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Riff Rundown: Between the Buried and Me's "Telos"

July 22, 2018
Dustie Waring challenges your picking-hand efficiency with this ripping speed-metal number off The Parallax II: Future Sequence.

The Subversive Guitarist: Trapped in a Box!

July 21, 2018
Do you feel like you play the same things every time you pick up the guitar? This new column can help.

Staff Picks: My First Amp

July 20, 2018
My Morning Jacket’s Jim James joins us to discuss our very first amps, and where they are now.

SNAMM '18 - AMI Guitars DM-18, GJA-SG200 & GBCE-3-SB Demos

July 20, 2018
The German company's NAMM debut brought out their line of classically inspired acoustics that come in at a rather modest price.

SNAMM '18 - Yamaha AC4KII Solid Koa Cutaway Acoustic/Electric Demo

July 20, 2018
The Japanese company updates two favorite flattops with Hawaiian tonewoods and new electronics.

Vintage Vault: 1960s Kay Swingmaster K763

July 20, 2018
A semi-hollow player’s workhorse ready for a second life.

SNAMM '18 - IK Multimedia iRig Stomp I/O Demo

July 19, 2018
Check out the power lurking inside the USB pedalboard controller that integrates a professional, high-resolution, MFi-certified audio interface with MIDI input/output.

Emil Werstler: “Devil in the Room” Song Premiere and Interview

July 19, 2018
A heavy metal virtuoso steps away from the genre for a solo debut packed with beats, samples, quick-cut style shifts, and—of course—plenty of scalding guitar.

SNAMM '18 - Galloup Guitars G.9CE Demo

July 19, 2018
The Michigan-based luthier and guitar-building instructor introduces his first acoustic bass with an original bridge design.

Spaceman Mercury IV Review

July 19, 2018
Spaceman’s magical tone masseuse has a way of making everything sound just plain better.

SNAMM '18 - Loog Guitars Paul Frank Edition & Mini Amp Demos

July 19, 2018
The brand collaborates with the cartoonist and fashion designer for a fresh-looking, mini 3-string and unveils an even smaller amp.

SNAMM '18 - Lunastone Dynamic Digital Delay Demo

July 18, 2018
Watch an exclusive first demo of the Danish pedalmakers' first foray into digital delay.

Korora Audio Releases the Spira Filter Modulation Pedal

July 18, 2018
The company's first pedal incorporates up to 24 parallel resonant bandpass filters to produce an infinitely ascending or descending filter sweep.

Rig Rundown: U2's The Edge

July 18, 2018
Strats, Explorers, Les Pauls, AC30s, and a healthy amount of delay help form some of the most iconic tones ever recorded. Famed tech Dallas Schoo walks us through the ins and outs of The Edge’s expansive setup.

PG Giveaways: $500 Sweetwater Gift Card

July 18, 2018
Answer this short survey and be entered for your chance to win a $500 Sweetwater Gift Card!

Listen to the August 2018 PG Spotify Playlist

July 18, 2018
This month's tunes feature former Pavement frontman Stephen Malkmus, Captain Sensible and Paul Gray from legendary punk band the Damned, and Nigerian Tuareg guitarist Almeida from Tal National.

PG Giveaways: The Edge Strat®

July 18, 2018

You could WIN The Edge Strat® Courtesy of Fender!

SNAMM '18 - Clifton Guitarworks Flathead Demos

July 18, 2018
These slightly unusual axes combine reclaimed woods with a moden take on a traditional design.

Signal to Noise: Don’t Overdo It

July 18, 2018
When you bond with an instrument, it pays to think twice about tearing it apart.

My First Guitar

July 17, 2018
A dozen pro prayers share the story behind the first 6-string they ever had. Read about Al Di Meola’s Christmas Guild, Paul Gilbert’s Stella, the Steve Vai-signed Ibanez RG that Nita Strauss once coveted and now owns, and more.