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SongTown USA: What is Your Music Worth?

There is a growing perception that music (and writers) have no intrinsic value. I have people all the time encouraging me to give a song away or to come play a show for free. I have actually had people...

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Video: Metallica's James Hetfield Visits Guitar Center in San Francisco

Metallica's James Hetfield recently visited Guitar Center in San Francisco (where I tried out, and almost bought, a very nice Gretsch 6120 about 11 years ago). The guitarist, who sat in the store's...

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Video: Animator Adds New Dimension to Jimi Hendrix's Last Interview

Below, check out a clip of Jimi Hendrix's last interview, which was recorded September 11, 1970, by NME’s Keith Allston. The guitarist died a week later at age 27. When GuitarWorld.com shared this...

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Bent Out of Shape: Back to Basics with Pentatonics, Part 4 — Building...

Here's something for guitarists of any level, beginner to advanced. In virtually any rock/metal solo, there's always room for pentatonic licks. Even if you prefer to solo with neoclassical or exotic...

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Review: Bare Knuckle Juggernaut Misha Mansoor Signature Humbuckers

This video is bonus content related to the March 2014 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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Musical Fluency: Tackling Odd Rhythms

From the very beginning of my guitar-playing history, picking away at older Metallica songs, I’ve always been drawn to interesting rhythms. This interest eventually led me from metal into prog-metal...

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Video: Gibson Pranks Fender at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show

Just like the headline says, here's a video of Gibson pranking Fender at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show, which took place last month in Anaheim, California. We'll let you watch the action unfold. All we'll...

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Review: Taylor Grand Auditorium 814ce Acoustic-Electric Guitar

This video is bonus content related to the March 2014 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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Rhonda Vincent's 'Only Me' Album Debuts at #1 on Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart

Rhonda Vincent’s new album, Only Me, debuts at #1 on Billboard Bluegrass Album chart, ending a 4-month reign by Alan Jackson. In addition, the critically acclaimed album, debuts on four other Billboard...

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Video: 'How to Shred with Guitar God Yngwie Malmsteen'

Check out this video created and posted by the gang at Spin. In the clip, which was posted in November 2013, Yngwie Malmsteen teaches Spin senior editor — and self-declared guitar novice — David...

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Sound Theories: Steve Vai Discusses His Inaugural Vai Academy Song Evolution...

Have you ever wanted to learn the nuances of songwriting and the music business from one of greatest guitarists of all time? Look no further than the inaugural Vai Academy Song Evolution Camp, which...

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The Wild Feathers Announce Additional NYC Show Added to Extensive U.S. Tour

Nashville quintet The Wild Feathers have announced that they will perform an additional headlining show in New York City on May 15th at the Bowery Ballroom, giving those unable to score tickets to...

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Exclusive Song Premiere: Nick Moss Band — "No Reason"

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "No Reason," a new song by the Nick Moss Band. The track is from their new album, Time Ain’t Free. which will be released March 18 via Blue...

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Win a Limited-Edition Epiphone Les Paul Special I P90 Guitar from Los Lonely...

Teaser Content:  Los Lonely Boys released their new studio album, <em>Revelation</em>, January 21 on their own LonelyTone label. In honor of the release, Los Lonely Boys are giving away a...

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Review: Taurus Dexter Polyphonic Octaver Pedal

Remember the first time you thought, “That sounds like a Telecaster”? Or “I bet they’re tuned down”? Or “Holy reverb — Poison!”? Those moments represent precious development of your musical ear. Upon...

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NAMM 2014 Video: PRS Guitars S2 Custom 22

The Guitar World gang visited the PRS Guitars booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Below, check out our exclusive video, which shows off the look and sound of PRS Guitars' new S2...

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Two Notes Audio Engineering Introduces Torpedo Reload — with Demo Video

Two Notes Audio Engineering, manufacturer of the Torpedo range of guitar amp/speaker simulation hardware and software, is now shipping Torpedo Reload. The Reload, the ultimate guitar and bass tool for...

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Walrus Audio Introduces Descent Reverb Pedal

The Descent Reverb is Walrus Audio’s latest venture, and it deeper into the world of modulation effects. The Descent, a fresh take on recent developments in the sound of reverb, employs dark tones that...

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Perri Ink Custom Guitars Introduces the Gypsy

Los Angeles-based Perri Ink Custom Guitars has announced the debut of the Gypsy custom guitar model. It represents the company's first original guitar design. "While I'm very proud of all the guitars...

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Free Download: 'MARTIN™ - The Journal of Acoustic Guitars'

Available in both print and digital editions, MARTIN™ - The Journal of Acoustic Guitars is published by C.F. Martin & Co. in January of each year. MARTIN™ - The Journal of Acoustic Guitars is...

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