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Line 6 Variax Standard - NAMM 2015

Line 6 unveils the result of the first major collaboration between Line 6 and Yamaha, the Variax Standard, combining Yamaha's craftsmanship and Line 6 instrument modeling technology.

Peavey 50th Anniversary Amps - NAMM 2015

Peavey unveils two limited edition commemorative amplifiers that will only be available for 2015, the 50th Anniversary 6505+ head and 50th Anniversary Classic 30 112 combo.

DOD Boneshaker Distortion - NAMM 2015

Harman Digitech introduces the DOD Boneshaker, a high-gain distortion pedal with versatile 3-band parametric EQ.

Alvarez Grateful Dead Series - NAMM 2015

Alvarez introduces the Grateful Dead Series signature guitars as part of the company's 50th Anniversary celebration, coincidentally, this year is also the band's 50th anniversary.

Orange Twister Cable - NAMM 2015

Orange Amplification unveils the Orange Twister Cable, featuring new technology that prevents cable kinks and tangles.

EHX Super Pulsar Tremolo Pedal

Electro-Harmonix unveils the Super Pulsar, a versatile tremolo effect pedal that comes packed with controls and features.

Cordoba GK Studio Limited - NAMM 2015

Cordoba introduces the GK Studio Limited, featuring Fishman Presys Blend Electronics and Ziricote back and sides.

Washburn WCG187CE 7 String Acoustic NAMM 2015

Washburn Guitars introduce the WCG187CE, a seven-string acoustic-electric guitar with beveled top at the lower bout and a belly cut on the back.

B.C. Rich Mockingbird Contour X - NAMM 2015

B.C. Rich introduces the Mockingbird Contour X, an improved production model version with handcrafted-like arched quilted maple top.

Godin Montreal Premiere Supreme - NAMM 2015

Godin Guitars introduce their latest thinline semi-hollow body guitar, the Montreal Premiere Supreme, in lightburst flame high-gloss finish.

ESP 40th Anniversary Ltd. Ed. Guitars - NAMM 2015

As part of their 40th Anniversary celebration, ESP is introducing five limited-edition models with detailed aesthetics.

Ibanez Steve Vai Jem 2015 Models - NAMM 2015

Ibanez unveils two additions to the popular Steve Vai Signature line, the affordable Jem Jr, and the blue floral Jem77P.

Martin Dreadnought Junior - NAMM 2015

Martin has just announced its line up of new guitars in time for the coming 2015 NAMM Show, the first one to catch my attention is the Dreadnought Junior, a miniaturized version of their most popular guitar shape.

Schecter Chris Poland Solo-6 FR Poltergeist - NAMM 2015

Schecter Guitar Research introduces the Chris Poland Solo-6 FR Poltergeist, a single cutaway classic looking guitar with modern hardware.

Yamaha Expands Pacifica Electric Guitar Line in the US - NAMM 2015

Yamaha's entire Pacifica line of guitars is now available in the US with three additional models: the 611, 510 and 311.

EHX Deluxe Electric Mistress XO

Electro-Harmonix updates their popular flanger pedal, the Deluxe Electric Mistress, now with modern die-cast housing and true bypass.

Kemper Profiler Remote

Kemper Amps welcome the new year with a new foot controller for their popular amp modeler, the Profiler Remote.

Tanglewood T3 Acoustic Amplifier - NAMM 2015

Tanglewood is set to unveil the latest addition to their amplifier line at the 2015 NAMM Show, the T3 acoustic amplifier.

Black Guild Starfire Guitars - NAMM 2015

Cordoba Music Group will be exhibiting Guild branded guitars at NAMM for the first time this year, and part of their display will be Guild Starfire Guitars in black finish.

Martin D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary - NAMM 2015

C.F. Martin & Co. celebrates the 50th anniversary of the D-35 model with a limited run edition, the Martin D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary guitar.

Epiphone Gary Clark Jr. Blak and Blu Casino

Epiphone welcomes 2015 with a new limited edition signature guitar, the Gary Clark Jr. "Blak and Blu" Casino.

iRig 2 Guitar Audio Interface

IK Multimedia unveils the latest iteration of their popular guitar audio interface, iRig 2, with updated features and Android compatibility.

EHX Bass Soul Food

Electro-Harmonix follows up on their overdrive pedal with a low frequency friendly version, the Bass Soul Food.

T-Rex ToneTrunk Pedalboards - NAMM 2015

Danish guitar pedal manufacturer T-Rex Effects is set to unveil their redesigned ToneTrunk pedalboards at the upcoming 2015 NAMM Show.

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Top

With so many variations, there is literally a Les Paul for everybody's taste, the latest of which is the Les Paul Traditional Mahogany Top.

ESP Tombstone Acoustic-Electric Guitars - NAMM 2015

ESP is debuting an entire new product line in 2015, the Tombstone acoustic-electric series, featuring their brand of edgy design and fast playability mixed with traditional building.

The Top Tremolo Pedals for Guitar

From adding subtle dynamics to your slow musical lines to going all out surf with your fast riffs, these top tremolo pedals are up for the job.

Hohner A+ 300 Series Dreadnought

Hohner adds two new full-sized dreadnought acoustics to their A+ Student line of instruments, the A+ 305 and A+ 355.

Rolling Stone Young Guns

Rolling Stone partnered with D'Addario to identify notable up-and-coming guitarists and feature them on the weekly Young Guns showcase.

T-Rex Nitros Pedal

T-Rex Engineering unveils the new Nitros, a hyper gain distortion pedal that comes with built-in 3-band EQ.

Seymour Duncan Retribution 7/8 Humbuckers

Seymour Duncan unveils the new Retribution active pickup, co-designed by Fear Factory's Dino Cazares available for 7 and 8-string electric guitars.

Bias Desktop Artist Amp Match Presets

Positive Grid updates Bias Desktop with new "amp matched" presets that were personally created by popular guitarists.

The Best Electric Guitar Kits To Build

Stand out from the crowd by building your own personalized instrument , check out these top DIY electric guitar kits that we recommend.

Fender Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass

Fender introduced their latest signature instrument, the Dee Dee Ramone Precision Bass, a modern reproduction of the bass he played with the popular punk rock band The Ramones.

Ultimate-Guitar Gets Flak for Pop-up App Download

Here's something interesting from Reddit, popular guitar tablature website Ultimate-Guitar received strong criticisms for their app download prompts.

PRS SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24

PRS Guitars introduce the SE 30th Anniversary Custom 24, a special commemorative version of one of their more popular and affordable models.

Gibson Bob Dylan Signature SJ-200

Gibson introduces two new Bob Dylan Signature guitars, the Autographed SJ-200 Collector's Edition and the SJ-200 Player's Edition.

EHX C9 Organ Machine

Electro-Harmonix releases another organ effect pedal for guitar, the C9 Organ Machine, featuring organ sounds from the late '60s and '70s.

PRS P245 - NAMM 2015

PRS Guitars introduce the P245, a classic style single-cutaway electric guitar with built-in LR Baggs/PRS piezo system.

Cort MBC-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature - NAMM 2015

Cort unveils the new MBC-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature, the result of collaborative work with the Muse frontman.

Gibson Firebird 7

Gibson introduces the Firebird 7, featuring the same neck-through-body design but with three ’57 Classic humbuckers.

Choosing The Best Acoustic Guitar Case

On top of protecting your musical tool, these select acoustic guitar cases will give you one less thing to worry about when traveling with your precious instrument.

Black Cherry Hollow Point Intonation System

Black Cherry introduces the Hollow Point Intonation System, a Floyd Rose Double Locking Tremolo add-on that simplifies intonation.

DigiTech Mosaic 12-String Effect

Digitech releases the Mosaic 12-String Effect, a pitch shifter pedal designed to emulate the sound of 12-string guitars.

Line 6 AMPLIFi TT

AMPLIFi is now available in a compact amp head format, Line 6 names this new release as the AMPLIFi TT desktop guitar processor.

Eastwood Link Wray Tribute Guitar

Eastwood Guitars teamed up with UK based graphic artist Vince Ray to create and release the Link Wray Tribute guitar.

The Best Electric Guitars Under $1000

With improved technology and stiff market competition, the $1000 price range has become the sweet spot for finding great guitars with the best value.

Acoustic A40 and A1000 Combo Amplifiers

Acoustic Amplification expand their A-Series line with the A40 and A1000 acoustic instrument amplifier, with built-in EQ and effects.

Fishman Fluence Active Humbucker "Unwound" Pickups

Fishman is now shipping the new Fluence active humbucker line, featuring "printed" magnetic coils that mimic great sounding pickups..

Vox Mini5 Rhythm IV

Vox Amps expand their miniature amp line with the new Mini5 Rhythm IV, with new ivory finish and metallic front grille.

Keeley GC-2 Limiting Amplifier Compressor

Keeley Electronics releases the new GC-2 Limiting Amplifier, a modern compressor and hard-line limiter effect pedal.

Breedlove Stage Series 2015

Breedlove Stringed Instruments introduce the updated 2015 Stage Series acoustics, now with a new pickup system.

Reverend Charger 290 LE

Reverend Guitars unveil the Charger 290 LE, an upgraded limited run version of the Charger 290 guitar.

Sweetwater's 24-day Holiday Giveaway

Sweetwater is celebrating the Christmas season with a 24-day Holiday Giveaway, giving you a chance to win guitar and music production gear every day.

MXR Il Torino Overdrive

Jim Dunlop welcomes the Il Torino Overdrive to their MXR line, featuring switchable Boost and Overdrive modes.

Fishman Platinum Pro EQ Preamp Pedal

Fishman introduces the Platinum Pro EQ, the company's latest analog preamp unit housed in a pedalboard friendly box.

Gibson Explorer Blackout

Gibson Guitars unveil the Limited Edition Explorer Blackout, a rock and metal shred machine with a black overall theme.

Fender FA-300CE Acoustic Slide Pack

Fender releases the FA-300CE Acoustic Slide Pack, a guitar bundle that comes with the Fender Slide USB audio adapter.

Gibson Dave Grohl ES-335

Gibson brings back the Dave Grohl ES-335 Signature for another limited run release, now with two finishes - Pelham Blue and Gold Metallic.

PRS 30th Anniversary "Then & Now"

PRS Guitars celebrate their 30th Anniversary with an interesting video entitled "Then & Now: A Look Back on 30 Years of Guitar Making".

JHS Twin Twelve

JHS introduce the Twin Twelve, a pedal that reproduces the preamp and overdrive tones of the Silvertone 1484 Twin Twelve Amplifier.

Fender Brown Derby Resonator

Fender introduces the new Brown Derby Resonator, combining traditional design with a Tele-shaped headstock.

Robby Krieger 1954 Les Paul Custom

Gibson Guitars unveil the Robby Krieger 1954 Les Paul Custom, limited run replicas of Robby's workhorse guitar.

Amplitube and iRig HD-A for Android

Samsung Professional Audio technology finally allows Android users to enjoy real-time amp and effects modeling.

Höfner Eco Violin Bass

Höfner Guitars introduce the limited edition Höfner Eco Violin, featuring composite material fretboards.

Xotic Wah

Xotic Pedals introduces the XW1 Xotic Wah, a modern take on the late '60s classic Clyde McCoy Wah.

Gretsch G9520-BRB Jim Dandy Flat Top Acoustic

Gretsch Guitars expand their Roots Collection with a limited run Jim Dandy Flat Top, the G9520-BRB.

Best Acoustic Guitar Amp

Here we take a look at the best acoustic amps, amps with "wooden hearts" that faithfully reproduce minute details of your acoustic guitar sound and playing.

Bogner PAF Pickups

Bogner Amplification launches the new Bogner PAF pickup set, built in conjunction with Arcane Pickups.

Gretsch G6136T Falcon Creme de Marine Blue

Gretsch Guitars unveil their latest limited edition instrument, a classic G6136T Falcon that comes in a soft blue finish.

Jim Dunlop Band of Gypsys Fuzz Face Mini

Jim Dunlop introduces the "Band of Gypsys" Fuzz Face Mini, based on the Octavio circuit without the octave-up signal.

DigiTech Polara Stereo Reverb

Digitech introduces the Polara Stereo Reverb, featuring seven Lexicon reverbs built into a regular sized pedal.

Esoterik DR1

Esoterik Guitars introduce their most affordable guitar yet, the Korea-made dual-humbucker DR1 model.

Blackstar Fly 3

Blackstar Amplification unveils the compact amplifier "Fly 3", a 2-channel battery powered portable combo amp.

Kemper Profiler Bass Rigs

Kemper Profiler is now more bass friendly, with over 50 professionally captured bass amp profiles.

G4 Experience 2015 Featuring Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, Tosin Abasi, and Mike Keneally

Joe Satriani has just announced his plans for the 2015 G4 Experience, name dropping some of today's popular virtuosos.

Line 6 AMPLIFi 2.0 - Android Compatible

Line 6 releases version 2.0 of the AMPLIFi Firmware and Remote App, making it compatible with Android devices.

PRS S2 Standard All-Mahogany Guitars

PRS expands their S2 Series with three new all-mahogany guitars, the S2 Singlecut Standard, S2 Standard 22 and S2 Standard 24.

Fender American Standard Telecaster HH

The Fender American Standard Telecaster now comes in HH configuration, featuring two vintage style humbuckers.

Way Huge Saucy Box Overdrive

Way Huge by Jeorge Tripps introduces the Saucy Box Overdrive, featuring balanced ratio of clean and overdriven signals.

Gibson ES-335 Lemon Burst

Gibson Guitars introduce the ES-335 Lemon Burst, wrapped in a finish that is not normally associated with the ES line.

Maxon OD808X Overdrive Extreme

Godlyke introduces the Maxon OD808X Overdrive Exxtreme Pedal featuring more gain and extended high frequencies.

Charitybuzz "Rocktober" Auction

Bid to meet your favorite rock stars, or take home signed merchandise at the Charitybuzz Rocktober Auction, with the proceeds going to various cause-oriented groups.

Squier Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster

Fender Squier introduces the Vintage Modified Baritone Jazzmaster guitar, featuring a longer 30" scale length.

Ibanez RGKP6 with Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S

The Ibanez RGKP6 is a guitar with built-in electronic music effects courtesy of the top-mounted Korg Mini Kaoss Pad 2S.

Positive Grid Bias Desktop Now Available

Positive Grid Bias for desktop now available, along with it comes the much anticipated "Amp Matching" technology.

Roundup of the Best Fuzz Pedals

If dynamic overdrive and smooth distortion doesn't cut it, then the wild sound of Fuzz will get the job done. Check out this roundup of the best classic and modern fuzz pedals available today.

Aguilar Chorusaurus - Analog Chorus Pedal for Bass

Aguilar Amplification unveils the Chorusaurus bass chorus pedal, analog bucket-brigade chorus tuned for bass.

Tim Reede Apollo

Tim Reede Custom Guitars expand their electric guitar line with the chamberedbody Apollo, featuring Lollar pickups and Bigsby bridge.

Soundblox 2 Stingray Multi-Filter

Source Audio releases the Soundblox 2 Stingray Multi-Filter, featuring modulation, filter and overdrive effects.

Fender Adam Clayton Jazz Bass

Fender introduces the Adam Clayton Jazz Bass, based on the U2 bassist's vintage instrument.

PRS Archon 25

PRS Guitars expand their high-gain amp line with a smaller 25 Watt Combo amp, the new Archon 25.

EVH 5150 III 1x12 50W Combo

EVH introduces the 5150 III 1x12 50-watt combo amplifier, the latest combo configuration to come out from this popular line of amps.

Gibson Les Paul Classic 7 String

Gibson Guitars introduce their first Les Paul with extended low-end range , the Les Paul Classic 7-String.

Fender American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH

Fender adds the new American Standard Dimension Bass IV HH to their popular US-made American Standard line.

Epiphone 2014 Tak Matsumoto DC Custom

Epiphone expand their signature guitar line with the new Ltd. Ed. 2014 Tak Matsumoto DC Custom Outfit.

Gifts for Guitar Players

It's that time of the year again, the time where we have to protect our fellow guitarists from receiving awkward gifts. So if you are wondering what to give that special guitar player in your life, heed our warning and check out these guitarist-approved gift suggestions.

Gibson Thunderbird Bass 2015

Gibson Guitars introduce the 2015 version of their offset-body Thunderbird Bass, now with improved features.

Charvel Pro Mod Super Stock So-Cal Silver Sparkle

Charvel introduces the new Pro Mod Series Super Stock So-cal, a dual humbucker guitar with silver-sparkle finish.

PRS Dustie Waring Limited Edition Floyd Custom 24

PRS introduces the Dustie Waring Limited Edition "Floyd" Custom 24, based on the artist's workhorse guitar.

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