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“We needed a little bit of acoustic trickery”: Taylor’s Andy Powers shares the secrets behind the new GT model

The new GT body shape offers a ‘best of both worlds’ option that blends the convenience of a travel acoustic with the broader sound of a full-sized instrument. Here’s how Taylor’s guitar master guitar designer Andy Powers pulled it off…

How Taylor Guitars’ search for the “silver lining” in the global pandemic led to the new American Dream series

Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers explains how the COVID-19 pandemic ground Taylor’s production line to a halt, but out of that adversity came a new series made using the limited resources to hand and the ingenuity of Powers and Bob Taylor.

“The world is in a dire spot now, there’s no time to be quiet”: Bob Mould rediscovers his vitriol on Blue Hearts

The Hüsker Dü legend on Strats, rediscovering old gear, and how his experience as a gay man in Reagan’s America meant he wasn’t going to “sit quietly this time” in the face of 2020’s “dire times”.
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The eight greatest guitar tones ever

YouTuber Music is Win lays out his all-time favourite guitar tones, along with his trusty desktop amp companion, the Positive Grid Spark.

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…

Graham Coxon on reinventing the classics with Jaded Hearts Club: “It’s like these songs have been abducted, put in a spaceship and taken round...

What do you get when a bunch of A-list friends, including Matt Bellamy and Graham Coxon, get together and make an album of scuzzed up Motown classics? You get The Jaded Hearts Club’s fun debut album, that’s what.

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best affordable electric guitar of 2020

Featuring: an Epiphone classic, a Charvel rock machine, a Rivolta baritone and more. Vote now!

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best high-end electric guitar of 2020

The best guitars of 2020, including models from B&G, Nik Huber, Gretsch and Music Man.

​“Just being a band, fighting all the obstacles. That’s already a win”: Hinds’ Ana Perrotte on being a woman in music

The Spanish garage rockers’ lead guitarist on Jazzmasters, bass distortion, the band’s enduring love of nylon-string guitar, and why they’re tackling the patriarchy one song at a time on new album The Prettiest Curse.
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How to seriously improve your soloing in just six minutes

The “world’s most sought-after guitar instructor” Steve Stine says he can transform your soloing in no time, with the help of Positive Grid’s Spark amp.
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