Read the October 2015 Issue


Vintage Vault: 1948 Gibson L-5 Premiere Natural

September 28, 2015
Learn the story behind one of the world’s most iconic archtops.
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Rig Rundown: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill [2015]

September 16, 2015
The Texas rockers have used the same tone formula for decades, but when it comes to gear and making a statement, they’re kings of style.
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Kristofer Steen: Reunited, Relevant—Refused

September 15, 2015
The Swedish hardcore quartet’s longtime guitarist confronts—and conquers—the stigma of reuniting as the revered band’s latest LP makes them relevant once again.
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Rig Rundown: Social Distortion [2015]

September 9, 2015
Guitarists Mike Ness and Jonny Wickersham show off their tried-and-true rock ’n’ roll machines.
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Al Di Meola: The Mixer

September 1, 2015
After eschewing the electric guitar for acoustic, 6-string legend Di Meola is blending both to brilliant effect.
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Rig Rundown: My Morning Jacket's Carl Broemel

August 19, 2015
The multi-instrumentalist shows how to cover more sonic territory then any mere mortal should be expected to handle.
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Mod Garage: Les Paul Master Wiring #1

July 17, 2015
This simplified scheme for dual-humbucker guitars frees up two control positions for other uses.
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Rig Rundown: Hinder

July 15, 2015
The hard rock band details the tools they use in their two-guitar attack.
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Vintage Vault: 1968 Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe

July 14, 2015
The rare wide-bodied version of an eccentric Gibson classic.
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Rig Rundown: Guthrie Trapp

July 8, 2015
The country picker shows the tools of the trade as an in-demand guitar slinger.
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