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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.

Electro-Harmonix Crying Bass

Electro-Harmonix expands Next Step Effects line with the new Crying Bass, a wah pedal with fuzz effect for bassists.

TC Electronic TonePrint Editor 2.0

TC Electronic updates the TonePrint Editor software to version 2.0, featuring improved preset management.

Squier '51 is Back

Fender brings back the Squier '51, featuring the same affordable price and design that helped attract its cult following.

Moog Minifooger Pedals

Moog Music Inc. launched the new Minifooger effects series, five compact stomp boxes that use 100% analog circuitry.

New Reverend Kingbolt Finishes

Reverend Guitars add two new finish options to their contoured bolt-on electric guitar, the Kingbolt.

Electro-Harmonix OD Glove Pedal

EHX unveils the OD Glove pedal, a compact MOSFET-based overdrive/distortion pedal that features a wide gain range.

J-Tones by Jay Turser Guitars

Jay Turser Guitars introduces three new '60s era inspired guitars, featuring vintage surf and garage rock designs.

Gretsch G5135CVT-PS Patrick Stump Signature

Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump demos the latest white incarnation of his signature model Stump-O-Matic G5135CVT-PS.

Gibson M-III

The M-III guitar, Gibson's take on the sharp and shred-friendly design trend of the '90s, is now back in production.

Gibson Custom 20th Anniversary 1957 Les Paul Black Beauty

Gibson Custom continues its 20th Anniversary celebration, this time featuring a triple humbucker remake of the 1957 Les Paul Black Beauty.

Railhammer Gnarly 90 Pickup

Railhammer expands their humbucker pickup series with the new Gnarly 90 pickup, based on P90 pickups.

Gibson Midtown Kalamazoo

Gibson introduces the Midtown Kalamazoo, a modern recreation of the '50s era Byrdland guitar, featuring "split-coil".

7 String Chord Building - B minor

For the benefit of all those newcomers who are concerned that they are merely playing the mighty 7 like their old 6 and that they feel they ought to be doing more 7-specific work...

Gifts for Guitar Players

It's getting around to that time of year again, so we have taken it upon ourselves to inform the wider community about the best gift ideas for guitar players

108 Rock Star Guitars - Photo Book

Photographer and author Lisa S. Johnson releases 108 Rock Star Guitars, a book for guitar and photography fans that feature intimate portraits of guitars owned by iconic players.

Soundblox 2 OFD Guitar microModeler

Source Audio introduces the Soundblox 2 OFD Guitar microModeler pedal, featuring a collection of O.F.D. effects - Overdrive, Fuzz and Distortion.

Vox Mark III and Mark V

Vox brings back their odd shaped classic electric guitar - the teardrop shaped Mark III and the pentagon shaped Mark V.

Reverend Pete Anderson Signature Silver

Continuing their metal flake trend, Reverend releases limited run Silver Metal Flake Pete Anderson Signature guitars.

PRS David Grissom Custom Amplifiers and Cabinet

After three years of development and testing, PRS and David Grissom introduce the DG Custom 30, DG Custom 50 and DG Custom 2x12 cabinet.

Line 6 POD HD Pro X

Line 6 introduces the POD HD Pro X rack-mountable amp & effects modeler, featuring upgraded DSP.

Martin Guitars at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch

C.F. Martin & Co. continue their hotel and resort partnerships, featuring a new venture with Ace Hotel London Shoreditch.

7 String Major Scale Modes

I read Mike Overly's bit about modes in an earlier edition of GNW. I thought my 7 string major scale modes template might be of some interest to those privileged few that wield 7 strings.

Spider Tapping

There are so many great techniques that have been invented on the guitar over the past 35 years that some of them just fall through the cracks and nobody really thinks about them anymore.

DigiTech Element Multi-Effects Pedals

DigiTech introduces its latest compact and affordable guitar multi-effects pedals, the Element and Element XP.

Gibson Brands Intend to Acquire Cakewalk

Gibson Brands continue to roll out their expansion plans, this time setting their eyes on Cakewalk Inc.

Bohemian Gravity by Timothy Blais

Here's one for the geeks in the house...

Fender Modern Player Coronado

Fender expands their affordable Modern Player series with another classic remake - the Coronado.

DiMarzio John Petrucci Signature Illuminator Pickups

DiMarzio and John Petrucci introduce the new Illuminator humbucking pickups for 6-string and 7-string electric guitars.

Orange Amps Blog

Orange Amplification launches their own blog, featuring gig reports, artist news, gear information and more.

Peavey DW-3 Acoustic Electric Guitar

Peavey introduces a new line of affordable acoustic electric guitars, with the DW-3 as its flagship model.

New Fender Dimension Bass Guitars

Fender expands their Dimension series bass guitars with new models, featuring new pickup design and electronics.

D'Addario Foundation Feature Young Classical Guitar Prodigies

Two young classical guitar prodigies, Junhong Kuang and Celil Refik Kaya, are set to perform at the Carnegie Hall.

Tips for Beginning With Slide Guitar

If you're having trouble getting into slide guitar then these tips will prove useful...

Eastwood Marksman 5

Eastwood Guitars releases the Marksman 5, a tribute to the now rare Paul Bigsby designed 1957 Magnatone Mark V.

7 Strings Good, 6 Strings Bad

I'm sure most axe wielders have given the 7-string guitar some thought. Certainly there is no shortage of opinion from artists in the press.

Epiphone 140th Anniversary Video

In this video, Gibson shares some interesting stories about the celebrant, as part of Epiphone's 140th Anniversary celebration.

DigiTech brings back 2 DOD pedals

DigiTech brings back two pedals from the Harman acquired DOD pedal line - the Overdrive Preamp 250 and Phasor 201.

AMI S3 Electric Guitar

AweSome Musical Instruments, known for their Pickup Switch Upgrade product, releases the S3 Electric Guitar.

Trem King TKS Vibrato

Trem King introduces the TKS Vibrato, featuring re-designed interior for smoother operation and improved stabiltiy.

Pick and Choose

So much emphasis is placed on playing well with your fingering hand that often our rhythm hand technique falls behind the curve.

Fender Modern Player Starcaster

Fender expands its affordable Modern Player series by bringing back the offset semi-hollow Starcaster design.

Controlling Feedback on an Acoustic Guitar

Advice on how to control feedback when you play an acoustic guitar through an amplifier.

Solid Top or Laminated?

When shopping for an acoustic guitar, one faces a dilemma: should I get a solid top or laminated top guitar?

Seven String Blues Scale

I've produced some Blues Scale-work that might be useful for all those aspirant 7 stringers out there and any curious 6 stringers might like to take a look at how the expanded fretboard provides new and interesting options for a well-trodden pattern.

Korg Pandora Stomp

Korg introduces the Pandora Stomp, a full featured multi-effect unit that fits inside a standard sized pedal.

Vox Night Train G2

Vox introduces the second-generation Night Train amplifiers, featuring improved sounds in the same compact profile.

CAGED with Kirk Lorange

Hi, again, fellow twang enthusiast. See? I told you I'd be back.

Fender Rosewood Telecaster

The Closet Classic Rosewood Telecaster brings back another sought after Fender classic creation in limited numbers.

B-Band Crescent Series Preamps for Acoustic Guitars

B-Band announces the Crescent preamp series, featuring four new soundhole preamps for acoustic guitar and ukulele.

Seymour Duncan and Knaggs Chesapeake Severn Tier 1 Guitar Giveaway

Knaggs Guitars and Seymour Duncan is giving away a Chesapeake Severn Tier 1 guitar with Antiquity Texas Hot pickups to one lucky fan.

Fender Sonoran SCE Wildwood IV

Fender introduces the Sonoran SCE Wildwood IV, featuring exotic woods - Dao and Purpleheart - for the back and sides.

The Top 7 Best Acoustic Guitars for Under $300

From impressive standard sized, to small and parlor-sized acoustics, there are plenty of quality guitars to choose from in the sub $300 price range, but only a few meet our standards of excellence.

EverTune Bridge

The EverTune Bridge continues to keep its promise of keeping guitars in tune, gaining them more fans and allies.

Fender Custom Shop 2013 Collection Videos

Better late than never, Fender launches a series of videos that showcase their 2013 Custom Shop Collection.

Kuassa Amplifikation Vermilion - Reason Rack Extension

Kuassa Amplifikation Vermillion is now available in rack extension format for full integration with Reason.

Gibson Kirk Douglas SG

Gibson introduces the Kirk Douglas SG, featuring a 3-way pickup selector that lets you blend in the middle pickup sound.

Licks à Lorange

Hi, fellow guitar enthusiast. it's been a while since I've dropped in here but I have a new series of licks I think you might like.

New Dave Mustaine Zero Guitars from Dean

Dean welcomes two new Dave Mustaine Zero models for 2013 - "Classic Black" and "In Deth We Trust".

Zakk Wylde Limited EMG Pickup Set

Celebrating 25 years of collaboration, EMG and Zakk Wylde release limited run Metal Works signature pickup sets.

New Finishes for Warwick RockBass Alien

Warwick announces the availability of black and sunburst finishes for the RockBass Alien Deluxe and Standard.

EHX East River Drive Pedal

Electro-Harmonix introduces the new East River Drive, an overdrive pedal designed around a JRC4558 integrated circuit.

Fender Limited Geddy Lee 1972 Jazz Bass

Fender Custom Shop carefully studied Geddy Lee's famous black '72 Jazz bass and releases limited run replicas.

Ovation Proto Limited LT-60 Acoustic Guitar

Ovation introduces the Proto Limited LT-60, an acoustic guitar that features their latest designs and futuristic build.

AxMax Tremolo

AxMax announces the availability of the AxMax Tremolo system, designed as an upgrade or replacement for Floyd Rose type bridges.

Best Guitar Amp Under $500

We will show you how far your $500 can take you with our selection of the best guitar amps under 500 bucks.

Reverend Pete Anderson Signature Gold

Reverend Guitars release limited run gold metal flake versions of the Pete Anderson PA-1 RT and the Eastsider-T.

Cleartone Monster Mustaine

Cleartone welcomes Megadeth founder Dave Mustaine and announces the upcoming Cleartone Monster Mustaine signature strings.

Fender University - Output Jack and Speaker Access Tutorials

Fender University released two new videos - Changing Your Output Jack and Changing Your Speakers - expanding their collection of basic guitar maintenance tutorial videos.

Epiphone ProBucker Challenge

At their 140th Anniversary Celebration, Epiphone put their ProBucker pickups to the test with an informal "blind test" challenge.

Budda AS Preceptor - Now Shipping

Budda amplification announces that the AS Preceptor Alex Skolnick Signature Amplifier is now shipping.

Lollar Gold Foil Pickups

After two years of research, testing and development, Lollar Pickups releases the new "Gold Foil" single coil pickups.

EHX Hot Tubes Nano

Electro-Harmonix re-introduces the rare CMOS Hot Tubes overdrive pedal, now with a smaller space-saving "Nano" size.

AG 5P-60 and AG 5P/J-HC - 5 String Bass Pickups from Aguilar

Aguilar welcomes two new 5-string bass pickups, the "AGP 5P-60" for P-Bass and "AG 5P/J-HC" for P/J-Bass.

MI Effects Cross Over Drive Pedal

Get boost, overdrive, distortion and fuzz tones by simply sweeping the gain knob of the new Cross Over Drive pedal.

Dean Markley NickelSteel Electric Strings

NickelSteel Electric is the latest Signature Series string set from Dean Markley, featuring a unique core-to-wrap ratio.

Devilcat Jean Series Amplifiers

Three new tube amps are now available from Devilcat Amplifiers - the Clean Jean, Lean Jean and Mean Jean.

Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass

Fender and Green Day's bassist teams up once more for another signature, the Mike Dirnt Road Worn Precision Bass.

MI DIY Dual Drive OD Kit

Build your own dual channel overdrive/distortion pedal with the new MI DIY Dual Drive OD Kit, available in limited numbers.

Blind Willie Johnson Sleeps Among the Stars

The incredible story of a legendary blues artist who died penniless, but who's music is on board a spacecraft currently leaving the Solar System.

Cort 20th Anniversary Earth Acoustic Guitars

Cort celebrates the 20th anniversary of their Earth series guitars by releasing two limited edition acoustics.

New ToneVille Custom Amps

ToneVille Amplifiers welcome four retro style custom tube amps - the Sunset Strip, Beale St, Broadway and Rio Grande.

Mooer Yellow Comp Micro - An Optical Compressor Pedal

Mooer expands their micro pedal series with the Yellow Comp, an optical compressor that's only three times as long as a guitar pick.

Variax HD Upgrade

Line 6 releases Variax HD with Workbench HD, a software update that enhances their line of modeling guitars.

StageTrix Wah Fastener

StageTrix expands their pedalboard management products with the new bottom-mount Wah Fastener.

Skate a Squier Strat

Metro Skate Shop puts a Squier Stratocaster's durability to the test by skating on the instrument.

Healdsburg Guitar Festival 2013 - Custom Guitar Heaven

The recently concluded Healdsburg Guitar Festival showcased a host of impressive custom guitars from respected luthiers around the world.

Budda Bully All-Tube Amp Head

Bully, the high-gain knob-infested guitar amplifier head, is now available from Budda Amplification.

Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III

The Traveler Guitar Escape Mark III is a portable full-scale acoustic-electric with built-in headphone amp and tuner.

D'Addario Planet Waves NS Micro Tuner

The NS Micro Tuner from D'Addario Planet Waves made "waves" at the recent NAMM Show, bagging a Best In "Show Award" in the Best Accessories & Add-Ons category.

Ampeg V-4B All-Tube Bass Head

Ampeg reintroduces the V-4B Tube Bass Head, now with improved rig integration options and portability.

New Guitar - Cheap or Expensive?

There are some really great cheap Guitars on the market today. For as low as $200 you can get a Guitar that plays and sounds fine

Tim Reede Librada - Acoustic Electric Hybrid

Tim Reede Custom Guitars introduces the Librada, an acoustic-electric that has both a piezo and a magnetic neck pickup.

Stolen Amp Retrieval Story Becomes a Social Media Hit

The retrieval of a stolen amp becomes a social media hit, thanks to funny fedora jokes that turned the serious story into an entertaining read.

TC Electronic PolyTune 2

Sporting a brighter upgraded display, TC Electronic introduces the follow-up to their popular pedal tuner which lets you tune all the strings in one strum.

Crazy J - The Robot Guitarist

Will robots replace guitarists in the future? Crazy J gives us a preview of how machines will soon take control of our favorite instrument.

Option Knob: Change Your Pedal & Guitar Settings While You Are Playing

Now you don't have to stop playing to tweak your pedal settings with these cool replacement knobs from Option Knob Inc.

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