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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.

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.

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