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Fender Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass

The Fender Limited Relic 1955 Precision Bass is one of the latest aged-look instrument from Fender Custom Shop.

Gibson Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul

Gibson introduces the Joe Walsh 1960 Les Paul, based on the 1960 burst LP standard that the Eagles guitarist owned.

Fender Acoustic Custom Shop Tour

Here is a quick video tour of Fender's Acoustic Custom Shop facility in New Hartford Connecticut.

Gibson Frank Zappa Roxy SG

Gibson unveils the Frank Zappa Roxy SG, a recreation of the modified guitar used in Zappa's Roxy album.

Fender Limited Custom Deluxe Jazzmaster

Fender redesigns one of their classic guitars and releases the Limited Custom Deluxe Jazzmaster, featuring an okoume body.

40th Anniversary Buck Dharma Signature Guitar

J.C. Harper Luthier announces the availability of the 40th Anniversary model Buck Dharma Signature Electric.

Fender Cabronita Telecaster Thinline

The Cabronita Telecaster Thinline is one of the new Spring 2013 instruments from Fender, a modern take on the Thinline design.

Guitar Speaker Cabinet Roundup

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.

Ultimate Eric Clapton Fan Prize Package

Fender honors Eric Clapton’s 21st studio album "Old Sock" by giving away the ultimate Clapton fan prize package.

Filthy Lucre Distortion Pedal

Majik Box expands their line of hand-made pedals with the new Filthy Lucre Distortion Pedal, featuring tones inspired by modified tube amps.

Orange Dark Terror Giveaway

Orange is giving away two Dark Terror Amplifiers to lucky fans, and throws in a Micro Terror amp as an extra prize.

Babbling Flower Fuzz

TSVG announces a brand new pedal, the Babbling Flower Fuzz, featuring a 3 transistor fuzz design.

TonePrint Editor for iPad

TC Electronic introduces the iPad compatible version of the recently released TonePrint Editor Software.

Black Cat OD-Boost

Black Cat Pedals has a new dual channel overdrive/boost pedal, the Black Cat OD-Boost.

Fender Ron Emory Loyalty Parlor Acoustic Guitar

Fender worked with T.S.O.L. guitarist to produce a small bodied guitar with striking visuals, the Ron Emory Loyalty Parlor.

Greatest 100 Guitar Riffs

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 Gary Moore Les Paul Standard

Gibson introduces the Gary Moore Les Paul Standard, a remake of his favorite '59 Lemonburst Les Paul.

Warren Ellis Signature Tenor 2P

The Warren Ellis Signature Tenor 2P is the two pickup version of one of Eastwood Guitar's popular artist instrument.

Yamaha TRBX505 5-String Bass

Yamaha introduces the TRBX505 5-String Bass, featuring a solid mahogany body with active/passive preamp switching.

AWE-3DG 3D Printed Guitar

AweSome Musical Instruments enter the guitar market with their AWE-3DG, a 3D printed guitar with their T4 pickup switching system.

Yamaha CGX102 Classical Guitar

Yamaha introduces the CGX102, an affordable nylon-string classical guitar that comes with a built-in pickup system.

Electric Guitar Kits To Build

DIY electric guitar kits are a very inexpensive way of building your own personalized instrument, here are the top kits that we recommend.

Charvel Pro-Mod Series

Charvel announces the return of the Pro-Mod series, featuring striking finishes and hot-rodded designs.

Free Bass Lesson - Using Rests for Better Basslines

Rockschool releases a free bass guitar tutorial that can help students understand the role of rests in building grooves.

Cheap Bass Guitar Roundup

The quality of cheap bass guitars is on an upward trend as technology makes more efficient materials and construction methods available.

Fret-King Black Label Guitars at Musikmesse 2013

Distributor JHS unveils a host of new Fret-King Black Label guitars at the 2013 Musikmesse Trade Show, alongside designer Trev Wilkinson.

DigiTech JamMan Express XT - Musikmesse 2013

DigiTech introduces the JamMan Express XT, a space-saving looper pedal with 10 minutes of looping time.

The Institute 2013 Guitar Scholarship Winner

Luke Tarrant is awarded by the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance as the 2013 Higher Diploma Guitar Scholarship winner.

Taylor K28e Koa Acoustic Guitar

Taylor introduces the K28e, an all-koa "Grand Orchestra" model at the 2013 Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany.

Three New Performance Artist Models from Martin & Co.

Martin unveils three new Performing Artist acoustic guitars with Jett black HPL Texture finish at Musikmesse 2013.

Gibson Bill Kelliher Golden Axe Explorer

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.

MXR M89 Bass Overdrive Pedal from Dunlop

Dunlop's new MXR overdrive pedal for bass guitar is now in stores.

Guide to Soundproofing a Room

Today we have a guest article written by Joffre Essley about ways to soundproof a room.

TronicalTune Automatic Tuner

Musikmesse 2013 at Frankfurt will feature many interesting products, and one particular standout is the TronicalTune Automatic Tuner.

Schertler Magnetico Pickups

Schertler introduces Magnetico, a pickup that utilizes a unique design featuring active multiple coil technology.

Schecter Custom Shop Pickups

Schecter Guitar research goes back into producing custom wound pickups for 6-string, 7-string and 8-string guitars.

Ibanez Grooveline G106

Ibanez announces the availability of the new Grooveline G106 6-string Bass, featuring a unique shape designed for balance and comfortable playing.

TC Electronic TonePrint Editor

TC Electronic finally allows their customers to customize their TonePrint pedals by using the new TonePrint Editor.

Peavey AmpKit Link HD

Peavey is now shipping the upgraded version of their iOS audio guitar interface, the AmpKit Link HD.

Dunlop Heavy Core Bass Strings

Dunlop announced the availability of the new Heavy Core Bass Strings for bass players who tune down.

Epiphone Brendon Small Thunderhorse Explorer

Epiphone joins forces with the guitarist behind the virtual metal band Dethklok to create the Brendon Small "Thunderhorse" Explorer Outfit.

New Crush Amps from Orange

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 Pegasus 7 & 8 String Bridge Pickup

Seymour Duncan announces the availability of their latest humbucking pickup for 7 & 8 String guitars, the Pegasus 7 & 8.

Gibson Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul

Gibson introduces the Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul, based on his road-worn 'burst guitar with serial number 9-0663.

Pre-Wired Assemblies for Guitar by MOD Kits DIY

MOD Kits DIY introduces their new instrument modification kit, the new Pre-Wired Assemblies, an upgrade pack for electric guitars.

12AX7 Comparison of Current Made Tubes

A Comparison of Current Production 12AX7 Tubes 2013

EHX Epitome Multi-Effect Pedal

The EHX Epitome is generating quite a buzz, featuring three effects in one - Micro Pog, Stereo Electric Mistress and Holy Grail Plus.

Gibson 50th Anniversary Firebird

Gibson celebrates the golden anniversary of the Firebird with a gold finished 50th anniversary edition.

Gibson LG-2 American Eagle

Gibson introduces the LG-2 American Eagle, a short-scale acoustic guitar designed for folk, blues and finger style.

Robert Keeley Red Dirt Overdrive

The new Red Dirt Overdrive from Robert Keeley is now available, a compact stompbox with classic tube-like tones.

Guitar Amp Attenuator Roundup

We all love the sound of a cranked tube amp, but it can be too loud in many situations.

Gretsch G9510 Jim Dandy Flat Top

Gretsch unveils the G9510 Jim Dandy Flat Top in limited edition blue sunburst finish, a cool looking entry level parlor-style acoustic guitar.

Gibson Les Paul Custom Lite

Gibson introduces the Les Paul Custom Lite, featuring the same shape with traditional weight relief, made thinner.

How To Make Awesome Prog Rock Music

Looking to start up a new band?

Suhr Jim Kelley Power Attenuator

Suhr introduces the Jim Kelley Power Attenuator, a utility that lets you get consistent amp tones regardless of volume.

"Roverdrive" and "Seq & Destroy" by Marrs Pedals

Marrs Pedals releases two new effects, the "Roverdrive" overdrive pedal and the "Seq & Destroy" sequence tremolo.

Dean Dave Mustaine VMNT Double Neck Diadem

Dean Guitars announces the availability of the 2013 Dave Mustaine Signature VMNT Double Neck guitar with Custom Diadem art finish.

MCB-T2 Pickup Switch Upgrade for Peavey Raptor Plus

Awesome-Guitars introduce the MCB-T2 Pickup Switch Upgrade, adds 35 pickup tones to a Peavey Raptor Plus.

Gibson 1957 Les Paul Goldtop Reissue

Gibson introduces another reissue of the iconic 1957 Les Paul Goldtop, in celebration of Gibson Custom's 20th anniversary.

Ibanez BTB1406 Premium 6-String Bass

Ibanez expands its high-end BTB series of bass guitars with a new six-string model, the BTB1406.

Pitch Shifter Pedal Roundup

If you are looking to create more expressive solos, add intelligent harmonies, or if you simply want to have fun with unconventional tone textures, these pitch shifter pedals will get the job done.

Jimi Hendrix Exhibit by Fender

Fender launches the Jimi Hendrix exhibit, a special section of the Fender Visitor Center that features Hendrix memorabilia.

Epiphone Limited Edition Genesis Deluxe Pro

Epiphone re-issues the Genesis Deluxe Pro, retaining its unique double-cutaway shape with upgraded coil-tap circuitry.

Eastwood Guitars Search for the World's Ugliest Guitar

Help Eastwood Guitars find and recreate the World's Ugliest Guitar, from among some odd looking vintage instruments.

Seymour Duncan Whole Lotta Humbucker

Following its successful limited run in Britain, Seymour Duncan's Whole Lotta Humbucker is now available worldwide.

Reverend Six Gun 2.5

Reverend Guitars introduces the Six Gun 2.5, a limited run electric guitar model that mixes Strat and Tele elements.

The Seven Ages Of A Rock Star

How does a rock star change over time? Is there an evolution that most go through, and what are some of the seven ages that they have to experience?

Roundup of the Best Fuzz Pedals

Here are the best fuzz pedals available, a healthy mix of traditional and modern fuzz pedals that deliver great tone.

Washburn WSD5249 Warren Haynes Signature Acoustic

Washburn welcomes Allman Brother's guitarist Warren Haynes into their family with the new WSD5249 Signature Acoustic.

Schertler Giulia Acoustic Amp

Schertler welcomes a compact combo amp addition to their Classic acoustic amplifier series - the Giulia amplifier.

VO-96 Acoustic Synthesis

The Vo-96 acoustic synth is literally an acoustic guitar with synth capabilities, featuring technology that controls the physical vibration of strings.

Laney TI15-112 Tony Iommi Signature

Laney introduces the TI15-112, a small 1x12 15W combo tube amp that bears Tony Iommi's seal of approval.

Fender Revamps the T-Bucket Series

Fender revitalizes their T-Bucket acoustic-electric instruments, now with design improvements and two new models.

Delay Pedal Roundup

Here are the most inspiring and best value delay effect pedals to help you find the right one for your playing style.

Battery Powered Guitar Amp Roundup

Make great sounding riffs wherever you go with one of these highly recommended battery powered guitar amps.

D'Addario "Build A Pick"

D'Addario just launched "Build A Pick", a new website where you can customize your own Planet Waves pick.

EMG Metal Works

EMG introduces Metal Works, 6 custom pickup covers that come in various finishes, colors and designs.

Catalinbread New Dirty Little Secret

Catalinbread introduces a redesigned Dirty Little Secret Pedal, now with two distinct Marshall overdrive voicings.

Washburn P4

Washburn Guitars is bringing back one of their popular models from the '90s, the unique looking Washburn P4.

Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection

Eric Clapton and Guitar Center introduces the Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Collection, featuring instruments from Fender, Gibson and Martin.

A Beginner's Guide To Effects Pedals

A lot of people want to use effects pedals in their playing, but some are put off by their cost and the difficulty of going from messing around with them to creating a live act that makes the most of their potential.

The Oldest Guitar Brands In The World

There are have been a many, many incredible guitarists over the years, each with their own incredible talents and unique skills. But what is a musician without the right instrument?

The History Of Guitars

The development of guitars over time have seen the instrument build on early musical instrument designs to become a staple of 20th and 21st century music.

ErnieBall MusicMan Armada

ErnieBall MusicMan comes up with a unique looking neck-through-body guitar with a V-shape maple top, the Armada.

EVH Striped Series

EVH Gear introduces the EVH Striped Series, affordable production models of Van Halen's famous striped Frankenstrat.

Fender '57 Bandmaster Amplifier

Fender introduce another custom re-issue amplifier, the '57 Bandmaster Amplifier, featuring all-tube hand-wired circuitry based on late '50s Bandmaster amps.

G&L ASAT Classic 'S' Alnico

The G&L team from Fullerton introduces the ASAT Classic 'S' Alnico, featuring three Alnico single-coil pickups.

Best Guitars & Gear from NAMM 2013

Here's a list of the guitar products that really impressed us from this year's Winter NAMM in Anaheim.

NAMM 2013 - Orange VT1000

Orange introduces a nifty tool for checking, matching and grading your valves, the Orange DIVO VT1000.

NAMM 2013 - New Guild Arcos and GAD Series Acoustics

Guild expands their Arcos and GAD series guitars with two new models, which will go on exhibit at the 2013 NAMM Show.

NAMM 2013 - Railhammer Chisel Neck Pickup

Railhammer will exhibit the Chisel Neck Pickup at the coming NAMM show, featuring a rail and pole piece design that retains clarity and balance even when you dig hard.

Jackson Chris Broderick Soloist 7

Jackson introduces the Chris Broderick Soloist 7, a seven-string metal guitar co-designed by Megadeth's famed virtuoso.


EHX introduces the HOG 2 pedal, upgrading their popular Harmonic Octave Generator with enhanced algorithms and controls.

NAMM 2013 - YRG-PRO MIDI Guitar

You Rock Guitar will unveil their latest MIDI guitar, the YRG-PRO, at the 2013 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.

Aguilar Hot Series Precision and Jazz Bass Pickups

Aguilar introduces the Aguilar Hot Series AG 4P-HOT and AG 4J-HOT, loud replacement pickups for Precision and Jazz basses.

Roland G-5A VG Stratocaster

Fender teams up with Roland to create the G-5A VG Stratocaster, a traditional Strat with built in COSM audio processing.

NAMM 2013 - Radial Voco-Loco Vocal Preamp and Effects Loop

Add guitar effects to your vocals with the new Radial Voco-Loco, a microphone preamp and effects loop pedal in one.

NAMM 2013 - 3rd Gen Orange OPC

Orange Amplification upgrades the Orange Personal Computer, now with 3rd Gen Intel i7 and maximum RAM of 16GB.

NAMM 2013 - Fender Ritchie Blackmore Tribute Stratocaster

Fender Custom Shop introduces the 2013 limited edition Ritchie Blackmore Tribute Stratocaster, a tribute Deep Purple's iconic guitarist.

MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe

Dunlop introduces the MXR Bass Chorus Deluxe, a versatile analog modulation pedal tuned specifically for bass.

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