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Gifts for Guitar Players

It's that time of year again when we have to start planning which gifts we're going to order online if we want to ensure they don't sell out before the holiday season. Again for this Christmas 2016, comes to the rescue of those wanting to buy gifts for guitarists but don't quite know what to get.

Zoom G3Xn and Zoom G3n Multi-Effects Pedals

Zoom expands their multi-effects lineup with the new G3Xn and G3n, with upgraded features and intuitive controls.

Seymour Duncan High Voltage Humbucker

Seymour Duncan reveals more information on the Custom Shop High Voltage humbucker used in Angus Young's SG.

Line 6 Variax Standard Limited Edition Emerald

Line 6 celebrate their 20th anniversary with the new custom-finished Variax Standard Limited Edition Emerald guitar.

Roland New York Blues Tone Capsule for Blues Cube

Roland expands the tone options of their Blues Cube amplifier yet again with the New York Blues Tone Capsule.

Knaggs Severn X

Knaggs Guitars introduce the Severn X, their latest hand-built Super Strat style guitar with proprietary Hinge tremolo.

PRS Mark Tremonti Baritone Limited Edition

PRS Guitars introduces the new Mark Tremontii Baritone Limited Edition model, with a longer 25.5" scale length.

Veillette Aero Electric-Acoustic Guitar

Veillette Guitars introduce the Aero, an acoustic guitar with the thin body and ergonomics of a solid-body electric.

BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal

Positive Grid unveils the latest beneficiary of their Tone Matching technology, the BIAS Distortion Pro Pedal.

G&L Kiloton Bass

G&L unveils the Kiloton Bass, a surprisingly versatile single humbucker pickup equipped bass, thanks to its split/series/parallel switching.

Rivolta Combinata from Novo and Eastwood Guitars

Eastwood Guitars and Novo Guitars introduce the first guitar that they came up with, the new Rivolta Combinata.

BAE Audio Hot Fuzz

BAE Audio releases the Hot Fuzz pedal, a two channel pedal with '70 style fuzz tone and a top boost circuit.

PRS CE 24 Standard Satin Electric Guitar

The new CE 24 Standard Satin is PRS' follow up to the bolt-on neck model that they re-introduced earlier this year.

Line 6 Spider V Series Amplifiers

Line 6 finally unveils the new Spider V series, the latest iteration of their popular entry level amplifier line, with upgraded amp and effects modeling and other extra features.

Michael Kelly CC50DLX Custom Collection 50 Deluxe

Michael Kelly introduces the Custom Collection 50 Deluxe guitar, featuring two single-coil sized humbuckers with 12 switchable voices.

Free The Tone Ambi Space AS-1R Reverb Pedal

Japan based pedal manufacturer Free The Tone introduces the Ambi Space AS-1R, a 32-bit DSP based reverb pedal.

Supro 1610RT Comet All-Tube Combo Amplifier

The Supro 1610RT Comet is now available, a 1x10 all-tube combo amplifier with power attenuation, tremolo and reverb.

Electro-Harmonix Wailer Wah

EHX releases the new Wailer Wah, a lightweight, affordable and traditional version of the Crying Tone Wah.

IK Multimedia iRig HD2

IK Multimedia unveils the new iRig HD2 digital guitar interface, with improved features and compatibility.

Ibanez Steve Vai Signature Jem 77WDP CNL

Ibanez unveils yet another Steve Vai signature model, the Jem 77WDP CNL, with distinct wooden pickguard.

AER Compact TE - Tommy Emmanuel Signature Amp

AER formalizes their relationship with Tommy Emmanuel by unveiling the new AER Compact TE signature amp.

Gibson Pete Townshend Deluxe Gold Top '76 LTD

Gibson unveils new Pete Townshend Deluxe Gold Top '76, inspired by the Les Paul he smashed on stage in 1976.

Keeley Dark Side Multi-Effects Pedal

Keeley celebrate their 15th anniversary this month with a new multi-effects unit called the Dark Side pedal.

Boss Katana Amplifiers

Boss has a new line of combo and head amplifiers called Katana, multi-channel solid-state amplifiers with built-in effects.

Electro-Harmonix Bass Clone Chorus Pedal

Electro-Harmonix introduces the Bass Clone pedal, a bass guitar friendly version of their Small Clone chorus.

Cort AB850F Acoustic Bass

Cort unveils the AB850F, a jumbo single-cutaway body acoustic-electric bass guitar with built-in Fishman electronics.

Gibson Firebird V 2016 T

The updated Firebird V 2016 T is the latest incarnation of one of Gibson's most distinct looking guitar models.

Fender Deluxe Nashville Tele

Fender introduces the Deluxe Nashville Tele, a versatile take on the classic Telecaster design featuring three pickups.

Fishman Fluence Carpenter and Townsend Signature Pickups

Fishman releases two new Fluence signature pickups, co-designed by Stephen Carpenter and Devin Townsend.

Friedman BE-OD Overdrive Pedal

Friedman Amplification introduces the BE-OD Overdrive pedal, an amp-in-a-box based on their BE-100 amplifier.

Reverend Sensei HB LE 2016

Reverend introduces their latest Limited Edition guitar, the new Sensei HB LE with Bigsby B-50 bridge.

Tim Reede Mercury

Tim Reede introduces Mercury, a compact chambered body electric guitar with dual humbuckers and piezo pickup.

Dean Zelinsky Paisley Dellatera Guitar

Dean Zelinsky introduces the Paisley Dellatera guitar, featuring an alder wood body with engraved metal design.

PRS Private Stock Custom 24 8-String

PRS unveils their August Guitar of the Month, the Private Stock Custom 24 8-string with Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega pickups.

Walrus Audio 385 Overdrive

Walrus Audio introduces the 385 Overdrive Pedal, inspired by the tube amplifier used on '50s film projectors.

The 11 Best Overdrive Pedals

We have updated our selection of the best overdrive pedals, and added tips on how to find the right one that fits your taste and tone shaping needs.

Breedlove USA Concert Moon Light

Breedlove introduces the USA Concert Moon Light, featuring the lightest concert guitar body that they've ever designed.

Charvel Limited Edition Guthrie Govan

Charvel unveils the Limited Edition Guthrie Govan signature, sporting a new Britannica Red Black Burst finish.

Lollar Staple P-90 Pickup

Jason Lollar introduces the new Staple P-90 pickup, based on vintage "Staple" P-90s found on '50s era Les Paul Custom.

Fender Deluxe Strat

Fender introduces the Deluxe Strat, featuring Vintage Noiseless pickups and custom switching for expanded tone options.

The Best Acoustic Guitar Pickups for Steel & Nylon Strings

Looking to get your acoustic guitar amplified? See our updated list of top rated acoustic guitar pickup systems, featuring pickups that work great for steel string and nylon string acoustic guitars.

Ernie Ball Expression Overdrive

Ernie Ball introduces the Expression Overdrive, a dirt pedal that gives you real-time control over the overdrive effect.

Ibanez RG Iron Label Guitars 2016

Ibanez expands their popular RG series line with a fleet of new Iron Label models that feature sleek and flat black finish.

Positive Grid BIAS Rack

Positive Grid introduces the BIAS Rack, a portable, rack-mountable version of their popular digital amp modeler BIAS.

Fender Limited Edition Rosewood Neck Telecaster

Fender unveils another limited edition American Standard Telecaster, this time featuring a solid rosewood neck.

The Top 10 Best Distortion Pedals Available Today

Regardless of where you got your first taste of distortion, be it from entry-level amps or from a stompbox, your ever changing musical preference will eventually lead you to check out what other distortion pedals offer. This is where we come in with our updated roundup featuring highly recommended dirt pedals (also called "dirt boxes") that cover a wide variety of styles.

PRS Grainger 5-String Fretless Bass

The PRS Private Stock "Guitar of the Month" for July is a bass guitar, specifically the Grainger 5-String Fretless.

Cort L900P-PD Parlor Guitar

Cort Guitars unveil the new L900-PD, a small body parlor guitar with solid cedar top and vintage style specs.

The 11 Best Multi-Effects Pedals for Guitar

The quality of multi-effects have jumped tremendously since they were first introduced. These days, you can find many of them on stages and in studios, used by musicians of various musical styles and backgrounds.

Hotone XTOMP Modeling Pedal

Hotone Audio introduces the XTOMP, a compact and versatile pedal with over 300 modeled effects from different eras.

Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special Pickups

Seymour Duncan introduces the Saturday Night Special humbuckers, designed to replicate classic '70s era rock tones.

Lucero LC235SCE Acoustic-Electric Classical Guitar

Lucero introduces the LC235SCE, an affordable classical guitar with exotic-zebra wood back and sides, and built-in Fishman electronics.

Esoterik LK27 Baritone Electric Guitar

Esoterik Guitars unveil the LK27, their first 27" long scale length baritone electric guitar which comes equipped with Seymour Duncan pickups.

The Best Cheap Guitar Amps Under $200

Entry-level guitar amplifiers have come a long way, thanks to tough competition. Manufacturers are always on their toes to get the upper hand, packing as many quality features as they can, inside compact combo amplifier packages. And since quality is at an all time high, this is a great time to be on the lookout for cheap amplifiers.

Ovation Applause Elite AE44

Ovation introduces the revamped Applause Elite AE44, featuring a sleeker modern look with upgraded specs.

Fender Flea Jazz Bass

Fender assimilated Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea into their roster, and they came up with the new Flea Jazz Bass.

Martin Cowboy Guitar 2016

Martin introduces the 2016 Limited Edition Cowboy Guitar, featuring cowboy themed artwork by William Matthews.

The Best Phaser Pedals

Be it for psychedelic warble, high end shimmer, or for jet plane swoosh, phaser pedals have provided guitarists with a unique voice that has changed the musical landscape.

Epiphone Masterbilt Century Deluxe Classic

Epiphone introduces the Masterbilt Century Deluxe Classic, part of their new '30s inspired acoustic-electric archtops line.

New Left Handed Electric Guitars from Vintage

Vintage Guitars unveil three new lefty guitars, making three of their popular models available for left handed guitarists.

Yamaha Limited Edition Pacifica 612VII

Yamaha introduces the Pacifica 612VII, a limited edition SSH configuration guitar with Seymour Duncan pickups.

PRS SE Mark Holcomb Signature

PRS introduces the SE Mark Holcomb Signature, a 25.5" scale guitar with Seymour Duncan Alpha & Omega pickups.

Orange Crush Bass Series - Redesigned for 2016

Orange updates their the entry-level bass combo amplifier line with the redesigned Orange Crush Bass Series.

Charvel USA Select Series

Charvel has a new flagship line of guitars called the USA Select Series, starting off with four new guitar models.

Greer Super Hornet Octave Fuzz

Greer Amps announces that it is now shipping their new NOS-based circuit octave fuzz pedal called Super Hornet.

Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Micro

Pigtronix introduces the Philosopher's Tone Micro, a compact version of their trademark compressor pedal.

Converse All Wah - Sneakers with Built in Wah

Converse and CuteCircuit unveil the final version of the Chuck Taylor All Wah, a pair of sneakers with built-in Wah control.

Boss Waza Craft TU-3W Tuner

Boss expands their Waza Craft series pedal with the TU-3W Chromatic Tuner, with switchable buffered or true-bypass operation.

Ibanez Artwood Vintage "Thermo-Aged" Guitars

Ibanez expands their popular Artwood Vintage line of artificially aged acoustics called the "Thermo-Aged" models.

Alvarez AD60CESHB Shadowburst

Alvarez Guitars is now shipping the Artist Series Shadowburst finish guitars, including the new AD60CESHB.

Best Guitar Headphone Amp Roundup

Headphone amps provide the most convenient way to make your practice more productive and less disruptive. And since practice is pivotal in developing your guitar skills, you ought to get a really good guitar headphone amp.

Rocktron MicroHush Pedal

Rocktron introduces the MicroHush, a compact micro-pedal version of their popular Hush noise reduction pedal.

ESP Bill Kelliher Signature Guitars - 2016 Summer NAMM

Mastadon guitarist Bill Kelliher joins ESP Guitars' roster of artist endorsers, co-designing two new namesake guitars.

Experience PRS 2016 Custom 24-08

PRS unveils limited run guitar in time for the 2016 Experience PRS event, it features an expanded control layout with mini-switches for coil splitting.

Fender American Standard Offset Telecaster Ltd Ed

Music instrument retailer Make'n Music and Fender team up to release the limited run American Standard Offset Telecaster.

Schertler Unico Acoustic Amplifier

Schertler Amps introduce Unico, a 5-channel 250W amplifier designed to handle multiple acoustic instruments.

TC Electronic WireTap Riff Recorder

TC Electronic introduces the WireTap Riff Recorder, a compact pedal that is specifically designed for high quality capture of song ideas.

The Best Electric Guitar Brands

Nearly 5 years after we first published our list of the top 5 electric guitar brands we have completely revised and updated our selection to include the top 10 brands.

Ibanez - Please Don't Add This To Your RG Lineup!

These guys are skating on thin ice with their modified Ibanez electric guitar...

Gearfest 2016 - Includes Some Exciting Guitarists...

Sweetwater's 15th annual music gear event will be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana on June 17 and 18 this year.

PRS McCarty 594

PRS Guitars introduce the McCarty 594, a core production version of the February guitar of the month Private Stock 594.

Mitchell ME1ACE Acoustic-Electric Guitar

Mitchell Guitars expand their Element Series with the ME1ACE, an affordable solid spruce top acoustic-electric guitar.

Amptweaker FatMetal Pro Distortion Pedal

Amptweaker introduces the new FatMetal Pro, an update to the original FatMetal distortion with expanded controls.

Guild S-200 T-Bird

Guild re-introduces the asymmetrically shaped S-200 T-Bird, a replica of the ones released back in the mid '60s.

Expressiv Infinity MIDI Guitar

Rob O'Reilly (ROR) Guitars introduce the Expressiv Infinity, a MIDI guitar with improved latency and control.

The Best Acoustic Guitar Brands

We first published this guide to Acoustic Guitars way back in 2010 and now it's time to present you with our annual update for 2016 with some additional advice to help you choose the best guitar for your situation.

The Top 10 Best Guitar Amps

If you're looking to get a guitar amp, then you're in luck because after much research, we have updated our Top 10 Guitar Amps list for 2016.

Sensus - Guitar Synthesizer Hybrid

Mind Music Labs released a new demo video showcasing the expressive control and synthesizer features of Sensus.

Dean Zelinsky Johnny Winter Signature Guitar

Dean Zelinsky Guitars unveil the John Winter Signature, a dual humbucker guitar with custom engraved top.

Seymour Duncan Forza Overdrive

Seymour Duncan introduces the new Forza Overdrive effects pedal, launched exclusively at Chicago Music Exchange.

Collings T Series Guitars

Collings have introduce their new T Series acoustic guitars, designed to reproduce the tone of vintage guitars from the '30s, similar to the way most Parlor Guitars do.

TC Electronic Sub 'N' Up Octaver Pedal

TC Electronic expand their TonePrint line with a new multi-feature octave pedal called the Sub 'N' Up Octaver.

Jericho Edge Series Electric Guitars

Texas based manufacturer Jericho Guitars introduce the Edge Series, double cutaway guitars with distinctly carved edges.

Music Man Old Smoothie - 40th Anniversary StingRay

Ernie Ball Music Man introduces the commemorative 40th Anniversary StingRay Bass, called the "Old Smoothie".

Michael Kelly Patriot Striped Ebony Guitar

Michael Kelly Guitars introduces the Patriot Striped Ebony, a limited run guitar with a distinct looking top.

D’Addario NS Micro Soundhole Tuner

D'Addario introduces the NS Micro Soundhole Tuner, a soundhole-mounted variant of their popular ultra-compact tuner.

Demeter Tremulator Plus

James Demeter updates the first pedal he created, adding extra features and releasing it as the new Tremulator Plus.

Earthquake Devices Gray Channel Overdrive Pedal

Earthquake Devices unveil the Gray Channel, a versatile overdrive pedal with two channels and multiple clipping modes.

Yamaha TransAcoustic Guitars

Yamaha introduces the TransAcoustic Guitar, with innovative built-in mechanical reverb and chorus effect generator.

Vari-Cap Cable by Undertone Audio

UnderTone Audio introduces the Vari-Cap Cable, an instrument cable that lets you adjust cable capacitance in realtime.

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