August

Guitarists

Rig Rundown: Melvins' Buzz Osborne [2015]

July 29, 2015
King Buzzo details his love for aluminum guitars and solid-state amps.
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Between the Buried and Me’s Paul Waggoner

July 27, 2015
On new album Coma Ecliptic, his new Ibanez, and his evolving chops.
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Guthrie Govan: New Approaches

July 23, 2015
The maestro on the Aristocrats’ Tres Caballeros, pedal problems, and the other instrument he wants to master.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Mastodon: Beasts and Beer at Roskilde

July 15, 2015
The metal titans pour hops while headlining one of Europe’s largest music fests.
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Pokey LaFarge: Wild, Wild Midwesterner

July 13, 2015
Reviving the sound and spirit of mid-20th-century Americana.
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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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Unknown Mortal Orchestra: Ruban Nielson

July 6, 2015
This tinkering guitarist’s philosophy is to sound unique by building his own gear.
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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.
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Staff Picks: Grinding Gears

June 26, 2015
Denver Dalley of Desaparecidos joins us in venting about guitar-related pet peeves.
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Richard Thompson: The Incomparable Alchemist

June 25, 2015
The iconoclastic virtuoso revisits his roots on a new album produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy.
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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.
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Forgotten Heroes: Pops Staples

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

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