December 2016

LP-Style

Rig Rundown: Jonny Lang

February 19, 2014
The bluesmaster shares some licks, talks signature guitars, and his tech breaks down his Fender combos and pedalboard setup.
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Bottom Feeder: My $81 Les Paul Special

January 12, 2014
There are some good eBay deals—and a few ridiculously good deals.
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Gibson Releases the Les Paul Recording

January 3, 2014
Two pickups route through a Jensen audio transformer for a balanced low-impedance output that can go direct into pro mixers or computer audio interfaces.
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Dave's Guitar Shop Tour

December 30, 2013
Go behind the scenes at one of the biggest vintage guitar dealers where owner Dave Rogers' shows off his personal collection of holy grail instruments and amps.
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Mod Garage: ’50s Les Paul Wiring in a Telecaster, Pt. 2

December 27, 2013
Tele freaks: Get modern and ’50s-style tone-pot wiring in the same axe!
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Last Call: Picassos and Les Pauls

December 11, 2013
What are the odds of finding one of the several hundred “forgotten” ’59 Les Pauls that experts figure are out there, waiting to be discovered?
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Boston's Tom Scholz: The Return of Rockman

December 10, 2013
After spending more than a decade on Boston’s new album, Les Paul junkie and pedal pioneer Tom Scholz explains why he’s due for a vacation.
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Forgotten Heroes: Paul Kossoff

December 6, 2013
The life and techniques of Free’s legendary lead guitarist told through anecdotes from friends and fans, including Paul Rodgers and Joe Bonamassa.
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Zakk Wylde's 5 Favorite Les Pauls

December 4, 2013
Les Paul devotee Zakk Wylde dishes the stories behind some his favorite (and most infamous) axes.
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Jonny Lang: Long Time Coming

November 21, 2013
Tele-armed phenom Jonny Lang makes his most mature and tuneful album yet.
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A Perfect Circle: Another Round for Billy Howerdel and James Iha

November 20, 2013
The supergroup guitarists open up about the reunion, their new recording, and revamping their road rigs.
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ZZ Top Gear Gallery

November 19, 2013
Guitarist Billy Gibbons’ and bassist Dusty Hill’s toys can be summed up by three Bs: bold, Bolin-made, and because they said so.
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Builder Profile: Born Custom Guitars

November 19, 2013
By using sustainably harvested, salvaged, and reclaimed tonewoods, this Colorado-based company is making guitars a greener way.
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Mod Garage: ’50s Les Paul Wiring in a Telecaster

November 15, 2013
It’s easy to wire your Telecaster’s tone and volume controls the way Gibson wired late-’50s Les Pauls.
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Modern Builder Vault: Red Rocket Guitars

October 11, 2013
North Carolina artist Matthew Nowicki taught himself how to build guitars five years ago and hasn't looked back.
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PRS Announces Limited Edition Experience Models and David Grissom Signature Amp

September 24, 2013
This year at Experience PRS, several limited-edition models were released in addition to David Grissom's DG Custom amp.
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Rig Rundown - Middle Class Rut's Zack Lopez

August 14, 2013
Middle Class Rut guitarist Zack Lopez discusses his new current live setup with a full band, as well as the three-rig configuration used for the two-man attack that MC Rut is known for, and demos his "simplified" rig.
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Summer NAMM '13 - Devilcat Amplifiers Jean and Terry Models, and CMG Guitars Ashlee and Mark Solidbodies

August 12, 2013
Check out Devilcat Amplifiers and CMG Guitars at Summer NAMM 2013!
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The Fabulous Four: Mods for your Strat, Tele, Les Paul, and "Super Strat"

August 1, 2013
Looking for the coolest, simplest mods for your Strat, Tele, Les Paul, or “super strat”? Then look no further—Premier Guitar’s Mod Garage columnist Dirk Wacker walks us through the tastiest tone tweaks for the most popular guitars on the planet.
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Vibrance Guitars Debut New Line at Summer NAMM

July 25, 2013
At the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, Vibrance Guitars announced two new lines of guitars.
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