Chris Vinnicombe

The Big Review: Gibson Custom ’63 Firebird V & ’65 Non-Reverse Firebird V

Gibson’s wall of custom-colour Firebirds was one of most arresting sights at NAMM 2020. We put a pair of these rare birds to the test.

The November 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

Inside the issue: Fender Vintera Road Worns, a comprehensive guide to country guitar and Thurston Moore tells his tale.

The Big Review: Fender Vintera Road Worn ’50s Telecaster & ’60s Stratocaster

Fender’s Road Worn guitars return with improved relic’ing and an attractive range of custom colours. Is this the no-brainer guitar purchase of 2020?

The October 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

Inside this issue: the genius of Stevie Ray Vaughan – tone tips, his greatest guitar moments and much more.

The Big Review: Nik Huber Piet

A sophisticated blend of offset, Telecaster and Les Paul Junior influences from a guitar maker at the peak of his powers.

The Money Shot: 1957 Fender Musicmaster

A wonderful vintage Fender in time-capsule condition.

Gibson in the 1940s: Kalamazoo Gals and banner headstocks

We chat with the last surviving Kalamazoo Gal and hear a 1943 Southern Jumbo in action.

The September 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

Inside this issue: five young musicians who prove that reports of the death of the guitar have been greatly exaggerated.

Bob Taylor on urban tonewoods and sustainability

“Everyone involved with these Taylor models are, in fact, pioneers – from the arborists to the guitar player”.

The Money Shot: Brian Ray’s factory black 1963 Custom Telecaster

A double-bound dream machine from the Paul McCartney guitarist’s collection.