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Choosing The Best Acoustic Guitar Case

These select acoustic guitar cases will give you one less thing to worry about when traveling with your precious instrument.

Warwick Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature Bass

Warwick and the U2 bassist continue their collaboration, resulting in the Adam Clayton Streamer CV Signature Bass.

Guide to a Basic Home Recording Setup

The purpose of this guide is to give you an understanding of the basic equipment you'll want to have for recording at home to your computer.

The Top 7 Best Acoustic Guitars for Under $300

From impressive standard sized, to small and parlor-sized acoustics, there are plenty of quality guitars and well known brands to choose from in the sub $300 price range, but only a few meet our standards of excellence.

Reverend Charger 290 LE 2015

Reverend Guitars bring back the Charger 290 Limited Edition model with a 2015 re-release, now with additional three new color options.

Roundup of Cheap Electric Guitar Pickups

There's no denying that pickups play a major role when it comes to electric guitar tone. By simply replacing your pickups, you can substantially change your tone for the better.

Cheap Tube Amp Roundup

Cheap doesn't have to mean low quality - so here we take a look at the best cheap tube amps that deliver those smooth valve tones without breaking the budget.

Rocktron Hush 2X Noise Reduction Pedal

Rocktron introduces the updated version of their guitar noise reduction pedal, the new Hush2x, now with two channels.

Best Classical Guitar

Here is our selection of the best classical guitars, covering both boutique instruments built by small scale luthiers and readily available mass produced guitars.

Gibson Brian Ray SG Standard

Brian Ray gets a signature guitar from Gibson for 2015, a Bigsby vibrato with Vibramate equipped SG Standard.

PRS SE Standard Santana

Here is the most affordable Carlos Santana signature guitar to date, the PRS SE Standard Santana.

DiMarzio The Black Angel Soundhole Pickup

The Black Angel is a new passive soundhole-mounted magnetic pickup for acoustic guitars from DiMarzio.

Recording King Dirty Thirties Harmonella Triple O

Recording King expands their Dirty 30's lineup with the new tailpiece-equipped Harmonella Triple O acoustic guitar.

Carvin GH24 Greg Howe Signature

Greg Howe gets a new signature guitar from Carvin Guitars called the GH24, built to the virtuoso's specifications.

Gibson Ron Wood L-5S

Gibson and the Rolling Stones guitarist team up to create the Ron Wood L-5S, based on the original release from the '70s.

She Rocks Award Now Open for Nominations

You can now nominate your favorite female music professional for the Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) annual "She Rocks Award".

Carl Martin Octa-Switch MK3

Add programmable multi-effect switching control to your analog pedals with the new Carl Martin Octa-Switch MK3.

Tech 21 Boost Comp

The Tech 21 Boost Comp is an all-analog compressor pedal that features FET-based circuitry and built-in boost.

Warwick German Pro Series

Warwick announces the availability of the new German Pro Series, now built, setup and shipped from their home country.

McCaffrey Audio Reactor Boost Compressor

McCaffrey Audio releases the Reactor Boost Compressor pedal, designed to work with both humbucker and single-coil equipped guitars.

Keeley DynaTrem

The Keeley Electronics Dynatrem is a new tremolo pedal that is designed to be dynamic and responsive to your playing.

Henriksen The Bud Amp

The Bud from Henriksen Amps is a 2-channel multipurpose combo amp that can handle guitars and microphones.

Seymour Duncan Shapeshifter Stereo Tremolo

Seymour Duncan welcomes another addition to their expanding guitar effect pedal line, the Shapeshifter Stereo Tremolo.

MOD Kits DIY MOD102+ Tube Amp Kit

MOD Kits DIY introduces the upgraded version of their Do-It-Yourself tube amplifier kit, now with added features.

B.C. Rich BCR6N

B.C. Rich unveils a new line of acoustic guitars, with the dreadnought style BCR6N being the flagship model.

Framus Pro Series Mayfield Legacy

German guitar builder Framus unveils the newly improved Mayfield Legacy semi-hollow body guitar, part of the overhauled Pro Series line of instruments.

Dean Zelinsky LaVoce

Dean Zelinsky Guitars introduces the LaVoce, a lightweight electric guitar with single-coil, humbucker and piezo pickups.

EarthQuaker Devices Levitation Reverb

EarthQuaker Devices introduces the Levitation reverb, a tribute to the Levitation music festival in Austin.

EHX Nano POG

Electro Harmonix introduces a miniaturized version of their popular polyphonic octave generator, the Nano POG.

DigiTech Gunslinger MOSFET Distortion

DigiTech unveils the DOD Gunslinger pedal, featuring a newly-designed MOSFET circuit that allows for a wide range of distortion tones.

PRS 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24

PRS continues to celebrate their 3 decade milestone with a new commemorative electric guitar for left handed players - the 30th Anniversary Lefty Custom 24.

Marshall Astoria Series - Musikmesse 2015

Marshall Amplification introduces the Astoria Series, tube amps that feature hand-wired, point to point circuits.

DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay - Musikmesse 2015

DigiTech unveils the Obscura Altered Delay pedal, featuring four delay types with extended control over the shape and timing of the repeats.

Keeley Sojourner Fuzz Verb

Keeley Electronics releases the Sojourner Fuzz Verb, a fuzz and multi-reverb effect pedal in one stompbox package.

Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer - Musikmesse 2015

Roland introduces the new Boss SY-300 Guitar Synthesizer, an analog style synthesizer effect pedal for guitar.

Taylor 612ce 12-Fret

Taylor Guitars expand their maple 600 Series with the new 612ce 12-Fret acoustic guitar, featuring traditional neck and slotted headstock design.

Boss PW-3 Wah - Musikmesse 2015

Boss introduces the PW-3 Wah in time for Musikmesse 2015, a compact space-saving analog wah pedal with two modes.

Orange Bax Bangeetar Preamp EQ Pedal - Musikmesse 2015

Orange Amplification introduces the Bax Bangeetar pedal, a pre-amplifier with advanced EQ controls in pedal format.

Schertler Giulia Y Acoustic Amplifier - Musikmesse 2015

Schertler Group introduces the new Giulia Y, a 2-channel compact amplifier combo for acoustic instruments.

Radial Headload Guitar Amp Attenuator & DI Box - Musikmesse 2015

Radial Engineering announces the availability of the full-featured amplifier attenuator and direct box, the Headload.

BluGuitar NanoCab and FatCab - Musikmesse 2015

BluGuitar introduces two new guitar cabinets, NanoCab and FatCab, both will be unveiled at Musikmesse 2015.

Line 6 POD HD v2.6 Update and HD Packs

Line 6 releases v2.6 software update for their POD HD line of multi-effects and amp modeling guitar processors.

Rocktron Velocity 100 LTD

Rocktron introduces the Velocity 100 LTD, an upgraded version of their rackmount guitar poweramp.

Boulder Creek Remington Stagemaster

Boulder Creek introduces the Remington line of acoustic guitars, headlined by the dreadnought shape Stagemaster.

Vox AC10C1 10-Watt Tube Amp

Vox Amplification expand their flagship Custom Series tube amplifier line with a 10-watt inbetween model, the AC10C1.

Radial JDI Stereo Passive DI Box

Radial Engineering announces the availability of the JDI Stereo direct box, a Jensen transformer equipped passive DI.

Martin D-35E 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

C. F. Martin & Co. introduces the D-35E 50th Anniversary Ltd Ed, featuring the company's Vintage Tone System (VTS).

The Loar LH-302 Thinbody Archtop

The Loar introduces the LH-302 single-cutaway archtop, based on classic jazzboxes but with a comfortable 1.5" thin body.

Warwick Corvette $$ 2015

Warwick updates the Custom Shop Corvette $$ electric bass for 2015, now featuring hand-selected flamed maple top.

Chase Bliss Gravitas Tremolo Pedal

Chase Bliss Audio introduces the Gravitas tremolo, a feature packed pedal with a wealth of controls for deep tone shaping.

Oakland Axe Factory Falcon Headless Guitar

Oakland Axe Factory unveils the Falcon, a customizable headless electric guitar available in 6/7/8 string configurations.

Truetone Jekyll & Hyde V3 (Formerly Visual Sound)

Truetone, formerly known as Visual Sound, releases latest version of their flagship pedal, the Jekyll & Hyde V3.

Larrivée OM-03Z

Larrivée Guitars introduce the special edition 03 Series OM-03Z acoustic guitar, featuring solid Zebrano back and sides.

Moog MF Chorus Bucket Brigade Time Modulator

Moog Music expands the Minifooger line with the new MF Chorus pedal, featuring all-analog bucket brigade circuitry.

100th Birthday of Les Paul Celebration

The Les Paul Foundation announces the kick-off event to the year-long celebration Les Paul's 100th Birthday.

Martin CS-00041-15

C.F. Martin & Co. expand their Custom Shop line with the new CS-00041-15, featuring solid cocobolo back and sides.

Gibson Eden of Coronet Diamond Guitar

Gibson teams up with jewelers to create "Eden of Coronet", an SG guitar embellished with $2 million worth of diamonds!

Taylor Guitars 2015 Road Shows

Taylor specialists are back on the road going through various guitar stores and retail outlets for the 2015 continuation of their Taylor Guitars Road Shows.

GHS Round Core Bass Boomers

GHS expands their electric bass strings offering with the Round Core Bass Boomer set, available in sets of four, five or six.

Caparison CL15 Custom Line 2015

Caparison Guitars bring back their double-cutaway Angelus guitar as the Ltd. Ed. hand-crafted Custom Line 2015 (CL15).

EVH 5150IIIS Stealth

EVH Gear released a video of Eddie Van Halen demoing the 5150IIIS Stealth and discussing the story behind its design.

EHX Holy Grail Neo Reverb

Electro-Harmonix introduces the Holy Grail Neo, another addition to their popular "Nano" compact sized pedals.

PRS SE Angelus Alex Lifeson Signature

Paul Reed Smith Guitars introduces the SE Alex Lifeson signature acoustic-electric, featuring a thinline body design.

Takelessons Ultimate Gear Giveaway

Inspire others with your own musical story and get a shot at winning Guitar Center gift cards by joining the TakeLessons Ultimate Gear Giveaway.

Artiphon Instrument 1

Artiphon Instrument 1 is a versatile instrument/controller that can be played like a guitar, piano and other instruments.

PRS Factory Tour

See for yourself how PRS build their guitars and amps at the Stevensville Maryland Factory via a guided factory tour.

ESP USA Horizon II

ESP updates the USA made Horizon II electric guitar for 2015, now featuring a sharper six-a-side headstock shape.

Fender Contender Challenge

Fender and Country Summer music festival announces the Fender Contender Challenge, a talent competition open for country music acts.

Pilgrim Mayflower Deluxe VPG900N

John Hornby Skewes and Paul Tebbutt join forces yet again for a new acoustic guitar release, the Pilgrim Mayflower Deluxe VPG900N with solid cedar top and contoured fiberglass body.

EHX Bad Stone Phase Shifter

Electro-Harmonix brings back the Bad Stone Phase Shifter, now available in a compact modern diecast stompbox format.

PRS S2 Vela

PRS expands their S2 line with the new S2 Vela, the company's first production model with an offset body shape.

Framus Legacy Acoustic Guitar Series

Framus launches Legacy acoustic guitars, starting out with Dreadnought, Grand Auditorium, Folk and Parlor models.

Grundorf GMT-004 Guitar Maintenance Table

Now here is a nifty new gear for guitarists, techs and luthiers, the Grundorf GMT-004 Guitar Maintenance Table, a portable toolbox/guitar table.

Warwick Stu Hamm Signature Bass

Warwick unveil the Stu Hamm Signature Bass, a customized version of their Streamer Broadneck model.

GHS Thin Core and Thick Core Boomers

GHS expands their electric guitar strings offering with the new Thin Core and Thick Core Boomers, designed for two different playing styles.

Keeley Mini Katana Clean Boost

Keeley Electronics is now shipping the new Mini Katana Clean Boost, a miniature version of their popular Katana pedal.

Ibanez RC1320 Prestige Roadcore

Ibanez expands their Roadcore series with the Japan-made, Seymour Duncan equipped Prestige RC1320 .

Washburn Releases Five New Rover Travel Guitars

Washburn Guitars announces the immediate availability of five new Rover travel guitar models, three of which feature exotic wood.

Suhr Rufus ReLoaded Fuzz

Suhr Guitars further expands their line of effects with the new Rufus ReLoaded, a fuzz pedal with octave-up effect.

Gibson Trini Lopez ES-335 Ebony 2015

Gibson Memphis releases a limited edition Trini Lopez ES-335 for 2015, distinguished by its ebony finish.

EHX Good Vibes - Modulation Pedal

Electro-Harmonix unveils the Good Vibes pedal, the company's modern take on the '60s era Uni-vibe modulation effect.

Wampler Plexi-Drive Deluxe

Wampler introduces the Plexi-Drive Deluxe, an upgraded version of their popular overdrive pedal with improved tone shaping features.

The Contortionist II DIY Fuzzbox

Mod Kits DIY introduces the Contortionist II, a pedal building kit that will let you create an all-analog fuzz box.

Keeley Aurora Reverb

Keeley Electronics introduces the Aurora Reverb pedal, featuring three essential reverb modes - Room, Hall and Plate.

Digitech TRIO Band Creator

DigiTech introduces the TRIO Band Creator, a smart auto-accompaniment pedal that automatically generates bass and drum parts based on your playing.

Fender Tim Armstrong Ghost White Hellcat

The Fender Tim Armstrong HC, Rancid guitarist's signature acoustic-electric, is now available in limited edition Ghost White finish.

Guitar DI Box Recommendations

Spare yourself from unnecessary hassle and expand your connectivity options by having at least one DI Box packed with your gear. Be it in the studio or on the stage, the Direct Interface box, or sometimes called Direct Injection, works discretely to ensure your guitar signal is consistent, clear and going where it is supposed to, without you or the sound engineer worrying about it.

Gibson Les Paul Supreme 2015

Gibson's flagship model gets an update, here we look at what's new with the Gibson Les Paul Supreme 2015.

Gretsch G6120SH Brian Setzer Hot Rod

The Gretsch G6120SH Brian Setzer Hot Rod is now available in a new assortment of colors including standouts like blond and green sparkle finish.

Martin Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition

C.F. Martin & Co. unveil the Ed Sheeran X Signature Edition, their 2nd collaboration with the popular singer-songwriter.

Ibanez EKM10T Eric Krasno Signature

Ibanez introduces the second Eric Krasno signature EKM10T, another double cutaway semi-hollow but priced lower.

Guitar Shaped Farmland in Pampas Argentina

The agricultural fields of Pampas, Argentina are home to a group of trees that form the outline of a guitar when viewed from above.

Guitar Amp Attenuator Roundup

We all love the sound of a cranked tube amp, but it can be too loud in many situations. This is the primary issue that power attenuators confront, reducing the loudness while retaining the cranked tube tone.

Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor

Seymour Duncan introduces the Studio Bass Compressor, a soft-knee compressor effect pedal designed for bass guitars.

'Vo Wand - Handheld Synth and Sustainer for Guitar

Paul Vo is cooking another innovative guitar gear, the Vo Wand, an innovative handheld controller that manipulates string vibrations to produce synth like guitar sounds.

Suhr 2015 Collection "The One"

Suhr Guitars introduce the 2015 Collection "The One", a special limited run instrument that highlights the beauty of quilted maple.

Best Acoustic Guitar Tuner

This is your guide to the best tuners for acoustic guitars - it includes information on the major types of tuners and recommendations to help you find the tuner that will fit your needs.

Epiphone Blueshawk Deluxe

Epiphone introduces the Blueshawk Deluxe, a semi-hollow guitar that was previously part of Gibson's lineup.

Fender Classic Series '60s Jaguar Lacquer

The Fender Classic Series '60s Jaguar Lacquer is a modern reproduction of the original Jaguar that was first released in the '60s.

New Parlor Guitars Website

Guitarsite.com has launched Parlor.Guitars, a website dedicated to traditional and modern small bodied guitars.

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