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In this issue

ENGLISH CHANNEL | Carr’s new Bel-Ray combo packs the essence of classic British amp tone together with a tremolo that’s out of this world.

‘I HAD TWO TOTALLY DIFFERENT SOUNDS’ | Electric guitar ace Tinsley Ellis feared he would lose his chops during the pandemic. Constant practice led to his new — and, surprisingly, solo acoustic — album.

BLUES BREAKER | With his new album, blues guitarist Gary Clark Jr. shows a dizzying range — from jazz-pop to funk to shred. But as he tells Guitar Player, he was never a blues guy to begin with.

MY CAREER IN FIVE SONGS

\"La Grange\" aside, these are the songs Billy F. Gibbons considers among his finest achievements.

MY CAREER IN FIVE SONGS

8 mins

TIP SHEET

He's played with and learned from the masters. Here are Christone \"Kingfish\" Ingram's best practices for performance.

TIP SHEET

4 mins

How I Wrote..."The Story in Your Eyes"

Justin Hayward reveals the story and hidden message behind the Moody Blues' timeless 1971 hit single.

How I Wrote..."The Story in Your Eyes"

3 mins

TWA

Krytical Mass KM-01 Reactive Octave Fuzz

TWA

2 mins

FENDER

Tone Master Pro FR-10 Powered Cabinet

FENDER

2 mins

TWO NOTES

Special Edition Limited Run Torpedo Captor X

TWO NOTES

4 mins

FENDER

Tone Master Pro Floor Modeler

FENDER

5 mins

AMERICANA AMBASSADOR

David Grisman details the historic mandolins, guitars and banjos he played on the Acoustic America album, as exhibited at Arizona's Musical Instrument Museum.

AMERICANA AMBASSADOR

8 mins

CAN'T STOP THE BOP

He's a bebop originator who's played with everyone from Charlie Parker to Jimmy McGriff. Now 96 and fronting a new album, Chicago guitarist George Freeman shows no sign of slowing down

CAN'T STOP THE BOP

10+ mins

DIRTY DEEDS

Looking for fresh musical inspiration, Kenny Wayne Shepherd left Nashville for Alabama's FAME Studios. The result is Dirt on My Diamonds, Vol. 1, the first half of a new album project that continues his blues-rock evolution.

DIRTY DEEDS

10+ mins

How to Play a Telecaster

On Second Album, Tele evangelist Roy Buchanan raised Leo's creation to new heights.

How to Play a Telecaster

2 mins

BLUES WITH 808 BEATS

With programmed drums, samples and a renewed sense of purpose, Buffalo Nichols ponders what blues might have been on The Fatalist.

BLUES WITH 808 BEATS

6 mins

MELODY MAKER

As Dave Hause puts the focus on songs, he keeps the guitar work all about the hooks.

MELODY MAKER

5 mins

HUMBUCKER HEAVEN

With the Espada HH and Espada HH Active, G&L offers two versatile variations on Leo Fender's late-1960s design.

HUMBUCKER HEAVEN

5 mins

WINNER TAKES ALL

Twenty years ago, Joe Bonamassa placed a bet on himself and hit the jackpot. Now he celebrates two decades of musical independence with Blues Deluxe Vol. 2, a return to the album concept that made him the blues' reigning champion. Guitar Player visits Nerdville for a little chat and a look at a few of Joe's very fine vintage axes.

WINNER TAKES ALL

10+ mins

A rule-breaker breaks through

On the heels of her 2021 number-two album, blues phenom Ally Venable steps up to the big leagues with Real Gone.

A rule-breaker breaks through

6 mins

EARTHQUAKER DEVICES

Ledges Tri-Dimensional Reverberation Machine

EARTHQUAKER DEVICES

2 mins

PEAVEY

6505 1992 Original

PEAVEY

3 mins

EPIPHONE

1958 Korina Flying V and Explorer

EPIPHONE

5 mins

Thick and Thin

Pick pointers with bluegrass master Gary Brewer of the Kentucky Ramblers

Thick and Thin

2 mins

BREWER'S CHOICE

To cut House of Axes, bluegrass ambassador Gary Brewer picked a half-dozen vintage Martins from his collection of more than 100 - including a 19th century model among the rarest of the rare.

BREWER'S CHOICE

9 mins

ON FIRE

Van Halen might not have been the same group without Ted Templeman, the producer who discovered and signed them, then produced their greatest albums. He tells Guitar Player how it all began with a friendly tip: \"Ted, these guys are hot!\"

ON FIRE

10 mins

SEVEN STRINGS TO SWING

As he drops Stage & Screen, John Pizzarelli celebrates his 40th year of recording and reflects on the lessons he learned from his father, Bucky.

SEVEN STRINGS TO SWING

10+ mins

RISING FORCE

As she drops The Call of the Void, her unapologetically shred sophomore album, Nita Strauss riffs on stress, solos and the importance of heeding Yngwie.

RISING FORCE

6 mins

PAST PLEASURES FUTURE SHOCKS

As he releases his expanded Star Fleet Project box set, Brian May expounds on Eddie Van Halen's role in it, the future of Queen and the dangers Al poses for music in the coming year.

PAST PLEASURES FUTURE SHOCKS

10 mins

A Love Supreme

Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto's Love, Love defines a moment with deeply spiritual power.

A Love Supreme

2 mins

Mail-Order Pride

Launched as a post-WWII startup, Carvin Guitars grew into a guitar gear giant, one catalog sale at a time.

Mail-Order Pride

4 mins

TIP SHEET

From breathing to talking - Eddie 9V reveals the advice that made him blues-rock's new guitar star.

TIP SHEET

5 mins

THE DRAGON TAMER

Simon McBride's fire-breathing tube tones power a new era of Deep Purple.

THE DRAGON TAMER

6 mins

A TELE TRIBUTE WITH A TWIST

To build his hollowbody Tribute, Tim Bram turned to a vintage Fender from his youth. The result is a remarkably versatile jazz box.

A TELE TRIBUTE WITH A TWIST

4 mins

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Guitar Player Magazine Description:

PublisherFuture

CategoryMusic

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

Guitar Player educates, empowers, and inspires obsessed guitarists to sound better and play better. Through its comprehensive print, online, and social-networking media—as well as community-rousing events such as Guitar Superstar—Guitar Player feeds a player’s passion for mastering tone, technique, gear, technology, composition, and live performance. Revered for its insightful artist interviews, multi-faceted music lessons, and trusted product reviews since 1967, Guitar Player has influenced generations of players— including some world-renowned guitar stars—and continues to encourage and motivate serious guitarists of all ages, styles, and skill levels.

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