Total Guitar 254 on sale now: Strat Legends - play like the heroes that made the Strat king!

Total Guitar 254 is available on newsstands and worldwide digitally from today.

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To mark the 60th anniversary of the Fender Stratocaster, TG254 celebrates the players that made the Strat famous. Inside our 15-page cover feature, you'll find profiles, tips and exercises on playing like Strat legends such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix Stevie Ray Vaughan, John Frusciante, Jeff Beck Hank Marvin, John Mayer, Dave Gilmour and more!

Elsewhere in the mag, you'll find the usual mix of interviews, lessons and gear reviews. Here's what's inside:

The man in the hat gives us the low-down on his forthcoming album

Prog-metal pioneers return, and they're showing you their riffs!

Kenny Wayne Shepherd
KWS on his blues heroes!

Gus G
The Firewind and Ozzy main-man goes solo for his hottest record yet!

Play like Kirk Hammett
We show you how to steal the Metallica man's style

Major Scale licks
Foo Fighters..Paul Simon…Van Morrison…One scale to master them all!

Guitar Shop Ammo
Blag Jazz now!

Guest Lesson
Alex Skolnick

Blackstar ID:Core Stereo 10
Squier 60th Anniversary Classic Vibe 50s Stratocaster
EVH Stripe
PRS SE Zach Myers Signature
Boss ME-80
and more!

Stuart Williams

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.