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Guitar Player • Vol. 57 No. 6 JUNE 2023
PEAK PERFORMER • Martin Guitar’s SC line reaches its zenith with the limited-edition Custom Shop SC-2022, a masterful combination of form and function.
MAGIC BUS • Arielle takes a sonic tour of the classic rock era with songs and guitar tones inspired by the spirit of ’73.
BEGINNER’S PLUCK • Peter Buck and Krist Novoselic pick their gigs carefully. Cuban blues hound Hector Tellez Jr. got them both — for his debut.
TIP SHEET • These habits have helped “Captain” Kirk Douglas stay on course with the Roots and their Tonight Show gig.
SOUND & VISION • Timeless in tone and style, yet built with advanced luthiery techniques, Furch Guitars deserves your serious attention. We travel to the Czech Republic to find out more.
MY CAREER IN FIVE SONGS • He’s released 18 studio solo albums, but Joe Satriani reveals why these five tracks hold a special place in his catalog.
Here Comes the Fuzz • Introduced in the 1970s, Morley’s PWF Power Wah Fuzz pedal was the final word in unrelenting fuzz-wah tone.
American Dream • José Feliciano filtered pop through Spanish Harlem roots on his 1968 debut.
LINE DANCE • He moves between Def Leppard and Last in Line without missing a step. But Vivian Campbell says he put the wrong foot forward with Ronnie James Dio.
IN THE NAME OF LOVE • When it came to remaking 40 classic U2 tracks for Songs of Surrender, The Edge was guided by his heart and one grand idea: “to make intimacy the new version of punk rock.”
THE ART OF WAR • Three albums into their career, U2 found their triumphant sound and activist voice. Forty years on, The Edge and producer Steve Lillywhite discuss the album on which the group built its legacy.
GUY TALK • As he prepares to exit the world stage, blues guitar original Buddy Guy entertains Guitar Player with a dozen tales from his nearly 70-year career.
Hybrid Heaven • As ALO drop their first studio album in eight years, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz reveals his secrets to achieving glorious amplified acoustic tone.
THE EDGE OF WAR • Master the U2 guitarist’s stylistic moves from the group’s landmark 1983 album.
Take a Stand • Inspirations for upping your stand game (you know you need it!).
FENDER • Gold Foil Jazzmaster and Gold Foil Telecaster
VICTORY • Sheriff 25 Head
FURCH • Blue Deluxe Gc-CM
PRS • SE McCarty 594 Singlecut
POSITIVE GRID • Spark GO
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How I Wrote… “Undun” • Randy Bachman reveals the influence of Lenny Breau, Bob Dylan and the Zombies in the Guess Who’s 1969 hit.