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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Perk up your playing with these ideas
"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
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
Get to grips with four creative ways to retune your guitar
An in-depth chat with the pioneering player about his signature Fender guitar
Take control with our hand-y hints
Blend your blues with contemporary influences
Bring your riffs to life with these fresh ideas
7 custom chords to add to your arsenal
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"
The Spoon man talks about his signature Fender Thinline, influences and where his band might head next
Top advice from top techs
The history of Fender’s '70s flagship Tele - a melting pot of influences...
The Vulfpeck man gives us a lesson
How to weave classic blues licks into original solos
Vai, Petrucci, Van Halen, Tremonti, Mansoor and more reveal their six-string secrets
"Play with people who are better than you... Up your game."
Looking at the virtuoso's legato, bending and pentatonic work
The story of the Big F's big cat
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
Only guitarist in your band? These shapes will fill in the gaps in your sound
Equip your electric with locking tuners for improved tuning stability
Tackle the expressive phrasing and minor pentatonic tricks of one of rock's finest guitarists
Classic interview: Eric Clapton and tech Lee Dickson on a legendary guitar
Get your guitar playing and sounding better than ever