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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.

Line 6 AMPLIFi Remote v1.1 Update

Line 6 updates the AMPLIFi Remove app to v1.1, featuring improved search function and social media integration.

Takamine G Series Expanded

Takamine added four new models to their G Series line of guitars, the GD20CE, GN20CE, GN10 and GN10CE.

New TC Electronic Mini Pedals

TC Electronic introduces four new Mini Pedals, the Flashback Mini Delay, Shaker Mini Vibrato, Corona Mini Chorus and Vortex Mini Flanger.

2014 Breedlove Acoustic Bass Guitars

Breedlove Music present their 2014 acoustic bass guitar line up, the Studio Bass, Solo Bass and Pursuit Bass.

Redesigned Monster Rock, Bass and Acoustic Cables

Monster releases new versions of their Rock, Bass and Acoustic cables, featuring technology that emphasizes the inherent frequencies needed by specific instrument types.

TC Helicon Play Acoustic

TC-Helicon introduces Play Acoustic, a vocal processor with built-in effects for acoustic guitar.

Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball presents the Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings, made from a mix of aluminum and copper that is said to provide improved projection, clarity and corrosion resistance.

Epiphone 75th Anniversary "1939" Century Amp

Epiphone releases more museum-quality reissues this year, and one worthy of mention is the Limited Edition 75th Anniversary Inspired by "1939" Century Amp.

Railhammer Bob Balch Signature Pickups

Railhammer introduces new signature humbucker pickup co-designed by Fu Manchu guitarist Bob Balch.

Troy Van Leeuwen's Fender Double-Neck Jazzmaster

Fender shares the story behind the Custom Shop Double-Neck Jazzmaster that they built for Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen.

Music Man Majesty John Petrucci Signature

The Music Man Majesty is John Petrucci newest signature guitar, available in 6 or 7 string versions.

DigiTech Bass Whammy

DigiTech is now shipping the next-generation Bass Whammy, upgraded with advanced polyphonic note tracking and pitch detection optimized for bass.

Gibson Custom Shop Les Paul Long Scale

Gibson introduces the Les Paul Long Scale, featuring a Strat-like scale length of 25.5"!

Fender Sells Guild Brand to Cordoba

Cordoba Music Group announces intent to purchase the Guild guitar brand from Fender.

The Top 10 Guitar Amps

Guitar amps deserve the same amount of dedication and investment as guitars.

The Best Electric Guitars Under $500

These are what we recommend as the best electric guitars in the $130 to $500 price range - updated for 2014.

D'Addario NYXL Strings - Strongest Ever!

D'Addario releases the NYXL strings, claimed to be the strongest electric guitar strings ever made.

Gibson Rich Robinson ES-335

Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson teams up with Gibson to create his new signature ES-335.

The 10 Best Guitar Effects & Pedals

Guitar effects have come a long way...

PRS "Lefty" Custom 24 for 2014

PRS Guitars release a small batch of left-handed Custom 24 electric guitars for 2014, available in four finishes.

Suhr Koko Boost Reloaded

Suhr updates the design of the Koko Boost pedal, now made smaller and with more sonic versatility.

Woody Guthrie London House Model Southern Jumbo

Gibson honors folk music legend Woody Guthrie by building guitars made from the wood of his childhood home.

Best Guitar Amp Under $500

We will show you how far $500 can take you with our selection of the best guitar amps in this price range - updated for 2014.

Bid on Beatles' 1962 Rickenbacker 425 Guitar

A number of Beatles memorabilia will go to the highest bidder at Julien's Auctions Music Icons 2014, most notable of which is Beatles used Rickenbacker.

Martin CS-00S-14 Limited Edition Parlor Guitar

The CS-00S-14 with its premium appointments is the most distinct looking guitar among Martin's 2014 new models.

Fender Ends Ovation USA Production

Fender is set to end the production of US-made Ovation guitars in their New Hartford Connecticut facility.

The Ultimate Custom Taylor Sweepstakes

In celebration of Taylor Guitars' 40th anniversary, one lucky fan will have his dream custom guitar built for free!

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