Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 12 Featuring Steve Vai! iGuitar Magazine!
Steve Vai talks with Guitar Interactive Magazine at his home studio in L.A to talk about playing, his gear & his brand new album.
Learn how to play like Steve Vai in Guitar Interactive Magazine Issue 12 free guitar lessons to learn Steve Vai style and tricks with Andy James. Featured exclusively in this issue we were loaned the Steve Vai Ibanez EVO - only 100 were made as exact replicas & we have one to talk about in this issue.
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Also featured in Guitar Interactive this Issue - We featured the band The Aristrocrats - headed by the fantastic Guthrie Govan check out the live performances of this super group!!
To celebrate Marshall Amplification 50 Years - we interview Paul Marshall about the companies history & we talk with the man behind the designs of Marshall amps with an exclusive tour around the factory.
Guitar Reviews this month feature;
Review of the Ibanez Jem Evo & JEM 70V
Review of the Duesenburg Fullerton CC
Review of the Fender Excelsior combo
Review of the Godin Session Custom Guitar
Review of the Cornell Valve Pre Amp Pedal
Review of the Hayden HGT A20 Head Review 2 x12 Cab review
IK Multimedia iRig Stomp review
TC Electronic Spark Booster Review
A/DA APP-1 Pre Amp Pedal
Rocktron Boutique Series FX Pedals Review
Faith Eclipse Venus 12 String Review
Review Marshall as50d Soloist
Huss And Dalton acoustic review
Review of the Laney NEXUS Fet & NX410 & NX115
Review of the overwater Tanglewood Standard Bass and plus bass
Review of Elixir Coated & Coated Nickel sbass strings
Canadian guitar maker Godin has made quite an impact on both sides of the
Atlantic, offering quality to match the major US brands but at extremely tempting
prices. We gave a Godin Session Custom to Rick Graham to try. Don’t be fooled
by the price or the traditional styling, he says - this is a cracking guitar with
Godin guitars is a Canadian company, under
the watchful eye of Robert Godin. Based
in Montreal, Godin made the decision
to spread his production across 1000km,
using six small factories as opposed to one
giant plant, the main reason for which
was to ensure a more intimate working
environment for the firm’s workers, ensuring
that every employee was an integral part of
the production process. There is no doubt
that this approach to production is reflected
in the quality of the instruments themselves.
One of the main elements that sets Godin
guitars apart from the rest of the pack is their
approach to guitar design. This element is
less about the aesthetics and visual aspect of
guitar design and more focused towards the
musical end result of the design itself. The
truly amazing ‘Glissentar’ by Godin being a
case in point.
The subject of this review is the new Session
Custom which is clearly a more traditional
instrument, Telecaster-like in its aesthetics,
but don’t fear because there are some great
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additional features which will allow us to
explore new tonal territories. Like all Godin’s
guitars, the Session Custom’s parts are made
in Canada and assembled in the U.S.A.
which is something Godin is extremely
proud of - no cheap Far Eastern production
here! This guitar features a Canadian
Laurentian basswood body coupled with
a rock maple neck upon which is a choice
of either a rosewood or maple fingerboard.
There are two finish options available: the
Lightburst and the Blackburst, our review
guitar coming in the latter finish and looking
very nice indeed as you can see in our video.
The pickups are Godin’s own design and are
a very interesting choice of a Humbucker
in the neck position and a ‘Cajun Custom’
single coil at the bridge. The first of the
additional unique features is Godin’s own
Tru-Loc tremolo system. This enables a
player to regulate tremolo arm placement
with a quick and easy allen key adjustment at
the rear of the guitar.