The latest issue of Guitar Interactive, the free digital guitar magazine has been released and it’s loaded to the brim with new video interviews, interactive guitar lessons and reviews of all the latest guitars, amps and pedals. Also, after the success of last month’s offer, every Guitar Interactive subscriber can still claim a FREE copy of the brilliant TAB editing software package Guitar Pro 6!
American guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen is this month’s cover star with an in-depth interview at his LA home studio and a special ‘Kotzen Masterclass’ lesson from Tom Quayle. Other interviews include Free bassist Andy Fraser and Guitar Interactive favourite Steve Hackett returns to talk with Michael Casswell about his new album ‘Genesis Revisited ll’ and to perform an exclusive live session!
There’s more exclusive material on offer as Guitar Interactive are invited to the annual LA Amp Show to sample the latest products and find out what’s new in the world of Amplifiers. Pedals and Guitars. With a whole host of interviews with the brains behind the gear you love including Fractal Audio, Matrix Amplification, Suhr Guitars, Eganter + More….
There’s lots of prizes up for grabs in the competitions section of the mag… Gi are giving away two Wampler pedals and two copies of the new Randy Rhoads biography + find out which lucky reader bagged the Ibanez Steve Vai JEM70V Guitar!
Don’t miss the column features as Andy James, Tom Quayle, Rick Graham, Michael Casswell and Giorgio Serci all continue their technique lessons including tips, tricks and licks to help make you a better guitarist and starting this month, Guitar Idol winner Don Alder joins the Guitar Interactive teaching team to begin his ‘Acoustic Percussion’ series.
Included in the magazine is full downloadable tab for all of the lessons in the usual PDF format and now our new Guitar Pro 6 format so you can start using your FREE software right away (For details on how to claim your copy, visit the downloads page in the magazine).
The rest of the issue is jam packed with reviews including the new Tony Iommi Signture T-100 Laney Amp, Washburn, Rickenbacker, PRS, Hiwatt, Wampler, TC Electronic, Danelectro, Stonebridge and an exclusive review of the new Ibanez Roadcore RC230 Guitar!
If that’s not enough, Gi brings you a Quiet Room special with the new ‘Rise Of The Super-Ukes’ feature – Ukelele expert John Howlett explains why the Ukelele is conquering the world and reviews the best models on the market.
All this is available now and it’s completely FREE! Visit http://www.iguitarmag.com/issue13 to read it now!
THE QUIET ROOM_GUITAR REVIEW
Breedlove’s reputation has come on in leaps and bounds in recent years, the US
brand consistently winning ‘best buy’ awards in reviews. Its Cascade series sits
right in the middle of the Breedlove range - professional grade solid wood acoustics
that are still a sensible price. Tom Quayle checks out the Cascade 000/CRe
model and gives his verdict…
Breedlove has come a long way in a relatively
short time. Once a specialist maker, it is
now a mainstream brand - and a very highly
thought of one, with models covering
much of the quality acoustic guitar market.
Somewhere in the middle of quite a large
range sits Breedlove’s Korean-made Cascade
series, featuring seven different models
constructed from quality tone woods and
with high spec appointments, at sensible
prices for the average guitar player. All
models in the range also come fitted with an
LR Baggs Element Active VTC system for
added versatility in the studio or on stage.
The Cascade 000/CRe model is constructed
with a solid East Indian rosewood back
and sides with a solid cedar top bound in
rosewood. The neck is constructed from nato
mahogany with an East Indian rosewood
fretboard. Both are finished in natural gloss
and are beautiful to behold, with a very tight
grain and super high quality binding work.
A slotted headstock sits atop the neck and
breaks away from the recognisable Breedlove
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shape that we’ve become used to. I have a real
soft spot for slotted headstocks and this one
adds a real element of class to this guitar and
is given a unique twist by way of the subtle
wave design at its crest, topped off with
Breedlove’s understated logo. The headstock
is adorned with nickel Grover open back
tuners, offering great tuning accuracy and
stability as well as elegant good looks.
Vintage sized frets, an abalone rosette, a
rosewood bridge and small mosaic pin
inlays add to the guitar’s elegance, giving an
overall design that is understated whilst still
impressive - this is a very good looking and
well made guitar.
The 000 body shape is a personal favourite
of mine thanks to its more balanced and
delicate tone than that often associated with
larger bodied instruments, so I was excited
to try the Cascade 000/CRe and was very
pleased to find that it’s a great guitar in terms
of both tone and playability. Lifting it out
of the supplied deluxe hardshell case, our