Vintage Bench Test: 1954 & 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtops

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Forget the flames and blingy ’Bursts, this month we check out two gold Les Pauls from the mid 1950s. Huw Price chooses the one that sets the Standard Welcome to the first in a new series in which we get up close and personal with an array of vintage guitars and find out what makes them tick. Over the coming months, we’ll be looking at a range of More...

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Jon Gomm at The Avenue Theatre in Sittingbourne
By On Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Interview: Jon Gomm – The Acoustic Asylum

Jon Gomm is one of the UK’s most talented acoustic guitar players, a fingerstyle virtuoso with devout independent ethics. Gary Walker spoke to the Blackpool-born player about his new album Live In The Acoustic More...

By On Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Letters from America: Port City Merino – 10-Watt 1×12” combo

In his latest look at the best gear across the pond, Dave Hunter runs the rule over a beautiful little hand-crafted combo Since they’re based in Asheville, North Carolina, on the edge of the Smoky Mountains, More...

By On Monday, November 2nd, 2015

All About… Tremolo

Tremolo is the daddy of guitar effects and we’ve used it since the 1940s. But there has always been confusion about what it really is. Huw Price charts tremolo’s ups and downs… Those of us who experienced More...

Tele Workshop opener
By On Friday, October 30th, 2015

DIY Workshop: Tele Renovation

It’s that age-old conundrum – do you upgrade or trade up? With its comfy played-in neck and road-worn charm, Gary Walker’s ‘Made In Mexico’ Tele felt as if it had the potential to be a great guitar. Huw More...

By On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Interview: Vintage Trouble – 1 Hopeful Rd

AC/DC, The Who, Lenny Kravitz, Bon Jovi – all these greats have had the pleasure of Vintage Trouble opening for them. Now, after four hardworking years, ‘everybody’s favourite support band’ have finally More...

By On Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Pick of the bunch – Jim Dunlop Herco Nylon Picks

Guitars come and go, but once a player finds the right pick it’s surprising how loyal they can become. Herco Nylon Picks were used by many star players, and now these classics are back, thanks to Dunlop. Herco More...

By On Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Six of the best… bass gigging combos

When it comes to bass combos, there are heaps of options out there. Here are some of the best ones…   PJB Suitcase Compact Price £799 Contact PJB’s 300-watt Suitcase Compact is More...

By On Monday, October 19th, 2015

Reader Boards: Ashley Korman

Ashley Korman was a pedal-free player until he encountered Tom Morello’s sonic wizardry and the stompbox journey began. We take a look at a widescreen board built for cinematic sounds… What inspired this set-up? “I More...

By On Friday, October 16th, 2015

Private Collection: John Etheridge – Eclectic Warrior

John Etheridge is widely revered for his genre-spanning dexterity on the fretboard. His guitar collection is just as eclectic, as Lars Mullen discovers… John Etheridge is regarded by many a musician in the business More...