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Review: Carvin DC800 Eight-String Guitar

The following content is related to the October 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store....

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Man of Steel with Steel Panther's Satchel: Palm Muting, Vibrato and How to...

The following content is related to the October 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store....

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Guitar World DVD: How to Play All of Jimi Hendrix's 'Electric Ladyland'

Available exclusively at the Guitar World Online Store, How to Play All of The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Electric Ladyland is our complete guide to performing ALL of the songs on this groundbreaking...

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Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Sweet 16 — "Comfortably Numb"...

A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and...

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Anthrax Reveal New Guitarist: Jon Donais of Shadows Fall

Last night, during a TeamRock Radio interview, Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian made it public that the band's new guitarist is Shadows Fall axman Jon Donais. Donais has been filling in with Anthrax since...

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Video: Megadeth and Jason Newsted Perform Metallica's "Phantom Lord"

Two former members of Metallica were part of this year's Gigantour 2013 — Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine and Newsted's Jason Newsted. As a result, fans of both musicians were hoping the guys would — at some...

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TC Electronic Announces PolyTune 2 Pedal

TC Electronic has announced the followup to its popular PolyTune pedal, the PolyTune 2. The pedal will retail for $99 (estimated). The original PolyTune changed the way we look at tuning. Key features,...

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Steve Vai's 'The Story of Light Live' to Premiere on AXS TV August 25

Steve Vai will present The Story of Light Live, a full-on spectacle of a concert performed live in Los Angeles, on AXS TV. The network will premiere the performance 8 p.m. ET August 25 with an encore...

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Stone Sour Premiere Music Video for “Tired”

Stone Sour have released their latest music video in support of their double-album House of Gold & Bones – Part 1 and 2. The clip, which you can check out below, is for the track "Tired" from Part...

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Ask Paul: The Basics of Rock Guitar in Five Songs

I began to seriously play guitar at the impressionable age of 11 (It would have been earlier if my parents hadn’t discouraged me) by receiving an acoustic and some lessons. Two years later, I had my...

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Beyond the Fretboard: Music Theory Offers "Options," Not "Rules"

In my previous column, I briefly touched upon how polarizing the topic of music theory can be for some musicians. I described it as being a false choice, a line in the sand between the ardent...

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The Complete Guitarist: Fingerpicking 101 and Beyond, Part 2

Hey there, fellow guitarists! This week, I'd like to expand a bit upon my last column, in which I discussed some basic fingerpicking patterns. We are going to take those basic patterns and expand upon...

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Preview Exclusive New Tracks by Tosin Abasi, Misha Mansoor, Ben Weinman, Kim...

Guitar World magazine has launched its Ultimate Subscription Offer! Receive 12 (13, actually — let's not forget the holiday issue!) issues of Guitar World AND instantly download four exclusive tracks:...

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Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time Readers Poll: Sweet 16 — "Eruption" (Eddie...

A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and...

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First Listen: Tawny Ellis — A Selection of Summer Singles

If you’re looking for a soundtrack for the last gasp of summer, try a set of sweet singles by singer/songwriter Tawny Ellis. A native of Savannah, Georgia, Ellis splits her time between Los Angeles and...

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In Deep: More on How to Turn Improvised Phrasing Ideas Into Memorable Solos

These videos are bonus content related to the October 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online...

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Review: D'Angelico EX-DC Semihollow Guitar

The following content is related to the October 2013 issue of Guitar World. For the full range of interviews, features, tabs and more, pick up the new issue on newsstands now, or in our online store....

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Photo Gallery: The 10 Most Iconic Framus Guitars

As the photo gallery below clearly illustrates, Framus — the Germany-based manufacturer of guitars, basses, banjos, amps and more — has made some very distinctive and cool-looking instruments over the...

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Inquirer: Seven Questions with Eric Johnson

GUITAR WORLD: What inspired you to start playing the guitar? ERIC JOHNSON: It was Nokie Edwards of the Ventures. He was one of the first guys I ever heard play guitar, and I really enjoyed the sound....

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Dear Guitar Hero: Eric Johnson Discusses His “Koto” Technique, Tone,...

He's a perfection-driven, genre-bending ax slinger from Texas with one of the most distinctive electric guitar tones in music. But what Guitar World readers want to know is ... How did you get that...

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