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Best Wireless Guitar System

Tired of being tied to an amp? Get ready to free yourself from the hassles of cables with our Wireless Guitar System Roundup.

Wampler Clarksdale Delta Overdrive

Wampler Pedals introduce the Clarksdale Overdrive, the brand's boutique take on the famous Tube Screamer circuit.

Fender Limited Edition American Standard Stratocaster

Fender honors the 60th Anniversary of the Strat by releasing new Limited Edition American Standard Stratocasters.

PRS Archon 50 High-Gain Tube Amp

PRS Guitars introduces the Archon 50, the smaller sibling of the Archon amp, operating at 50 or 25 watts.

Cort CR230

Cort Guitars expand their Classic Rock single-cutaway series with the new CR230, featuring dual EMG pickups and coil-tapping.

Best Portable Bass Amp

Get great bass guitar tones that you can conveniently carry around, check out our Portable Bass Amp recommendations.

Keeley Magnetic Echo

Keeley Electronics introduce the Mag Echo Pedal, a compact pedal that simulates tube tape echo sounds.

Tanglewood TW115-SS-CE

Tanglewood Guitar introduces the TW115-SSCE, one of new models from their revamped Premier Series.

Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster

The Seymour Duncan Pickup Booster Pedal is back in production, with increased drive capability and a new look.

Best Modeling Amp on a Budget

Updated for 2014: Thanks to modeling amplifiers, we can enjoy the flexibility of having multiple amps and effects without emptying our wallets.

Decibel Eleven Dirt Clod Overdrive Distortion Pedal

Decibel Eleven introduces the Dirt Clod, an all-analog dual clipping overdrive and distortion pedal with preset control.

Jackson David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V Bass

Jackson expands their bass offering with the new five-string David Ellefson Signature Kelly Bird V Bass.

Larrivée All-Mahogany Acoustic Guitars

Larrivée Guitars introduce the P-03M and OM-03M, featuring with all-solid mahogany top, back, sides and neck.

Gibson RD Artist

Gibson introduces the redesigned RD Artist, featuring a curved reverse-body design inspired by the Firebird shape.

PRS Brushstroke 24

PRS Guitars introduce the Brushstroke 24, a limited edition guitar based on Paul's current workhorse instrument.

Boss Waza Craft Delay DM-2W

Boss introduces their updated delay effect, the Waza Craft Delay DM-2W, featuring two modes and longer delay time.

Two New Black Acoustic Guitars from Martin

Two new X Series acoustic guitars are now available from C.F. Martin & Co, the OMXAE Black and DXAE Black.

DOD Bifet Boost 410

DigiTech introduces the DOD Bifet Boost 410, a volume boost pedal that lets you switch the buffer circuit on or off.

Gretsch G6137TCB Panther in Flagstaff Sunset

Gretsch expands finish options for the G6137TCB Panther with the limited edition Flagstaff Sunset finish version.

Gibson DJ Ashba Signature Les Paul

Gibson unveils the DJ Ashba Signature Les Paul, a guitar that combines classic LP design with modern wiring mods.

Jackson Custom Shop Special Edition PC1 Ebony

Jackson Guitars expand their top-of-the-line Custom Select Series with the new JCS Special Edition PC1 guitar.

Epiphone Slash "AFD" Les Paul Performance Pack

Following up on their recent entry-level acoustic release, Epiphone unveils the Slash "AFD" Les Paul performance pack, featuring artist co-designed guitar, amp and accessories package.

EVH Stripe Series Circles Guitar

EVH Gear expands their Stripe Series with the new "Circles", based on the guitar that Van Halen used in their 1981 "Unchained" video.

Charvel Super Stock SD1 FR

Charvel introduces the limited edition Super Stock SD1 FR, featuring a striking Sunset Orange Flake gloss finish.

Vox Night Train NT15C1-CL

Vox gives the Night Train a classic twist with the new NT15C1-CL, featuring traditional exterior styling.

Gibson Les Paul All Wood

Gibson unveils the Les Paul All Wood, the latest iteration of their popular guitar with figured maple top and back.

Martin SS-OM42-14 Limited Edition

C. F. Martin & Co. introduces their latest limited edition guitar, the SS-0M42-14, limited to only 25 guitars worldwide.

Boss Waza Craft Super Overdrive SD-1W

Boss introduces a special "Waza Craft" version of the Super Overdrive pedal, said to be more versatile and responsive.

Epiphone PRO-1 Acoustic Guitars

Epiphone introduces the PRO-1 Collection, entry-level guitars geared toward making learning to play easier.

PRS S2 Singlecut Semi-Hollow

The PRS S2 Singlecut Semi Hollow completes the company's new trio of thinline guitars for their S2 series.

Alvarez MDA70

Following up on the revamp of their Masterworks series, Alvarez introduces the newly redesigned MDA70.

LTD Jeff Hanneman Tribute 2014

ESP Guitars pay tribute to the late Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman by releasing the limited edition LTD JH Tribute 2014 Urban Camo guitar.

Recording King RP1-16C Torrefied Top

Recording King introduces the RP1-16C Torrefied Top acoustic guitar, featuring heat-aged Adirondack spruce top.

The Loar LH-204 Brownstone

The Loar expands their parlor-size guitar line with the new LH-204 Brownstone, designed to provide vintage-style blues feel and tone.

Licensed Star Wars Guitar and Gear from Peavey

Peavey introduces a new line of licensed guitars and accessories that feature graphics based on the Star Wars franchise.

JHS Emperor Chorus/Vibrato Pedal

JHS unveils the Emperor pedal, a multi-voiced chorus and vibrato effect pedal in one, with tap tempo.

Martin 000RS25 Navojoa 25th Anniversary

C.F. Martin & Co. celebrates the 25th anniversary of their facility in Navojoa, Mexico with the new 000RS25 guitar.

LTD Ride The Lightning

ESP Guitars unveil the new LTD Ride The Lightning limited edition guitar, featuring a graphic finish that replicates the cover art of Metallica's second album.

PRS S2 Custom 22 Semi-Hollow

In line with the 1st Anniversary of their S2 Series, PRS introduces the S2 Custom 22 Semi-hollow, a dual humbucker thinline guitar with coil split.

Vox AC4C1-12 Mini Tube Combo Amp

Vox introduces the AC4C1-12, a 4 Watt all-tube combo amplifier based on the popular Vox AC30.

Yellow Jackets NOS Tube Converter

Modify your amp with the Yellow Jackets NOS Tube Converter, for use with EL34, 6L6, 7027 or 6V6 output tubes.

Boss Waza Craft Blues Driver BD-2W

Boss introduces the Waza Craft Special Edition Blues Driver pedal, featuring all analog circuitry and dual voicing.

Blues Guitarist Johnny Winter Passes Away at 70

Blues guitarist, singer and producer Johnny Winter passed away at the age of 70 on July 16, 2014.

Roland Blues Cube Stage - 2014 Summer NAMM

Roland introduces the 60-Watt amp Blues Cube Stage, a blues-friendly addition to their popular Cube amp series.

Korg SDD-3000 Programmable Digital Delay

Korg introduces the SDD-3000, a programmable digital delay pedal developed with the help of U2 tech Dallas Schoo.

Mesa/Boogie CabClone

Mesa/Boogie unveils the CabClone, a stand-alone passive load box, cabinet simulator and direct recording interface.

Silent Guitar Buyers Guide

Silent Guitars are acoustic or electric guitars that are stripped down to bare essentials, even the body becomes optional.

PRS S2 Mira Semi-Hollow

PRS introduces the S2 Mira Semi-Hollow, a thinline double cutaway guitar with low output humbuckers.

Tele Servo Bender - Guitar and Pedal Steel Hybrid

The Tele Servo Bender has generated quite the buzz in Reddit's guitar section and it's easy to see why, this DIY guitar features four servo motors that bends the A, D, G and B strings via foot pedals.

Epiphone Ceramic Plus Humbuckers

Epiphone unveils the Ceramic Plus humbucker, a high output pickup designed for modern metal and rock.

Eastman E1000-M and E2000 Parlor Guitars - Summer NAMM 2014

Eastman Guitars expand their 00 Series of Parlor style guitars with two new models, the all mahogany E1000-M and Red Spruce/Rosewood model E2000.

PRS SE Kestrel Bass

The PRS SE Kestrel Bass is one of the first two basses to ever come out of the company's affordable SE product line.

Gibson Explorer 120

Gibson Guitars add the iconic Explorer to their 120th Anniversary limited edition guitars, aptly named Explorer 120.

Seymour Duncan 805 Overdrive Pedal

Seymour Duncan unveils the 805 Overdrive Pedal, featuring active 3-band EQ and wider gain range.

T-Rex Quint Machine

T-Rex Effects introduce Quint Machine, an octave pedal that provides octave up, octave down and fifth up harmonies.

Fender Micro ABY Pedal

Fender introduces the Micro ABY pedal, one of the four new micro-sized pedals from the famous guitar gear maker.

Roland Cube-10GX Amplifier

Roland introduces the new Cube -10GX, a compact amp with COSM amp modeling and recording.

The 11 Best Overdrive Pedals

Compared to hard-clipping fuzz and the harsher sounding distortion pedals, the overdrive pedal is warmer and tamer.

Eastman Ray Benson Signature - Summer NAMM 2014

Eastman Guitars introduce the T486-RB Ray Benson signature, a double cutaway semi-hollow with Lollar pickups.

Positive Grid Bias Desktop

Positive Grid unveils the Windows and Mac OS X plug-in versions of their innovative amp designer and modeler Bias.

PRS SE Kingfisher Bass

PRS unveils the SE Kingfisher bass guitar, a dual humbucker double-cutaway 4-string bass with swamp ash body.

Cordoba GK Pro Maple

Cordoba unveils the latest addition to their premium Luthier series, the GK Pro Maple nylon-string guitar.

T-Rex Diva Drive

T-Rex Diva Drive is the brand's latest overdrive pedal, a compact dirtbox that lets you blend in your clean tone.

PRS Custom 24 Semi-Hollow

For the first time in PRS history, their flagship Custom 24 guitar comes with a semi-hollow body with f-hole.

Gibson SG Standard 120

Gibson Guitars celebrate their 120th anniversary with the new limited run SG Standard 120, featuring commemorative details.

Tanglewood Java Series TWJD and TWJD-CE

Tanglewood Guitars introduce new solid cedar top acoustics to their mid-priced Java Series, the TWJD and TWJD-CE.

T-Rex Shafter Wah

T-Rex Effects introduces the Shafter Wah, a versatile wah pedal with 3 distinct voices, slope control and boost.

Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine

Transform your guitar sound into an electric organ with the new Electro-Harmonix B9 Organ Machine pedal.

DOD Envelope Filter 440 Auto Wah

Digitech brings back the DOD Evelope Filter 440, an auto-wah pedal that adds vowel-like qualities to your sound.

Fender American Standard Jaguar Bass

Fender adds a classic offset body shape to their U.S. made bass guitar lineup, the American Standard Jaguar Bass.

22,000 Keith Urban "Light The Fuse" Guitar Packages Sold Within 8 Hours

HSN sold over 22,000 Keith Urban "Light The Fuse" entry level guitar packages within 8 hours of release!

Gibson ES - Les Paul

2014 sees another semi-hollow Les Paul release, this time as part of the ES Series - the Gibson Memphis ES - Les Paul.

Moog MF-104M Super Delay

Moog brings back their analog delay pedal, the MF-104M Super Delay, for a limited production run of 560 units.

The Best Cheap Guitar Amps Under $200

Thanks to tough competition, amplifier manufacturers are continually improve their entry-level products. Affordable amps now have built-in effects and amp modeling, practice utilities and some even have USB connectivity and stereo speakers.

Cordoba 55FCE Limited

Cordoba introduces the 55FCE Limited, a special edition Gipsy Kings signature guitar with Ziricote back and sides.

DigiTech Drop - Instant Drop Tune Pedal

DigiTech unveils Drop, a dedicated polyphonic pitch shifter pedal designed for instant drop tuning.

JamUp Multi Effects Guitar App Update

Positive Grid updates JamUp Multi Effects, their flagship guitar and bass iOS app, with three new expansion packs and other extra features.

Floyd Rose Custom Shop - Build Your Own Bridge

Floyd Rose launched their online Custom Shop, where you can custom build a tremolo system for your guitar.

Wampler Latitude Deluxe Tremolo

The new Wampler Latitude Deluxe Tremolo pedal is now available, featuring analog signal path with digital control.

Cort MR600F Acoustic Guitar

Cort Guitars expand their affordable acoustic guitar line with the MR600F, featuring Fishman Isys Plus preamp.

Gibson B.B. King Lucille 65th Anniversary

Gibson Memphis celebrates the 65th birthday of Lucille by releasing a special anniversary model for 2014.

Rotosound Eco-Friendly Foil String Packs

British string manufacturer Rotosound introduce new eco-friendly airtight packaging and color coded ball ends.

Best Phaser Pedal

Whether you want to add high end shimmer to your solos, introduce warbly soul to your arpeggios or let your fast riffs fly with a jet plane swoosh, these top phaser pedals will get the job done.

Led Zeppelin Face Plagiarism Lawsuit for Stairway to Heaven

Led Zeppelin is in plagiarism trouble yet again, this time for allegedly lifting the famous intro of Stairway to Heaven from an obscure instrumental called Taurus.

Gotham Stands - Modular Guitar Stands

Gotham Stands is set to release their innovative modular guitar stand with automatic trap arm this summer.

The Edge and Bono of U2 Join Fender Board

The Edge and Bono help Fender's rehabilitation efforts by joining the corporation’s board of directors.

Gibson ES-335 Studio 2014

Gibson unveils the new ES-335 Studio, a relatively affordable alternative to their popular semi-hollow body guitar.

Video Surgeon v2.0

Todd, Michael & James, Inc (TMJ) release the updated version of their video analysis software - Video Surgeon.

Dean Markley Tube Amps - CD60 and CD30

First introduced in 1984, Dean Markley brings back the CD60 and CD30 tube amps into their production line.

Molten Voltage Tempode MIDI Clock Generator

Molten Voltage introduces the Tempode pedal, designed for conveniently synchronizing all your MIDI clock compatible pedals.

Carvin Neil Zaza Signature NZ624 Guitar

Carvin introduces the Neil Zaza Signature NZ624, a hot-rodded version of the CT624 California Carved Top model.

EHX Nano Bass Big Muff Pi

Electro-Harmonix introduces the Nano Bass Big Muff pedal, a compact distortion/fuzz effect bass.

Alien Bass Station Multi-effects Pedal

Analog Alien releases the Alien Bass Station (ABS) multi-effects pedal for bass, featuring three effects in one unit.

Cheap Tube Amp Roundup

Cheap doesn't have to mean low quality - so here we take a look at some great low-cost tube amps that deliver those smooth valve tones without breaking the budget - updated for 2014.

Guitar Center and Music Group Break Up

Guitar Center decided to terminate their 20-year relationship with music gear manufacturer Music Group.

Sweetwater GearFest '14

Sweetwater presents GearFest '14, continuing their free annual music trade show at Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Schertler DYN-AG6 Transducer

Schertler releases the DYN-AG6 Transducer, an active contact microphone for acoustic guitars.

Gibson Les Paul Supreme 2014

Gibson strays from traditional LP design yet again with this year's Les Paul Supreme, featuring jazz box inspired looks and sounds.

EHX Deluxe Big Muff Pi

Electro-Harmonix introduces the new Deluxe Big Muff Pi, featuring expanded tone shaping controls.

Virtual Wampler Pedals now on AmpliTube

Wampler Pedals is the latest manufacturer to join the AmpliTube Custom Shop collection, with two of their stompboxes officially modeled by IK Multimedia.

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