Tracing the rise of 7-string guitar, from George Van Eps, Lenny Breau, and other jazzers to Steve Vai, Nili Brosh, Dream Theatre, Korn, and Meshuggah.
Leo Fender and his descendants made tools for modern-day lightning worshipers who plug their guitars into nature’s big jolt.
Jon Sievert shares indelible images – and the stories behind them – of Barney Kessel, Freddie Green, George Barnes, Howard Roberts, Jim Hall, and Joe Pass.
Mr. Fender’s amps and guitars changed the way musicians work with their tools and helped ignite new styles of music.
Whether he knew it or not, writes Ritchie Fliegler, there’s more to Leo Fender than his utilitarian philosophy.
In three months’ time, Jimi Hendrix went from being an unknown musician to the leader of the Experience and the talk of the town. Here’s how.
Recorded in a single session, Texas Flood brought the blues roaring back to life and made SRV a star. Here’s the story from those who were there.
One of SRV’s favorite photographers, Tracy Anne Hart shares her images and insights of “a humble man who gave his all to his playing.”
The little-known story of how European-based parlor guitar music from the 1860s influenced the creation of the blues.
The evolution of a slide-blues classic, from its origins in the 1930s to its masterful recasting by Robert Johnson and Elmore James to its many covers today.
The author of The Soul of Tone: Celebrating 60 Years of Fender Amps leads a roundtable of experts on one of our favorite subjects.
Guitarist Gretchen Menn looks beyond the “shredder” clichés to celebrate the composer and his transcendental music.
Portions were used as voiceovers for the film Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet. With Jason’s blessing, here is the complete text and audio.
Renowned music photographer and avowed Deadhead Jon Sievert shares his images and recollections of the Grateful Dead guru.
Comparing Mike Bloomfield’s and Johnny Winter’s stunning guitar performances on Dylan’s song about a legendary blues road.