Guides

Tech Talk: Preparing guitars for a cross-country move

Padding, packing and protection – how to ensure your prized guitars stay safe in a big move.

The Ernie Ball Christmas Gift Guide 2020

From eye-catching straps to dual-function pedals that both look the part and free up pedalboard real estate, there’s something for every type of guitar player this festive season.

Guitar Legends: Eric Clapton – the birth of a legend

From upstart beginnings in the early 60s, Eric Clapton soon established himself as one of the decades’ most lauded players. Here’s a Part 1 guide to the man jokingly dubbed Slowhand.

Guitar Legends: Johnny Marr – a unique guitar hero with a chameleonic talent

From teenage ‘indie’ beginnings, Johnny Marr has flourished into one of the finest guitar stylists in rock music. He’s famously driven and single-minded, constantly seeking out great instruments and unique sounds to build a unique catalogue of stellar guitar music.

BB King’s 20 greatest guitar moments, ranked

Five years on from the King Of The Blues’ death in 2015, aged 89, a new movie featuring Wendell Pierce as BB is in the works. Time to remind ourselves of just 20 of his countless great guitar moments.
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The best stocking fillers for guitar players: 2020

From boutique pedals to must-have accessories, there’s something to suit every budget.

DIY Workshop: 1965 Gibson Firebird restoration part one

It will take some work to make this much-modified vintage ’bird fly again. First it needs a refret and some woodwork…

10 new electric and acoustic guitars: October 2020

Our favourite new electric and acoustic guitar announcements, releases and rumours of the past month.

Four new electric and acoustic amplifiers: October 2020

Our favourite new amp and speaker announcements, releases and rumours of the past month.
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