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					Guitarist (magazine)
Guitarist is a monthly music making magazine published by Future Publishing in the United
Kingdom. The magazine features reviews of newly released guitars, amplifiers and other
equipment, plus interviews with guitar players, features on the guitar industry, news articles, and
features on playing technique that are accompanied by tablature. The magazine covers both
electric and acoustic guitar playing and each month has a comprehensive reviews section that
aims to cover the definitive guitars and gear that have released that month. While regularly
covering both low- mid- and high-end products, Guitarist's main review will often be of an
expensive and rare instrument. In addition to the guitars, amplifiers and accessories, the
magazine regularly reviews electric basses. Guitarist's slogan and mission-statement is "The
Guitar Player's Bible". Musically, Guitarist has traditionally focussed on classic rock, blues, and
folk, but in recent years has come to incorporate alternative rock and heavy metal, featuring
artists such as Tony Iommi, John Mayer and Kirk Hammett on the cover. Guitarist was launched
in 1984, making it the longest-running guitar magazine in Europe. In 2008 the magazine
celebrated its 300th issue and in late-2009 it celebrated its 25th Anniversary

Every month Guitarist comes with a cover-mounted CD, or occasionally a DVD. The CD
features backing tracks for all of the style lessons that are featured in the magazine itself, as well
as audio demonstrations of the most important products that are reviewed that month.

Once a year, Guitarist replaces its CD with a special DVD which as well as the usual CD
contents will also feature a large amount of DVD video on a specific subject. These have
included a guide to using effects and most recently 'The Beginner's Guide To Tone' explaining
how the various aspects of guitar equipment and technique affects guitar sound.
[edit] Current Editorial Team

    * Editor: Mick Taylor
    * Features Editor: Jamie Dickson
    * Gear and Reviews Editor: Dave Burrluck
    * CD and Multimedia Editor: Simon Bradley
    * Operations Editor: Paul Robson
    * Production Assistant: Josh Gardner
    * Senior Art Editor: Mark Thomas
    * Deputy Art Editor: Rob Antonello
    * Senior Music Editor: Jason Sidwell

[edit] MusicRadar

From 2008 onward, Future made Guitarist part of their MusicRadar website, along with all of the
company's other music making website. This meant that for the first time an archive of
Guitarist's old reviews are now available online.

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