Read the February 2016 issue online now!

Premier Blog

Latest

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Domestic Disputes

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: Domestic Disputes

February 11, 2016
So, your guitar was made in the USA—or was it?
Vintage Vault: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

Vintage Vault: 1962 Gibson ES-175D

February 9, 2016
Though introduced 67 years ago, this classic archtop is still embraced by professional jazz guitarists.
Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: 1999 Yamaha AEX-502

Will Ray's Bottom Feeder: 1999 Yamaha AEX-502

February 7, 2016
A different set of pickups can bring a potentially great guitar to life.
Staff Picks: Pedal Impressions

Staff Picks: Pedal Impressions

February 5, 2016
DMA’s guitarist Johnny Took joins the PG staff in discussing the stomps we weren’t smitten with at first sight, but later ended up loving.
Mod Garage: Les Paul Master Wiring #3

Mod Garage: Les Paul Master Wiring #3

February 5, 2016
Want split-second tone switching on your dual-humbucker guitar? Try this simple yet potent mod.
The Recording Guitarist: Cunning Transposition Tricks

The Recording Guitarist: Cunning Transposition Tricks

February 3, 2016
Sometimes a capo is all you need to create cool overdubs.
Last Call: Will Arts Save Mankind?

Last Call: Will Arts Save Mankind?

February 1, 2016
Maybe it’s time to revisit the past.
Tools for the Task: Soundhole Pickups

Tools for the Task: Soundhole Pickups

January 29, 2016
Looking for a simple way to amplify your acoustic? Fill that hole with an easy-to-install soundhole pickup.
Tuning Up: Death to Asinine Clickbait!

Tuning Up: Death to Asinine Clickbait!

January 18, 2016
Yes, we get the headline irony, but here’s our solemn promise to not shovel you sh!t.
State of the Stomp: Conserving Energy

State of the Stomp: Conserving Energy

January 17, 2016
The power of positive thinking is the best adaptor for the voltage flow of life.
Tone Tips: Hands vs. Gear?

Tone Tips: Hands vs. Gear?

January 13, 2016
Does a great guitar sound originate in a player’s hands, gear, or both?
Acoustic Soundboard: Taking a Holistic View of Setup

Acoustic Soundboard: Taking a Holistic View of Setup

January 11, 2016
How the numerous elements that determine the feel of your guitar work together.
Guitar Shop 101: Five Ways to Use a Digital Multimeter

Guitar Shop 101: Five Ways to Use a Digital Multimeter

January 8, 2016
This handy tool can be a guitarist’s best friend.
The Recording Guitarist: How to Apply Fairy Dust

The Recording Guitarist: How to Apply Fairy Dust

January 7, 2016
Animate your recording with high-tuned instruments.
Last Call: The Journey of Frodo Douchebaggins

Last Call: The Journey of Frodo Douchebaggins

January 5, 2016
Why do musicians have a bad reputation? Because we’ve earned it.