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Guitar Recording FAQ: What’s the best type of microphone for recording acoustic guitar?

In the first instalment of a new Guitar.com column, we answer your burning questions and help you capture pro-quality guitar tones.

Review: Epiphone Emperor Swingster

This ornate hollowbody with rockabilly stylings makes a return for 2021.

DIY Workshop: How to install a humbucker in a Blackguard Telecaster

Looking to give your Tele more of a Keith Richards vibe? Here’s how it’s done.

The Big Review: Epiphone 1959 Les Paul Standard

The Inspired By Gibson line has already raised the bar considerably but could this Custom Shop collaboration be the best Epiphone Les Paul yet?

“We wanted to pay attention to the details that only guitar geeks would appreciate”: Epiphone on the ’59 Les Paul

To get the backstory on Epiphone’s first collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop, we catch up Epiphone’s product manager Aljon Go and director of R&D Richard Akers.

The Big Review: Epiphone Inspired By Gibson ES-335 Figured

Following in the footsteps of 2020’s hugely impressive Inspired By Gibson solidbodies, Epiphone turns its attention to the mighty ES-335.

Vintage Bench Test: 1960s Fender Deluxe Shootout

Fender Deluxe amplifiers date back to the early days of the company but, by the mid-1960s, they were almost unrecognisable when compared to amps from the tweed era. We take a look at what happened during the first half of the 60s and compare amplifiers from the brown and black-panel eras.

DIY Workshop: Build your own fuzz pedal

How to build a basic Fuzz Face clone from scratch and turn it into a ‘boutique’ version with precision biasing, transistor switching and more.

DIY Workshop: Höfner Violin Bass restoration

The action is sky high, it won’t play in tune and the neck is coming off. But don’t get your violins out just yet because this Höfner 500/1 is getting a second chance to twist and shout.

Vintage Bench Test: 1967 Marshall Super Bass

Despite its name, many guitarists regard the 100-watt Marshall Super Bass as the ultimate in vintage Plexi tone. We check out this very early example and find out why… 
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