Chris Vinnicombe

The Big Review: Fender American Professional II Stratocaster & Telecaster

Do Fender’s American Professional II instruments set a new standard?

The January 2021 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

Inside this issue: the best gear of 2020, Fender's new American Professional II Series reviewed, and a free 2021 vintage guitar calendar!

Review: Novo Guitars Solus F1

Proof positive that a single-pickup guitar can be much more than a one-trick pony – especially when it’s been designed by a modern-day master.

The Money Shot: Slim Dossey’s sunburst Fenders

This matching Jazzmaster and Jazz Bass have a storied past thanks to a Western swing legend who was also a golden-era Fender employee

The December 2020 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

In this issue: a celebration of EVH's groundbreaking career, Bernie Marsden's vintage acoustic guitars, and Joe Bonamassa's Abbey Road experience.

Have Gibson and Adam Jones just released the best guitar launch video ever?

Seven-minute epic The Witness features new music from Tool band members

The Big Review: Taylor GTe Urban Ash

If travel guitars sound too small but you find full-size acoustics unwieldy, Taylor’s new Grand Theater might be the highly evolved solution you’ve been waiting for.

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?
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