The earth-shattering birth of Marshall amps. There’s also new gear from, among many others, Gibson, Larrivée and Two-Rock for you to evaluate as potential next purchases. And there are some absolutely corking interviews with Peter Frampton, George Benson and Jonny Lang (we’re just sorry that we couldn’t get them in a room to jam together). Plenty of vintage loveliness is on offer, too, as well as a fascinating feature on the Rickenbacker factory that reveals the company’s unique take on guitar making.
Now reunited with his lost Les Paul, Peter Frampton has some fine tales to tell. Jazz genius George Benson sits down with G&B to talk all things guitar, whilst Jonny Lang returns from a seven-year hiatus with a right good new record..
Buy this issue and get a behind-the-scenes tour around the Rickenbacker factory to discover the secrets of twang. And in Drills For Thrills we tell you why the chromatic scale is worth learning – and how best to get to grips with it.
What vintage guitars have tuning issues? Read Phil Harris’s feature and find out. Sid Bishop starts his new guide to building a vintage guitar collection, and this issue’s Private Collection shows how a guitar lover can make trips to the US really count…
The new Gibson ES-195, the Peerless Retromatic P3 electrics and some quality new Larrivée are just some of the gear under the G&B microscope so that you can spend your hard-earned wisely.