Guthrie Govan Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 13. In this free Issue of Guitar Interactive Magazine we have a Guthrie Govan Jam and Interview taking about his career.
We interview guitarist Derek Trucks & take a look at how to play Derek Trucks style slide guitar.
In our acoustic magazine section - The Quiet Room - we talk with canadian acoustic guitarist Don Alder, with an extensive amount of Live footage he performed whilst he at the Guitar Interactive Studio. Don Alder also provides Guitar Interactive readers with a free guitar lesson on vibrato!
Issue 13 of Guitar Interactive is packed FULL of free guitar lessons! This month learn how to play hybrid picking with Andy James, expand your chord vocabulary with Tom Quayle, learn guitar vibrato with Rick Graham, Michael Casswell shows you how to play Melodic guitar runs.
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So you thought G & L was just about Leo Fender’s final thoughts on his original
ideas for guitars and basses? So did we. And then someone suggested we tried
the altogether more Gibsonesque Ascari. Really? We asked Tom Quayle
Part of G&L’s ‘Tribute’ line, the Ascari
GTS and its sister, the Fiorano GTS,
models represent a historic first for
the company. Inspired by a recently
uncovered prototype drawing by G&L
co-founder George Fullerton, dated
Jan 18th 1980, showing Leo Fender’s
vision for his first 24¾” scale, threetuners-to-a-side
guitar with a set-neck,
the Ascari was designed jointly by
G&L’s Vice President of engineering,
Paul Gagon, and Grover Jackson,
founder of Jackson Guitars and, most
The original, 30 year old design,
named the G-100, featured a bolt-on
neck but was updated to a set-neck,
thanks to technological developments
at the company. Starting with the
‘80s hard rock designs such as the
Interceptor, Superhawk and Rampage
for inspiration, Paul Gagon and Grover
Jackson added the more subtle curves
and contours to the body, producing a
modern design with a broad appeal.
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This design is completely new for
G&L, giving them a model that is
traditional in its Rock and Roll looks
and construction but with a character
and personality of its own.
The Ascari features a mahogany body with
a very pretty flame maple veneer top and
translucent red or black finish and binding
running up through the neck. This is paired
with a mahogany neck and rosewood
fretboard with set-neck construction and
traditional 24 3/4” scale length. The neck is a
very comfortable medium C slim shape with
a 12” radius, ideal for chordal and lead work
and is topped by the understated but classy
looking three-tuners-per-side headstock,
complete with abalone fan inlay and logo.
The pickups are in-house humbuckers,
designed by Paul Gagon and with the added
push/pull coil tap, can be split for single coil
tones for extra tonal options, making this
more versatile than the average three-way
switch, dual humbucker guitar.