Sunday, March 24, 2019

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Terry McInturff feature

Interview: Terry McInturff, under-the-radar guitar maker

US builder Terry McInturff has been creating original and exquisitely crafted instruments for over 40 years, and counts the likes of Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton among his fanbase…
Gary Clark Jr Interview feature

Interview: Gary Clark Jr, from having his power cut to sharing a stage with...

On the eve of the arrival of his third major-label studio record, 'This Land', the Grammy-winning Texan tells us a tale of broken hands, baffling bagpipes and his newfound love for the Gibson SG…
Kossoff Clapton Les Paul

Rare Guitars: Paul Kossoff/Eric Clapton’s Gibson Les Paul Custom

This ’55 Black Beauty belonged to a teenage Kossoff, before his meteoric rise with Free.
Joe Bonamassa Spot

Rare Guitars: Joe Bonamassa’s 1959 Gibson Les Paul ‘Spot’

"When Joe was playing Spot, he had that special thing that he didn’t get, in my opinion, on another electric guitar": Matthieu Lucas.
Taylor Andy Powers The Great Divide

The Great Divide: How the electric guitar changed acoustic guitar design

Taylor Guitars' master designer tells us how the electric guitar revolutionised the way acoustics are built.
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Interview: Andy Powers dives deep into the Grand Pacific

Last year’s V-Class launch saw Taylor’s master guitar designer Andy Powers reinvent the internal architecture of the flat-top acoustic with breathtaking implications for projection, sustain and tuning. For 2019, Powers is ready to challenge your preconceptions about what a Taylor guitar is supposed to sound like. We head to Nashville to meet the company’s new round-shoulder dreadnought, the Grand Pacific…
Jeff Buckley Telecaster

Rare Guitars: Jeff Buckley’s 1983 Fender USA Telecaster

The late guitarist's main axe until his untimely death.
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Rare Guitars: Joe Bonamassa’s Gibson Heritage Series 1981 Flying V & 1983 Explorer

Two stunning guitars from our trip to Paris late last year.
1961 hofner verithin

The Money Shot: 1961 Höfner Verithin

In the market for a bargain vintage? We've got you covered...
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Interview: Leah Wellbaum of Slothrust

This LA-via-Boston power trio blend bubblegum pop and straight-up noise, powered by guitarist Leah Wellbaum’s explosive, expressive shots of distortion. She tells us about offsets, whammy and chemistry…
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