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Guitar Magazine October 2021

The Guitar Magazine provides in-depth and essential reading for the serious guitarist, with dozens of guitar tests, playing techniques, an exclusive bass section and in-depth features on guitar heroes past, present and future. Each issue is packed full of reviews of the latest guitars, amps, effects and basses. The Guitar Magazine also delivers the informed verdict on home recording equipment and regularly offers tips on buying second hand and vintage gear. When you occasionally put down that guitar, it is also packed full of interviews with the great and good of guitardom!

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bandlab UK Limited
Frequency:
Monthly
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12 Issues

in this issue

2 min
like riding a bike…

Welcome to the October issue of Guitar Magazine. This month, we’re packed to the rafters with stars, from Fleetwood Mac icon Lindsey Buckingham to blues-boogie upstarts GA-20, rising garage-pop artist Indigo De Souza, British folk hero and actor Johnny Flynn and, of course, our coverstar Joe Bonamassa, with whom I caught up in Nashville during our trip across the pond for the Summer NAMM show. In addition to all the best gear from Music City, which you can read about in our show report on p72, this issue also features the long-awaited return of the USA-made Epiphone Casino (was it worth the wait? Find out on p78) and a quite breathtaking Bourgeois 000 that’ll bring your wallet out in a cold sweat. If all that somehow isn’t sufficient to satisfy your…

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3 min
guitar contributors

TONY BACON HARDBACK WRITER Having realised long ago that he can write better than he can play, Tony has penned multiple books on the six-string. His latest is Legendary Guitars (Chartwell, 2020), and he chronicles one such instrument on p82: the Epiphone Casino. “If you need a reminder of how good a Casino can be,” he says, “grab a slice of And Your Bird Can Sing by a Liverpool mob called The Beatles.” Tony isn’t so much worried about getting back to big expos… “I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to be in a small room with people playing live music. Bring it on.” TOM PINNOCK ROAD WARRIOR Reviews editor for Uncut, Tom has been playing guitar since he picked up his mum’s classical aged 11. Although these days he favours a Jazzmaster, he generally…

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3 min
fretbuzz

Join the conversation Email us at editors@guitar.com STAMP DUTY Hi, all at Guitar Magazine! I really loved your article in the July 2021 edition, How To Buy A Vintage Strat. It was full of interesting detail. I’m lucky enough to own a 1964 refin Fender Strat which, other than the refinish, appears to be totally original – I love it! I bought it some years ago now from a well-known guitar auction house near Bath. The guitar is very dear to me as the neck date is just 20 days away from my own birth date of 25 Feb 1964 – when I saw that, I had to have it. The reason I’m writing in is that I hoped you could answer a question about the pickups. At that time, Fender very helpfully…

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1 min
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5 min
indigo de souza

Indigo De Souza’s 2018 debut album I Love My Mom was an ode to the one person who had always supported her and who encouraged the young Indigo to come out of her shell. De Souza’s latest album is billed as a companion piece, a second chapter that aims to offer closure on this era of artistry. The album’s title, Any Shape You Take, is referential of Indigo’s sound: mercurial and always contorting into new waves and tones. Her songs feel as if they’re constantly transitioning into new landscapes. On them, her guitar becomes a mirror that reflects her emotional lyricism, with regular adrenaline-fuelled bursts of energy altering or accentuating the tone. This is an album of change, of highs and lows. It charts the artist’s awkward journey of trying to figure…

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4 min
bernie marsden kings

The first in a series of LPs that Bernie Marsden lovingly refers to as thank-you albums, Kings is the former Whitesnake man’s first solo offering in more than seven years. It pays homage to songs composed or performed by Freddie, Albert, and BB King, and is a reminder of Marsden’s exquisite lead playing and bandleading prowess. Aiming to put his own stamp on the songs, he chose to work mainly in a live setting. “There’s a lot of live lead guitar on here,” says Bernie. “I wanted to keep the albums as live as possible, like the old days, before my time in the studio.” On the 12-track record, you’ll find impressive renditions that not only pay tribute to the Three Kings’ work but celebrate those who influenced them too, including Sonny…

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