Rod Brakes is a music writer with an expertise in all things guitar-related. Having spent many years at the coalface as a guitar dealer and tech, Rod's more recent work as a journalist covering artists, industry pros and gear includes writing hundreds of articles and features for the likes of Guitarist, Total Guitar, Guitar World, Guitar Player and MusicRadar, as well as contributions for specialist books, blogs and social media. He is also a lifelong musician.
Video The “king of slide guitar” straps on his DeArmond goldfoil-fitted 1930s Dobro in this hard rocking music video.
Based on the vintage Everly Brothers’ J-180, this signature signature model appears in a limited run of only 50 instruments
The Rolling Stone reveals his hands-off approach to ordering custom-built solidbodies in this hidden gem from the GP archive.
These all-analog 2-channel amps offer 4-voice versatility, a high-headroom True Blue speaker, Bluetooth connectivity and more.
Video The Velvet Underground cover is the latest teaser from the stars' collaborative new album ’18.’
Video The country-rock pioneer drops another track from his highly anticipated new album ‘In the Country.’
Celtic rockers pay homage to the “original punk” with an unplugged recording featuring lyrics curated by daughter Nora Guthrie.
Video The guitarist drops soulful lead single from forthcoming album ‘Heartache by the Pound.’
Video The Renaissance man of rock paints a surreal sonic landscape in this furious performance.
Video The formidable virtuoso unleashes a barrage of licks and tricks from his considerable arsenal.
Video Watch Gibson’s revealing interview where the funk guitar legend talks about the genesis of this timeless number.
The Grammy-winning guitarist’s latest takes a deeply soulful trip to the golden era of Latin America's ‘60s and ‘70s.
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