Darran Charles

Review: Jackson X Series Soloist SLX DX

Jackson continues to expand its X Series, offering another affordable version of a classic design.

John Petrucci on why recording guitar is like beard trimming

As the Dream Theater guitarist welcomes just his second solo album into the world, we caught up with the hirsute 53-year-old to talk tone, technique and his grooming regimen.

Review: PRS SE Hollowbody II Piezo

When live gigs return in earnest, this new PRS SE might be the space-saving hybrid you need.

Why the live music scene will not return anytime soon

Despite several vaccines on the horizon, is it still apocalypse right now for the UK live music industry?

Review: Fractal Audio FM3

All of your guitar recording and performance needs catered for in one box? Fractal repackages its groundbreaking Axe-Fx III amp-modelling and effects tech into a floor unit the size of a compact pedalboard.

Review: Jackson Pro Series Rob Caggiano Signature Shadowcaster

The current Volbeat and former Anthrax guitarist’s signature axe is an offset, but not as you know it.

The guitar secrets that podcaster Craig Garber has learned from hundreds of A-list players

The Everyone Loves Guitar host has interviewed some of the most iconic guitarists of all time, and along the way he’s learned a lot about what makes a guitarists successful. 

Review: Suhr Pete Thorn Signature Series

A rock ’n’ roll machine at heart with switching options that could make it the ultimate session player’s guitar.

Review: Charvel Pro-Mod DK22 SSS 2PT CM

This highly evolved rock machine may be built for speed but it has plenty to offer blues and funk players too.

Review: Music Man Sabre

An ancient and sharp-edged weapon from Music Man’s past has been forged anew for the modern player. But can it cut it?