Guitar Magazine features

Posted on July 21, 2019

I’ve started to write again for Guitar Magazine.

The main features are what we’ve called Oral Histories of various guitar models. Guitar Magazine itself has recently gone through a change of ownership, and consequently a new look, and it seems the editorial quality has been maintained. As well as the Oral Histories, I’ve written some general pieces for GM. You can follow all these here: I’ll post below links to the pieces as they’re published online at guitar.com, and of course they’re also available in the monthly print GM.

An Oral History of the Fender Telecaster appeared in the February 2019 issue and rounds up extracts from my interviews with James Burton, George Fullerton, Dale Hyatt, and Don Randall. Read it online here.

An Oral History of the Gibson Les Paul appeared in the April 2019 issue and features extracts from my interviews with Billy Gibbons, Ted McCarty, Jimmy Page, and Les Paul. Read it online here.

From Les Paul to Rob Chapman: The History of Signature Guitars appeared in the June 2019 issue and charts the history of over a century of signature models, from guitars for vaudeville stars in grainy black-and-white to YouTube phenoms with new ways to build a brand. Read it online here.

The Inside Story of Jimmy Page’s Led Zeppelin Guitars appeared in the July 2019 issue and takes a trip through the instruments Jimmy used in his career as the band went from club gigs to superstardom, including quotes from my interview with the Zep guitarist. Read it online here.

An Oral History of the Fender Stratocaster appeared in the August 2019 issue and has extracts from my interviews with Jeff Beck, Bill Carson, George Fullerton, Dale Hyatt, Karl Olmsted, Don Randall, and Forrest White. Read it online here.

An Oral History of the Gibson ES-335 is yet to appear in a print issue. It rounds up extracts from my interviews with Larry Carlton, Luther Dickinson, Don Felder, Mark Knopfler, Seth Lover, Phil Manzanera, Ted McCarty, Eddie Phillips, and Mike Voltz. You can meanwhile read it online here.