Josh Gardner

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.

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...

Gibson CEO JC Curleigh on getting the Epiphone brand back together

It’s been a long time since you could say that Epiphone caused a buzz at NAMM, but back at January’s show, the overhaul of the brand was all anyone could talk about. We spoke to some of the key people involved about what it all means.
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