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Guitarist Magazine

13 issues per year View Reviews   |   Write Review From $2.46 per issue

When it comes to guitars look no further than Guitarist Magazine! For over 30 years, this monthly magazine has been giving its readers all the latest news from the world of guitars, as well as expert tutorials, technique guides and in-depth product reviews of all the latest amps, effect and accessories on offer.

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Within each issue of Guitarist Magazine, you’ll find exclusive features and interviews with some of the world’s most renowned players, including Jimmy Page, Joe Bonamassa, David Gilmour and Slash. Read about some of the world’s best and improve your own technique at the same time with expert advice you won't find anywhere else.

Whether you’re a player or just a lover of 6 strings and you’re looking for all things guitar, you need a digital subscription to Guitarist Magazine today! 

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Guitarist  |  January 2023  

Walter Trout
Now in his 70s, having survived rock ’n’ roll excess and a debilitating pandemic-induced depression, Walter Trout takes us on the emotional road he travelled to release his 30th solo album, Ride, a record that revisits the trials of his New Jersey childhood and affirms his place in the annals of blues-rock

Gear Of The Year
It’s that time again – we present our pick of 2022’s most outstanding gear

In My Life: Charlie Burchill
He’s the Glasgow guitar maverick who broke into the 80s stadium league with Simple Minds. .. read more Now, as the band return with 18th album, Direction Of The Heart, Charlie Burchill tells us about pushing the envelope, falling for the White Falcon, commandeering The Edge’s rig, and why you won’t catch him playing powerchords

Alter Bridge
Guitar duo Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti discuss their new album, custom guitars, the art of crafting long songs, and why you really, really don’t want tinnitus…

Blueprint: Martin Custom Shop Super Dreadnought
If you can’t make the world’s most influential acoustic guitar better, you can always make it bigger, explain Scott Sasser and Tim Teel of Martin
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Whether you’re just starting out with your first guitar or you’ve been hamming the strings for years, no matter what your level, Guitarist Magazine is the perfect accompaniment to help improve your technique and develop your playing style. Each issue brings you expert tutorials from some of the world’s best players to help you perfect your technique and develop your talents.

Guitarist Magazine is jam-packed full of in-depth product reviews covering all the latest amps, effects, accessories and of course, the best new guitars to help you in your buying decisions and develop the perfect sound you’re looking for.

Each issue has exclusive features and interviews with some of the most renowned guitarists from around the world - from B.B. King to Jimi Hendrix to David Gilmour, Guitarist has featured them all!

So the next time you pick up your guitar make sure you have your latest copy of Guitarist Magazine at hand! Why not try a digital subscription today? 

Grab your digital subscription to Guitarist Magazine today and every month you can enjoy all of this:

  • Tutorials from some of the world’s greatest guitarists
  • In-depth reviews of all the latest guitar gear and accessories
  • Exclusive interviews and features with world-renowned players
  • Behind-the-scenes photography from inside the studio
  • Technique tips and master classes to help improve your playing style
  • The latest guitar news from around the world
  • The latest issue direct to your device every month
  • A discount off the RRP price

You'll receive 13 issues during a 1 year Guitarist magazine subscription.

Note: Digital editions do not include the covermount items or supplements you would find with printed copies.
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Based on 127 Customer Reviews
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Always entertaining

One of the best Reviewed Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Really entertaining

All of those interested in guitars will be entertained Reviewed Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Excellent magazine

All the best information with regard to guitar technology Reviewed Saturday, April 9, 2022


I love the magazine but the company that handles your subscriptions is terrible Reviewed Monday, January 4, 2021


Great articles, beautiful guitars, and the tutorials are inspiring.
Best Guitar magazine for me.
Reviewed Sunday, July 26, 2020

Articles in this issue

Below is a selection of articles in Guitarist January 2023.

Life’s Coda ED MITCHELL 1970-2022 One of the great qualities of music is that it is with us through all life’s significant moments – the happy and, inevitably, the tragic, too. As we went to press wi...
One For Your Money FIRST PLAY BLACKSTAR DEPT. 10 AMPED 1 £439 WHAT IS IT? Highly versatile, 100-watt head that’s small enough to sit on a pedalboard FIRST PLAY BLACKSTAR DEPT...
Team Player FIRST PLAY CHAPMAN ML1 WORKSHOP SERIES X £3,499 WHAT IS IT? Boutique-level Chapman ‘SuperStrat’ with highend specification and Cream T pickups, made in the UK ...
Design For Life VINTAGE V100 REISSUED W/BIGSBY PRICE: £699 1. Not too many single-cuts in this price range show off a Bigsby vibrato. The setup here with the roller saddle tune-o-matic means return-t...
Dish The Dirt THE RIVALS The original Rat pedal was launched around the same time as the DS-1 and features a similar three-knob control surface; the latest version is the Pro Co Rat 2 (£75) and there’s a...
Gimme Five THE RIVALS Multi-mode fuzz pedals anyone? Well, there are few around, including the Thermion Stone Age (£249), reviewed in issue 486, which has four different fuzz engines onboard and a swi...

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