This Month on
Stevie Ray Vaughan Photo Retrospective
From 1983 to 1989, Austin photographer Tracy Anne Hart
photographed Stevie Ray Vaughan in his candid, funny, and
brilliant moments. Witness these scenes of SRV’s tragically
short career through Hart’s lens in our online photo gallery.
More Gear Reviewed Online
Online reviews this month include the Danelectro
50th Anniversary 1959, the new ZT Club compact-but-powerful stage amp, the Elite Tone Fillmore Thunder
fuzz/octave pedal, and more. New reviews are added
every week, so check back all month long.
Gibson Custom Shop — Memphis Tour
Go inside Gibson’s Memphis Custom Shop in our
three-part video tour and see how the ES series
guitars are built, finished, and tested.
Show Us Your Gear
We’re launching a new feature on
premierguitar.com where you can show
off your favorite gear to the world once a
month in our official reader gear galleries.
Each month we’ll feature a new category
of gear. The first gallery, Your #1 Guitar,
will be online at the end of April.
photo courtesy ATO Records
Here’s are a list of categories you can
expect to see over the next 12 calendar
months, so get your camera ready:
Acoustic EQ for Stage
Acoustic Editor Gayla Drake Paul
has devoted her past five Walking
the Wires columns to helping you
optimize your live acoustic sound,
beginning with basics like guitar
choice on down to using your EQ
effectively and choosing strings,
picks, pickups, and more. Read
the entire series on our website to
get your sound into shape.
Guitar’s Battle Scars
Guilty Gear Pleasure
Your Main Pedalboard
Weirdest Piece of Gear
Your Practice Room or Recording Setup
We’ll be accepting submissions for Your
#1 Guitar until April 26th, and Favorite
Overdrive/Distortion until May 24th. For
future submission deadlines, sign up for
Premier Guitar’s Backstage Pass newsletter
at premierguitar.com/newsletter, or check
this page each month.
John Butler: Australian Uprising
Aussie guitarist John Butler just released his new
record with The John Butler Trio called April
Uprising. We recently sat down with Butler to talk
about how he crafted his tones on the new album,
how a ’30s Dobro fell into his lap, and why he hates
the higher octave G string on his 12-string guitars.
Submit 1–3 photographs to
with a detailed caption of the gear—
tell us what it is and why it fits in the
category you’re submitting it for.