Monday, June 24, 2019

Artist Rigs

Jon Gomm

Why I Love My… Jon Gomm and his Lowden 032C

The percussive fingerstyle virtuoso tells us why he loves his faithful Lowden acoustic called Wilma - even if she’s got a few scars…

The Money Shot: Rory Gallagher’s Magnatone 190

The subject of this month’s Money Shot is a very special amplifier indeed, kindly loaned to us by our friends at Gardiner Houlgate (www.guitar-auctions.co.uk).

Artist Collection: Matt Armstrong – The Beat Goes On

A contemporary curator of budget beat tools, Matt Armstrong has an array of classic amps and period guitars. G&B talks Mersey beats and authentic tones with The Kaisers’ former rhythm guitarist and the band’s long-standing frontman…

Paul Kossoff’s ‘Stripped’ Les Paul

In 1974, Paul Kossoff’s drug problem was spiralling out of control. He sold a number of guitars, including the iconic ‘stripped’ Les Paul. The guitar hasn’t seen the light of day since the mid-1990s, but we were recently granted a world-exclusive audience with one of the most mysterious Bursts of them all.

Hitmakers: Brian May Red Special

A closer look at the guitar the Queen guitarist lovingly calls, "the old girl".

Hitmakers: Scotty Moore 1952 Gibson ES-295

The big, bold jazzbox that shared the stage with the King himself.

Hitmakers: Tommy Tedesco 1960s ‘Stradivarius’ Fender Telecaster

The go-to guitar of the prolific Wrecking Crew sessionist.

Artist Collection: Maxi Jazz

Faithless vocalist turned E-Type Boys band leader Maxi Jazz has built up a collection of fine guitars, gathered from all corners of the globe. Gary Walker gets a private tour.

Artist Collection: Brian May’s AC30-powered Queen Backline Up Close

Granted exclusive access to Brian May’s stunning collection of Vox AC30s, G&B goes where no guitar mag has been before to find out what it takes to keep Brian’s amps operational on the road, why they’re now more reliable than ever and just why the Queen guitarist will never use anything else…

Artist Collection: Jakko Jakszyk of King Crimson

King Crimson guitarist, solo artist and session player Jakko Jakszyk has amassed a collection of weird and wonderful guitars.
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