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 ...

Slayer's Tom Araya: "Practice, Practice, Practice. That's the Best Advice I Can Offer."

What influenced you to pick up an instrument? My older brother was learning to play the guitar. So, basically, to accompany him. I started doing that when I was 11 or 12 years old. By the time I hooked up with [Slayer guitarists] Kerry [King] and Jeff [Hanneman], I was 19 or 20. I’d been playing for seven or eight years already. What was your first bass? My first bass was a Vox acoustic guitar with four str ...

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Back to School Music Gear for College Musicans

My daughter is heading back to college next month and this year she’s taking something new with her. It’s a lovely concert Cordoba ukulele that I just picked up. It’s funny, because last year she wasn’t really thinking about music. Mostly just trying to navigate her way through her freshman year and figure out the whole social scene. But after a summer of music making, she’s longing to have something on han ...

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Shred Fest II: Chris Broderick and Gus G Teach Each Other Shred Licks — Video

What's it like when two master shredders get together to exchange ideas, talk technique and more? We caught a glimpse in our first "Chris Broderick and Gus G shred fest" video last week—and now we're back with a brand-new clip! This time, Guitar World's latest cover stars teach each other a host of shred licks, discuss their new projects and more. Check it out below! A few things while we have your attentio ...

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Summer NAMM 2015: Breedlove’s Oregon LTD Series — Video

Here we catch up with Colin of the Breedlove Guitar Company as he introduces their latest line of acoustics, the Limited Edition Oregon Series. Introduced at Summer NAMM 2015, the series is available in a Concert, Concert Cutaway or Parlor body style. These beautiful instruments draw their sonic power and clarity from a Pacific Northwest-grown myrtlewood top, back and sides. While myrtlewood is primarily us ...

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Warren Haynes Talks New Acoustic Folk Album, 'Ashes & Dust'

Warren Haynes’ name is more likely to be evoked alongside those of Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Paul Kossoff, Steve Marriott or even David Gilmour, rather than Bob Dylan or Woody Guthrie. And yet there’s always been a literate storyteller’s heart beating within the powerful Gibson- and Marshall-fueled textures of his finest songwriting, going back to the emergence of his much-esteemed polymorph ...

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Nameless Ghoul Talks Ghost's New Album, 'Meliora,' and Staying Anonymous

When Guitar World catches up with Nameless Ghoul, one of five similarly monikered members of Ghost, he's relaxing at his home in Linkoping, Sweden, in anticipation of a round of live gigs with his band. Apparently, even ghouls need rest sometimes. But the fact is that the guitarist and his fellow ghouls have been quite busy as of late, as Ghost recently completed work on their third full-length album, Melio ...

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Chris Broderick Discusses His Years with Megadeth, Act of Defiance's Debut Album

Being a hired gun has its advantages for a guitarist that just wants to play and doesn’t need the responsibility of writing songs, choosing what gets recorded and dealing with record label bean counters. But for ex-Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick, rocking out to someone else’s tunes night after night wasn’t enough. So on November 25, six hours after drummer Shawn Drover left the band, Broderick told Dave ...

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IK Multimedia and Mesa Engineering Announce AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie for Mac/PC

IK Multimedia has announced a new collaboration with Mesa Engineering, the AmpliTube Mesa/Boogie for Mac/PC. You can pre-order it here. Now guitarists can enjoy modeled versions of several of MESA/Boogie's most famous high-gain sounds via 5 inspiring amplifiers and cabinets. These new co-developed models deliver the full spectrum of Mesa's trademark sounds. This first-ever officially authorized by Mesa line ...

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Faces Box Set Coming August 28: All Four Studio Albums Plus Rarities

Rhino has announced a comprehensive Faces box set titled Faces: You Can Make Me Dance, Sing Or Anything (1970-1975). The set features newly remastered versions of all four of the band's studio albums—The First Step (1970), Long Player (1971), A Nod Is as Good as a Wink...to a Blind Horse (1971) and Ooh La La (1973)—plus a bonus disc of rarities. The set will be available August 28 from Rhino Records for a l ...

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How Joe Satriani Found Inspiration from Fictional Alter-Ego on New Album, 'Shockwave Supernova'

For many artists who reach the "double digit albums" stage of their career, inspiration often can be hard to come by. However, for Joe Satriani—who released his 15th studio album, Shockwave Supernova, July 24—each album is seen as a chance to reinvent himself and test the limits of his guitar playing. The results don't lie; he's one of the most successful and innovative solo and instrumental guitarists play ...

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