As he turns 55, it’s hats off to Guns N’ Roses’ Les Paul maestro Slash who’s been at the heart of hard rock for over 30 years. His guitar style is traditional but also unique, drawing on a wealth of soloing ideas and swaggering riffs. Here’s his essential gear and best tracks.
With his band The Shakedown, Tyler Bryant has released three studio albums and toured with rock giants AC/DC, Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses. We head to Nashville to check out the six-string machines that power his blues-infused brand of rock ’n’ roll.