Issue #89


After writing and recording eighteen solo albums—and contributing some immense guitar skills to countless other projects over the course of three decades—one could potentially find themselves a little lacking for inspiration or fresh ideas. That is not the story of Joe Satriani. With his latest release, 'The Elephants of Mars' (out now, via earMusic), Satch is back with a sonically spellbinding new album that ushers in a new era of Satriani musical mastery. Guitar Interactive Magazine editor Jonathan Graham sits down with the instrumental guitar pioneer to discuss the writing and recording of the latest record and much more in this issue's exclusive cover feature.

Also in this edition, we talk with Ichika Nito. Although most of his viral YouTube videos come in at under a minute, Ichika's immense talent leaves a lasting impression. Giving his first interview to a British guitar publication, Ichika speaks on tone, technique, composition, his inspirations, and of course, his new signature six-string with Ibanez Guitars.

If that's not enough, Sam Bell breaks down the lightning-fast technique and soulful phrasing of Nick Johnston in this issue's Tech Session.

As usual, with every issue, we have a whole host of the latest and best gear reviews from around the world of guitar, with our team of world-class gear reviewers offering their unique insight, expertise, and personality, which as always, I hope you will enjoy. However, if that's still not enough, don't forget all of our exclusive lessons from Tom Quayle, Sam Bell, Chris Buck & Giorgio Serci.


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