The February 2019 issue of Guitar Magazine is out now!

All the best features, reviews, interviews and guides – now in a fresh new format.

Welcome to a new era at Guitar Magazine.

Regular readers will already know about our new website (this one!), where you’ll find thousands of articles including expert reviews, insightful features, video demos, pro tips and lessons that will help make you a better, and more informed, guitar player.

And throughout all 148 pages of the new and improved print magazine, you’ll experience a beautiful new design, along with world-class photography of vintage and modern instruments presented in breathtaking close-up detail.

Among our contributors you’ll hear from familiar voices and one or two new additions, too. I would boast that we’d assembled a premier-league squad that comprises some of the most knowledgeable and entertaining guitar writers on the planet, but I wouldn’t want to let that kind of effusive praise go to their heads.

All that said, I would like to thank our immensely talented team for their Herculean
efforts in recent weeks – we sincerely hope you think the late nights and bleary-eyed mornings have been worth it!

But that brings me to an important point: this is your magazine and we couldn’t do it without you. Once you’ve spent some time enjoying the new-look mag, we’d love to hear your thoughts. What would you like to see more of? Which up-and-coming artists, brands and topics would you like us to feature? What burning issues in the guitar world do you want to learn more about?

Get in touch via email or social media to let us know what you think and please note the new Facebook, Instagram and Twitter handles, although @guitar should be easy enough to remember!

And don’t forget to stay tuned to this page for all the latest stories from the NAMM Show in Anaheim on 24-27 January.

Get your copy of the February issue today, or download a digital edition here.

Inside the issue

Fender american performer review

Fender’s most affordable MIA line has been revamped for 2019. Can the American Performer series bridge the gap between mid-price and high-end USA models? Find out in our in-depth review…

ronnie wood interview

We shoot the breeze with Ron Wood on his art, music and family – and find that this Stone has left none unturned.

mathieu lucas interview

In our cover feature, we speak to a millennial who’d rather snap Strats than Snapchat. 25-year-old Matthieu Lucas counts guitars formerly owned by Clapton, Bonamassa and Hendrix as part of his collection – read his amazing story in this month’s magazine.

fender jazzmaster rhythm circuit

Often maligned and misunderstood, the Jazzmaster rhythm circuit is more than just a ‘mud’ switch – if you know how to use it.

Heritage guitars h-150

And we’ve got a big one for this month’s contest. We’re giving away a gorgeous Heritage H-150 guitar worth £2,459 to one lucky reader – all you’ve got to do is snap a shot of the new issue, post it on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, and tag us.