Guitarist issue 350 - on sale now!

Only in issue 350 of Guitarist…

We Can Be Heroes

Guitarist delves into the murky world of the tribute act, and find out what it's like to get paid to not only emulate your heroes, but to play huge venues doing it!

PLUS! We give you the lowdown on four rigs that you can assemble today if you want to emulate four of the greatest guitar heroes of them all - Jimmy Hendrix, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page and Eddie Van Halen.

Billy Gibbons

The ZZ Top legend sits down to talk about the band's long-awaited new album, and explains why gauge 0.008 strings just aren't thin enough…

Richie Kotzen

The US guitar god talks about guitar philosophy and having a new record under his belt.


Guitarists Mikael Åkerfeldt and Fredrik Åkesson discuss the process behind their stylistic left-turn on new album Heritage, and tell us what's wrong with metal guitar players these days…

Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five

Boogie's most popular amp of the last two decades gets the lunchbox amp treatment - yes it's cute, but stand back, it packs a punch…

Fender Modern Player Marauder

A name and shape that barely made it off the drawing board in the 1960s, brought back from the dead. But is it any good this time?


  • Fender Modern Player Series Marauder, Jaguar, Telecaster bass & Jazz bass
  • Charvel Pro Mod Limited Wild Card #7 Primer Scream
  • Framus Vintage Hollywood Singlecut and Doublecut
  • Epiphone Les Paul PlusTop PRO/FX
  • Guild F-130CE, F-150R & D-125-12
  • Taylor Doyle Deluxe
  • Fender EC Series Twinolux & Vibro-Champ
  • Orange TH100
  • Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five
  • Pigtronix Effects
  • Strymon TimeLine
  • Olympus LS-20M & LS-3
  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig 5 Pro
  • Morpheus Bomber
  • Blue Yeti Pro
  • Fishman Fission Bass Powerchord FX
  • Harmonic Design Super Chrome

Longterm Tests

  • Two-Rock Jet
  • Washburn J-600
  • Vox HDC-77

On Guitarist Vault

Special Features…

  • Tribute Rigs Demo'd - hear our four attainable legend set-ups in action
  • On The Road - Scott Holiday of Rival Sons

Video demos of…

  • Fender EC Series Twinolux & Vibro-Champ
  • Mesa/Boogie Mini Rectifier Twenty-Five
  • Fender Modern Player Marauder
  • Orange TH100
  • Morpheus Bomber
  • Guild D-125-12
  • Taylor Doyle Deluxe
  • Charvel Pro Mod Limited Wild Card #7 Primer Scream
  • Strymon TimeLine

Techniques columns…

  • Blues You Can Use
  • Five Steps To Richie Sambora
  • Shape Up
  • Exotic Scales


Fret-King Black Label Range - a first look at the new reasonably-priced range from the UK brand

Hands on - Fender Telebration '62 Telecaster

Round-up - The best guitar books for Christmas

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

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