Private Collection: Gary Davies – Happy Anniversary


Lars Mullen meets Gary Davies, a man so enchanted by Fender’s Anniversary guitars that he resolved to write a book about them… Ever felt confused by the wealth of cool Fender Anniversary models? Gary Davies was, so he decided to write a book on the subject. “I decided to write a book to clarify the frequent confusion over the identification More...

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By On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016

Letters from America – Johan Gustavsson Bluesmaster Custom 59

This beautiful Swedish-built ‘burst marries classic L.P and T-style looks with fine luthiery. Dave Hunter sings the Blues… Ifirst encountered Johan Gustavsson’s Bluesmaster Custom 59 in the ether, via word More...

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By On Monday, February 8th, 2016

Vintage Bench Test: 1963 Gretsch Duo Jet

This classic rock ’n’ roller beloved of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young has a few issues but, as Huw Price discovers, it’s a super-cool vintage model… Although Roundups, Jet Firebirds and Duo Jets are sometimes More...

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By On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Ones To Watch: Inglorious

Rising stars united by classic influences British hard-rock act Inglorious are gearing up for a breakthrough year in 2016, with their uncompromising, riff-packed eponymous debut album set to land in February and More...

By On Monday, February 1st, 2016

Win! A PRS Guitar For A Year!

Wanted! Three road-testers to put a trio of PRS electrics through their paces in 2016 Have you ever fancied writing for G&B and telling us what you really think? Thanks to the chaps at PRS Guitars Europe, More...

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By On Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Vintage Bench Test: 1978 Zemaitis

Tony Zemaitis’ guitars became iconic thanks to the rockstars of the 1970s. Huw Price takes an in-depth look at a 1978 example… It’s no wonder so many rock stars ordered guitars from Tony Zemaitis back in More...

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By On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

DIY Workshop – Epiphone Dot Renovation

Tom Turner’s well-used Epiphone Dot was starting to show its age, so he decided a new set of pickups and an upgraded wiring harness were the way to go. Huw Price falls down the F-hole… Not long after I More...

By On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Interview: Richard Hawley – Hollow Meadows

After a turbulent period that saw Richard Hawley questioning whether he’d play live again, one of the UK’s finest songwriters and owner of a guitar collection to make grown men weep with envy returns triumphant More...

By On Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Reader Boards: Nathan Abraham

Nathan Abraham’s harmony-rich power-pop band, Burning Ferns, require a range of classic tones, which this board provides… What inspired this setup? “I wanted a `meat-and-potatoes’ set-up to cover More...

By On Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Interview: Mark Flanagan – Jools Holland’s guitarist

An encounter with Jools Holland led Mark Flanagan into a remarkable career as part of the TV star’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, playing alongside some true musical greats… Story & photography by Bob Hewitt If More...