In issue 287 of Guitarist, on sale 15 February

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FREAK OUT!
Celebrated music journalist Charles Shaar Murray revisits the Summer Of Love to trace the roots of the psychedelic sounds that changed guitar forever

2007'S HOTTEST GEAR
Back in the present, we bring you the top ten gear highlights from this year's NAMM Festival in Anaheim. It's the equipment that'll rock your world in 2007… Prepare to drool

HOW TO WRITE SONGS LIKE LED ZEPPELIN
Songwriting expert Rikky Rooksby delves into the dark secrets of the mighty Zeppelin riff machine

ON THE ROAD WITH… DRAGONFORCE
Where the worlds of metal and trampolining collide… Life on the road with the UK stars is full of surprises

PRS JOHNNY HILAND
The company's first bolt-on signature model is bestowed upon country fretmeister Johnny Hiland

FENDER CLASSIC PLAYER STRATS
Yet more Stratalicious action from Fender with these '50s and '60s Player models

BOGNER SHIVA HEAD
We put Bogner's much-vaunted two-channel tone machine through its paces

RIVERA DOYLE DYKES SIGNATURE SEDONA COMBO
Has Rivera created the ultimate in versatility with this signature acoustic and electric amp?

CLASSIC TRACK
Learn to play Growing On Me by The Darkness, with full tab and audio on the CD

TECHNIQUES
Learn the gospel blues, Rosetta Tharpe style; master the fluid minor-key jazz lines of Pat Martino; rock the Lydian mode like Satriani; learn to incorporate different modes into your rhythm playing; and nail some acoustic tricks in the vein of session maestro Laurence Juber: all with audio examples on CD

SOUNDCHECK
Our musician and band advice section offers a gear Q&A, a jargonbuster, advice on tuners, nuts and bridges, a guide to getting your band's songs played on the radio, songwriting tips in the style of Led Zep, and irreverent opinion from Charles Shaar Murray

THE WORLD'S FINEST GEAR REVIEWS
Other highlights this issue include: Three ESP electrics; a Gretsch Electromatic Corvette; acoustics from Takamine, Ovation and Ozark; Radial's Tonbone Plexitub; two Vintage Advance Series basses; amp-modelling software from IK Multimedia, plus much more… With accompanying audio demos on CD!

ON CD…
All the usual gear and techniques audio, PLUS Johnny Hiland puts his PRS through its paces on video

WIN!
Your last chance to win a share of 150 BOSS compact FX pedals

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