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Video: Monte Montgomery Live at NAMM

While roaming booths at the 2014 NAMM Show, we were lucky enough to catch a glimpse of acoustic powerhouse and Austin, TX native Monte Montgomery rock the Peavey stage. Montgomery’s hybrid...

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NAMM 2014 Video: Marshall Amplification JVM Tattoo Series and Handwired...

Members of the Guitar World crew visited the always-impressive Marshall Amplification booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Marshall's Nick Bowcott gave us a tour of the company's...

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Review: L.R. Baggs Lyric Acoustic Guitar Microphone

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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February Sale: Take 40 Percent Off Everything — Including DVDs — at the...

It's time for our annual sale at the Guitar World Online Store! During the entire month of February 2014, take 40 percent off EVERYTHING at the store, including all of our instructional DVDs! Of...

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The Fab 50: The Beatles' 50 Greatest Guitar Moments

On the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in the United States (and legendary February 1964 appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show), Guitar World celebrates the 50 best guitar moments from the band's...

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Book Review: 'Kansas City Lightning — The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker'

While most guitarists think the idea of “shredding” started with Eddie Van Halen or Yngwie Malmsteen, the notion of playing “faster and better than the next guy” has probably been around as long as man...

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Polish City Names Traffic Circle After Deceased Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman

A traffic circle in Jaworzno, Poland, has been renamed after Jeff Hanneman, the co-founding Slayer guitarist who died May 2, 2013, at age 49. The official sign unveiling took place Thursday, Febraury...

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You CAN Carry On Your Guitar. It’s the Law.

I’ve seen them; you’ve seen them—those gut-wrenching photos or videos of someone’s precious vintage guitar being crushed in the baggage carousel or launched across the tarmac by a malicious or careless...

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Video: Iron Horse Perform Bluegrass Version of Metallica's "Enter Sandman"

Below, check out a video of an Alabama bluegrass band named Iron Horse covering Metallica's "Enter Sandman." The track is from the band's latest album, Fade to Bluegrass: The Bluegrass Tribute to...

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Video: Joe Bonamassa and Zakk Wylde Perform Cream's "Crossroads"

As the headline implies, what we've got here is a fan-filmed video of Joe Bonamassa and Zakk Wylde performing Cream's "Crossroads." The show took place in mid-December 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Los...

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Dolly Parton to Release New Album 'Blue Smoke' in the U.S. on May 13

Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist Dolly Parton announces the release of her new album Blue Smoke which will be released by Sony Music Masterworks and Dolly Records on May...

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Video Premiere: Glenn Proudfoot and Tommy Emmanuel Team Up for Stevie Ray...

Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of "Bam!"— a new song and music video by Australian guitarist Glenn Proudfoot, who some of you might know from his insane Monster Licks lesson...

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NAMM 2014 Video: Marty Friedman Discusses His New SE Signature Model from PRS...

The Guitar World gang visited the PRS Guitars booth at the 2014 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. We got the low-down on several new models, including the expanded S2 Series — and, of course,...

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It Might Get Weird: Ra Power — McMahon Artistry Ankh Guitar

The ancient Egyptians' numerous cultural achievements included the Great Pyramids, the Sphinx and the Telecaster. What? Actually, Scott McMahon of McMahon Artistry built this Telecaster adorned with...

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Former Racer X Guitarist Bruce Bouillet Talks New Album, 'The Order Of Control'

Bruce Bouillet might've taken an eight-year hiatus from playing due to a serious hand injury, but the former Racer X guitarist is back, fired up and more active than ever. We recently spoke to...

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Video: Meet the Smomid, a "String Modeling MIDI Device" and More

Someone recently contacted us to tell us about the Smomid. Exactly what is a Smomid? Let's just say it's a very unique interface/instrument created by Nick Demopoulos, who is pictured at left. Its name...

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Stone Jack Jones Shares "Joy"

Nashvillian Stone Jack Jones recently shared "Joy" with us. The single features Patty Griffin on vocals and is featured on his third full-length album, Ancestor, out March 4, 2014 on Western Vinyl....

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Ear Training and Becoming a Sound Magician: Part 1 — Pitch

Someone commented on my last column, "How to Learn and Retain Music Faster and Have a Deeper Understanding of What You Know," that rock guys never understand theory or ear training. While that's not as...

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Lesson: The Acoustic Artistry of The Beatles' George Harrison

Of the four Beatles, George Harrison brought to the group an assortment of electric and acoustic guitar approaches, flavors influenced by everyone from Chet Atkins and Carl Perkins to the Byrds and Bob...

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Guitar World Magazine’s Blues Greats Subscription Offer!

Guitar World magazine presents its new Blues Greats subscription offer! Get one year of Guitar World plus a new digital EP, Legacy Recordings Presents: Blues Greats! Past & Present. You'll receive...

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