Essential Guides

How to set up your new guitar to get it playing like a dream

Most of us buy guitars online these days. But often these instruments haven’t been given the TLC they need by an experienced tech. Here’s how to give your new budget axe a tech-approved glow-up.

Prince’s 10 greatest guitar moments, ranked

Prince handled a guitar like few others dared. A master of the devastating solo and electrifying riff, the Artist was also a considerable talent when it came to vigorous funk and elegant chord-craft.

Queen’s 20 greatest guitar moments, ranked

Queen’s popularity only seems to grow as new generations discover their bountiful catalogue. The unmistakable sound of the band was defined by the partnership of Freddie Mercury’s superhuman voice and Brian May’s proclivity for producing some of the most spellbinding and melodic guitar solos the world has ever heard.

The Clash’s 20 greatest guitar moments, ranked

The Clash were one of the most influential bands in the first wave of punk, but were also one of the most experimental, embracing a wealth of new sounds and genres and making their guitar highlights a diverse but compelling collection.