Michael Watts

Review: McNally Guitars Presentation OM Celtic Ivy

A relatively new name to the guitar-making scene comes with a strong pedigree.

Review: Walrus Audio Ages

Five stellar drive tones in one stompbox? Perhaps this new unit from Walrus Audio really is an overdrive for the ages.

Review: Lowden F-35 Ebony & Sinker Redwood

The pride of Northern Irish guitar-making moves into new sonic territory with an exotic combination of timbers.

Review: Blackstar Fly 3 Acoustic Stereo Pack

Sparks flew when Blackstar let loose its game-changing Fly micro-amp in 2014. Will the acoustic variant do for the unplugged brigade what its predecessor did for electric players or will this one fly under the radar?

Review: Fender American Acoustasonic Stratocaster

Fender follows the Acoustasonic Telecaster with a double-cut version, complete with a range of new sounds. Does this svelte hybrid raise the bar?

“I don’t even have a tuner!” Jared James Nichols on his stripped-down approach to rocking the blues

The 31-year-old talks to us about fingers, thumbs, his love of Les Pauls and why he only needs one pedal.

Review: Blackstar Sonnet 60

Blackstar has teamed up with the singer-songwriter Jon Gomm to create a smart new solution for gigging musicians. Find out how it stacks up.

Brothers In Arms: Tommy Emmanuel and Jerry Douglas discuss their partnership on the road

As the legendary guitar duo join forces on the road, we chat to them about tone, technique, online debates and their favourite things about each other’s playing.

“I was as keen to make sure this was a great amp for vocals as much as for guitar”: Jon Gomm on the Blackstar...

Few acoustic players push their gear harder than Jon Gomm. He talks us through the R&D process behind Blackstar's first foray into the world of acoustic amplification.

“Once we got the sound right I got out my list of songs and ploughed through them!” Tommy Emmanuel on recording his new album

Emmanuel and Nashville studio ace Rory Rositas take us behind the scenes of the creation of Tommy’s forthcoming new double-album, The Best Of Tommysongs.
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