We're at two extremes in this issue with an interview featuring one of the newest names in the world of guitar superstars, Tosin Abasi, and a feature and Tech Session on one of the longest established - Carlos Santana.
Whether you are a fan of Djent, 8-string guitars and Progressive Metal, or not, Tosin Abasi is a mesmerising player who has rolled together so many modern playing techniques that he demands attention. Carlos Santana, on the other hand, epitomises the 'old school' 1960s and '70s emphasis on feel. The good news is that you don't have to choose between the two - you can enjoy both!
We've a newcomer in the GI columns section for this issue, American session player, writer and teacher Joe Pesce, who has a new take on Country guitar. Country's influence is now so great that you can hear it in many genres and Joe is here to show you how to inject sparkling Country brilliance into your playing, whatever you main style.
Our competition prize is a superb Reverend Kyle Shutt Signature guitar. Yes, really! And all you have to do is enter to be in with a chance of winning one of America's finest guitars. Whatever you do - don't forget to enter