The National’s intricately crafted slow-burning melancholia has seen them ascend to the indie-rock big league. We take a deep dive into the work of their superlative twin guitarists, Aaron and Bryce Dessner.
A figure who wielded his Fender Strats like Excalibur? The forefather of neo-classical shred? A believer in the mystical, wearing tights and playing old madrigals? It can only be great Ritchie Blackmore.
Many of us dream of owning a vintage Fender Stratocaster but distinguishing Relics and fakes from the real deal requires an in-depth knowledge of timelines, manufacturing processes and arcane details. Here’s our guide to authenticating vintage Stratocasters.
Post-rock pioneers Mogwai recently celebrated their 25th birthday by enjoying the first number one album of their career with As The Love Continues, we celebrate with a look at their standout guitar tracks.
Does Ireland’s first guitar hero deserve to be mentioned in the same breath as SRV and Eric Clapton? Quite probably. Rory Gallagher was a pioneer with a sound and style as unique as his battered Fender Strat.