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Martin Performing Artist Series - DCPA4, GPCPA4, OMCPA4 Rosewood

The DCPA4 Rosewood, GPCPA4 Rosewood and OMCPA4 Rosewood add new tonal options to Martin's Performing Artist Series Guitars.

Canada's Guitar Workshop Plus Program for 2012

This summer music program continues to provide a freat experience in music education and they have scholarships available.

T-Rex SpinDoctor2

SpinDoctor2 is a tube-driven, triode programmable preamp pedal that provides overdrive and distortion effects.

MXR M84 Bass Fuzz Deluxe

MXR Bass Fuzz Deluxe is a fuzz pedal for bass guitar that deliver vintage fuzz sounds while retaining your dry tone.

Blackbird Custom Pedalboard Skins

You can now integrate your own design, logo or artwork into your rig with Blackbird Custom Pedalboard Skins.

Fender IPO

Fender Musical Instruments Corp has filed for an initial public offering and hopes to raise up to 200 million dollars.

Stomp-Head 4.SL from Taurus Amps

Stomp-Head 4.SL from Taurus Amps is a full featured hybird amplifier housed in a small and portable diecast stompbox.

Burst Finish Ibanez Artcore - AF85TDGVLS and AS93VLS

The Ibanez full hollow body AF85TDGVLS and smaller semi-hollow AS93VLS are Ibanez Artcore Series guitars in violin sunburst finish.

Cheap Left Handed Guitars – Electric & Acoustic Round-up

This round-up of cheap left handed guitars includes some respectable, if not impressive, quality instruments.

AmpliTube 3.7.1 Update

IK Multimedia updated AmpliTube to version 3.7.1 with big performance optimizations and offers discounts for high gain amp models.

Best Volume Pedal Round-up

This will help you find the best volume pedal to let your feet gain full control of your volume in live performances.

American Standard Hand Stained Ash Stratocaster HSH

The Fender American Standard Hand Stained Ash Stratocaster HSH is a distinctive looking supercharged version of the classic strat design.

Octapussy from Catalinbread

Octapussy is Catalinbread's modern take on the octave-up fuzz, based on the tradition of the Octavia.

Best Guitar Effects Software

This selection represents the best guitar effects software to help you turn your computer into a full featured effects processor.

Esoterik Guitars ESO-C Custom Guitar

Create your own unique Esoterik guitar design with the ESO-C, a fully customizable model from Esoterik Guitars.

Adrian Galysh Signature C-90F

The Adrian Galysh Signature C-90F Guitar is a custom guitar that resulted from the collaboration between the Galysh and Brian Moore Guitars.

Reading Music: Should I Know How to?

If you are like most musicians and you cannot sight read music, chances are that you feel a little "guilty" about it.

Joel Weaver Full Metal Jacket Distortion P3 Mod Pedal

P3 phantom power technology and versatile distortion circuitry meet inside the P3 Signature Joel Weaver "Full Metal Jacket" Distortion.

Cool Electric Guitars

Here are some cool electric guitars that helped define the standard of coolness and establish the iconic status of our beloved instrument.

Eric Gales Endorsement for Magneto Guitars - Sonnet Raw Dawg

Blues extraordinaire Eric Gales, aka Raw Dawg, has teamed up with Magneto to build the Sonnet Eric Gales "Raw Dawg" Custom guitar.

Guitar Synth Pedal Guide

Our guitar synth pedal guide will help you go beyond conventional tones via the use of wacky, out-of-this-world synth pedals.

SpongeBob SquarePants Guitar and Ukulele

Delight for young guitarists with the colorful and eye-catching SpongeBob SquarePants Guitars and Ukuleles.

Guitar Recording Advice For Professional Musicians

Making it in the music industry and playing music in a very successful band is a goal that many musicians aspire to reach.

Best Acoustic Bass Guitar Round-Up

Following up on The Best Bass Guitar Brands, we bring you the best Acoustic Bass guitar along with worthy runner-ups.

Aguilar AG4P-60 P-Bass Pickup

The AG4P-60 P-Bass Pickup is designed by Aguilar Amplification to be a direct pickup replacement for Fender Precision and other P-Basses.

Fender Kurt Cobain Mustang

Fender follows up the release of the Kurt Cobain Jaguar with the Kurt Cobain Mustang, modeled after Kurt's favorite modified guitar.

The Best Hollow Body Guitar Brands

Here are the best hollow body guitars that will be sure to catch your attention with their classic looks and their acclaimed warm and clean tones.

Gibson Jeff Tweedy Signature SG

Gibson honors Jeff Tweedy's achievements in country, alternative and experimental rock music with the Jeff Tweedy Signature SG.

Paul Kossoff 1959 Les Paul Standard

Gibson pays tribute to another guitar legend with the limited run Paul Kossof 1959 Les Paul Standard.

MIDI Guitar Pickup Guide

MIDI guitar pickups require minimal modification to your guitar most of the time, and often none at all.

Omis Guitar Festival 2012

Omis, Croatia will host the 3rd Omis Guitar Festival in April 2012, featuring concerts, masterclasses, competitions and workshops for all guitar enthusiasts.

Best Cheap Guitar Pedals

We present to you the best cheap guitar pedals, where reasonable quality comes at a very affordable price.

2012 PRS DGT Standard - David Grissom Trem Signature

The 2012 PRS DGT Standard comes in a solid mahogany body, providing a warmer alternative tone to the original David Grissom Trem series guitars.

The Outcaster - A Stratocaster and Telecaster Joined Together

The Outcaster is a new model announced by Haywire Custom Guitars which is designed to give you both Strat & Tele tones in one guitar.

British Pedal Producer Effectrode Brings Back The Tube-Vibe Pedal

The Tube-Vibe is a re-designed pedal which aims to capture the tones of the classic Uni-Vibe pedals.

Lick Library Quick Licks Gary Moore Volume 2

The Quick Licks Gary Moore Volume 2 DVD will help you learn 30 Gary Moore guitar licks in the style of blues and rock.

American Stage Cable wins the 2012 NAMM's Best in Show Award

Planet Waves bagged the 2012 Winter NAMM's Best in Show - "Gotta Stock It" category with their American Stage Cables.

The Best Bass Guitar Brands

Not all bass guitars were created equal, however that hasn't stopped our experts from naming the ultimate bass guitar brands.

Fender Pawn Shop Special Amps - Greta & Excelsior

Fender has come up with a charming and unconventional take on vintage tube amp design with the Fender Pawn Shop Special Amps.

Ibanez LGB300 George Benson Signature Guitar

Ibanez has recently unveiled the classic looking Ibanez LGB300, the newest member of their George Benson signature series.

Paul Brett Signature Vintage Electro-Acoustic Guitars

Paul Brett, a known 12-string acoustic guitar expert, has worked with Vintage to create his very own 12 string and 6 string signature models.

Protection Racket Hardware bags

Protection Racket has recently launched their latest and upgraded heavy duty hardware bags.

What do you Throw a Drowning Guitarist?

We have the answer to that, and many other vexing guitar questions...

Best Acoustic Guitar Under $1000

We present to you GuitarSite's award for the best acoustic guitar under $1000, along with some equally impressive runner-ups!

The French Guitar Contest

This arrived in my inbox this morning...

Rotosound String Cleaner for Guitar and Bass

Rotosound has unveiled their latest guitar accessory, their patented guitar and bass string cleaner.

Fuzz Light Year by Marrs Pedals

Marrs Pedals offers a versatile pedal that has two fuzz types built in - the Fuzz Light Year.

Gibson SG '61 Reissue Satin

The Gibson SG '61 Reissue, is back in 2012, and this time with new Satin finishes that give it an aged look and feel.

Never Let Punters Sing

I was watching a cover band in a pub one late Friday night. The band were pumping out the usual hits to the drunks, who were really getting into it.

Fernandes Vortex Elite JP

NAMM 2012 witnessed the unveiling of the new Vortex Elite JP, Fernandes' latest V shaped electric guitar offering.

TC Electronic The Dreamscape John Petrucci Signature Pedal

TC Electronic recently unveiled "The Dreamscape" John Petrucci Signature Pedal, a three in one modulation effects pedal tailored to the exacting specifications of John himself.

P3 Signature David Barber Overdrive Pedal

The DC Voltage Company recently unveiled their latest P3 Signature Series model, the David Barber Overdrive Pedal.

Acoustic Guitar Humidifier

Prevent cracks and warps, keep your beloved guitar within optimum humidity with an acoustic guitar humidifier like one of these.

Jim Allchin's Guitar Giveaway

Here is your chance to win a brand new Fender American Special Stratocaster, valued at $849.99.

Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus

The Epiphone Prophecy Les Paul Custom Plus is designed for metal and rock players, retaining the traditional shape while gaining modifications that redefine its sound and playability.

Gretsch Rancher Acoustic Guitars

Gretsch have reintroduced their Rancher Acoustic Guitars which first appeared in the early '50s, each bearing a unique triangular sound hole.

Mary Ford's 1961 Gibson SG Les Paul Custom is up for grabs

You can now bid on the special white Gibson SG of Les Paul's ex-wife, as shown on a recent episode of the Pawn Stars reality TV show. Update: The winning bid was

Amp Modeling Software

Turn your computer into a virtual amplifier with our review of the best guitar amp modeling software.

Fender Mustang Floor - Multi-Effects Pedal

Fender dives head first into floor pedal effects territory with their first ever multi-effects pedal, the Fender Mustang Floor.

How to Play Guitar and Sing

For many (including myself), it seems like some people are just able to play an instrument and sing at the same time like it was nothing.

Fender Select Bass Guitars

Fender unveiled new top of the line versions of their classic bass guitars, the Fender Select Jazz Bass and Fender Select Precision Bass.

Fender Select Guitars

Fender Select is the new premium electric guitar series from Fender, five carefully selected guitars for select individuals.

PRS P22 - Paul Reed Smith's first Solidy Body Piezo Guitar

The idea was to produce a regular sounding PRS electric, but with the addition of sounding like an acoustic when you switch from the regular pickups to the piezo system.

Epiphone Ace Frehley Budokan Les Paul Custom

It seems KISS had a bit of a resurgence at Winter NAMM 2012 - not only did Paul Stanley have some Signature guitars released, but Ace Frehley also scored a signature Les Paul from Epiphone.

Ibanez 25th Anniversary RG1XXV

It has been 25 years since Ibanez first launched their originally designed RG series - Now the RG1XXV borrows some color from the past with some modern touches.

A New 7-String from Parker Guitars: Maxx Fly 7

Parker debuted the Maxx Fly 7 String electric guitar at Winter NAMM 2012.

Washburn Launches a Paul Stanley Signature Acoustic Flying V

NAMM is always a time for weird and wonderful things, however I'm not quite sure which category this KISS inspired Paul Stanley signature acoustic fits into, because most people associate the Flying V design with electric guitars.

NAMM 2012: Peavey Announce an Auto-Tune Guitar - The AT-200

Peavey have teamed up with Antares to bring you the AT-200, a guitar that simulates tuning, but GuitarSite.com is not yet convinced.

NAMM 2012: Martin Announces 00-45SC John Mayer Limited Edition Acoustic Guitar

Only 25 of these have been made, and John Mayer is personally signing and numbering each one at Winter NAMM 2012.

NAMM 2012: TC Electronic Introduces The Smaller PolyTune Mini

The idea of being able to tune all your strings at once is a good one - and now it takes up less room on your pedalboard.

Catalinbread Debuts 3 New Pedals at Winter NAMM 2012

This is Catalinbread's first year exhibiting at NAMM, you'll find them in booth #1366.

Electric Guitar Case Comparison

This is a comparison of the different types of electric guitar cases along with actual products to help you decide how to keep your axe safe and portable.

Aguilar Tone Hammer 350 Bass Guitar Amplifier

Aguilar Amplification will give you a sneak peak of the new Tone Hammer 350 amp at booth 5956 at the coming NAMM 2012.

Children's Guitar – Buying one is more than just childs play

To help you buy the most suitable guitar for your child, we have rounded up some of the best electric and acoustic guitars for children.

T-Rex Gull Wah, Hobo Drive, and other effects at NAMM 2012

T-Rex will be showcasing their latest effects via musical presentations at the coming NAMM 2012, featuring the Hobo Drive, Gull Wah and ToneBug Effects.

Fender Super Champ X2

Fender will roll out a lot of new amps at NAMM 2012, this will include the versatile hybrid tube amp Fender Super Champ X2.

Eastwood Wandre Tri-Lam Guitar

Eastwood Guitars starts the year right by releasing the new full hollow body Wandre Tri-Lam, based on the rare '60s original.

Fret-King Black Label Guitars to debut at NAMM 2012

Fret-King is all set to unveil the Black Label series of electric guitars and basses on January 19th, at the coming NAMM 2012.

Orange Amps OR50H and OR15H

With NAMM 2012 around the corner, Orange Amplification brings back the limited edition OR50H amp and launches an alternative 15watt version, the OR15H.

iRig Stomp

IK Multimedia has unveiled the iRig Stomp for NAMM 2012 - a stompbox interface that allows for easy integration of iOS signal processing into your live pedalboard setup.

Guild Arcos Acoustic Guitars

Guild has unveiled the AD-3, AD-3CE and AO-3CE Arcos guitars, the newest acoustic guitar series that feature Guild's signature arched-back design.

Fender 50th Anniversary Jaguar Guitar

Fender will take NAMM 2012 participants back to 1962 with the 50th Anniversary Jaguar guitar, paying homage to Jaguar's history by combining the features of both the old and new.

Buying a Guitar

Purchasing a Guitar is one of the things I enjoy doing the most. I have 7 Guitars: A Fender Tele, Fender Strat, Fender P-Bass, A Danelectro Hodad Baritone Guitar, a Gibson Nylon String Guitar, a Regal Square Neck Dobro and an Ovation Acoustic Steel String with a neck that is exactly like a Classical Neck, joining the body at the 12th fret, and wide like a Classical Guitar Neck. I Played A classical Guitar Exclusively for quite a few years and wanted a Steel String Guitar with exactly the same kind of neck.

Guild B-54CE Standard Acoustic Bass

In preparation for NAMM 2012, Guild has unveiled the B-54CE Standard Acoustic Bass, an acoustic/electric bass housed in a beautiful jumbo acoustic body.

Studio Devil and Rob Balducci team up for NAMM 2012

Studio Devil is once again exhibiting at the NAMM show in Anaheim Califiornia, and to mark their 5th year of joining, they are bringing along Guitarist Rob Balducci.

Creamery "Classic '71" Humbucker

The Creamery unveils its newest handwound pickup for 2012, the Creamery "Classic '71" Wide Range Humbucker.

New Godin Guitars at Winter NAMM 2012

Godin Guitars will be introducing the Session Custom, Session Plus, the Multiac Steel Duet Ambiance and other new guitars at the upcoming NAMM 2012.

NAMM 2012: Slipknot’s Jim Root to launch his Orange Amps Signature #4 Jim Root Terror Head and Cab

Jim Root's new Terror Head is modelled on the dirty channel of the Orange Rockerverb 100 - to produce an all-tube 15 watt amp.

Fender Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar

Fender unveils the new Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar Guitar, bearing unique design modifications as approved by the master of melody, guitar layering and texture.

New Overton Bass Gear at NAMM 2012

Overtōn is showcasing three new pieces of bass gear at the coming NAMM 2012 in their display booth: Hall D #3394.

Best Guitar Stand Guide

This guide will show you some insights on the most popular and highly rated stands, to help you decide which is the best guitar stand to buy.

Best Acoustic Guitar Strings

To help you eliminate guesswork and reduce expenses on trial and error, we have gathered a comprehensive list of the Best Acoustic Guitar Strings.

Plectrum – Which one to Pick?

Here is a mixture of popular picks and obscure but interesting ones that will help you decide on which plectrum to pick.

Best Bass Guitar Pedals

Add flavor and color to your bass tones with some of the best bass guitar pedals and multi-effects.

Gibson 335-S - A New Solidbody 335

Gibson reintroduces the 335-S, retaining the distinctive shape of the famous 335 guitar but in a smaller, thinner and solidbody package.

Guitar Rack Roundup

It's time to clear up your guitar clutter, we have rustled up some of the best guitar rack stands for your storage and display needs.

Gibson L6S Reissue

The Gibson L6S was originally released in 1973, and whilst it's fair to say it didn't take the world by storm, it did pick up some notable fans including Carlos Santana.

Best Metal Guitar Roundup

Here are some of the best metal guitars across a range of shapes, specs and price brackets.

The Resonator Guitar : Resophonic Guitar, Dobro, National Guitar

Have you ever played a Resonator Guitar? Also known as at resophonic guitar, it was invented in the early 20s before The Electric Guitar came into being. Many of the Guitarists in the 20s and 30s used this Guitar so they could be heard better when playing in a band.

Five Tempting 12 String Electric Guitars

Here are some great 12 string electric guitars that we've looked at for you - this is a good starting point if you're looking to buy a 12-string.

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