Guitarist issue 351 - on sale now!

Only in issue 351 of Guitarist…

Johnny Marr

We sit down with the Smiths legend to get an exclusive and in-depth look at his brand new signature Fender Jaguar and the journey he went on to create it.

PLUS! We sit down with Johnny, his tech Bill Puplett and designer John Moore to discuss what makes the Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar so different - have they finally 'fixed' this notoriously temperamental design?

Steve Earle

The country-rock maverick talks gear, tone, philosophy, and how his colourful past has made him a better guitar player today…

Aces: Charlie Christian

In the first of a new series examining the lives of the true founding fathers of modern guitar playing, we tell the story of electric jazz pioneer and one of the most influential players of them all, Charlie Christian.

Hubert Sumlin: 1931-2011

We pay tribute to Howlin' Wolf's legendary sideman, and a touchstone for so many blues guitar staples, who died in December last year.

Gretsch Electromatic Electrics

We take a look at three new affordable guitars from the Gretsch stable, including two updated classics and the revival of the much-loved Corvette body shape…

Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 5

Just when you though mini amps couldn't get any more mini than they are, H&K tear up the rulebook with a head that so dinky you can't help but go, 'aww'… until you plug in that is…


  • Gretsch Electromatic G5105 CVT III, G5435T Pro Jet and G5448T Double Jet
  • ESP LTD M-330R, Viper-330 , EC-330 & H-330NT
  • Fret-King Black Label Eclat DBC & Elise GG Artist
  • Yamaha LLX6A, Taylor 210e, Tanglewood TW15H-E and Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Spruce SG A3T
  • Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 5 head and 112 combo
  • Bogner Goldfinger 45 & Barcelona
  • Carl Martin HeadRoom
  • Guitar Man Plug 'N' Play Headphone Amps
  • Fender Bronco 40
  • Visual Sound Dual Tap Delay
  • Dunlop DVP1 Volume Pedal
  • Fender CN 204-SCE
  • Coopersonic Germaniac Vintage Fuzz
  • IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3.7 and Custom Shop Add-ons
  • Twinstomp S21 Overdrive

Longterm Tests

  • Godin Multiac Encore Nylon
  • Gibson Melody Maker Les Paul
  • DigiTech iPB-10

On Guitarist Vault

Special Features…

  • The Darkness - on the road with Justin and Dan Hawkins
  • Charlie Christian Style File - Denny Illet shares the secrets of the great man's jazz technique

Video demos of…

  • Gretsch Electromatic G5105 CVT III, G5435T Pro Jet and G5448T Double Jet
  • ESP LTD Viper-330
  • Yamaha LLX6A, Taylor 210e, Tanglewood TW15H-E and Simon & Patrick Woodland Pro Spruce SG A3T
  • Bogner Goldfinger 45
  • Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister 112 combo
  • Fender Telebration Cabronita
  • Coopersonic Germaniac Vintage Fuzz

Techniques columns…

  • Blues You Can Use - Cornell Dupree
  • Five Steps To Brian May
  • Acoustic Workshop - Nashville Tuning
  • Shape Up
  • Exotic Scales - The Japanese 'In' Scale



EVH 5150 III 50-watt head - a first look at Eddie Van Halen's brand new signature amp, with half the power and half the volume of the 100-watt version, could it be the club shredder's new best friend?

Hands on - Fano Alt De Facto RB6 Ltd & Fender Telebration Cabronita Telecaster

Round-up - The best signature guitars we've reviewed lately

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

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