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Guitar World

July 2019

Guitar World is the world’s leading guitar magazine. Professionals and beginners alike turn to Guitar World for top-flight coverage of their favorite artists, from rock titans like Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and Metallica's Kirk Hammett to contemporary stars like the White Stripes' Jack White and Tool's Adam Jones. Every issue of Guitar World magazine offers broad-ranging interviews that cover technique, instruments and lifestyles as well as Guitar World’s famously thorough lessons and transcriptions.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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defenders of the faith

Shawn Macdonald AGE: 47 HOMETOWN: Brantford, Ontario, Canada GUITARS: ESP LTD Gary Holt Signature, Jackson Rhoads V, Epiphone 1984 Reissue, Fernandes Ltd. Edition, Lado CDN 1 SONGS I’VE BEEN PLAYING: Kreator “Betrayer,” Slayer “At Dawn They Sleep,” “Hell Awaits,” Death “Symbolic” GEAR I MOST WANT: Jackson X Series Warrior, Airis Effects Merciless Distortion Tyler Piper AGE: 23 HOMETOWN: Pleasanton, CA GUITARS: Fender Deluxe Ash Telecaster, Epiphone Les Paul Custom, Martin Custom DX1 SONGS I’VE BEEN PLAYING: The Cars “Just What I Needed,” Alice in Chains “Got Me Wrong,” Jane’s Addiction “Mountain Song,” Judas Priest “Living After Midnight” GEAR I MOST WANT: Vox AC30, Ernie Ball Music Man Valentine Signature, Gibson Flying V James Fujihara AGE: 64 HOMETOWN: Rio Rancho, NM GUITARS: 2008 Gibson…

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gus sinaro

(DANIELLE SANTAGATA) 1 “Cross Off” Mark Morton ft. Chester Bennington This has the perfect balance of incredible guitar work and phenomenal melodic singing with aggressive tones. If only there were more songs like this. 2 “I Will Fail You” Demon Hunter One of my favorite songs right now. The lyrics are so meaningful, as are most DH songs. I relate to it — and the overall song is beautifully crafted. I love the melodies and chord progression. 3 “...And Justice for All” Metallica If I could describe this song in one word, it’d be epic. This ahead-of-its-time progthrash song is full of energy, thought-provoking lyrics and great guitar riffs, solos and vocals. Possibly my all-time…

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requiem for the king of the surf guitar

I HAVE A fond memory of walking with Dick Dale through the corridors of the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix some seven years ago. He said he could sense that the place was filled with spirits emanating from the ancient and modern instruments collected there, and even the building’s Indian sandstone facade. He felt the spirits were calling out to him.Now Dick himself has entered the spirit realm. He left this life March 16, 2019, after a long battle with a number of serious illnesses including rectal cancer, diabetes, kidney failure and a heart condition. But his spirit is still very much with us. Dale’s devotees included guitar greats like Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughan.While Dick Dale is known as the King of the Surf…

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eric tessmer

(TRACY ANNE HART) DESPITE HIS WISCONSIN roots, Austin blues-rocker Eric Tessmer — a familiar face on the city’s live-music scene for nearly 17 years — truly embodies the “Texas guitar slinger” archetype. He’s a rising star who sells out shows from the Lone Star State to the Golden State, and gear manufacturers are lining up to endorse him. He’s become a fine singer and songwriter, too, and powerful tracks such as “Good So Bad” celebrate his sobriety and evolution. For more about Tessmer, dive into our Q&A below and head to erictessmer.com. What got you started — and why Austin? I come from a family of guitarists and got into Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Pink Floyd and the Beatles. I started tracing blues out of that — Albert King,…

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guitarists, start your engines!

GUITAR WORLD, GUITAR Player, Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar Techniques, Bass Magazine and MusicRadar have officially kicked off the search for 2019’s Guitarist of the Year, Young Guitarist of the Year, Acoustic Guitarist of the Year (sponsored by Takamine) and Bassist of the Year (a new category for 2019). Following a fantastic 2018 competition, the long-running contest is back, once again shining a spotlight on the world’s greatest amateur guitarists and giving talented players the opportunity to show off their skills to a panel of star judges.Past Guitarist of the Year winners include Guthrie Govan (the Aristocrats, Steven Wilson) and Dave Kilminster (David Gilmour, Steven Wilson). In addition to walking away with some cool prizes supplied by sponsors PRS and Takamine, plus a year’s supply of Ernie Ball strings, last…

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strength in numbers

HE DIDN’T SET out to make a star-studded solo album; he just wanted to write songs. In fall 2016, When Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton came up with the main riff of what became “Imaginary Days,” he loved the proggy, atmospheric vibe of the tune, which reminded him of some of the best Eighties Queensrÿche. He knew it wasn’t right for Lamb of God, but he kept working on it. Then, when he was done with the framework for the song, he wrote more material.Morton wasn’t sure which of the songs he was working on would end up being Lamb of God tunes and which might surface somewhere else. All he knew was that he wanted to draw from a wide well of influences, including classic rock, surging…

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