Sponsored by PRS Guitars
Photo by Rebecca Dirks
CROSSROADS GUITAR FESTIVAL 2010
Premier Guitar braves record-breaking temperatures to take you inside
the year’s hottest blues gathering—which featured performances by
Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, John Mayer, Ron Wood, Derek
Trucks, and other guitar greats.
MONTREAL GUITAR SHOW
Your trusty contingent of PG tonehounds travels to the
boutique guitar extravaganza to sniff out the latest intriguing
and lust-worthy axes from this invitation-only show.
Photo by David Belisle
Photo by James Chiang
Long dogged and annoyed by the
“shred” epithet, Paul Gilbert uses
engrained jangle-pop sensibilities, deft
tone selection, and jaw-dropping licks
to prove he can’t be pigeonholed—
even on an all-instrumental album like
his new Fuzz Universe.
Kirk Sand designed Chet Atkins’ go-to
acoustic/electric nylon-string, as well as
guitars for notables like Lenny Breau,
Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Reed, Steve
Wariner, and José Feliciano.
ZEN GUITAR FOR THE 22ND
CENTURY . . . AND BEYOND
Four tradition-flouting guitarists—Sonic Youth’s Lee
Ranaldo, Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner (above), and
Rangda’s Sir Richard Bishop and Ben Chasny—offer
tips on how to take your playing into the future by
freeing your mind, hands, and 6-string from the
confines of orthodox guitarisms.
Fryette Memphis Thirty 1x12 • Bell Custom
Guitars SS-ER • Rack Systems Brown Eye
and Naked Heads • Hanson Firenze T- 90 •
Tech 21 Character Series U.S. Steel, Oxford, and Leeds Pedals • Recording King
ROS-626 12-Fret 000 • Analog Man ARDX20 Dual Analog Delay • SWR Headlite
and Amplite Bass Heads • Lovepedal Echo Baby, Babyface Tremolo, Pickle Vibe,
and Amp 50 Pedals • Grid 1 G1 BPT212 Battery-Powered 2x12
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