Bigsby brings back the original Telecaster Shim, as found on early Bigsby B16 equipped Telecasters from 1953 to 1954.
Magnetic Effects introduces the Electrochop, featuring super-choppy classic tremolo sounds with modern features and intuitive controls.
Most guitarists have their favorite pedal - and we want to find out what that is.
Gibson introduces the ES-339 Studio semi-hollow guitar, a stripped down and slimmer take on the popular ES-335.
Line 6 introduces Sonic Port, a digital audio interface designed for connecting your guitar to your iOS device.
Cordoba joins the small body guitar trend with their own hand-made 7/8 size nylon string guitar, the C9 Dolce.
IK Multimedia upgrades AmpliTube and introduces the AmpliTube Studio, an in-app purchase that adds full DAW functionality.
LickLibrary launched volume 3 of their Learn to Play Van Halen series, with over three hours of guitar lessons.
The Zexcoil T-Bucker pickup is a noiseless bridge pickup for Telecaster style guitars, featuring PAF and single coil voicing.
A man diagnosed with a neurological disorder recently played guitar during his "awake" brain surgery.
In celebration of their 20th Anniversary, Gibson Custom introduces a collectible remake of the 1965 Firebird VII.
Published by Backbeat Books, the Ibanez Electric Guitar Book shares the complete history of Ibanez made electric guitars.
Phil Jones is set to release an upgraded limited edition version of their portable bass amp - the Briefcase Ultimate.
Bigrock Engineering introduces Power Pins, a unique none-intrusive bridge pin system that simplifies stringing and tuning.
The EHX Pedalboard Cradle is a convenient tool for securing your Next Step expression pedals into a pedalboard.
Godin Guitars is set to debut the affordable Seagull Excursion Series at the upcoming 2013 Summer NAMM Show.
Fender interjects modern design into the classic P Bass, resulting in the new Fender Carbonita Precision Bass.
Duesenberg honors long time Doozy player Peter Stroud with his own signature model, the Dragster DD2 Multibender.
The Mini3 G2 is the next generation portable modeling amplifier from Vox, featuring upgraded effects and circuitry.
Gibson introduces the 20th Anniversary Nighthawk Standard, featuring upgraded electronics and visual embellishments.
GuitarBots is an online guitar game controlled by real guitars, featuring multiple difficulty levels, player duels, and more.
Cort unveils a new version of their X7 series electric guitars, featuring upgraded hardware and electronics.
Turtle Bay Resort will now be offering C.F. Martin products at their newly renovated facility in Oahu, Hawaii.
Schertler to introduce their full featured Jam series acoustic amps at the upcoming Summer NAMM.
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield returned to Earth just over a week ago from the International Space Station, where he recorded a number of songs using a Larrivée Parlor acoustic.
Sweetwater is all set for GearFest '13, a music trade show/festival scheduled for June 21 - 22, 2013 at Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Julien's Auctions kicked off their Music Icons 2013 auctions with a rare Vox Guitar played by both John Lennon and George Harrison.
These new books feature ACDC, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Eric Clapton and more.
Ray Manzarek, along with Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, and John Densmore was a founding member of The Doors. He has passed away at the age of 74.
The Starplayer TV Deluxe is a new version of Duesenberg's popular line of electrics, featuring Vario-Tone pots for blending pickup-coils.
Seymour Duncan introduces the Nazgul pickup, high-output humbuckers for 7 and 8 string players.
David Brent is the man behind the fictitious character Ricky Gervais
New College Nottingham (NCN) is under attack by education campaigners for offering a two-year heavy metal degree.
Dunlop introduces the MXR Prime Distortion, a pedal with a hard clipping tone and high sensitivity to pick attack.
Professor Nicolas Gueguen from Université de Bretagne-Sud in France has conducted a study finding that women are more attracted to men who play guitar.
Ibanez and Joe Satriani tean up once more to create another a new acoustic built to Joe's specs - the JSA20.
The Firefly Pick produces LED light with every pick attack, it is currently a Kickstarter project by Capcitron.
Kaces reintroduces their hardshell guitar cases into the market, this time featuring more durable 5-ply wood construction.
Schertler unveils the Basik acoustic pickup system, a universal contact pickup for acoustic instruments.
The large British music equipment retailer DV247 has gone out of business, or has it?
The Fender Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass is one of the latest aged-look instrument from Fender Custom Shop.
Gibson introduces the Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul, based on the 1960 burst LP standard that the Eagles guitarist owned.
Here is a quick video tour of Fender's Acoustic Custom Shop facility in New Hartford Connecticut.
Gibson unveils the Frank Zappa Roxy SG, a recreation of the modified guitar used in Zappa's Roxy album.
Fender redesigns one of their classic guitars and releases the Limited Custom Deluxe Jazzmaster, featuring an okoume body.
J.C. Harper Luthier announces the availability of the 40th Anniversary model Buck Dharma Signature Electric.
The Cabronita Telecaster Thinline is one of the new Spring 2013 instruments from Fender, a modern take on the Thinline design.
To help you find the best guitar speaker cabinet for your rig, we present you with the most sought after and best selling models available.
Fender honors Eric Clapton’s 21st studio album "Old Sock" by giving away the ultimate Clapton fan prize package.
Majik Box expands their line of hand-made pedals with the new Filthy Lucre Distortion Pedal, featuring tones inspired by modified tube amps.
Orange is giving away two Dark Terror Amplifiers to lucky fans, and throws in a Micro Terror amp as an extra prize.
TSVG announces a brand new pedal, the Babbling Flower Fuzz, featuring a 3 transistor fuzz design.
TC Electronic introduces the iPad compatible version of the recently released TonePrint Editor Software.
Black Cat Pedals has a new dual channel overdrive/boost pedal, the Black Cat OD-Boost.
Fender worked with T.S.O.L. guitarist to produce a small bodied guitar with striking visuals, the Ron Emory Loyalty Parlor.
I found this interesting YouTube video where Alex Chadwick from Chicago Music Exchange attempts to present a brief history of rock in 100 riffs.
Gibson introduces the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard, a remake of his favorite '59 Lemonburst Les Paul.
The Warren Ellis Signature Tenor 2P is the two pickup version of one of Eastwood Guitar's popular artist instrument.
Yamaha introduces the TRBX505 5-String Bass, featuring a solid mahogany body with active/passive preamp switching.
AweSome Musical Instruments enter the guitar market with their AWE-3DG, a 3D printed guitar with their T4 pickup switching system.
Yamaha introduces the CGX102, an affordable nylon-string classical guitar that comes with a built-in pickup system.
DIY electric guitar kits are a very inexpensive way of building your own personalized instrument, here are the top kits that we recommend.
Charvel announces the return of the Pro-Mod series, featuring striking finishes and hot-rodded designs.
Rockschool releases a free bass guitar tutorial that can help students understand the role of rests in building grooves.
The quality of cheap bass guitars is on an upward trend as technology makes more efficient materials and construction methods available.
Distributor JHS unveils a host of new Fret-King Black Label guitars at the 2013 Musikmesse Trade Show, alongside designer Trev Wilkinson.
DigiTech introduces the JamMan Express XT, a space-saving looper pedal with 10 minutes of looping time.
Luke Tarrant is awarded by the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance as the 2013 Higher Diploma Guitar Scholarship winner.
Taylor introduces the K28e, an all-koa "Grand Orchestra" model at the 2013 Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.
Martin unveils three new Performing Artist acoustic guitars with Jett black HPL Texture finish at Musikmesse 2013.
In time for the Musikmesse 2013 rush, Gibson introduces the Bill Kelliher Golden Axe Explorer, featuring Lace Nitro Hemi humbucking pickups and gold burst finish.
Dunlop's new MXR overdrive pedal for bass guitar is now in stores.
Today we have a guest article written by Joffre Essley about ways to soundproof a room.
Musikmesse 2013 at Frankfurt will feature many interesting products, and one particular standout is the TronicalTune Automatic Tuner.
Schertler introduces Magnetico, a pickup that utilizes a unique design featuring active multiple coil technology.
Schecter Guitar research goes back into producing custom wound pickups for 6-string, 7-string and 8-string guitars.
Ibanez announces the availability of the new Grooveline G106 6-string Bass, featuring a unique shape designed for balance and comfortable playing.
TC Electronic finally allows their customers to customize their TonePrint pedals by using the new TonePrint Editor.
Peavey is now shipping the upgraded version of their iOS audio guitar interface, the AmpKit Link HD.
Dunlop announced the availability of the new Heavy Core Bass Strings for bass players who tune down.
Epiphone joins forces with the guitarist behind the virtual metal band Dethklok to create the Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Outfit.
Orange Amplification expands their Crush amps range with the CR60C 60 Watt 1 x 12 Combo, CR120C 120 Watt 2 x 12 Combo and CR120H 120 Watt Head.
Seymour Duncan announces the availability of their latest humbucking pickup for 7 & 8 String guitars, the Pegasus 7 & 8.
Gibson introduces the Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul, based on his road-worn 'burst guitar with serial number 9-0663.
MOD Kits DIY introduces their new instrument modification kit, the new Pre-Wired Assemblies, an upgrade pack for electric guitars.
A Comparison of Current Production 12AX7 Tubes 2013
The EHX Epitome is generating quite a buzz, featuring three effects in one - Micro Pog, Stereo Electric Mistress and Holy Grail Plus.
Gibson celebrates the golden anniversary of the Firebird with a gold finished 50th anniversary edition.
Gibson introduces the LG-2 American Eagle, a short-scale acoustic guitar designed for folk, blues and finger style.
The new Red Dirt Overdrive from Robert Keeley is now available, a compact stompbox with classic tube-like tones.
We all love the sound of a cranked tube amp, but it can be too loud in many situations.
Gretsch unveils the G9510 Jim Dandy Flat Top in limited edition blue sunburst finish, a cool looking entry level parlor-style acoustic guitar.
Gibson introduces the Les Paul Custom Lite, featuring the same shape with traditional weight relief, made thinner.
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Suhr introduces the Jim Kelley Power Attenuator, a utility that lets you get consistent amp tones regardless of volume.
Marrs Pedals releases two new effects, the "Roverdrive" overdrive pedal and the "Seq & Destroy" sequence tremolo.
Dean Guitars announces the availability of the 2013 Dave Mustaine Signature VMNT Double Neck guitar with Custom Diadem art finish.
Awesome-Guitars introduce the MCB-T2 Pickup Switch Upgrade, adds 35 pickup tones to a Peavey Raptor Plus.
Gibson introduces another reissue of the iconic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop, in celebration of Gibson Custom's 20th anniversary.
Ibanez expands its high-end BTB series of bass guitars with a new six-string model, the BTB1406.
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