Welcome to the biggest issue of The Guitar Magazine in recent history, with a whopping 148 pages packed with star players and stellar instruments, amplifiers and effects.
Like an in-depth review of the new Frank Brothers Arcade Model, a sumptuous electric that sees vintage meet modern with a level of style and substance that few other guitars can match. There’s something inherently fresh and modernistic in the way that the company has approached the classic set-neck, double-cut blueprint – the Arcade Model’s most hypnotic, yet hardest to pinpoint, characteristic is the way in which it encourages you to step outside of the familiar.
We also speak to bespoke acoustic luthier Rory Dowling of Taran Guitars, who tells us how his first foray into electric guitar building changed his mind about plugging in. He may have edged the worlds of electric and acoustic instruments a little bit closer in the process…
And, as usual, there are the usual host of gear reviews. This month, we look at the Roseland valve amp from Bartel, two Xotic solidbodies, Old Blood Noise Endeavors’ Alpha Haunt fuzz box, and MusicNomad’s clever maintenance tools, among others. Get your copy now!
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