Guitar Player - August 2014 - James Burton

Guitar Player - August 2014 - James Burton


Guitar Player - August 2014 - James Burton

In the August 2014 issue of Guitar Player, James Burton, the Telecaster Titan, talks about playing with Elvis, Ricky, Emmylou, and many others, as well as the best part about being a living legend, how he developed his style, and what he looks for in a guitar. Bonus! Heavyweights like George Harrison, Joe Walsh, Brian Setzer, and Elvis Presley reveal what they think of James Burton.

Then, check out an interview with Vertical Horizon's Matt Scannell. Scannell is at the top of his game on Vertical Horizon's latest Echoes from the Underground.

Also, Chris Stein and Blondie celebrate 40 years and 40 million albums with a new twofer called Blondie 4(0)-Ever - an ambitious 24-song collection comprising two new albums.

Finally, our acoustic section Frets is reborn! Over twenty pages focus on Donovan, Andy McKee, Jason Mraz, new models, acoustic gear, lessons, and more.


Under Investigation: A thorough examination of a particular style or player. This month: Bach's Bourree in Bm.

Rhythm Workshop: Rhythmic Displacement Pt. 3 - Mo' Hemiola

You're Playing it Wrong: You might think you know how to play classic riffs like the theme to The Twilight Zone. Here's the absolute real deal.


Plus: Sheryl Bailey updates the classic jazz organ trio, Sonar's Stephan Thelen and Bernhard Wagner recast the rock groove, Carl Verheyen on performing, new gear, and much more!