Essential Guides

How to record acoustic guitars like a pro

Nashville session ace Jerry McPherson and Grammy-winning producer Jacquire King team up to show you how to make your acoustic guitars sound better than ever.

The 2019 Roundup: 10 most popular reviews

We check out the most-read gear reviews of 2019.

The 2019 Roundup: 10 most popular interviews

We check out the most talked-about interviews of the year.

The 2019 Roundup: 10 most popular news stories

We check out the most talked-about news of this year.

Four must-visit guitar shops in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is synonymous with rock ’n’ roll, so it’s no surprise it’s home to many famous guitar stores. Here’s our pick of shopping in the City Of Angels.

The best gear of the decade: 2010-2019

Here are the 10 pieces of guitar gear that represent the most game-changing, innovative and desirable product releases of the last 10 years.

An oral history of the Rickenbacker 12-string

Rickenbacker was not the first company with an electric 12, but when its models were taken up by The Beatles, The Byrds, and many more, the brand became synonymous with the big, bold jangle that this instrument could produce.

The history of the Fender Custom Shop

Over the last 30 years, the Fender Custom Shop has rewritten the rules of high-end guitars and blurred the line between big name brands and boutique instruments.

The untold story of Fender’s relic guitars

It’s one of the most divisive and debated aspects of modern guitar building, but whether you hate it or love it, nobody has done more to popularise the concept of artificially aged guitars than the Fender Custom Shop.

11 of the most iconic songs played on a Gibson SG

This list is proof positive that when it comes to razor-sharp rock and psychedelic jamming, this devil-horned demon definitely has the best tunes.