Guitar World’s annual buyer’s guide has just been released, and is packed with all the gear that novice and expert guitarists can “geek” out on. A tradition for many years, the completely packed issue not only features all the quintessential gear that can get a band to arena rock status but also has some of the sexiest women around. Adorning the cover are Playboy Playmates in hard rock/heavy metal t-shirts (or the remnants of them, for maximum sexiness.) Before the internet really became the be all and end all source for everything music, this seminal guide was one of the most important ways for all gear enthusiasts to peruse the new releases as well as see classic equipment from the past.
This year over 1,000 products with photos and in depth descriptions of everything from electric basses to amplifiers, acoustics and the best effects on the market are found inside this megalith of an issue (which is available in PDF form as well). On the cover are Playboy Playmates Nikki Leigh (Miss May 2012), Gemma Lee Farrell (Miss November 2013) and Dani Mathers (Miss May 2014). Rock and Roll and beautiful women have always gone together, and although the contents of the issue are the most important to the reader (hopefully!) it doesn’t hurt to have such amazingly beautiful women in Pantera, Metallica and Slayer t-shirts to help sell the issue.
Guitar World originally set the location for a Malibu beach shoot but because of Mother Nature’s high winds, the shoot was moved from the beaches of the rich and famous to a more suitable location in downtown L.A. Check this link for a behind the scenes shoot of the sultry and sexy playmates doing their best to act like “axe-slingers”, and then don’t forget to check out the Buyer’s Guide itself.