Startling new survey from the Incorporated Society of Musicians reveals grave concerns about post-Brexit life for guitarists and musicians of all kinds.
A special guest opinion piece from the world’s pre-eminent blues-rocker, in which he stands up for the right to be loud.
Tired of mushy sounding dirt boxes? It may be time for a new drive pedal.
The pop megastar’s Sheeran by Lowden collaboration is the biggest new development in artist endorsement deals, and it shows that the guitar world is learning lessons from the worlds of fashion and beauty…
Taylor Guitars' master designer tells us how the electric guitar revolutionised the way acoustics are built.
The annual trade event is not only the hottest spot to witness what’s new in the world of guitars, effects and amplifiers. Its history is also a fascinating parallel to the development and fortunes of the instrument itself.
As the musical instrument industry gears up for the event of the year and the NAMM rumours start going into overdrive, we compile our wishlist.
“What’s wrong with being sexy?” asked Nigel Tufnel in 1984’s This Is Spinal Tap. It was a satirical acknowledgement of the fact that, even though most male rockers of the era were plastered in more makeup and hairspray than the females in their audiences, the music business was far from a level playing field for women. Fast-forward to 2018, has anything changed for the better in the guitar industry?
Some have speculated that recent CITES changes may spell the end for rosewood in the manufacture of affordable guitars. We help you see the wood for the trees.
Do we pay too much attention to the hallowed classics of the gear universe? Phil Harris loves them, but urges us to keep an open mind…