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Mesa/Boogie Flux-Five, Five-Band Graphic EQ and Throttle Box EQ Pedals

Mesa/Boogie unveils 3 pedals that feature their five-band EQ - Flux-Five, Five-Band Graphic EQ and Throttle Box EQ.

Martin DC-Aura GT - Musikmesse 2014

C.F. Martin & Co. rolls out the new DC-Aura GT, a dreadnought acoustic-electric with Fishman F1 Aura Plus.

Taylor 150e 12-string Guitar - Musikmesse 2014

Taylor Guitars introduce the new 150e, their most affordable 12-string acoustic guitar model with solid spruce top.

Line 6 AMPLIFi FX100

Line 6 follows up the multi-purpose AMPLIFi with a multi-effects unit called AMPLIFi FX100, sharing the same flexibility, cloud integration and wireless connectivity.

Epiphone Casino Coupe - Musikmesse 2014

Epiphone introduces the Casino Coupe, a smaller race car coupe-sized version of their popular guitar.

BluGuitar Amp1 at Musikmesse 2014

Thomas Blug's new brand "BluGuitar" is set to release a new multi-format guitar amplifier system called Amp1.

MXR 40th Anniversary Legacy Documentary

MXR celebrate their 40th anniversary by launching a series of mini-documentary videos that showcase their history.

Radial JX62 Guitar and Amp Switcher

Radial Engineering Ltd. introduces the Radial JX62, a six input guitar switcher with two amplifier outputs designed for live touring.

Godin Empire Black HB at Musikmesse 2014

Canada based guitar manufacturer Godin will showcase the new Godin Empire Black HB electric guitar at the Musikmesse tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany.

Gibson SGJ 2014

The Gibson SGJ 2014 model is a true USA made dual-humbucker SG that you can get for under $500.

Schertler Bass Fidelity Amps

Schertler introduces the Bass Fidelity Series, a new line of combo amplifiers designed for electric bass.

Gretsch Custom Shop 10th Anniversary Duo Jet NOS

Gretsch Guitars celebrate the first decade of their US based Custom Shop by releasing the Custom Shop 10th Anniversary Duo Jet NOS, limited to only 10 guitars worldwide.

The 11 Best Acoustic-Electric Guitars Under $1,000

Spending a grand on a guitar is serious business, so before you order, here are 11 acoustic-electric guitars that we believe are more than worth their price tag.

Eastwood Airline '59 Newport

Eastwood Guitars bring back another classic with the new Airline '59 Newport guitar, based on vintage '50s era National Newport Val-Pro 88.

Fender Slide USB Audio Interface

The Fender Slide is a musical instrument audio interface that lets you connect to iOS and USB equipped devices.

Seymour Duncan Vapor Trail Delay Pedal

Seymour Duncan introduces another stompbox for guitar, the new Bucket Brigade based Vapor Trail delay pedal.

Rotosound Pedals Available Mid-March

Rotosound's six "retro" guitar effect pedals will start shipping mid-March, completing their Magnificent 7 collection.

Ernie Ball's Battle Of The Bands

Ernie Ball's Battle of the Bands is now accepting submissions for two new contests, with an endorsement deal and over $15,000 worth of gear at stake.

Orange Limited Edition White Amps & Cabs

Orange Amplification announces limited edition white finish versions for their popular amp heads, combos and cabinets.

Martin D-28 Authentic 1937

The new D-28 Authentic 1937 acoustic guitar is part of Martin's latest high-end vintage replica line, featuring forward shifted hand-scalloped X-bracing.

EHX Holy Grail Max

The new EHX Holy Grail Max builds on their classic reverb design by adding plate and the reverse modes.

Stolen $25,000 Les Paul Recovered with the Help of Social Media

Social media is making it harder for thieves to keep their loot, case in point is the recovery of a $25,000 (AUD) Les Paul that was stolen from a guitar store.

Positive Grid Bias for iPhone

Positive Grid finally releases the iPhone version of their amplifier "designer" app, featuring sonic improvements and ToneCloud preset sharing.

Ibanez AEW22CD Acoustic-Electric Guitar

The Ibanez AEW22CD is part of their new affordable AEW Exotic series, featuring "Cordia" wood for the back, sides and rosette.

EHX Tortion

The EHX Tortion is Electro-Harmonix' new flagship overdrive pedal, featuring a 4-way pre-gain selector for dialing in various OD tones.

Vai 360° App

Steve Vai stars in Vai 360° App, Spot Seven's latest 360° concert experience app for the iPad and iPhone.

Boss DS-1X Distortion

The new Boss DS-1X is a digital distortion pedal that features Boss' Multi-Dimensional Processing technology.

Marshall 1962HW Handwired AKA Bluesbreaker

Marshall expands their Handwired series by resurrecting an in-demand classic - the 1962HW, a recreation of the Bluesbreaker combo from the early '60s.

Schecter Stealth C-7

The Schecter Stealth C-7 is an affordable 7-string guitar from their new Korean-made Stealth 2014 series.

Ibanez TS808DX Tube Screamer with Boost

Ibanez introduces the next generation dual-footswitch Tube Screamer TS808DX, featuring a built-in booster circuit.

Washburn Parallaxe Solar - Ola Englund Signature

Instead of the usual one signature model deal, Ola Englund's Washburn Parallaxe Solar Series starts off with 9 models that cover a wide range of price points.

Gibson Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop

Gibson introduces the limited edition Billy F. Gibbons Goldtop, featuring a pinstripe pattern designed by the artist himself.

Fractal Audio Axe-Fx II XL

Fractal Audio introduces the upgraded version of their popular amp and effects modeler - the Axe Fx II XL.

Fender Wayne Kramer Signature Acoustic-Electric

Fender introduces the Wayne Kramer "Royal Tone" Dreadnought CE acoustic-electric guitar, co-designed by the MC5 guitarist himself.

Jackson 30th Anniversary Soloist

Jackson celebrates three decades of super-strat shred with the upcoming Limited Edition 30th Anniversary Soloist.

ESP LTD Alex Skolnick AS-1FM LB

The upcoming LTD AS-1FM LB is an affordable version of Alex Skolnick's ESP signature, featuring a flame maple top with lemon burst finish.

Squier Eva Gardner Precision Bass

Squier introduces the Eva Gardner Precision Bass, a traditional style P Bass with special graphics based on her tattoos.

Dunlop Reproduces the First Wah Pedal

Dunlop introduces the Clyde McCoy Cry Baby CM95, a modern reproduction of the first wah wah ever made.

Guild CE-100D Capri with Bigsby

Guild brings back the now rare CE-100D Capri, first released in the late '50s, it now comes equipped with Bigsby vibrato.

Epiphone G-1275 SG Doubleneck

Epiphone brings back the G-1275 SG Doubleneck guitar for a limited run of 300 units worldwide.

Blackstar ID:Core Guitar Amplifiers

Blackstar targets the entry level market with their new ID:Core series, featuring built-in amp and effects modeling plus stereo sound for music playback.

Gibson Les Paul Futura 2014

The new Les Paul Futura 2014 shows Gibson's innovative side, packed with modern features at a relatively reasonable price point.

Fender Custom Shop Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster

Fender Custom Shop introduces the limited edition Nile Rodgers Hitmaker Stratocaster, a replica of the "Hitmaker", Rodger's road-worn 1960 Strat.

Orange OB1-K Bass Amp

Orange Amplification introduce the new 1000 Watt solid-state OB1-K bass amplifier, their first ever rack-mountable amplifier.

Red Hot Chili Peppers "Unplugged" at the Super Bowl Halftime Show

The Red Hot Chili Peppers had a different kind of "unplugged" performance at the Super Bowl, and it has nothing to do with acoustics - they mimed their parts.

Guild Doyle Dykes Signature Nylon Cutaway

Guild expands their artist line with the new Doyle Dykes Signature Nylon Cutaway Electric, featuring a 1-piece chambered mahogany body.

Bugera G5 Infinium Tube amp

Bugera introduces the G5 Infinium, a 5-Watt tube amp designed for recording with built-in attenuator that lets you go down to 0.1 watt.

Taylor Guitars Redesign The 800 Series

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, Taylor Guitars redesign their flagship line rosewood/spruce 800 Series.

Charvel Guthrie Govan Signature

After teasing with prototypes for quite a while, Charvel finally introduces the Guthrie Govan Signature guitar.

Vox SoundBox Mini

Vox introduces the SoundBox Mini, a portable multimedia player and instrument amplifier in one retro style package.

Guitar Effects Apps Finally Coming to Android!

If you're an Android phone or tablet owner you've probably been frustrated seeing all the great virtual amp, effects, and cabinet simulator apps for iOS and wondered why they aren't available on Android.

Eastwood California Rebel

Eastwood Guitars bring back another classic design with the new California Rebel, a remake of a '60s era surf guitar.

Squier 60th Anniversary Classic Vibe '50s Stratocaster

Squier celebrates the Strat's special birthday with the new 60th Anniversary Classic Vibe '50s Stratocaster Gold.

Jackson Mark Morton DX2 Dominion and Dominion Pro

Jackson Guitars expand their Artist Series with two new Mark Morton Signature models - the DX2 Dominion and Dominion Pro.

LunaKraft Black Fuzz Box

LunaKraft releases the new Black Fuzz Box, featuring interchangeable cartridges that modify the sound of the pedal.

Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Accessories

Fender introduces the Yngwie Malmsteen Signature Accessories, featuring artist approved guitar strings, cables, gig bags, tuners, straps and there's even a signature overdrive pedal!

Yamaha 4th Generation L Series Acoustic Guitars

Yamaha announces the arrival of their newly revamped, 4th Generation handcrafted acoustic guitar line, the L Series.

Ibanez Paul Gilbert 25th Anniversary Model FRM250MF

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Paul Gilbert signature, Ibanez releases the limited edition FRM250MF.

Orange Dual Dark Amplifier Series - NAMM 2014

The new Dual Dark Amplifier is Orange Amps' latest high-end offering, available in 50 Watt and 100 Watt versions.

Gretsch 2014 Rancher Acoustic Guitars - NAMM 2014

Gretsch Guitars expand their Rancher acoustic series with five new and improved models for 2014.

Line 6 AMPLIFi - NAMM 2014

Line 6 unveils the new AMPLIFi amp series, featuring Bluetooth connectivity and multiple speaker configuration.

Guild Starfire V with Bigsby - NAMM 2014

Guild expands their Newark St. Collection by bringing back another classic - the Starfire V with Bigsby.

New Martin Retro Series Guitars - NAMM 2014

Martin expands the Retro Series with two new models, the 000-18E Retro and the D-35E Retro, on display at the 2014 NAMM Show.

3 New Washburn Parlor Guitars - NAMM 2014

Washburn to debut three new parlor guitars at the 2014 NAMM Show - the WP26SNS, WP21SNS and WP11SNS.

New Randall Pedals - NAMM 2014

Randall Amplifiers introduce four new pedals designed for modern metal players: the RGOD preamp, MOR boost, FacePunch overdrive and the RF8 MIDI footswitch.

Duesenberg Johnny Depp Artist Series

Duesenberg introduces the Johnny Depp Artist Series Guitar, with the actor/musician's tattoos as graphics on the finish.

New Godin Montreal Premiere Models at NAMM 2014

Godin Guitars is set to unveil four new Montreal Premiere series guitars at the upcoming 2014 NAMM Show.

Eastman T184MX-LS Lil Smokey NAMM 2014

To celebrate their 10th Anniversary, Eastman Guitars will be rolling out the new Thinline Series T184MX-LS Lil' Smokey at the 2014 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Reverend Guitars To Debut 6 New Models at NAMM 2014

Reverend Guitars will be unveiling four new signature models and two other new models at the upcoming 2014 NAMM Show.

Fender Fishman TriplePlay Stratocaster HSS

Fender introduces the Fishman TriplePlay Stratocaster HSS, featuring Fishman's wireless MIDI pickup system.

Orianthi - Your chance to be in her Band

Orianthi, AKA "The Queen of Shred", is looking for 4 musicians to play in her band for one concert.

Jensen Launches New Website

Jensen Musical Instrument Speakers announce the launch of their new interactive website - Jensentone.com

LTD James Hetfield White Iron Cross - NAMM 2014

The LTD James Hetfield's Iron Cross Signature in snow white finish is set to debut at the upcoming 2014 NAMM Show.

New Steinberger Designed Capos from D'Addario - NAMM 2014

D'Addario unveils the NS Artist Capo, NS Banjo/Mandolin Capo and NS Ukulele Capo Pro, all of which are co-designed by Ned Steinberger.

Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb Head

Fender unveils the '65 Deluxe Reverb Head, a 22 watt head based on the original combo version released in the '60s.

Alvarez Masterworks Series at NAMM 2014

Alvarez will be unveiling their latest top-of-the-line Masterworks Series guitars at the coming 2014 NAMM.

BeatBuddy - Drum Machine Pedal

Singular Sound introduces BeatBuddy, a dedicated drum machine in a straightforward pedal format.

Wahtz Wah Pedal Kit

Build your own custom Wah pedal with the new Mod Kits DIY Wahtz WAh Pedal Kit.

Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker 2014

Gibson's most affordable USA-made Les Paul gets a makeover for 2014, featuring a slicker look and P-90 Alnico V pickups.

Gretsch G9550 New Yorker Archtop

Gretsch Guitars expand their Roots Collection with the '50s era jazzbox inspired G9550 New Yorker Archtop.

Takamine LTD2014

Takamine introduces the LTD2014, ahand-made acoustic-electric guitar limited to only 52 pieces worldwide.

Positive Grid BT-2 and BT-4 Bluetooth MIDI Controller

Positive Grid introduces the BT-2 and BT-4, fully-programmable MIDI controllers that connect via Bluetooth to your iPad, iPhone and Mac.

Apogee Jam 96K

Apogee Electronics introduces the new Jam 96K, a compact guitar audio interface with tube amp emulation.

Fender Stratocaster Turns 60!

2014 marks the 60th anniversary of the Stratocaster. In line with this, Fender takes us back through time to share how the Strat continues to affect our musical landscape decades after it was first released.

PRS SE Zach Myers Signature 2014

PRS introduces the second SE signature model for Shinedown's frontman, this time featuring a chambered f-hole.

T4 Pickup Switch Upgrade for Les Paul Style Guitars

Awesome Musical Instruments released a new upgrade system for Les Paul style guitars, featuring a switching circuit that allows for 68 tones.

Fender 2014 Custom Deluxe Stratocaster

Fender Custom Shop expands their high-end guitar line with the new 2014 Custom deluxe Stratocaster.

Gibson Les Paul Recording

Gibson brings back the Les Paul Recording guitar, featuring a balanced low-impedance output for going direct to mixers and audio interfaces.

TC Helicon VoiceLive 3

TC-Helicon releases the third iteration of their vocal processor / guitar multi-effects floor pedal - VoiceLive 3.

Fender Pawn Shop Special Vaporizer

With NAMM just around the corner, Fender expands the Pawn Shop Special series with the new 12 Watt 2x10 combo amplifier "Vaporizer".

LR Baggs Lyric Classical Acoustic Microphone - NAMM 2014

At the upcoming NAMM 2014, LR Baggs will be introducing the new Lyric Classical transducer - designed specifically for nylon string guitars.

Reunion Blues RBX Gig Bags

Guitar case manufacturer Reunion Blues introduces the RBX gig bags, featuring a new lightweight, portable and protective design.

PRS Archon - High-Gain Amp

Paul Reed Smith Guitars expand their amplifier line with the new Archon, their first high-gain tube amp.

Cordoba Acero Steel String Guitars

Córdoba Guitars launch the Acero acoustic guitar series, a new line of steel string guitars with six dreadnought models.

PRS SE Marty Friedman

Paul Reed Smith Guitars unveils their latest SE Signature electric guitar, the PRS SE Marty Friedman.

Line 6 Now Under Yamaha

Music gear giant Yamaha announces acquisition of popular amp and effects modeling manufacturer Line 6.

Welcome to GuitarSite.com v4.0b

We've just released a major redesign of GuitarSite.com! This is v4.0b of this website. The b on the end means 'beta' version because there are still a few things that we are improving.

EHX Soul Food

Electro-Harmonix continue their barrage of new dirt boxes, this time with a "Klon clone" that they call Soul Food.

Gibson Brendon Small Snow Falcon V

After teasing with a prototype, Gibson finally announces the availability of the new Brendon Small Snow Falcon V.

Fretlight Bass FB-525

Fretlight Guitar releases the FB-525, their first electric bass guitar with their LED lit fretboard technology.

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