April was a sad month for guitarists, as we lost both amp legend Jim Marshall and influential player/educator Bert Weedon. In other news, we spoke to Jon Petrucci and recommended the best mid-price electric axes.
Here are MusicRadar's biggest new articles from April 2012…
Jim Marshall dies aged 88
The guitar amp pioneer and founder of Marshall Amplification passes away
Interview: John Petrucci's 7 steps to prog guitar greatness
With leading disciple Misha Mansoor (Periphery)
The 20 best electric guitars under £1000/$1500 in the world today
A rundown of your favourite mid-price axes
10 mistakes rookie guitarists make
Avoid clangers with our guide to what not to do
Do DAWs share too many ideas?
The software developers have their say