January 2019

What's New

On Bass: Managing Less-Than-Magical Bandmates

January 20, 2019
Once in a while, you have to ask a bandmate to back down, turn down, or something else they probably don’t want to do.

Fretboard Workshop: Soloing with Triads

January 19, 2019
Think triads are boring? Try a few of these improv ideas.

Reggie Young: 1936–2019

January 18, 2019
The king of the intro hook helped author the 6-string sound of Memphis soul with his classic licks, and crystallized country guitar in the ’70s and ’80s, with his trusty ’57 Strat, ’69 Tele, and Gibson ES-335.

Dimed & Dangerous: Amps, Pedals, and Pizza Delivery

January 18, 2019
The internet can lead to great discoveries, but so can delivering pizza on a dark and stormy night.

Julian Lage Drops "Tomorrow Is the Question" Video and Announces New Album

January 18, 2019
Love Hurts, which features tunes by Roy Orbison, Eraserhead, Keith Jarrett, The Everly Brothers, and more comes out on February 22.

Gibson Reveals 2019 Lineup and Signature Models

January 18, 2019
The company teamed with Chuck Berry’s Son and Grandson to create Berry’s famed ES-350T which will be out this year.

First Look: Fender American Performer Telecaster

January 18, 2019
Watch John Bohlinger play the latest iteration of Leo's first solidbody that's loaded with a new Yosemite bridge single-coil and Keef-esque neck humbucker.

Santana Announces the 'Supernatural Now' Tour

January 18, 2019
The three-month, 29-date celebration will commemorate two of the most important milestones in the iconic guitarist’s career: the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking, multiple Grammy-winning album Supernatural and the 50th anniversary of his momentous performance at Woodstock.

Ariel Posen Steps Out with 'How Long'

January 18, 2019
The highly respected sideman, slide man, and gear-demo star makes the transition to frontman and songwriter with his debut solo album.

Peterson Tuners Launches the Strobostomp HD

January 17, 2019
The tuner sports heavily requested user features such as a variable multi-color display, pop-less true-bypass function, and buffered output mode.

Godin Launches the Daryl Stuermer DS-1 Signature Edition Guitar

January 17, 2019
The longtime Phil Collins guitarist’s model comes standard with a Canadian Laurentian basswood body with a AA flame top in a high-gloss red finish.

Taurus Releases the Stomp-Head 1.VT

January 17, 2019
A compact guitar amplifier in a stompbox shape.

Dusky Hypatia Review

January 17, 2019
Rowdy and refined distortion tones come naturally to Dusky’s newest stompbox.

Martin Guitar to Debut Special and Limited-Edition Models

January 17, 2019
New offerings include the CEO-9, Size 1 De Goni Authentic 1843, D Homeward, and more.

Neunaber Audio Announces the Neuron

January 17, 2019
A guitar preamp with speaker simulator, compressor, noise gate, presets, and MIDI.

Vintage Vault: 1967 Hagström F-300

January 17, 2019
A Swedish gem that's still got tons of rock ’n’ roll swagger—and a lot of switches!

IK Multimedia Unveils the Axe I/O Interface

January 17, 2019
It offers guitar-centric features such as adjustable impedance, streamlined re-amplification functions, and a variety of instrument input circuits.

B&G Guitars Launches the Caletta Acoustic

January 17, 2019
Named after Robert Johnson's wife, the Caletta aims to delivers classic tone and feel in a small-body acoustic.

Jol Dantzig's Esoterica Electrica: String Theory

January 17, 2019
Looking to improve your relationship with your guitar? Explore the space between the lines.

Rig Rundown: Emma Ruth Rundle

January 16, 2019
The moody goth-folk songstress and her 6-string compatriot Evan Patterson detail the off-kilter double-cuts, dual-amp configurations, and reverb-dripping boards that give life to their jangly, ambient washes and doomy, crashing crescendos.