We sit for an exclusive talk with legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, who discusses his laudable career – and the most important guitars in his collection. Then, we focus on the many variations of the semi-hollow electric, including a survey of noted players, reviews of 12 modern models, and details on 47 more! We also profile Yamaha’s SA-15 and Rickenbacker’s 345 – two prime ’60s semi-hollows. Speaking of ’60s, we feature the Marshall Super Tremolo Model 1961, the mid-’60s guitar amp that was most like Fender’s famed tweed Bassman. There's also a close examination of of early tenor guitars, as well as a look at Guitarlington '15, and Wolf Marshall studies the style, sound, and licks of Bill Connors.
We discuss new music with Brian Setzer, Mick Abrahams, Tim Stult, Rick Richards, and Paul Quinn, then our gear reviewers look at the Jim Kelley Reverb, Mack Amps’ Atomsmasher, and the Strobel Rambler travel bass. You'll also want to read what our music reviewers have to say about new releases from David Gilmour, Faces, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Louis Walker, Larry Coryell, Mary Osborne, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Bottle Rockets, Peter Frampton, many other artists.