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  • The Art of Aging

    This is an article from Dave Hunter over at Guitar.com all about the history of the infamous “relic” guitar. Loved and loathed alike, it forms a huge part of the current guitar…

  • Happy Christmas from GOV!

    Nearing year end and I’ve seen a few guitars come and go in between normal life. Particularly sad to let go of the ’65 Gibson Country Western I had, but it went…

  • Future Collectables

    Here’s an interesting article from Reverb about potential future collectable guitars… What are the collectable electric guitars of the future? That’s the question I put to a select gathering of guitarists, dealers,…

  • Dweezil Zappa Hot Rats

    I went to see Dweezil Zappa on Sunday at the New Theatre Oxford. His band played the full Hot Rats album, which his father, Frank created 50 years ago. In the second…

  • Genre Guitar

    I was contacted by the editor at Jen Reviews who had been researching an article they were writing on the best guitars for each genre of music…with the usual caveats. It’s a…

  • Brad Paisley World Tour

    Journeyed to the O2 at the weekend to see Brad Paisley in concert – a great country musician, who always manages to mix together classic country ingredients with a very healthy dose…

  • Andy Summers Monochrome Strat

    Andy Summers long time love of photography has been applied to the latest in Fender Custom Shop collaborations with the creation of the Monochrome Strat masterbuilt by Dennis Galuszka. It features images…

  • Dweezil’s 2 String Pentatonic

    In this quick video lesson via Guitar World with Dweezil Zappa, he shows a neat trick to play the familiar Pentatonic pattern around the fretboard by looking at it as three sets…

  • That Pedal Show at ATB Guitars

    The boys from That Pedal Show made a trip to ATB Guitars in Cheltenham to gorge on the stunning selection of vintage guitars and amps on display. I had an interview there…

  • Martin Brexit…and gone fishing.

    I saw this guitar as part of an article in Guitar magazine about the 2019 NAMM show, where the great and good release new models and new designs. Martin Guitars love a…