Josh Gardner

BREAKING: Has the NAMM Show 2021 just been cancelled?

News coming out of the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) appears to indicate that the musical instrument industry’s flagship annual event, the NAMM...

“I wanted to make the music I wanted to make, and have enough money to buy cool guitars”: Jason Isbell

The guitarist talks Bursts, how Mark Knopfler is like an astronaut, the power of doing it yourself, and why he’s always looking for that extra five horsepower.

Introducing… Madison Cunningham: the Jazzmaster-playing songwriter putting her stamp on modern Americana

The Californian songwriter's stunning major label debut has set her on the course for very big things.

Korg, Roland and GAK fined £5.5m for price-fixing by UK watchdog

The UK government’s Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has handed out fines totalling £5.5 million to Korg, Roland, and instrument retailer GAK in the...

“I want to be the artist that I want to see in the world”: Phoebe Bridgers on Punisher, baritones and her secret weapon

From the first ringing note of a Danelectro baritone on her new album 'Punisher', it's clear that Phoebe Bridgers has evolved into a songwriter, guitarist and producer of her own. We caught up with the 25-year-old to talk collaborations, clarinets and playing gigs in hazmat suits.

How Auden Guitars owner, Doug Sparkes, acquired Gordon Smith

Sparkes is well aware of the responsibility he’s assumed since buying Gordon Smith four years ago. But the UK brand’s rebirth and reinvigoration might never have happened if not for some speculative post-pub googling.

Gibson’s Cesar Gueikian on why its new Virtual Guitar Tech service will help you form a “deeper connection with your guitar”

Earlier this week, Gibson Brands revealed an innovative new service designed to inspire guitarists to undertake basic maintenance at home. The Virtual Guitar Tech...

The Guitar Interview: Jim Root on Slipknot, Jazzmasters and standing shoulder to shoulder with his heroes

Known as #4, Jim Root has formed half of Slipknot’s brutal six-string assault for 20 years. As he steps into the rarified air of his fourth signature model with Fender, we talk classic designs, playing with lightsabres and why he still finds guitar solos stressful.

Guitar Center furloughs 9,000 employees in response to COVID-19

Musical instrument retail giant Guitar Center has furloughed a large number of its staff in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, which has led...
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Watch Tom Morello explain why social justice is at the heart of his Soul Power Stratocaster

One of the biggest surprises of NAMM 2020 was Fender’s reveal of the Tom Morello Soul Power Stratocaster. Very few would have imagined that...
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