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_UKULELES FEATURE
saddle transfer the sound effectively straight
into the body of the instrument. With
such an immediate resonance and depth
of tone, you’d be hard-pushed to find even
an inexpensive solid-top instrument that
delivers such professional quality at such a
reasonable price. And it comes with a bag,
of course. Great value!
aNueNue 1879K (MSRP £589.99 US $
Now this is not exactly a cheap uke, so it’s
going to be under scrutiny here to fulfil
the expectations that you would expect
for nigh on six hundred smackers - not
far short of $1,000! It’s in the fashion of a
vintage Hawaiian soprano ukulele, with solid
koa top, back and sides and a mahogany
neck. It has a koa fingerboard and quality
machine heads that you can tell you can
trust. The koa neck reminds you of the
dimensions you would be familiar with if
you had experienced some of the old Kalua
or Kamaka ukuleles from the days of yore,
and you can see and feel the intention and
nostalgia behind the design.
I do think that it is important to note
though that the uke as an instrument has
progressed an exponential amount (especially
in the past decade) and therefore that vintage
sound and style may not be what you are
looking for. Just like guitars, you may find
that you want something that is intended
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for ease of intricate playing, or projection,
or a more modern appearance. However, if
you are after an instrument that gives you
the experience and feel of an old, quality
instrument without the question of it
expiring on you, then this is it. A beautiful
instrument that acknowledges its lineage
with pride. Rightfully so, too. Case included.