Guitar Player -  August 2015 - Steve Lukather

Guitar Player - August 2015 - Steve Lukather


Guitar Player – August 2015 – Steve Lukather

In the August 2015 issue of Guitar Player, the Toto rocker and session legend, Steve Lukather, dishes on his new record, the blues, YouTube shredders, and the most terrifying recording date of his life. Bonus! Luke tells how he got the gig with Ringo.

Our frets section focuses on the Guide to Budget Acoustic Guitars, Yonder Mountain String Band, Capo Manifesto and Capo Roundup. Lastly, the vintage excerpt features “Paganini of the Jungle” from the November 1986 issue of Frets.

Then, check out our featured artists and stories – Mastodon, Robert Randolph and Luther Dickinson, Wayne Krantz and Jamie Kime.

Also, Jason Becker on Creativity, Gary Brawer on Maintenance, and Kenny Lee Lewis on the Power of Perseverance.


Under Investigation: A thorough examination of a particular style or player. This month: Three classic Steely Dan solos.

You’re Playing It Wrong: You might think you know how to play classic riffs like “You Know You Know” by the Mahavishnu Orchestra. Here’s the absolute real deal.

Rhythm Workshop: Lucky Sevens

Fretboard Recipes: Melodic Motifs Pt. 2

Plus: New Gear and reviews, Fender American Standard Stratocaster HSS Shawbucker, DiPinto Galaxie 4 Deluxe, Stompbox Fever, Orange Rockerverb 100 MKIII, Field Test, and more!