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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.

Cordoba C9 and C10 Crossover

Cordoba Guitars expand their "crossover" appeal by offering a thin neck option to two of their popular nylon string guitars.

Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid Collection

Shecter unveils the Hellraiser Hybrid Collection, guitars that fuse the best features of their Hellraiser and SLS models.

Mesa Boogie King Snake Limited Edition Amplifier

Mesa Boogie's Randall Smith worked with Carlos Santana to create the Limited Edition King Snake 1x12 combo amplifier.

G4 Experience Guitar Camp 2014

Taking the G3 idea to the next level, Joe Satriani enlists the help of Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons and Mike Keneally to create the G4 Experience Guitar Camp.

Guitar Effects Pedals - The Practical Handbook

Guitar Effects Pedals : The Practical Handbook is the latest release from Backbeat Books, an updated and expanded version of the guide created by Dave Hunter.

Supro Amps Re-Imagined

Absara Audio LLC, the parent company of effects manufacturer Pigtronix, has acquired the Supro amp and guitar brand.

Gibson Guitar Production Changes for 2014

Gibson announces the various changes that they will be implementing to their 2014 electric guitar production line.

Majik Box Bipolar Fuzz

Majik Box announces its latest hand-made pedal, the Bipolar Fuzz, featuring two distinctly voiced fuzz tones.

Paul Reed Smith's Subtractive Theory

Paul Reed Smith shared his interesting "Subtractive Theory" on guitar design at the TEDxMidAtlantic 2013 event.

JamUp Plug HD

Positive Grid announces the availability of JamUp Plug HD, their next generation iOS audio interface for guitar.

Hammer Jammer

The Hammer Jammer is a picking mechanism that hammers on the strings to give you a unique percussive sound.

Koch Jupiter 212 Combo Amplifier

Koch releases the 45W Jupiter 2x12 combo, a boutique style amp with modern features driven by two 12AX7 tubes.

Takamine G Series Acoustic Bass

Takamine adds two new solid-top acoustic bass guitars to their G Series lineup, the GB72CE and GB30CE.

More Black Friday Deals from Sweetwater

Here are more tempting Black Friday deals from Sweetwater, this time we look at guitars, amps and a guitar stand.

Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 DVD

Relive the best performances of Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 with the recently released DVD, CD and Blu-Ray sets.

Taylor T5z - Hybrid Electric-Acoustic Guitar

Taylor unveils the T5z, a hybrid hollow body guitar that plays and feels like electric, while carrying acoustic sounds.

Dean Thoroughbred Stealth Black Satin

The Thoroughbred series are classic-inspired guitars that feature modern playability and tone, the Stealth model comes in elegant black satin finish.

Roadie - Automatic Mechanical Tuner

Band Industries' Roadie is a mechanical tuner that pairs with an iOS/Android app to automatically tune your instrument.

Sweetwater's Black Friday Deals on Music Gear

Sweetwater gave us the go signal to tell you about their Black Friday special deals where you can save up to 83%!

Icestand from D&A Guitar Gear

D&A Guitar Gear introduces the Icestand, a portable guitar stand that looks like it was carved from ice.

EHX Nano Big Muff Pi

Electro-Harmonix introduces the Nano Big Muff Pi, a smaller pedalboard-friendly version of their popular fuzz pedal.

Larrivée Guitars Move to the US

Larrivée is set to shut down their Canada-based facility as they move their entire production line to California, USA.

Takamine G Series Classical

Takamine Guitars expand their G series yet again, unveiling three new classical and three classical-cutaway models.

MXR Custom Shop Phase 99

MXR Custom Shop unveils the limited edition Phase 99, featuring two Phase 90 circuits in one pedal.

Positive Grid BIAS - Amp Modeling App

Positive Grid enters the iOS amp modeling arena with the new BIAS app, an amp modeler, designer and processor in one.

ESP USA Guitars - Coming Soon!

ESP Guitars announce the upcoming opening of their first-ever USA-based factory at North Hollywood, CA.

EXCLUSIVE: Jon Gomm Rig

Jon Gomm is the guitar world's version of a 'triple threat' - he is a brilliant Guitarist, Composer, and most importantly he's an amazing Live Performer.

Rolling Stones Gear by Backbeat Books

Backbeat Books introduce the Rolling Stones Gear, a book that provides a detailed look at all the instruments used by the Stones.

Fender Kingman Pro Custom Bolt-On

Fender expands their high-end acoustic line with the new Kingman Pro Custom Bolt-On, a modern version of the '60s era Kingman dreadnought.

Henretta Engineering No-Knobber Pedals

Henretta Engineering launches eight new "No-Knobber" pedals, micro-sized handmade effects that have... no knobs!

Perri Ink Mojave and Capistrano

Perri Ink unveils the Mojave and Capistrano, single-pickup custom guitars designed to rock while keeping it simple.

Visual Sound VS-XO Dual Overdrive

Visual Sound expands their line of stompboxes with the new VS-XO, featuring two separate Overdrive effects in one unit.

Graham Coxon Telecaster

The Graham Coxon Telecaster is back in production, featuring the same design as approved by the guitarist that is popularly known for his work with Blur.

JHS Panther Cub Delay Pedal

JHS introduces the new Panther Cub Delay, featuring eight Bucket Brigade chips with up to 1.1 seconds of delay time.

Mesa Boogie Recto-Verb 25

Mesa Boogie introduces the new Recto-Verb 25 guitar amp, a 2-channel combo/head tube amp with built-in reverb.

Reverend Tricky Gomez LE

Reverend announces the availability of the Tricky Gomez LE, the limited edition version of their retro-looking semi-hollow guitar with Bigsby tremolo.

Fender Vintage Hot Rod '50s Telecaster

Another standout from Fender's latest batch of guitars is the Vintage Hot Rod '50s Telecaster, combining vintage design with modern modifications.

DigiTech RP-360 Multi-Effect Pedal

Digitech is now set to release the RP-360, an affordable and compact multi-effect pedal for electric guitars.

EVH Wolfgang Custom Deluxe

EVH Gear announces the new USA made Wolfgang Custom Deluxe, featuring modern design with classic feel and looks.

Maestro Double Top Series Acoustics

Singapore based guitar manufacturer Maestro Guitars introduce 7 new models that feature "double top" construction.

20th Anniversary 1959 Les Paul Standard Reissue

As the 20th year of Gibson Custom draws to close, they introduce an accurate reissue of the 1959 Les Paul Standard.

Seymour Duncan Dirty Deed Distortion

Seymour Duncan unveils the Dirty Deed Distortion, a wide-range dirt pedal that covers distortion, fuzz and overdrive.

Avril Lavigne Newporter Acoustic

Fender introduces the Avril Lavigne Newporter, an acoustic guitar that matches the artist's punk and pop charm.

Wampler Ace Thirty

Wampler Pedals introduce the Ace Thirty, a stompbox with sounds based on the popular Vox AC-30 amplifier.

Tone Max Titanium Guitar Picks

Tone Max starts a Kickstarter campaign to fund their upcoming Titanium Guitar Picks that feature different styles.

Fender Pawn Shop Special Ramparte

Fender expands their unique looking Pawn Shop Special amps with the release of the new 9 Watt tube amp "Ramparte".

Eastwood Airline Map in Sunburst Finish

Eastwood Guitars release limited run Airline Map electric guitars in Sunburst finish, with only 16 made in production.

Fender Vintage Hot Rod '60s Stratocaster

Fender introduces the Vintage Hot Rod '60s Stratocaster, a US-made electric guitar that combines vintage aesthetics and modern modifications.

Strymon BigSky Reverb Pedal

Strymon unveils the BigSky pedal, featuring twelve studio-quality reverb effects produced via SHARC DSP.

Fender Deluxe Lone Star Stratocaster

Fender updates the Deluxe Lone Star Stratocaster, featuring Texas special single coils and a Twin Head humbucker.

Rocksmith 2014 and Epiphone Guitar Giveaway

To celebrate the release of Rocksmith 2014, they have teamed up with Epiphone for a year long raffle with monthly prizes.

MXR La Machine Fuzz Pedal

MXR announces a new Custom Shop pedal, the La Machine, a fuzz pedal that reproduces '70s era fuzz tones.

Fender CD-140S VA Folding Guitar

Fender introduces the CD-140S VA acoustic guitar, featuring a hinged neck that lets you fold the guitar for easy storage.

Ernie Ball MVP Volume Pedal

Ernie Ball announces the worldwide availability of the Most Valuable Pedal (MVP), an active volume pedal with 20dB Boost.

Gibson 1961 Les Paul Tribute

Gibson introduces 1961 Les Paul Tribute, a guitar based on the first iteration of the SG.

Gretsch G5620T-CB Electromatic Center Block

Gretsch expands their thinline series with the new G5620T-CB Electromatic, featuring a solid spruce center block.

The Best Guitar Tuner Apps

Tune your guitar using your phone or tablet with our selection of powerful and convenient guitar tuner apps.

EHX Slammi Pitch Shifter

Electro-Haronix expand their zero-moving-parts Next Step series with the new Slammi polyphonic pitch shifter pedal.

Kauer Acadian Thinline Electric Guitar

Kauer Guitars is planning to release new guitars at the coming NAMM show, and the new Acadian thinline jazz guitar caught our attention.

Roundup of Cheap Electric Guitar Pickups

You don't have to spend big bucks to improve your tone, check out these impressive electric guitar pickups that you can get reasonably cheap.

Gibson Zakk Wylde Moderne of Doom

Gibson unveils the new Zakk Wylde Moderne of Doom Signature guitar, featuring a unique asymmetrical shape.

Effectrode Helios Vaccum Tube Fuzz Pedal

Effectrode is now selling the new Helios Fuzz pedal, featuring tube gain stages followed by a crystal diode circuit.

Beggars Banquet Telecaster

Fender releases the limited edition Beggars Banquet Telecaster with Rolling Stones imagery, only available from Amazon.com.

MXR Super Badass Distortion

The MXR Super Badass Distortion is a versatile wide gain range distortion unit designed for creating personalized tones.

iRig BlueBoard - Wireless MIDI Pedalboard

IK Multimedia introduces the iRig BlueBoard, a wireless MIDI controller pedalboard for iOS devices and Mac.

Empress Effects Nebulus Pedal

Empress Effects introduces the Nebulus pedal, a 4.5 by 3.5 inch pedal that features vibrato, flanger and chorus effects.

Bogner Helios Amplifier

In line with their 25th anniversary celebration, Bogner releases the Helios amplifier, featuring modified "Plexi" tones.

Fender '68 Custom Amplifiers

Fender welcomes three new "Silverface" remakes, the ’68 Custom Princeton Reverb, ’68 Custom Deluxe Reverb and the ’68 Custom Twin Reverb.

Gibson Slash Signature Vermillion Les Paul

Just a few months after releasing the Rosso Corsa Les Paul, Slash gets another signature guitar - the Vermillion Les Paul.

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