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Exploring Andy Summers' Musical Legacy
23rd May 2024 • 100 Guitarists • Premier Guitar
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Premier Guitar editors Jason Shadrick and Nick Millevoi are arguing over which 100 guitarists you should know. Together, they dig deep into each player’s catalog to uncover what makes them unique, influential, and important. 

First up: Andy Summers.

For the debut episode we’re covering Police guitarist and all-around maestro Andy Summers. From the iconic trio’s Outlandos D’Amour to Synchronicity, Summers changed the game for modern guitar playing with his groundbreaking use of modulation—shoutout chorus and flange!—and arpeggiated suspended chords, ultimately defining the sound of the 1980s. Post-Police, Summers’ jazz-focused instrumental work has proven deeply influential and wide ranging.

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This vid has a great walk through of his rig in ‘87 : ​


Best Andy Summers interview ever: has a great breakdown of his gear:

Jools and Andy -

Live in Hamburg -

Bring on the Night 182 - ​​

Driven to Tears 1980:\




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