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Guitarist November 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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Future Publishing Ltd
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all the world’s a stage

This month, the Guitarist team packed its bags and headed down to the all-new UK Guitar Show, along with our pals from Guitar Techniques and Total Guitar. We had a brilliant weekend – big thanks to all the readers who came up to say hello while we were on the show floor. It was a pleasure to meet you all and I hope you had a great time. My personal highlight of the show was seeing so many of the guitars that Rory Gallagher made his spellbinding music with, from that oh-so-weathered ’61 Strat to his 1932 National Triolian resonator. Having listened with renewed admiration to Deuce in the car on the way up, seeing his guitars – each bearing numerous scars of a long and illustrious life on the…

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editor’s highlights

Duane Eddy Not only is he the king of twang guitar but he’s played with everyone from Chet Atkins to Howards Roberts. Join Duane Eddy to hear all about it on p78 Manson Guitars We journey way out west to visit the workshop of one of Britain’s most respected guitar makers, Manson, and learn more about its unique instruments p124 Doyle Bramhall II He’s one of the coolest men in guitar and a very soulful player as his new album proves – plus he’s Clappo’s long-serving sideman. Meet him on p52…

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twang tough

It’s not always easy to drag a heritage brand into the modern age, but Gretsch – certainly in recent years – has been doing it rather well. Its Players Edition adds numerous player-centric tweaks and the range is a good foil to the ‘don’t-touch-me-I’m-vintage’ Vintage Select models. The Electromatics have recently been upgraded and, until the launch of the Streamliners back in 2016, were the entry-point to those wanting that look without those prices. A couple of years on and the Streamliners are not quite as affordable as they were, but even at their quoted RRPs (and no doubt lower street prices) they offer, on paper at least, substantial bang for yer ol’ buck. Not only are they perfectly good guitars, but they also make for prime modding material, not least…

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limited edition streamliner g2420t-p90 hollow body

PRICE: £470 ORIGIN: Indonesia TYPE: Single-cutaway Hollow Body electric BODY: Laminated maple back, top and sides NECK: Nato, Slim “U” profile, glued-in SCALE LENGTH: 629mm (24.75”) NUT/WIDTH: Synthetic bone/42.95mm FINGERBOARD: Bound rosewood, pearloid big block inlays, 305mm (12”) radius FRETS: 22, small HARDWARE: Nickel-plated secured Adjusto-Matic bridge, Bigsby B60 vibrato, die-cast tuners STRING SPACING, BRIDGE: 52.5mm ELECTRICS: Broad’Tron humbuckers (bridge), P-90 Dog Ear (neck), 3-position pickup selector toggle switch, master volume, master tone, 2x individual pickup volume controls WEIGHT (kg/lb): 3.2/7.04 OPTIONS: None RANGE OPTIONS: The standard G2420 Hollow Body costs £420; the Bigsby-equipped G2420T is £470 LEFT-HANDERS: Only the double-cut centre-blocked G2622LH Stoptail (£470) FINISHES: Midnight Wine Satin (as reviewed) gloss body, satin neck PROS Tidy build, satin finish, additional P-90 at neck and standard sized Broad’Tron ’bucker CONS It’s built to a budget and needed a little nut work to ensure the Bigsby stayed in tune;…

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limited edition streamliner g2655tg-p90 center block jr

PRICE: £519 ORIGIN: Indonesia TYPE: Down-sized double-cutaway centre-blocked semi electric BODY: Laminated maple back, top and sides w/spruce centre block NECK: Nato, Thin “U” profile, glued-in SCALE LENGTH: 629mm (24.75”) NUT/WIDTH: Synthetic bone/43.32mm FINGERBOARD: Bound rosewood, pearloid big block inlays, 305mm (12”) radius FRETS: 22, small HARDWARE: Gold-plated secured Adjusto-Matic bridge, Bigsby B50 vibrato, die-cast tuners STRING SPACING, BRIDGE: 52.5mm ELECTRICS: P90 Soap Bar (bridge), Broad’Tron (neck), 3-position pickup selector toggle switch, master volume, master tone, 2x individual pickup volume controls WEIGHT (kg/lb): 2.96/6.5 OPTIONS: None RANGE OPTIONS: The standard G2655 Centre-Block Jr costs £420; the Bigsby-equipped G2655T is £470 LEFT-HANDERS: Not this model FINISHES: Riviera Blue Satin (as reviewed) Fender GBI 01342 331700 www.gretschguitars.com PROS Tidy build, compact size, feedback resistance, slightly more Gretsch-like voicing, a punkier edge CONS Just the one colour; the Bigsby needed a little TLC; the shrunken size, as compact as it is, might…

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working class hero

Placed between PRS’s Asian-made SEs and its core-level US models, the S2 Series (also made at PRS’s US factory but using PRS-design ‘import’ hardware and electronics) isn’t simply about offering affordable versions of PRS’s classic electrics. By design, the S2 range has a different player in mind, one who’s less bothered about PRS’s posh aesthetic and wants a working guitar to use and abuse on stage, night after night. This year’s only addition to what is now a 16-strong, five-year-old range, the S2 Studio takes its name from the original hum’-single-single PRS Studio, made between 1988 and ’91, and which returned for a similarly brief period between 2011 and 2013. The HSS format was also offered as an option on other models such as the Studio Package, but three-pickup guitars –…