As well as the usual CD, Issue 284 comes complete with a bonus DVD from Marshall, demonstrating the capabilities of the new, power-packed JVM Series amp
THE ONLY STRAT AND TELE YOU NEED?
We put the brand-new, satin-sleek Fender Highway Stratocaster and Telecaster through their paces, and ask whether their new features make them must-have guitars for the working player
THE GREATEST GUITAR ALBUMS EVER – AS CHOSEN BY YOU
The results of our reader's poll are in, and we've compiled the definitive guide to guitar's greatest acoustic, instrumental, debut, underrated and just plain greatest albums. PLUS features on the winners, including… Now that would be telling…
10 GREAT CHRISTMAS GUITAR GIFTS
Fantastic gift ideas to fill the stocking of the guitarist in your life – guaranteed to be a hit on Christmas Day
PRS SINGLECUT STANDARD SATIN
Familiar build and sound quality and an intriguing new finish – could this be the PRS to persuade the non-believers?
THE ORANGE TINY TERROR HEAD
It fits in a camera-size gig bag but has the trademark Orange growl: it could finally be time to trade in your hefty head
Learn to play Jeff Buckley's amazing Grace – with full tablature, and backing track on CD
Covered in our hands-on techniques section:
Cream-era Eric Clapton
Rock 'n' roll rhythm tricks
Advice for musicians this issue includes a gear Q&A, a jargonbuster, a guide to necks and truss rods, songwriting tips in the style of the Zutons, and irreverent opinion from Charles Shaar Murray
THE WORLD'S FINEST GEAR REVIEWS
As well as the kit above, we check out a Collings I-35 electric, a Gretsch PowerJet, three new Takamines (plus we visit the factory), Line6's versatile new Spider III combo, FX from Keeley and Dan Armstrong, new Washburn basses, tiny new multitrackers fom Boss and Zoo, and more. Plus, hear the gear on CD!
ON THE CD
In our video demo, Simon Bradley gets to grips with the incredible range of authentic tones in Line6's new Spider III combo; plus full techniques audio and much more…
A Music Man Silhouette worth £1,895 and a Sims makeover for your guitar!
The December issue of Guitarist is on sale 23 November, priced £5.25. Don't do cold turkey without it this Christmas...