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Guitarist June 2018

Guitarist is the longest established UK guitar magazine. You'll find authoritative gear reviews, artist interviews, technique lessons and advice. Plus, Guitarist's digital edition now includes all of the same audio and video content as the print edition; available to download from a special area of the Guitarist website!

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red light fever

This month, as we were delving into the meaty topic of recording (see cover feature, page 76) the subject of nerves came up a couple of times. Funny how often just seeing the ‘record’ light come on can make you tense up and make silly mistakes. The most reliable way to overcome ‘red light fever’, of course, is to get very, very comfortable with the material you’re going to play before you go anywhere near a mic. Well bedded-in muscle memory really does power you through any jitters – and knowing the material through and through frees you to express yourself with feeling. That goes for gigs as well, of course. When me, Nev and Mick Taylor were preparing for our recent Cream tribute gig (see page 122), we had limited…

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faux past

NOVO SERUS J £3,199 WHAT IS IT? Artfully aged retro-style bolt-on by Dennis Fano using tempered woods and Lollar Gold Foils. What’s not to like? If there’s a maker than embodies the modern ‘boutique’ builder, it’s Dennis Fano. Under his own name his retro-inspired designs, not least the Alt De Facto range, combined some very intelligent re-workings of the classics, added extremely authentic-looking ageing and soon became the default brand for many too-cool-for-school alt rockers. Dennis had learned his craft at Matt Umanov Guitars on Bleecker Street. “It was literally five years of what would have been considered high education for me. Learning how to repair everything from ukuleles to banjos to acoustic guitars, electric guitars, basses, and on-and-on,” he’s quoted. He’d started out playing bass and those were his original designs but…

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high flying birds

SEAGULL S6 ORIGINAL £439 What Is It? A rebooted icon that put affordable solid top acoustics in business ENTOURAGE AUTUMN BURST CH CW A/E £549 What Is It? A spruce-topped fingerstyle machine with a sweet new finish When Robert Godin launched Seagull guitars back in 1982, the brief was to offer some of the attributes of handmade acoustics for those unfortunate souls raiding piggy banks with the ribs showing. As you may already know, Godin is the brains behind guitar brands Art & Lutherie, Norman, Simon & Patrick, La Patrie, TRIC cases and, of course, Godin. Across those brands you’ll find plenty of innovation, not least in the shape of the Godin Multiac electro-acoustics and the LGXT MIDI controllers. Yet, of all of Godin’s products, possibly the most groundbreaking is the Seagull S6 acoustic. When…

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professional model

BOSS KATANA ARTIST 1X12 COMBO £585 WHAT IS IT? The latest in the range of digital modelling combos and heads that combine snappy good looks with practical controls, great tone and affordable pricing Boss’s first amplification range arrived with a flourish last year and has been enjoying great press and popularity ever since, combining next-gen amp modelling with Boss-approved effects at competitive prices. Headed up by the mighty Waza Craft heads, the Katana range has recently benefitted from a firmware update with several new features (see issue 432), while the hardware has been expanded with two new small combos including a fully wireless model, and this amp: the range-topping Katana Artist 1x12 100 watt combo, which promises more Waza DNA, including a Waza Craft G12W loudspeaker. The Artist is visually different from the…

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music man st vincent hh £2,399

CONTACT STRINGS & THINGS PHONE 01273 440 442 WEB WWW.MUSIC-MAN.COM ANNIE CLARK (AKA ST VINCENT) and the Music Man team may well have created one of the most out-there guitar designs of contemporary times. Originally “crafted to perfectly fit her form, playing technique and personal style,” Clark’s career has sky-rocketed since the guitar’s release in 2016, not least with the release of fifth studio album Masseduction in 2017. Yet, a further seal of approval comes with the endorsement of Jack White who can currently be seen toting a St Vincent on his live dates to promote his latest album Boarding House Reach. Originally offered in black or custom Vincent Blue, 2017 saw new colours with Polaris White, Heritage Red, Tobacco Burst and Stealth Black. And, for 2018, the original three mini-humbucker version…

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guitarist of the year

We enjoy and respect the legacies of our guitar icons, holding them up as benchmarks of expression and trailblazing technique. But for guitar playing to evolve and thrive we need to find and champion new heroes too. And with the help of a panel of all-star judges, Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar Techniques magazines and MusicRadar.com are beginning the search now. From the very beginning, our original Guitarist Of The Year competition was founded on a reputation for successfully shining a light on talent that would go on to find acclaim on the world’s stages. Dave Kilminster wowed our judges in 1991 with his dazzling instrumental Sundance. At the time he was only a part-time working musician but a teaching job followed at the Guitar Institute and his rich musicianship would eventually…