Samuel Roberts

TunaTone’s Leila Sidi on her unique journey to becoming an acclaimed luthier

Edmonton’s TunaTone is committed to pushing the boundaries of what short-scale instruments are capable of, but the creator of these exquisitely crafted instruments, Leila Sidi, isn’t even a guitar player.
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The best stocking fillers for guitar players: 2020

From boutique pedals to must-have accessories, there’s something to suit every budget.

Panic Shack on rejecting their punk label and waving the flag for female and working-class musicians

We meet Panic Shack guitar player Romi Lawrence to talk rejecting labels, borrowed gear, cat sanctuaries and synchronised swimming…

Win! An Ernie Ball Swag Bag worth up to £200!

First place will win £200 worth of EB equipment of their choosing, whilst runners up will also win a range of killer accessories

Win! A Walrus Audio Julianna Worth £225

Oklahoma City’s finest returns with a souped-up version of its popular chorus/vibrato pedal – enter below to win one.

Embrace’s Richard McNamara on the best advice he’s ever been given: “Fake it ‘til you make it, baby”

McNamara discusses how it all began for Embrace, including having so many Spinal Tap moments it became a drinking game…

Jason Richardson on his new Cutlass signature and the joys of working with Ernie Ball Music Man

The EBMM artist’s signature model is now available in a 6-string variant with custom electronics, versatile ergonomics and an exquisite buckeye-burl top

James Oliver on sharing a stage with Albert Lee, his love of Telecasters and why Skodas are better than Cadillacs

The guitar player doing his utmost to revive the rockabilly sound, he’s already being touted by his peers as the next titan of the Telecaster and now counts Jimmie Vaughan as a label mate.

The 10 best guitar tracks to hear this week

This week's playlist features unearthed gems and new classics from legends, alongside new collaborations and ear-bleeding shred

“I love seeing the instruments being played for the first time by the customer”: Luthier Rosie Heydenrych of Turnstone Guitars

Rosie Heydenrych left behind a career in the charity sector to set up her small workshop in Surrey, which now specialises in English-grown timber and is building a customer base that includes Tom Quail and Martin Simpson.
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