Guitarist Phil Collen has been recording and performing with Def Leppard for three decades now — and he shows no sign of slowing down. We caught up with Phil to get the scoop on his signature axe, the Jackson PC-1 electric guitar, and its innovative Sustainer pickup system. In this exclusive interview, Collen dishes details […]
From compact Baby Taylors up through the 900 and Presentation series, every Taylor guitar uses ebony for its fretboard. Sturdy, musical, and exquisitely beautiful, ebony is an ideal wood for fretboard construction. As is the case with many tonewoods, however, the world’s supply of ebony is dwindling. The forests of Madagascar have been closed to […]
Collaborating with Fender and Squier to design his signature Mustang, Mikey Way of My Chemical Romance envisioned finding the bass of his dreams. Sporting a powerful humbucker pickup, a sweet silver flake finish, and a comfortable short-scale neck, the Squier Mikey Way Mustang Bass is exactly that. We talked to Mikey about building his dream […]
We talked with Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna, and got the inside scoop on the bass legend’s signature Epiphone bass, his quest for the perfect tone, jamming with Jimi Hendrix, and more. Read our exclusive interview and discover why the Epiphone Jack Casady Signature bass remains his ideal instrument.
As a top luthier at Gibson USA, Jim DeCola has his hand in every step in the guitar-building process. Jim took some time to give us the inside scoop on the 2012 Les Paul Standards and Studios’ updated electronics and other design innovations, and also filled us in on the ’70s Tribute series. Take a […]