Melissa Etheridge: Guitar Storyteller

October 10, 2014
From a badminton racket to her signature Ovation and various 12-string obsessions in between, one of rock’s reigning queens shares a few of her favorite guitar things.
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Top 5 Pop-Rock Rig Rundowns

October 8, 2014
Witness the gear of the pop-rock gods—from James Valentine's fully-loaded boutique board to Monte Pittman's stash of signature axes, Justin Derrico's collection of Les Pauls, the Neon Trees' custom Fender setup, and John Mayer's beat-and-battered BLACK1 Strat.
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Nels Cline and Julian Lage: Gnarly Humanist and the Twenty-Something Terror

October 7, 2014
Despite a 32-year age difference, the master improvisers from vastly different backgrounds have phenomenal chemistry.
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Gibson Announces 2015 Lineup

October 3, 2014
The extensive range includes three SG guitars, three basses (SG and Thunderbird), a Firebird, and 11 variations of the legendary Gibson Les Paul.
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Vintage Vault: 1959 Gibson ES-5 Switchmaster

September 22, 2014
One of the finest electric archtops inspired by the L-5.
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Ace Frehley: Cosmic Space Invasion

September 2, 2014
With a new label and several pending projects in the works, the former Kiss legend is still rocking the riffs.
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Vintage Vault: 1965 Gibson Firebird III

August 25, 2014
Discover how classic Detroit auto design influenced one of Gibson’s now-iconic solidbodies.
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Rig Rundown: Def Leppard

August 20, 2014
Vivian Campbell and Phil Collen take PG through their surprisingly tube-free rigs.
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Cult Coils: Lesser-Known Vintage Pickups

August 14, 2014
These six models boast fine tones and unique personalities, but they’ve never quite gotten their due.
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Rig Rundown: Kiss

August 13, 2014
Guitarist Tommy Thayer talks Les Pauls and philanthropy while Gene and Paul’s techs give us a peek behind the curtain and show us the gear behind the hottest band in the world.
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GALLERY: Lollapalooza 2014

August 8, 2014
From Kings of Leon to Spoon, Arctic Monkeys, Interpol, and even a reunited Outkast, Premier Guitar brings you a look at Lollapalooza 2014.
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Aaron Freeman: Return to Form

August 7, 2014
After a quarter century with Ween, the guitarist disbanded the group and got sober. He’s back with new music and that same penchant for dark, funny, and weird.
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Mastodon: A Year in the Life of the Sludge Metal Lords

August 1, 2014
Riffmeisters Bill Kelliher and Brent Hinds play for the song on the quartet’s sixth album, Once More ’Round the Sun.
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Ernest Ranglin: Bring the Riddim!

July 24, 2014
The father of ska and reggae guitar reaches out to the people.
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Mod Garage: Decouple Your Les Paul’s Volume Controls

July 18, 2014
Ever been frustrated by how the two volume controls interact on a dual-humbucker axe? Here’s how to make them work independently.
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GALLERY: Summer NAMM 2014 Day 1

July 17, 2014
Check out the latest and greatest gear from the first day of the 2014 Summer NAMM show.
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Rig Rundown: Larry Carlton

July 9, 2014
Want to take a tour of Mr. 335’s home studio and ogle his history-making gear?
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Gibson Introduces the Les Paul Traditional 120

July 7, 2014
The guitar sports a pair of 1959 Tribute humbuckers with Alnico II magnets, 42 AWG enamel-coated wire, and slightly mismatched coils.
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Rig Rundown: Failure's Ken Andrews

July 2, 2014
They once used tons of gear for their textural sonic assaults, but now the alt-rock trio strips it down.
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