The ESP LTD EC-256P is another stand out guitar from ESP that offers something a little more subtle for guitarists looking for a value for money tone machine with great looks.
I have been a very lucky boy in receiving a Fender FSR American Hand Stained Ash Telecaster to review and it is one of the rarest and luxurious guitars I’ve ever played.
80′s rock fans will instantly be at home with these retro guitar models recently announced by Suhr. Embracing the very best concepts from 80s guitar production (no jokes please!), these guitars will certainly get some attention. Of course the bottom …
Gibson, much like Fender, are continuing to update their guitar range and the latest model to undergo a makeover is the trust old workhorse, the SG. Since it’s introduction in 1961 when it replaced the Les Paul for a little …
The Gibson Jeff Tweedy SG 61 is one of several impressive signature guitars unveiled by Gibson at NAMM 2012. The famous Wilco front man took the leading role in making this is a signature guitar to remember giving Gibson a …
I recently acquired a used Yamaha Mike Stern 1511MS Pacifica for the price of £200 which I think is a bargain considering this guitar generally retails for around £749 brand new. The guitar does have some problems however and over the next few weeks I’ll be documenting which parts I replace and will be posting some photos of the restoration.
The FRM100TR is the Chinese manufactured version of the new FRM100 signature model that Ibanez have designed with Paul Gilbert. However given this signature model’s excessive price tag, Ibanez have wisely chosen to produce a cheaper model for general release that includes many of the same great features.
Gretsch has just announced the launch of several new Electromatic Series guitars. The series includes nine new models, including two basses and two left-handed guitars (yay!)
Not sure how I managed to miss this one but the new Richie Kotzen TLR-RK/LTD Signature Telecaster is now available from Fender Japan. Check out the photos, spec and video demo…
The PRS SE Torero retails at £799 and is another high quality instrument from PRS to emerge out of their Korean factory. The SE Torero features several firsts for PRS, including a Floyd Rose bridge, EMG pickups, and neck through body construction which should appeal to both existing PRS players and new musicians (particularly metal guitarists).
The Les Paul PlusTop PRO/FX is a one of the most recent guitars from Epiphone and is basically the budget version of the Gibson Les Paul Axcess. This will be a welcome sight for many budget conscious guitarists considering the price tag of the Gibson Les Paul Axcess (currently around $2500 / $5000 USD according to the Gibson website). The Epiphone comes in at a fifth of the price looks every bit as impressive on stage.
The Santana SE is something special considering it’s price tag is well under a thousand dollars (approx £700) and has the playability and quality that is synonmous with PRS. The guitar comes in black, orange and the classic Santana yellow which fans will love.
Fender have introduced a new series of vintage guitars called the Pawn Shop Series. Specifically the Fender 51, Fender 72 and Mustang Special. These instruments draw inspiration from the eccentric and sometimes wildly innovative Fender creations of the mid-60s to mid-70s era that sometimes found their way to the outside world and into the more esoteric pages of Fender history
Designed by Ian himself and acclaimed Jackson Master Builder Mike Shannon, the neck-through-body Scott Ian T-1000 Soloist is based on the guitarist’s 87 Soloist (the one bearing the New York Yankees logo). It comes in single and double humbucking pickup configurations and features a super-sized mahogany body with a 1/8″ maple top, and an oil-finished maple neck.
EVH ave announced two new Wolfgang guitar models, the Wolfgang USA Custom and the Wolfgang Stealth. Both are distinctive variations on the hugely successful original model, the U.S.-made EVH Wolfgang guitar designed by Eddie Van Halen himself.
Fender continued it’s successful partnership with Slipknot/Stone Sour guitarist Jim Root in 2010 with the introduction of the Jim Root Stratocaster guitar.
Continuing it’s 30th Anniversary celebration Jackson Guitars is announcing five new affordable JS Series models to ‘The Bloodline’, all featuring double-locking tremolo systems, licensed by Floyd RoseÂ®.
Along with Randy’s polka dot flying V the 1974 Les Paul Custom was synonymous with randy and is part of one of most enduring images in rock and roll history.
The Fender Highway One Stratocaster is basically a good value Fender strat featuring super-size frets, ’70s styling and new alnico pickups. The Highway One series when it was introduced in 2000 was a cheap entry point into the USA range of instruments by Fender and featured simple, almost ‘bare bones’ strats and Telecasters. As Fender puts it “Highway One is about function over looks” and make no mistake your getting plenty of tone for your money here.
The So-Cal Style 1 is part of the new U.S.A. Production Model Series and features an alder body, an outstanding bolt on Charvel San Dimas neck and Dimarzio pickups including a Tone Zone in the bridge and an Evolution in the neck.