Guitarist August 2018 Issue 435

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Published 29th June

Gibson are one of the true giants of guitar making. From the iconic Les Paul to semi-acoustics such as the ES-335, its guitars have defined the sound of rock. So when the company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this year it sent shockwaves through the guitar industry, leaving many asking what went wrong - and where next for this giant of tone. To find out, Guitarist was granted an exclusive interview with the man at the helm of Gibson for the past 30 years, Henry Juszkiewicz who tackled the big questions frankly and in detail - from what design direction Gibson's 2019 guitars will go in and whether divisive features such as robot tuners will continue, to his own future at the company. It's the essential read in guitar matters this month. Elsewhere in this packed issue there's tons of in-depth features, including a walk through the guitar collection of Manic Street Preachers' James Dean Bradfield and a chance to win his personal hand-written studio diary for the band's latest album Resistance Is Futile.