How To Tour A Band On A Budget

How To Save Money Before You Hit The Road Touring for the first time is an exciting experience, and something that not every band gets to do. If you and your band mates have pooled all your money together and you’re about to embark on your first tour, congratulations, you’ve just decided to make your… Read More

A Brief History Of David Bowie’s Guitarists

Star men for the Starman 2016 marks the return of one of music’s best known and most celebrated individuals. By the time you read this article David Robert Jones (David Bowie to you and I) will have released his 25th studio album, Blackstar. You may have seen it mentioned on the news. There’s a video… Read More

Best Left Handed Guitars For Beginners

Six of the best southpaw guitars for learners Left handed people in most walks of life have got it hard. Accounting for only 10 per cent of the world’s population, lefties constantly face the challenge of finding the necessary tools to tackle tasks in a predominantly right handed world. This is particularly true for guitarists. Right-handers… Read More

New Ibanez Guitars For 2016

5 great guitars from the new Ibanez range Ibanez has today announced an incredibly varied lineup of new guitars for 2016, including a vast array of electric, acoustic, bass and left-handed models. Amongst the lineup there are fanned frets, sexy signatures, and even the return of a legend. Though we can’t cover them all, below we take… Read More

Five Best Jazz Guitars

Classic jazz sounds from five smooth guitars Jazz guitars are big bodied, often semi-acoustic, and designed to coax out some wonderfully rich, warm tones. Historically jazz was played on acoustic guitars, however in the days before amplification the guitar often became lost in the mix of the big band sound so the introduction of arch… Read More

‘I’d have my old Tone Master back!’ Lonely The Brave Guitarist Mark Trotter Interview

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year and a half, you’ll have heard of Lonely The Brave. Amidst Radio 1 A-list plays, storming festival sets and sold out tours, the Cambridge 5 piece have been solidifying their place in the halls of UK rock royalty. Since 2009, slowly but surely, LTB… Read More

How To Get Jack White’s Guitar Tone

Nailing that White Stripes tone (Image courtesy of Fabio Venni, used under Creative Commons) There’s an interesting part at the beginning of the 2008 documentary It Might Get Loud which instantly came to mind when writing this article. The film, for those who haven’t seen it – and you probably should see it – brings… Read More

10 Of The Best Hollow Body Guitars

Ten great semi-acoustics to tempt you You could say hollow body guitars are the pessimism/optimism dilemma of the guitar world. Is it an electric? An acoustic? Both? Neither?! However you see it, semi-acoustic guitars have cemented their place in guitar folklore thanks to their versatility across a number of styles. From their iconic big-body looks to their… Read More

Best Guitar And Amp Combinations

Nail that sound with these classic combinations With so many different types of guitars, amplifiers, pedals and other gizmos, it can be hard to know where to start to get the sound you’re after. Sure, most modern equipment is reasonably versatile so you could, for example, get a passable metal sound from an old blues… Read More

Gibson 2016 – Strongest Line Up Yet?

Big G returns with plenty to talk about Gibson has announced the full line up for its 2016, and there are a few changes to talk about. Rightly or wrongly, the 2015 range was perhaps less favourably received than it would have hoped for. Take a look on any of the prominent guitar forums or… Read More