Interviews

Why Brent Cobb returned home to Georgia for his latest album

After a decade working on Nashville’s Music Row, Cobb decided to head back to Georgia to pen Keep ’Em On They Toes. Here the Grammy-nominated guitarist tells us about the inescapable draw of home.

“Guitar is like a binding element”: Nilüfer Yanya on straddling genres, Jazzmaster in hand

A year on from her debut EP, we caught up with the genre-agnostic guitarist to talk luck, lockdowns and the challenges of being a non-touring musician.

How Josh Scott built JHS Pedals from the ground up: “It’s a total accident that was incredibly hard to do”

While working as a gigging guitarist throughout the southeastern United States, Josh Scott’s love for the guitar bloomed into a talent for electronics and design that he barely knew he possessed.

“You’re up there without a net!”: Brad Paisley on Esquires, hidden pickups and his new signature Fender

The country music superstar has a new signature Fender guitar – an Esquire with a secret weapon. We caught up with the man himself to find out more.

Meet Dimorphodons: The enigmatic psychedelic rocker with a passion for weird vintage British guitars

The mysterious multi-instrumentalist, producer and guitar-builder discusses his recently released EP, why guitars should look cooler than they sound, and being a body double for Sacha Baron Cohen

“I hated my tone, it was awful”: Orianthi on pedals, Gibsons and why she cringes at her old videos

The Australian guitarist on her Gibson signature model, Flying Vs, fuzz and why she didn’t sweat the small stuff on new album, O.

Alex Skolnick: “Going from metal to jazz is like going from tackle football to figure skating”

Testament legend Alex Skolnick on discovering his inner jazz cat, different rigs for different moods and the influence of Eddie Van Halen.

Meet Bartees Strange: Fusing punk, hip-hop and electronica through the electric guitar

The DC-based musician on struggling to fit in, finding his tribe with the goth kids, and chasing the guitar sound in his head.

Lomelda on why her new album was fuelled by the act of breaking in her new acoustic

The indie-rock singer-songwriter on playing new guitars, complex song structures and why getting her Collings to the right temperature is important.

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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