I wanted to write and let you know that I really enjoyed the four-part acoustic blues piece that Jon Bishop put together for the May 2016 issue. The series progressed nicely and took my blues playing to another level. In particular, I liked the fourth example which also works nicely on an electric hollow-body. In general, your magazine is very well written and a step above the other guitar publications I’ve read.
Thanks, Bob. We’ve had a few similar letters about that feature. But you make a good point that Jon’s examples do also sound great on electric. If anyone has that issue (GT256) and thought the article and music in it wasn’t for them, why not crank a dirty-ish tone from a semi-hollow or all-hollow electric, whack on some tremolo and a bit of slap-back echo, and give it some welly. Do it and I guarantee you a new party-piece (or two, or three, or four!). And if you didn’t buy it then but fancy a crack at it now, zip over to our Back Issues page (p94) where you can order it now.
Jon Bishop: acoustic blues hero