Issue 295 is out now

In Guitarist 295, on sale 1 October

ROCK HEROES!
SLASH

20 years on from Appetite For Destruction – which Guitarist readers voted as their favourite album ever – the Velvet Revolver mainstay reveals to us how he came by his signature sound, reminisces about his gear and recording, and much more…

JOE SATRIANI
1987 also saw the release of Joe Stariani's landmark instrumental album, Surfin' With The Alien. Joe talks candidly about the trials and triumphs of making his masterpiece

EVH'S FRANKENSTEIN
The story of Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstein guitar, the inspiration for the world's most expensive signature instrument

LARRY CARLTON AND ROBBEN FORD
In this exclusive interview, the blues-jazz greats come face-to-face to talk tone, technique and how to thrive at the top of the music game

THE WORLD'S BEST GEAR REVIEWS
Highlights this issue include:

Fender Heavy Relic Strats
Roland Space Echo
Hughes & Kettner Statesman
Carr Vincent 1 x 12 combo
Tronical auto-tune system
Delay pedals round-up
Boss FDR-1 & FBM-1 pedals

… and many more products reviewed, with audio examples on CD so you can hear the gear

ON THE NEW IMPROVED GUITARIST CD
We put the EVH Frankenstein replica guitar through its paces in this in-depth video demo
Strat Masters DVD excerpt – see a clip fom this fantastic new documentary about the world's favourite guitar
Plus gear demos, techniques and all the usual content

LEARN TO PLAY
Vertigo by U2 – full tab and transcription, plus backing tracks on the CD

PLUS
Lessons on rock styles, blues licks, blues to jazz technique, rhythm know-how and more, with full audio

Guitarist - the guitar player's bible: freshly redesigned, to include a new-look CD, more tech Q&A than ever before, used gear buying advice and new features galore

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