TOP SHELF: Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard

TOP SHELF: Gibson Custom '59 Les Paul Standard

Alex Wilson spends some time with a classic design from the annals of guitar history.
KRK Rokit G4 Nearfield Studio Monitors

KRK Rokit G4 Nearfield Studio Monitors

KRK are back with the next generation of these all-too-familiar studio monitors. Alex Wilson cranks up a pair to see what’s going on.
ZOOM Q2n-4K Handy Video Recorder

ZOOM Q2n-4K Handy Video Recorder

A multimedia device made with musos in mine? Count us in!
TOP SHELF: Ibanez THBB10 + SLM10 Polyphia Signature Model Electric Guitars

TOP SHELF: Ibanez THBB10 + SLM10 Polyphia Signature Model Electric Guitars

Alex Wilson checks out these brand spankin’ new and hotly anticipated signature models from Polyphia’s up-and-coming guitar gods (and meme lords).
Pixies: Natural Magic

Pixies: Natural Magic

Weird and wonderful as they’ve ever been, the Pixies throw us through yet another loop with Beneath The Eyrie: an album that peers back on the past 30 years of their reign over alt-rock with fondness, and to the future with a blinding fervour.
Santana: The Language Of The Soul

Santana: The Language Of The Soul

Carlos Santana has such a way with words that interviewing him left us stuttering in awe. But if there’s one thing he’s more adept at than speaking, it’s working the fretboard of his guitar. A certified maniac creating bright, colourful solos that cut through the mix like a hot knife through butter, when Matt Doria gets the Mexican mind-melter on the phone, he’s treated to the best of both worlds.
Shootout: Acoustics Around A Thousand Bucks

Shootout: Acoustics Around A Thousand Bucks

We’re living in a unique time for acoustic guitar manufacturers. Today, there’s a real sweet spot around the $1,000 mark: it’s where some of the super big brands place stripped-down guitars that do away with some of the visual flash in order to give you a sweet prestige-name instrument.