Everything from vintage Jazzmasters to dirty Danelectros made waves at the annual music fest in Austin, Texas.

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Adio Marchant of Bipolar Sunshine delivered abstract dream rock to SXSW on the back patio of Bar 96 with his bright Fender Custom Shop Strat.

In case you couldn’t make it to the music world’s annual balls-to-the wall blitzkrieg of shows, we bring you there with a look at the players who rocked 2014’s Texan festival of rock.

How an Italia Speedster, a sturdy Jazz bass, and a little “sad chorus” can kickstart an international dance party.

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See a sampling of picks used by famous guitarists over the years.

Marty Stuart

Submit your own artist pick collections to rebecca@premierguitar.com for inclusion in a future gallery.

Luthier Dave Helmer shows you how to cure buzzy strings, bad intonation, gnarly frets, high action, and other common troubles with off-the-shelf axes.

Guitars are the best. We love them. It’s fun to fall in love with a guitar at a store, buy it, and proudly bring it home. But we’ve all been there … where after a month that new guitar is just not playing as good as it was before. As guitar players, we know what feels good and what feels bad when it comes to playability. Maybe you have setup preferences that you like on all your guitars, or maybe you want to experiment with changes to your setup?

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