The world of electric guitar is an incredibly diverse source of tones, gear and players. It's also a deep well of inspiration that we're going to dive into this week to bring you the best in tips, lessons, insight and history from the world of six-string and beyond.
From classic gear to timeless tips and legendary players, we've got you covered with a grounding on the very best electric guitar has to offer.
Players of all levels and styles can find plenty to learn and enjoy here; from chords to riffs and getting more from your gear.
Here’s what we’ve picked so far - keep checking back for new articles throughout the week...
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"We’ve been making guitars for 70 years. I expect us to be teaching people how to play guitars for the next 70 years" - Fender CEO Andy Mooney on the company's mission (opens in new tab)
Chief Executive talks Fender Songs and how the iconic guitar company is trying to reach out to new potential players
The players and gear that shaped the sound of the electric guitar as we know it
4 alternate guitar tunings you need to know (opens in new tab)
Get to grips with four creative ways to retune your guitar
Radiohead's Ed O'Brien talks Strats (opens in new tab)
An in-depth chat with the pioneering player about his signature Fender guitar
4 easy guitar volume and tone knob hacks (opens in new tab)
Take control with our hand-y hints
Learn 8 progressive contemporary blues licks with this Josh Smith guitar masterclass (opens in new tab)
Blend your blues with contemporary influences
How to write better guitar riffs (opens in new tab)
Bring your riffs to life with these fresh ideas
7 custom chords to add to your arsenal
Classic gear: Fender Esquire (opens in new tab)
Fender’s first electric has a unique allure - and bags of tonal character
Spoon's Britt Daniel: "There’s something more unique about the tone and there’s something about the look with the f-holes" (opens in new tab)
The Spoon man talks about his signature Fender Thinline, influences and where his band might head next
7 essential tips for getting your guitar gig-ready (opens in new tab)
Top advice from top techs
Classic gear: Fender Telecaster Deluxe (opens in new tab)
The history of Fender’s '70s flagship Tele - a melting pot of influences...
Sharpen your funk chops with Cory Wong's helicopter guitar workout (opens in new tab)
The Vulfpeck man gives us a lesson
Watch: Kenny Wayne Shepherd blues guitar masterclass (opens in new tab)
How to weave classic blues licks into original solos
20 guitar tips from the pros (opens in new tab)
Vai, Petrucci, Van Halen, Tremonti, Mansoor and more reveal their six-string secrets
"Play with people who are better than you... Up your game."
Learn 3 swift Richie Kotzen-style guitar licks (opens in new tab)
Looking at the virtuoso's legato, bending and pentatonic work
Classic gear: Fender Jaguar (opens in new tab)
The story of the Big F's big cat
The Cult's Billy Duffy and Piston's Jack Edwards share their love for the Gretsch White Falcon (opens in new tab)
The Cult guitar slinger and the fast-rising young player he inspired sit down to talk taming the iconic Gretsch White Falcon for heavy rock
Learn 10 cunning chords that will fill out your guitar sound (opens in new tab)
Only guitarist in your band? These shapes will fill in the gaps in your sound
How to install new guitar tuners (opens in new tab)
Equip your electric with locking tuners for improved tuning stability
How to play guitar like David Gilmour (opens in new tab)
Tackle the expressive phrasing and minor pentatonic tricks of one of rock's finest guitarists
Under the microscope: Eric Clapton's 'Blackie' Strat (opens in new tab)
Classic interview: Eric Clapton and tech Lee Dickson on a legendary guitar
8 ways to improve your Stratocaster (opens in new tab)
Get your guitar playing and sounding better than ever