“This is folk music”: Bonny Light Horseman on celebrating the classics

A year on from the release of Bonny Light Horseman’s stunning debut album, Josh Kaufman reflects on breathing new life into centuries-old folk songs, reducing Justin Vernon to tears and lending The National his guitars.

The virtuosic Molly Miller on her magical 335 and guitar becoming a ‘choice’

A revered session musician and educator who’s worked alongside major artists like Jason Mraz amongst others, Miller is one of the most accomplished guitar players in the industry.

The Industry Interview: Taylor Guitars CEO Kurt Listug on the past, present and future of the company

The story of how he managed to turn the products of a pair of Californian hippies into a brand that shook the acoustic guitar world.

Meet Oceanator: the guitarist creating prescient music for our times

Elise Okusami, aka Oceanator, on why her debut album feels very 2021, even if it was recorded long before these current dark times…

Experiencing Jimi Hendrix’s most prized non-Strat guitars

Journey beyond the Stratosphere and discover the other electrics that Jimi Hendrix used during his all-too-brief career.

How Deafheaven made a live album in the midst of a pandemic

No crowds, no venue, even the band had to be separated by screens in a studio – is this the strangest live album ever made?

Introducing… Shame: The London post-punkers who had to “fuck off the reverb” to nail their second album’s vibe

The London five-piece on getting bored with their own songs and “doing weird shit along the way” to create their kinetic new record, Drunk Tank Pink.

The biggest names in effects tell us what they have planned for 2021

With 2021 likely to be another strange year for many of us, we caught up with the great and the good of the effects world.

The Industry Interview: Rickenbacker CEO John Hall

Rickenbacker’s head honcho on partying with The Beatles, the guitar industry’s obsession with the past and the conservative business strategy that has ensured the brand’s survival.

How the pedal industry has thrived in 2020

Despite everything else that’s been going on in the world, effects pedal builders have been seeing record sales and huge successes during the pandemic – here’s how they did it.