Mayer's journey as a Deadhead was like many who got into the band after the fact – except he soon found himself onstage beside Bob Weir and a custodian of the Grateful Dead's legacy
We celebrate 30 years of the million-selling distortion pedal with an in-depth look at its history, legacy and controversy
Read the Guitar World-exclusive excerpt from Dave Hunter’s upcoming book, Fender: 75 years – the officially licensed anniversary celebration of the guitar giant’s iconic instruments
The Coathangers guitarist on growing up in the Atlanta punk rock scene, her “plug and play” attitude towards gear, and why she's so inspired by simplicity
We take a head count of the six-string sensualist's most significant guitars, amps and pedalboard rigs
From surf icons to alt-rock heroes, here is our top pick of the best offset guitars on the market right now
On the 30th anniversary of the band's seminal album, the Soundgarden guitarist reveals the origins of his unique sound
How single-coil pickups, stone room reverb and a DIY ethos turned the chart-topping Londoners a deep shade of Drunk Tank Pink
How a Total Guitar ‘Play Like’ track – aka Apocalypse Dawn – accidentally achieved mythical status among Metallica fans
We round-up the best classical guitars for beginners from industry-leading brands, including Yamaha, Cordoba, Takamine and Epiphone
The English singer-songwriter on her idea to finish and release John Mayer’s new single before he could...
The Soulfly leader and former Sepultura frontman talks his proudest guitar moments, the controversy surrounding Rizzo's exit and 30 years of Arise
The Darkness frontman and guitarist shares some six-string live tips and encourages us to embrace mistakes… and learn to drop-kick a Tortex pick, stat!
Burnside on being born into the blues and the fingerstyle authenticity behind his bare-bones approach to guitar
The Manic Street Preachers guitarist/vocalist discusses how he gets his chops up – by jamming classic rock and soul tunes, and working that little finger...
With new solo album Hardware in record stores, the ZZ Top icon sits down with TG to share some hard-earned wisdom
Fender’s amp line-up has something for everyone. Our buyer’s guide will help you decide which is right for you