Inside the new issue of Total Guitar: Stevie Ray Vaughan – The Making Of A Guitar Hero

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Cover Feature:

40 years after SRV's debut, TG looks at the musical legacy of the blues guitar icon. Featuring interviews with contemporary blues virtuoso Eric Gales, Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton, and a classic interview from the archives with Stevie Ray Vaughan himself. Plus! 20 Things Stevie Taught Us! Learn the tricks and techniques of this great player.


• Samantha Fish & Jesse Dayton


• Indigo De Souza

• Richie Faulkner


Learn To Play:

• Mammoth WVH – Another Celebration At The End Of The World

• Stevie Ray Vaughan – Tightrope

• The Clash – London Calling


• Charvel Jim Root Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 1

• Marshall Reissue Pedals

• Strymon Cloudburst

• Epiphone 1958 Korina Explorer

• Crazy Tube Circuits Unobtanium


• Five ways to improve your strumming

• How to use digital delay

• Play like AC/DC


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Chris Bird

Chris has been the Editor of Total Guitar magazine since 2020. Prior to that, he was at the helm of Total Guitar's world-class tab and tuition section for 12 years. He's a former guitar teacher with 35 years playing experience and he holds a degree in Philosophy & Popular Music. Chris has interviewed Brian May three times, Jimmy Page once, and Mark Knopfler zero times – something he desperately hopes to rectify as soon as possible.