Guitarist June 2019 Issue 446

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Published 3rd May

Join us as we explore the guitar collection of the late, great Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher on the eve of a new album of previously unheard blues recordings that show off his superlative slide, fretted electric and acoustic skills in full measure. Our comprehensive feature includes Rory's iconic '61 Strat, his early 30s National Triolian resonator and a host of instruments key to his blues playing, plus an in-depth feature on Rory's development as a bluesman, featuring eyewitness recollections of his musical encounters with Muddy Waters, Bob Dylan and other legendary musicians. This packed issue also features a free 68-page guidebook to Gibson's Les Paul electric, replete with reference-grade photography of Holy Grail Les Pauls from over 60 years of production and insights into its technical evolution. The issue also contains a frank interview with the godfather of shred, Yngwie Malmsteen, plus reviews of Blackstar's small but potent Studio range of 10-watt combos, some very special Martin acoustics built from 'sinker' mahogany, PRS's CE semi-hollowbody electric and much more...