Guitar Connoisseur Magazine

Guitar Connoisseur Magazine Quarterly guitar magazine about guitar building and guitar players

A great medium for fine gear, and those who appreciate fine gear!

Mission: Instead of focusing on the manufacturing industry as most guitar magazines do, Guitar Connoisseur coves craft luthiers and "Haute Guitar". Anything in the periphery of guitars will be covered such as hand-made guitars, Amps, Pedals, Pickups, Hardware and just about anything boutique that's catering in a small scale to the high-end guitar market.

Steve Vai

Steve Vai

Joe Satriani's new "Club Joe Streaming Sessions" returns for Episode 3 on Monday June 1st at 11am PT and focuses on everything about G3 Experience. Joe will be joined by his good friends Steve Vai and John Petrucci to explore the past, present and future of G3.

Post your G3 questions before the event in the comments below.

Lets hear it guys, what do you think of this double six Tele/LP by Caparelli Guitars.

Lets hear it guys, what do you think of this double six Tele/LP by Caparelli Guitars.

Here is some nice #quaranreading for you all featuring luthier Benjamin Paldacci of Benjamin Paldacci Guitars By Antoine...
Benjamin Paldacci: “I eat, drink & dream lutherie stuff, for years now. Some people call that a disease, others a curse”

Here is some nice #quaranreading for you all featuring luthier Benjamin Paldacci of Benjamin Paldacci Guitars By Antoine Gedroyc

Stay safe out there people.

Ben is one of the youngest acoustic builders in our community. He is animated, fierce and passionate. It was such a pleasure to spend time with him at the Woodstock show and to try some of his latest … interview from our Guitar Connoisseur Stories. Here is the story of Loïc Bortot of Guita...
Loïc Bortot: Bouchereau Guitars

Fantastic interview from our Guitar Connoisseur Stories. Here is the story of Loïc Bortot of Guitares Bouchereau

Guitar Connoisseur: You were born in France and now live in Quebec, Canada. What brought you to The New World?Loïc Bortot: In 2011, at the age of 22, I was facing a crossroads in my life. I was no …

Thank you Michael Molenda Musician/Producer of Guardians of Guitar for this great article on Neil Peart of RUSHhttps://f...
What Guitarists Can Learn from Neil Peart Rush’s Legendary Drummer Wasn’t Just an Instrumentalist, He was a Consummate Artist

Thank you Michael Molenda Musician/Producer of Guardians of Guitar for this great article on Neil Peart of RUSH

By Michael MolendaThe massive onslaught of tributes, tears, salutes, and shock that trended all over social media following Neil Peart’s passing from glioblastoma on January 7, is indisputable evidence of not just his formidable talents as a drummer, musician, author, and lyricist, but also of his...

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This Collection includes all 22 issues to date. The First issueThe German IssueThe Perfect Pair IssueThe Mojo IssueThe Lp Reboot IssueThe Innovative IssueThe Hendrix IssueThe S-Type IssueThe Classical IssueThe Acoustic IssueThe Japanese IssueThe Luthier Is...
Joe Pass: Unsurpassable

By Steve Rider“Empty your mind; be formless, shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”― Bruce LeeWhat k... Steve Morse
Why Steve Morse is one of the hardest working musicians Steve Morse

There’s not much that hasn’t already been written about Steve Morse. A storied career, Steve has done such phenomenal things as being involved in bands like the Dixie Dregs, to playing with shredders Steve Vai and Joe Satriani.Morse’s career took off slowly, often culminating in abrupt junctur... Billy F Gibbons Zztop
Billy Gibbons: The Early Years Billy F Gibbons Zztop

By Jas Obrecht Photos: Cover By Rodney BursielPortraits by Kerry LangfordEqual parts storyteller, fire-and-brimstone preacher, rollin’-and-tumblin’ bluesman, and rock guitar hero, Billy Gibbons has … Eric Johnson
Eric Johnson: Guitar Hero Eric Johnson

By Andrew CataniaEric Johnson began playing guitar at the age of 11. He played with his first touring band in 1968, a psychedelic group called Mariani. The band shared the bill with ZZ Top and Bloodrock in their home state of Texas. Johnson was trained in classical music but was heavily influence by
Why Eddie Van Halen is important

By Andrew CataniaWhen I was putting a Van Halen tape in and listening to it for the first time, I was blown away. My first exposure to Eddie Van Halen was Eruption. The son of Dutch Immigrants was about to take the world by storm.A small handful of players in rock history have dramatically changed p... Roger Giffin

Words and Photographs by Rory AnsonLUTHIER ROGER GIFFIN CELEBRATES 50-YEARS OF BUILDING GUITARS FOR ROCK & ROLL’S ELITE I recently visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and had an opportunity to check out Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll. This exhibit offers visitors a ra...

Richie Kotzen
Richie Kotzen: Soulman

Richie Kotzen

Written by Rod DeGeorgePhotos by Derek BradAs a young guitar player, I was very fortunate to live in an area where you could see a world-class talent at the local clubs. One weekend I would get to see a young Richie Kotzen tearin’ it up on stage, and the next weekend sees Greg Howe just killing it...
Why everyone needs to own a telecaster at least once

By Will SwansonThe telecaster was Leo Fender’s original electric guitar before the famous Stratocaster came into being but as we all know with guitars newer doesn’t always mean better.It’s not a requirement for it to be a mid-50s one that’s worth $100,000 to give you the tele experience. It ...

The Mystique of the Flying V
The Mystique of the Flying V

The Mystique of the Flying V

Written by Zac DelvecchioSome call it a rock guitar, others say it is for blues. Some throw up their hands in the shape of horns thrashing metal while others play it sitting down. There might not be a more well known and more undefined guitar shape in history than the legendary Gibson Flying V. It.....
Mark Knopfler: Sultan of Swing

Perhaps one of the most unlikely guitar heroes to come from the England since his hero the great Hank Marvin, Mark Knopfler has pit together an career of composition, virtuosity and collaboration that any artist would covet. From a guitarist’s standpoint, his style is unusal and truly unique. He a...
Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Number One” tells its Story!

Written By Eric DahlI was raised by a blues playing bass guitarist, so as a youth my parents warped my mind predominantly with that genre of music with their albums and 8-tracks. But as I came of age through the 1970’s and 80’s as a guitar playing teenager it seemed that there were no guitarists...


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