German builder Uli Teuffel’s latest masterpiece is an homage to both Torres and Stradivari—but with a rocker’s heart. Watch PG’s exclusive video demo.

In this PG exclusive video, John Bohlinger gives you an up-close look at the exquisitely crafted Teuffel Antonio. Made of Honduran mahogany and ziricote, this one-of-a-kind solidbody is a visual tribute to both famed 19th-century Spanish guitar luthier Antonio Torres and legendary violin builder Antonio Stradivari. Despite its inspiration and visual vibe, Antonio features aged alnico magnets in a splittable neck-position humbucker that yields a surprising variety of tones.

Johnny Marr’s latest LP spans influences from New Order to the Staple Singers while staying rooted in his clockwork timing and copious talents as arranger and melodicist.

When the great Ronnie Spector of the Ronettes passed away earlier this year, I thought a lot about Johnny Marr. Marr was moved deeply by the girl groups of the ’60s—their positivity, energy, and the convergence of ecstasy and melancholy in the music. He was even fired up by the audaciousness of their style: The impressive beehive hairdo worn by Spector’s bandmate Estelle Bennett famously inspired the jet-black pile Marr wore at the height of Smiths fame.

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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.

How does a legacy artist stay on top of his game? The pianist, hit singer-songwriter, producer, and composer talks about the importance of musical growth and positive affirmation; his love for angular melodicism; playing jazz, pop, classical, bluegrass, jam, and soundtrack music; and collaborating with his favorite guitarists, including Pat Metheny and Jerry Garcia.

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