Les Paul Standard

Les Paul Standard

Les Paul StandardEver since PAF humbuckers met flamed-maple top in 1958, the Les Paul Standard has been revered among players for its unparalleled heights of tone and playability, ...

American Vintage ’65 Stratocaster

American Vintage ’65 Stratocaster

The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key feat ...

PRS Artist Package

PRS Artist Package

The PRS Artist Package is an exclusive platform for PRS core electric guitars that offers expanded features, options, and colors on select models. Available for the first time sinc ...

Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess

Alex Lifeson Les Paul Axcess In his work with Rush from the '70s to today, Alex Lifeson has redefined the boundaries of progressive rock guitar. Embodying far more than that genre ...

Marshall 2203KK Kerry King Signature JCM800 Guitar Amp Head

Marshall 2203KK Kerry King Signature JCM800 Guitar Amp Head

100 watts of insane power and Slayer tone! The all-valve Kerry King Signature JCM800 2203KK is the essence of simplicity--a single-channel tube amp with no reverb or effects. It's ...

Mustang™ Floor by Fender Guitar Amplifiers

Mustang™ Floor by Fender Guitar Amplifiers

Fender introduces its first ever multi-effects unit in the form of the Mustang Floor-a versatile high-performance floor unit that delivers pro-level amp modeling, effects and artis ...

Cobbled-together looking but intriguing Russian electric acoustic guitar

guitarz.blogspot.com: At first when I saw this photos of this Soviet-era Russian-made electric acoustic guitar, I thought that someone had customised an acoustic guitar in order to electrify it. But looking more closely, it would appear to have been designed this way; I'm pretty sure that this guitar was conceived this was in its Leningrad factory. It looks for all the world like an old nylon-strung Russian ...

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Weekend riff: Deftones – My Own Summer

Read more about Weekend riff: Deftones - My Own Summer at MusicRadar.com Master Stephen Carpenter's cool alt-metal harmonic minor guitar riffThis is a fairly easy riff to learn. The most significant challenge is managing the constant changes of position on the fretboard. The trick is not to try and play the riff with just one finger. A two-finger approach will enable you to easily fret the notes that are ne ...

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Guitarist Eva Vergilova Covers Prince's "Purple Rain" — Video

Every now and then—more like every 12 seconds—there's a video that suddenly clicks with the universe and racks up an untold number of Instagram, Facebook and Twitter shares, views and comments. Below, we present one such video. It's a homemade clip of guitarist Bulgarian Eva Vergilova performing an instrumental version of Prince's "Purple Rain." While we don't know much about Vergilova, we know her YouTube ...

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Eric Johnson and Mike Stern Play "Cliffs of Dover" at Soundcheck, Dance Moves and All — Video

Eric Johnson recently shared this visually dark but fun video on his Facebook page, and we thought we'd pass it on. It's a clip of Johnson and guitarist Mike Stern playing Johnson's signature tune, "Cliffs of Dover," at soundcheck during a stop on the duo's current tour. They're out there in support of their new album, Eclectic, which came out last month. We don't know what all the dance moves are about (Pe ...

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Preview Alex Skolnick's New World-Music Project, Planetary Coalition — Video

Alex Skolnick has posted a trailer video for the self-titled debut album by Planetary Coalition. The video includes performance clips and excerpts of five songs with a range of guests, including Rodrigo y Gabriela. Planetary Coalition is driven by the acoustic guitar of Skolnick, whose work spans jazz (Alex Skolnick Trio), metal (Testament) and world music (Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ishtar). "It started with a lo ...

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'Ouroboros': The New Orleans Suspects’ Funkified Masterpiece

You could apply the term “supergroup” to the New Orleans Suspects, and it wouldn't be hyperbole. These cats have been there, done that and have the chops to prove it. Saxophonist Jeff Watkins’ career includes a dozen years leading James Brown’s band; Willie Green drummed for the Neville Brothers for more than three decades; CR Gruver has played keys with Outformation and Leo Nocentelli; guitarist Jake Ecker ...

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'The Turn': Live Guitarist Chad Taylor Discusses New Album, Guitars and ‘Throwing Copper’

It was a turning point when the band Live took a self-imposed hiatus in 2009. Lead singer Ed Kowalczyk wanted to focus on a solo career while the band wanted to return to a more ensemble-based format. Unable to resolve their impasse, the band and Kowalczyk decided to go their separate ways. Enter vocalist Chris Shinn, who over the years had developed a strong rapport with members of Live. Now, after a thera ...

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Celebrate the Holidays with 'The Ultimate Christmas Guitar Songbook'

The Ultimate Christmas Guitar Songbook is available now a the Guitar World Online Store for $19.95. The book features 100 songs in a variety of notation styles, from easy guitar and classical guitar arrangements to note-for-note guitar tab transcriptions. Includes: All Through the Night • Auld Lang Syne • Away in a Manger • Blue Christmas • The Chipmunk Song • The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Op ...

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Betcha Can't Play This: Nita Strauss Solo Lick from Alice Cooper Tour

Here's a brand-new edition of Betcha Can't Play This featuring Alice Cooper guitarist Nita Strauss, who visited Guitar World HQ last month. Last time, she played a Descending Legato Lick. This time, she demonstrates a lick from her solo spotlight section from her shows with Cooper. As with the other new-for-2014-and-2015 "Betcha Can't Play This" videos, this is an expanded version of the usually brief "Betc ...

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Gear Review: Sonic Pipe Elbow 3-Watt Practice Amp

Like some other rock-star accessories, the Sonic Pipe practice amp looks like something you probably wouldn't be able to take on a plane. It turns out it's a unique U.S.-made practice amp for under $50. I had to learn more. The E-3.1 is part of Sonic Pipe's Elbow series of practice amps. If you're thinking the design looks strangely familiar, it might be because it is built from a PVC pipe fitting. Up top i ...

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