Your favorite players talk about these guitar pedals almost as if they’re interchangeable, but there are important differences. Here’s what they sound like and how to use them.
Heavy, medium, light … tiny and pointy or big and chunky … plastic, stone, or steel? Here’s how to make sense of the confusing array of plectrum options.
In 1960, saxophonist Steve Lacy played in Thelonious Monk’s band … and took notes for us.
Our columnist shares a love story about his longtime passion for the 1965 heavyweight that’s his No. 1.
Boutique luthier Jol Dantzig (cofounder of Hamer Guitars) examines the potential perils of different headstock angles and the balance between performance and ease of construction.