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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!

The Contortionist High Octane Fuzz Pedal Kit

MOD Kits DIY introduces The Contortionist High Octane Fuzz, a customizable fuzz box with layered octave overtones.

Fender Custom Shop Master Design Series

Fender Custom Shop gave their master guitar builders free reign to design and build their dream guitars, resulting in a new limited edition line of guitars called the Master Design Series.

Gibson Joe Bonamassa "SkinnerBurst" 1959 Les Paul

Gibson Custom releases the Joe Bonamassa "SkinnerBurst" 1959 Les Paul, a limited run recreation of the artist's favorite workhorse guitar.

Suhr Rufus Fuzz Pedal

Suhr expands their pedal line with the new Rufus, a dual-voiced fuzz pedal with built-in 3-band EQ.

Breedlove Discovery Series

Breedlove Guitars introduce their new affordable entry-level guitar line, the 2014 Discovery Series.

Gibson Memory Cable

Gibson and TASCAM team up to create Memory Cable, an instrument cable with built-in audio recording.

MXR 40th Anniversary Distortion+ Giveaway

MXR continues their extended 40th anniversary celebration by giving one lucky fan a vintage 1976 Distortion+ pedal.

Electric Guitar Package Roundup

Here are the electric guitar packages that we highly recommend, low cost bundles ideal for anyone starting out on electric guitar.

Eureka Buitar and Baitar - Hybrid Guitar and Bass

Eureka releases Buitar OMB1 and Baitar OMB2, bass and guitar hybrids that play like standard guitar.

Cort L300VF Acoustic Guitar

Cort announces the availability of the new L300VF acoustic guitar, featuring solid Adirondack spruce top.

Radial SB-15 Tailbone Signal Buffer

Radial Engineering announces the shipping availability of the compact signal buffer box, SB-15 Tailbone.

Boss GT-001 Desktop Guitar Processor

Boss introduces the GT-001, a tabletop guitar processor and USB audio interface designed for home studios.

IK Multimedia AmpliTube Orange App

Apple meets Orange with the new AmpliTube Orange app, featuring digitized replicas of popular Orange amplifiers.

How To Craft An Epic Guitar Solo

One aspect of lead guitar that I believe is grossly overlooked is the art of structuring a guitar solo.

Fender Custom Shop Artisan Series

Fender Custom Shop launches the Artisan Series, a new line of handcrafted guitars that feature highly figured wood.

The Loar LH-301T Thinline Archtop

The Loar unveils the LH-301T, their latest fully hollow body electric archtop guitar that features a thin body profile.

Boss GP-10 Guitar Processor

Boss GP-10 is a compact multi-effects and instrument modeling pedal, featuring Roland GK pickup compatibility.

Martin OM-ECHF Navy Blues

Martin Guitars, Eric Clapton and Hiroshi Fujiwara collaborate for the third time to create the OM-ECHF Navy Blues.

ESP Tombstone Case

Tombstone Case Company is ESP's newest division, tasked to create a new line of graphic-designed guitar cases.

Taylor Road Show 2014

Taylor Road Show returns for 2014, touring the US and Europe with the brand's experts and latest guitars.

Fender Major League Baseball Stratocasters

Fender announces the availability of collectible MLB-themed Stratocasters, featuring official team logos and imagery.

Morley M2 Series Expression Pedals

Morley introduces the M2 Series, featuring two new active wah-wahs and three new passive expression pedals.

USB HD Modeling Guitar Pick

April 1, 2014, Fort Wayne, Indiana – It’s a common problem among guitar players: a thin pick sounds best for rhythm strumming and funk. But a heavy pick works well for lead playing.

T-Rex Replay Box - Stereo Delay Pedal

T-Rex introduces the Replay Box, a compact stereo delay pedal with up to 3 seconds of delay.

Washburn N4CV Nuno Bettencourt Signature

Washburn introduces the Nuno Bettencourt Signature N4CV, supercharged with carbon fiber fretboard!

Gibson Skunk Baxter Firebird

Gibson introduces the Skunk Baxter Firebird, featuring artist approved specs and three mini-humbucker pickups.

Catalinbread Topanga Spring Reverb

Catalinbread releases the Topanga Spring Reverb, a stompbox based on vintage outboard spring reverb units.

Parker Guitars with Custom Seymour Duncan Pickups

Parker Guitars announce pickup upgrade for their USA Fly and MaxxFly humbucker equipped guitars.

Peavey ValveKing II Tube Amps

Peavey Electronics update their affordable ValveKing line of tube amps with four new models that feature modern performance and recording capabilities.

Fender F-Series Acoustic Guitars

Fender brings back the F-Series with an all-new line up of '70s era styled acoustic guitars.

Epiphone FT-350SCE with Min-ETune

Epiphone introduces their first self-tuning acoustic-electric guitar, the FT-350SCE with Min-ETune.

Modern Guitar Rigs 2nd Edition

Hal Leonard Books has published the 2nd edition of Modern Guitar Rigs, with updated information on setting up advanced guitar rigs.

T-Rex Vulture Distortion Pedal

T-Rex Effects introduce Vulture, a distortion pedal that offers a variety of tones with tweakable low-end.

Gibson 1965 J-45 The Donovan Acoustic Guitar

Gibson expands their premium acoustic guitar line with a new signature model, 1965 J-45 The Donovan.

Jackson Soloist SLX 2014

Jackson Soloist SLX gets updated for 2014, featuring the same classic super-strat looks and modern playability, with expanded color options.

Seymour Duncan Dimebag Set

Seymour Duncan releases the new Dimebag pickup set, consisting of the Dimebucker for the bridge and SH-1 '59 bridge for the neck.

Korg Rimpitch Acoustic Guitar Sound Hole Tuner

Korg unveils Rimpitch, a unique acoustic guitar tuner that clips to the bottom rim of the sound hole.

Catalinbread Karma Suture Pedal

Catalinbread unveils the new Karma Suture, a pedal that sustains as it generates even-order harmonic distortion.

Fender American Design Experience - Design Your Guitar or Bass Online!

The American Design Experience is Fender's online electric guitar and bass designer, featuring four of their most popular models: The Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass.

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.

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