Guitarist Issue 303: Fifty years of the Gibson V and Explorer plus free DVD!

The new issue of Guitarist magazine is on sale today and we're celebrating two rock icons on their fiftieth anniversary - Gibson's Flying V and Explorer.

We look at the top players that rocked them - including Hendrix, Albert King, Dave Grohl and James Hetfield - plus offer a detailed insight into the original and ultra rare '58 and '59 models and how they evolved over the years.

On volume 4 of the Guitarist DVD free with this issue we also have a wealth of great playing and tuition from Brad Davi, Buddy Whittington and Antonio Forcione. Plus Alter Bridge give us an exclusive tour of their gear onstage.

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Also in the new issue we interview Joe Satriani, Rich Robinson from The Black Crowes and Lenny Kravitz. Gear reviews include Dean Dave Mustaine and Soltero models, new Fender effects, Divided By 13's new combo and there's also the chance to win a fantastic IK Multimedia Stomp I0 effects unit worth £657.