In the January/February 2014 issue of Guitar Aficionado Eddie Van Halen serves up a personal tour of his favorite guitars. Cool, unusual, and full of surprises, Ed’s extraordinary collection reveals his endless fascination with the tools of his trade.
We also check out the impressive collection of Ernie Boch Jr. Ernie may preside over a multibillion-dollar auto-dealer empire in Boston, but his true passion is his wicked-cool collection of classic, as well as uncommon, axes.
After that we hit the links with Joe Don Rooney of Rascal Flatts, who makes sure to get in a round of golf before he hits the stage on each tour stop.
Further on we check in with Sergio Dias, the long-time leader of Os Mutantes, who also designs the remarkable electric guitars with which he creates his group’s genre-fusing music.
To finish up, Guitar Aficionado enrolls in The Esperienza, Lamborghini’s new racing school to get behind the wheel of an Aventador LP 700-4 coupe. Plus reviews, guitar care, the wine market, spirits, watches and much more!
Guitar Aficionado‘s November/December features John Stamos, who is best known for his TV and Broadway roles, but the Necessary Roughness star has also enjoyed a three-decade career supporting the Beach Boys in more ways than one. Stamos recalls his first time playing with the Beach Boys, and even showing Jimmy Page how to play a few three-chord songs.
Also, we take you to California’s Sonoma wine country for the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, where the world’s finest guitar builders convene for this biannual show.
In the November/December issue we also take a look back at the era when C.F. Martin & Co. laid the foundation for the modern steel-string flattop acoustic guitar.
Guitar Aficionado’s September/October issue features multi-billionaire, inventor, investor, philanthropist, co-founder of Microsoft and founder and chairman of Vulcan Inc. Paul Allen. Allen adds “rock star” to his curriculum vitae with his new album Everywhere at Once, which includes guest spots from Joe Walsh, Derek Trucks and others.
Further on we learn the story of a truly one-of-a-kind 6120 that Gretsch and Chet Atkins collaborated on in 1956 and how that paved the path to the “Country Gentleman.” Plus; Fall style preview with actor Danny Masterson; the new film and box set covering the brief but brilliant career of blues rocker Mike Bloomfield; and much more!
In the July/August 2013 issue of Guitar Aficionado John Fogerty goes guitar crazy on Wrote a Song for Everyone. The guitar legend enlists friends like Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Dave Grohl to reinvent some of his best-loved songs.
Also, brothers Aaron and Bryce Desner are respected instrumentalists, composers, and event curators – not to mention the two guitarists in alternative rock’s genre leading group, The National.
Further on, Guitar Aficionado celebrates the 140 year history of the storied guitar company Epiphone, and the man responsible for the brands legacy, Epaminondas Stathopoulo.
GA gets together with Ed Helms, whose comically profane songs are some of the most hilarious moments in the blockbuster Hangover movie franchise. But his love of bluegrass and commitment to mastering its intricacies give him some serious cred.
We catch up with Steve Martin, who turned a love affair with the banjo into a blossoming musical career, and continues with his new roots-oriented bluegrass album Love Has Come For You.
Guitar Aficionado continues with comedy by picking the guitar’s 25 funniest onscreen scenes from TV/film. We review all five guitars in the historic Crossroads Collection inspired by the instruments Eric Clapton played in his career.