In Guitarist issue 286, on sale 18 January

101 TIPS ON PLAYING BETTER
Our mission in 2007 is to make you a better guitarist. So in this learning-focused issue, we present tips from all corners of the guitar-playing Universe to help you achieve your goals. Including Weekend Warrior info, how to get the most from guitar video tuition; how to make the most of your tutors and lessons; our pro guide to practice; a guide to better live playing; life coaching inspiration and recording know-how

ON THE ROAD WITH… THE KILLERS
The all-conquering US indie rockers take time out of their tour to give us the lowdown on their set up

GUITAR SHOPPING WITH… FEEDER
We join Grant Nicholas as he hits London with a hankering for new gear

EPIPHONE REISSUES
Classic Epiphones you're bound to fall in love with on test

WIN A MANUEL RODRIGUEZ ACOUSTIC
Plus 50 more BOSS effects pedals up for grabs

PEAVEY JACK DANIEL'S MODELS
Peavey raises a glass to rock 'n' roll's tipple of choice with a new range of electrics

CLASSIC TRACK – WISH YOU WERE HERE
Learn Another Girl, Another Planet by The Only Ones – with full tab and audio examples on CD

TECHNIQUES
Master the blues hallmarks of Otis Rush, the jazzy leanings of Santana, Pete Townshend's use of the Lydian mode, 1980s US radio-rock rhythms, and the acoustic style of Joni Mitchell: all with audio examples on CD

SOUNDCHECK
Our musician and band advice section offers a gear Q&A, a jargonbuster, advice on fingerboards, a guide to roles in the music industry, songwriting tips in the style of Pink Floyd, and irreverent opinion from Charles Shaar Murray

THE WORLD'S FINEST GEAR REVIEWS
This issue: We check out a Huber Retro; strum a new Martin OMC-28E and Vai's Ibanez EP9; We also mess with the powerful Invader head from Engl; and we stomp on FX from DigiTech and Onerr. Down the low end, we test the thunderous Trace Eliot 715x combo, and fiddle with M-Audio's dedicated Guitar Box recording package. Plus much more… With accompanying audio demos on CD!

ON CD
Two amazing live videos from acoustic master John Jorgenson that have to be seen to be believed, PLUS all the regular techniques audio and much more…

The February issue of Guitarist is on sale 18 January, priced £5.25…

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