funk guitar bliss: here are this week's essential guitar tracks

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We apologize for the absence of this column last week, dear readers, for we were attending to Summer NAMM and the deluge of new guitar gear that came with it.

Of course, there was plenty of new guitar-driven music during that time too, the best of which we’ve corralled here for your listening pleasure.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.