We dig into the making of Blackberry Smoke’s new album with guitarist/frontman Charlie Starr, reveal the complete story of Django Reinhardt’s famed Selmer #503, pay our respects to the late Nokie Edwards, and talk new music with Steve Morse, Richard Williams, Bill Nelson, Phil de Gruy, Chris Jack, and Britt Daniel. When it comes to details, no other source provides information on classic instruments with the depth offered by VG. This month, we investigate the creation of Gibson’s EB-3, look at a rare ’64 Gibson Firebird V, and offer the complete histories of the late-’70s Travis Bean TB1000S and Vox’s UL 730 amp from the mid ’60s – a favorite of The Beatles. And of course, there’s the usual dazzling mix of “VG Approved Gear” reviews and “Hit List” music reviews of Judas Priest, Mike Landau, Insect Surfers, Ben Rogers, Leon McAuliffe, Pete Drake, Sting, Bob Dylan, Joe Perry, and John Oates. It’s all in the June issue, available now!