Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar World, Guitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.
On September 16, 1970, just two days before his death, Hendrix joined War onstage at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London.
“If you like guitar playing, it simply doesn't get any better than Tommy,” Jason Isbell once said of Tommy Emmanuel. This clip shows exactly what he means.
The sunburst Stratocaster – Gallagher's workhorse guitar throughout his career – was reportedly the first Stratocaster in Ireland.
This show – which you can watch an hour of here – marked the first time Rhoads ever used his now-legendary custom black-and-white polka-dot Flying V.
Nail that 1970s vibe with “a shag carpet–era effect“ that adds some fuzz to the swirl, and magic to your solos.
That classic Eventide reverb algorithm enjoys a standalone release – and it could take your tone into the next dimension.
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