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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.

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.

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