In our first issue of Australian Guitar for the year, we've gone large with a huge retrospective on AC/DC's superb and under-rated axeman Malcolm Young with a few bonus words from Frenzal Rhomb's resident six-stringer, Lindsay McDougall.

We sit down with local heroes Tired Lion, Grenadiers, Polaris and West Thebarton to talk about what it takes to get a hold of the public's ears in 2018 and get set for Bluesfest Byron Bay with Eric Gales, The New Power Generation and Dumpstaphunk. Rodrigo y Gabriela, Machine Head and Lindi Ortega fill us on their latest movements and we get into serious testing mode with the latest and greatest from Ernie Ball Music Man, Fender, Line 6, Kiesel Guitars, Two Notes Audio Engineering, National Reso Phonic Guitars, Inc. and more!

Plus we review one night in heaven with the mighty Midnight Oil, provide the full tab for Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name" AND give you an extract from Andrew P Street's kick arse new Oz rock opus "The Long Way and Winding Way To The Top" thanks to Allen & Unwin Books.

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