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Rare Guitars: Gary Moore’s 1992 Lowden O22 Custom

The late, great Gary Moore might have been better known for his electric guitar playing, but the Northern Irish blues icon knew his way around an acoustic, too – and in the mid-90s, his go-to was this O22 from George Lowden.
Five guitarists spill the secret behind their tone

Five guitarists talk tone inspiration

Finding a guitar tone that’s unique to you can be a never-ending quest—so we picked the brains of five seasoned players for a few tips.
How to practice like a pro

How to practice like a pro

Andy Summers, George Lynch, Tommy Emmanuel and other guitarists share their practice routines.

Artist Collection: Feeder on vintage Jazzmasters, Gibsons and more

For a quarter of a century, Feeder have endured as one of the UK’s most consistent rock bands, outlasting many of their peers and still going strong. We sit down with frontman Grant Nicholas and bassist Taka Hirose to talk through the instruments that have shaped their musical journey.

In Pictures: The Swan at Tetsworth Guitar Auction, April 2018

The guitar auction at The Swan at Tetsworth returns April 5th, including Mike Oldfield's tubular bells.

Interview: Mary Spender

With a powerful voice and distinctive electric guitar style, the Vigier-toting UK songwriter has conquered YouTube, played Nashville’s famous Bluebird Cafe, and played with a host of big-name acts along the way. Now, as she embarks on her first headline UK tour, she tells us about the secrets behind her unconventional success…

Interview: Joe Satriani

The shred legend on underground reasearch stations, Avocado Sunbursts and seductively out of tune guitars…
Playing guitar fast

Why playing fast shouldn’t matter

Speed thrills, but you shouldn’t obsess over clocking a hundred miles per hour with your fingers.

Interview: David Crosby – Back To The Garden

As he returns with a brand new album, Sky Trails, legendary singer, songwriter and guitarist David Crosby is still on a worthy musical journey. He explains how he’s rediscovered his joy in music…

How music theory can make you a better guitarist

Modes, scales, arpeggios, triads—they can be a lot to take in. But stick it out and you’ll find music theory will make learning the guitar far easier.
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