Read the September issue now!

Guitarists

Rig Rundown: Imagine Dragons

July 22, 2015
The band’s platinum pop-rock is fueled with amazingly customized axes, vintage Voxes, and plenty of sonic exploration.
Read More

Banditos’ Jeffery Salter: Let It Flow

July 21, 2015
He loves Roy and Chet. He studied jazz and classical guitar. He’s played in thrash and punk bands. He even builds his own guitars. And his sextet has just released one of the most compelling roots-rock albums of the year.
Read More

Warren Haynes: Down from the Mountain

July 16, 2015
The jam-band maestro returns to his folk roots on the largely acoustic Ashes and Dust.
Read More

Rig Rundown: Hinder

July 15, 2015
The hard rock band details the tools they use in their two-guitar attack.
Read More

Mastodon: Beasts and Beer at Roskilde

July 15, 2015
The metal titans pour hops while headlining one of Europe’s largest music fests.
Read More

Pokey LaFarge: Wild, Wild Midwesterner

July 13, 2015
Reviving the sound and spirit of mid-20th-century Americana.
Read More

Rig Rundown: Guthrie Trapp

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

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Ruban Nielson

July 6, 2015
This tinkering guitarist’s philosophy is to sound unique by building his own gear.
Read More

Sonny Landreth: Full Circle

June 30, 2015
For his 12th album, Bound by the Blues, the slide wizard revisits the soulful sounds that launched his career.
Read More

Staff Picks: Grinding Gears

June 26, 2015
Denver Dalley of Desaparecidos joins us in venting about guitar-related pet peeves.
Read More

Richard Thompson: The Incomparable Alchemist

June 25, 2015
The iconoclastic virtuoso revisits his roots on a new album produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
Read More

Rig Rundown: Steel Panther's Satchel [2015]

June 24, 2015
The self-proclaimed “World’s Greatest Guitarist” details the tools he uses to power his unique brand of shock rock.
Read More

Forgotten Heroes: Pops Staples

June 23, 2015
The gospel guitarist who took his tremolo-shaken country blues from Sunday mass to the masses.
Read More

Gallery: Bonnaroo 2015

June 19, 2015
Guitar highlights from the farm, which may be the most eclectic musical experience out there.
Read More

Ryley Walker: Seeking the Infinite within “Weird” Tunings

June 18, 2015
Fingerstyle guitarist Ryley Walker channels the past to create a fresh take on folk music.
Read More

Rig Rundown: Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba

June 17, 2015
Take a look at the vintage electrics, delectable Martins, and essential effects that help power the band’s brand of emo rock.
Read More

Failure’s Monster Comeback

June 16, 2015
After almost two decades, Ken Andrews and Greg Edwards reunite for an album that picks up right where they left off.
Read More

Lamb Chops: The Tools and Techniques Behind Lamb of God’s Crushing Comeback Album

June 12, 2015
John Campbell, Mark Morton, and Willie Adler discuss their first release since the tragedy that nearly destroyed their band.
Read More

Rig Rundown: Testament’s Alex Skolnick, Eric Peterson & Steve DiGiorgio

June 10, 2015
The thrash-metal vets keep it simple yet high-tech on their 2015 tour.
Read More

Neal Schon: “Lady M (Our Love Remains)” Song Premiere

June 10, 2015
Hear a new track from the Journey guitar hero’s upcoming double-disc instrumental record.
Read More