Guitarist issue 349 – on sale now!

Only in issue 349 of Guitarist…

BB King - Exclusive Interview!

We sit down with perhaps the greatest living bluesman at the Royal Albert Hall during the making of a definitive new film about his remarkable life. We chat with the 86-year-old legend about how he first fell in love with the guitar, how he's still going strong, the story of Lucille in his own words, and just how long he thinks he can keep touring and playing…

Paul Gilbert

The thinking man's shredder talks about the recent Mr Big reunion, writing a new album together, and what the future holds for him and the band.

Roger McGuinn

The Byrds legend talks Rickenbackers, electric folk, sea shanties and his visit to 'Stones-henge'…

Kenny Wayne Shepherd

The blues-rock maestro guides us through his approach to tone, technique and the guitar in general

Fractal Axe-Fx II

The revolutionary digital preamp/FX processor gets a major overhaul - but will it win a coveted Gold Award?

Nik Huber Orca DSB

Is this the ultimate single-cut electric? Our in-depth review finds out…

Optek Fretlight FG-421

A device that claims it's going to revolutionise the way we learn to play the guitar. Guitarist investigates…


  • Ibanez RG3250MZ, RGD2120Z & RG870Z
  • Nik Huber Orca DSB
  • EVH Wolfgang Stealth
  • Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH FR
  • Larrivée 000-3R Ltd
  • Pete Turner Marrakech
  • Fishman Loudbox Artist
  • Jackson Ampworks Atlantic 3.0
  • Line 6 DT25
  • Fractal Axe-Fx II
  • BMF Pedals
  • Washburn Stu Hamm SH B3
  • BOSS Micro BR BR-80
  • Optek Fretlight FG-421
  • Planet Waves NS Mini Headstock Tuner
  • Fender CF-140S
  • Sugartone Starjet
  • Fishman Black Stack
  • Fender Blues Junior Mk III Ltd
  • 4Pockets Stompbox

Longterm Tests

  • Italia Rimini 6
  • Godin Multiac Encore Nylon
  • Gibson Melody Maker Les Paul

On the FINAL Guitarist CD and Guitarist Vault

Artist video…

  • On the road with Paul Gilbert

Video demos of…

  • Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II
  • Ibanez RG3250MZ
  • Ibanez RGD2120Z
  • Nik Huber Orca DSB
  • EVH Wolfgang Stealth
  • Fender Blacktop Stratocaster HH FR
  • Larrivée 000-3R Ltd
  • BMF El Jefe

Techniques columns…

  • Blues You Can Use
  • Five Steps To Angus Young
  • Shape Up
  • Exotic Scales


Fender Modern Player Range - a first look at the the new range of reasonably-priced Fender axes, including a return of the mythical Marauder…

Fender Eric Clapton Signature Amps - Fender's first ever signature amp range honours EC. We get the lowdown.

Hands on - Manson Works #006 and Fender Telebration Old Pine Telecaster

Round-up - Unusual semi-hollow electrics

Q&A, all the latest gear and artist news, your letters, columns, album reviews, reader ads and much more!

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