Artist Rigs

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.

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.

Artist Collection: Matt Armstrong – The Beat Goes On

A contemporary curator of budget beat tools, Matt Armstrong has an array of classic amps and period guitars. G&B talks Mersey beats and authentic tones with The Kaisers’ former rhythm guitarist and the band’s long-standing frontman…

Paul Kossoff’s ‘Stripped’ Les Paul

In 1974, Paul Kossoff’s drug problem was spiralling out of control. He sold a number of guitars, including the iconic ‘stripped’ Les Paul. The guitar hasn’t seen the light of day since the mid-1990s, but we were recently granted a world-exclusive audience with one of the most mysterious Bursts of them all.

Artist Collection: Maxi Jazz

Faithless vocalist turned E-Type Boys band leader Maxi Jazz has built up a collection of fine guitars, gathered from all corners of the globe. Gary Walker gets a private tour.
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